Towcester

  • 14:10 Agetur UK Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.70s
  • Off time: 14:11:56
14:10 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valid Point (IRE) 7/1
2nd Squire Trelawney 20/1
3rd Rior (IRE) 8/1
4th Halucha (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 61121P- Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Thinger Licht (FR) 194
Nag meCourse Winner
4 11-12 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 120 50/151.00
2 2F54-56 Light Blue, Chocolate sash Phare Isle (IRE) 149
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 t B I Case Mr M J P Kendrick (7) 120 33/134.00
3 13103-U Yellow, Red spots Hollow Penny 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-10 A King R Thornton 118 7/24.50
4 111178 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Church Field (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 118 3/14.00
5 02F/450- DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Valid Point (IRE) 203
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 t J A B Old J M Maguire 117 7/18.00
6 321205- Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Moscow Presents (IRE) 199
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-9 P A Kirby R McGrath 117 25/126.00
7 44815U- Red, black cross belts, black sleeves, red armlets Crystal Swing 201
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 R T Phillips W Hutchinson 114 33/134.00
8 4/01P-26 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Murcar 141
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-2 L Corcoran C O'Farrell 110 40/141.00
9 532U51- Maroon, yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, maroon stars, yellow cap Market Option (IRE) 224
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 109 7/18.00
10 5/37924- Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap Reyno 202
Nag me
5 10-13 Mrs P Robeson Joshua Moore (3) 107 16/117.00
11 3413-10 Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Thoresby (IRE) 57
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-13 p B I Case S Twiston-Davies 107 16/117.00
12 313-001 White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Scales (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 10-12 R Lee M G Nolan (3) 106 20/121.00
13 98/1894- Red, large White spots, Red sleeves, White spots Squire Trelawney 208
Nag me
7 10-11 t1 D Skelton Harry Skelton 105 20/121.00
14 0451-40 White, Black chevron, Black cap Earcomesthedream (IRE) 172
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-6 b P A Pritchard Nico de Boinville (5) 100 40/141.00
15 P633-66 Yellow, black stripe, diabolo on sleeves Rior (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 10-4 P Henderson T J O'Brien 98 8/19.00
16 674-14P BLACK, YELLOW diamond, halved sleeves, YELLOW cap Halucha (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-4 p P R Webber Jake Greenall (3) 98 40/141.00

Verdict

Each-way backers are well catered for here today and this is another open-looking contest. Church Field won four times over the summer but recent performances suggest he's in the handicapper's grip now and this may also be a stiff task for four-year-old Thinger Licht. Venetia Williams' stable has found its stride so Market Option, who won at Ludlow in March, is worth a second look. Squire Trelawney may have been let in lightly on his handicap debut while Scales beat a subsequent winner at Ffos Las last month, though is 8lb higher now. Thorseby is 7lb higher than his last success and prefers faster ground but conditions won't bother VALID POINT. He's yet to taste defeat on this stiff track over hurdles and, back in the right grade today, is well worth an interest off this mark.