Today’s Horse Racing Tip – 6:00pm Towcester
Today’s free horse racing tip runs in the starsportsbet.co.uk Handicap Chase at 6:00 Towcester. Six runners are due to line up for this Class 5 chase over an extended three miles for five-year-olds and up.
6:00 Towcester TIPS
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Towcester is a stiff test and the one mile uphill finish demands a horse can see out every inch of the trip. Today’s horse racing tip is Copperfacejack, a bold front runner who can make all under jockey Richard Johnson.
Johnson rode the gelding to success over the course and distance in a similar grade in October. Making all the pace, Johnson’s mount was pressed two out but the jockey pushed the button on clearing the last to drive clear and win by six lengths.
Copperfacejack followed up against better company at Taunton next time, proving he has stamina in abundance to win by 14 lengths over an extra two furlongs. The gelding then ran a respectable third on softer ground than he likes at Market Rasen before being put away for the winter. He made this year’s debut at Warwick in April where again, underfoot conditions weren’t ideal but he put up a creditable show to finish runner up over three mile five furlongs. The eight-year-old will have come on for the outing and today’s drying ground will suit him perfectly.
Riddlestown was a three-time winner at Towcester over hurdles before winning this race 12 months ago. His form since has been patchy, saving his better performances for this course and could go well despite pulling up here on 27 April.
Mahler Lad is the main market rival and returned to form at Musselburgh in February. Donald McCain fitted the gelding with a visor for the first time that day and the ploy worked well as the eight-year-old made all to win by five lengths. He finished a decent second at Carlisle recently and will appreciate conditions today but has yet to win off his current mark.
Grand Introduction looks best of the rest who all have hit and miss profiles. Fergal O’Brien’s eight-year-old won over the course and distance in soft ground in February but needs to improve his jumping having failed to finish in three of his four attempts over fences.
The going at Towcester is good, good-to-firm in places. The weather forecast is cloudy with sunny spells and a light northerly breeze.
Copperfacejack suggested he’s still on an upward curve when returning for a break to finish second at Warwick 18 days ago. The gelding returns to the scene of his first win over fences and, off he same mark and reunited with Richard Johnson, has everything going for him today.