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MJK
21 May 18 15:03
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Is it any bigger than a hurdle?
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Pause Switch to Standard View Second last fence at Towcester
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Report Spartan Missile May 21, 2018 3:05 PM BST
The smallest chase "fence" in the UK. Fact.
Report hulk23 May 21, 2018 3:06 PM BST
all that's missing is the water on the landing side ...
Report Tallywagger. May 21, 2018 3:08 PM BST
All the fences there look like turned up toothbrushes.
Report RothmanMike May 21, 2018 3:11 PM BST
Fences in the straight are on a severe uphill, so fences are still very testing.
Report Biscar Two from a mile back May 21, 2018 4:16 PM BST
Are fences not supposed to be a minimum of 4ft 6 inches ?
Report hulk23 May 21, 2018 4:44 PM BST
atr an hour and a half behind the forum .... Wink
Report jmdc May 21, 2018 4:45 PM BST
RothmanMike you could jump that with your eyes closed!
Report Tallywagger. May 21, 2018 4:48 PM BST
Am sure remember Marlborough winning a Novice Chase at Towcester. Made loads of mistakes on the way….
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 May 21, 2018 4:56 PM BST
The first in the home straight is very small as well.
Report hulk23 May 21, 2018 5:02 PM BST
true, the first in the home straight actually always reminds me of the second last ...
Report domino14 May 21, 2018 5:02 PM BST
Is it not deceptive as the camera is looking downhill and the horses are racing uphill ? Can't be under 4ft 6 inches that's for sure.
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 May 21, 2018 5:08 PM BST
That fence is nowhere near 4'6" imo, looks about 2'6".
Report MJK May 21, 2018 5:10 PM BST

May 21, 2018 -- 5:08PM, DIFERENT GRAVY 12 wrote:


That fence is nowhere near 4'6" imo, looks about 2'6".


Yeah it's very similar to the second last fence...

Report Tallywagger. May 21, 2018 5:10 PM BST
Do you get less fallers near the end at the stiffer tracks?

Last time a horse was clear at the last and fell at Hexham or Towcester?
Report domino14 May 21, 2018 5:11 PM BST
@DG

Hurdles can only be a minimum of 3ft 6, and to be a fence it has to be 4ft 6. So impossible it's 2ft 6 !
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 May 21, 2018 5:24 PM BST
Dom

I said it looks "about", whatever height it is, there is no way it is 4'6", you can tell that by the depth of birch compared to the last(2nd in straight) fence.
Report domino14 May 21, 2018 5:25 PM BST
Without being next to the fence, you can't tell anything, there is an 11% climb up the Towcester hill so a camera filming down it, will be deceptive.
Report RothmanMike May 21, 2018 5:43 PM BST
Live 15 mins from track,I'll check later.
Report DIFERENT GRAVY 12 May 21, 2018 5:50 PM BST
I think its a hurdle they borrow from the greyhound track.
Report Biscar Two from a mile back May 21, 2018 6:01 PM BST
It's not evenly cut either definitely smaller in the middle than at the wings
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