Agetur UK Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 16 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.70s
  • Off time: 14:11:56
Full result
Result 14:10 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Valid Point 7/1
2nd 13 Squire Trelawney hd 20/1
3rd 15 Rior 8/1
4th 16 Halucha 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 61121P-
Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Thinger Licht (FR) 194
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 61121P-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
4 166 11-12 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 120 50/1
2 2F54-56
Light Blue, Chocolate sash Phare Isle (IRE) 149
  • T:B I Case
  • J:Mr M J P Kendrick
  • Form: 2F54-56
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t B I Case Mr M J P Kendrick (7) 120 33/1
3 13103-U
Yellow, Red spots Hollow Penny 14
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 13103-U
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 A King R Thornton 118 7/2
4 111178
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Church Field (IRE) 19
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 111178
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 118 3/1f
5 02F/450-
DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Valid Point (IRE) 203
  • T:J A B Old
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 02F/450-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 t J A B Old J M Maguire 117 7/1
6 321205-
Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Moscow Presents (IRE) 199
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 321205-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 P A Kirby R McGrath 117 25/1
7 44815U-
Red, black cross belts, black sleeves, red armlets Crystal Swing 201
  • T:R T Phillips
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 44815U-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 R T Phillips W Hutchinson 114 33/1
8 4/01P-26
Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Murcar 141
  • T:L Corcoran
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 4/01P-26
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 L Corcoran C O'Farrell 110 40/1
9 532U51-
Maroon, yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, maroon stars, yellow cap Market Option (IRE) 224
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 532U51-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 109 7/1
10 5/37924-
Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap Reyno 202
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 5/37924-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 Mrs P Robeson Joshua Moore (3) 107 16/1
11 3413-10
Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Thoresby (IRE) 57
  • T:B I Case
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 3413-10
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 p B I Case S Twiston-Davies 107 16/1
12 313-001
White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Scales (IRE) 25
  • T:R Lee
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 313-001
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 R Lee M G Nolan (3) 106 20/1
13 98/1894-
Red, large White spots, Red sleeves, White spots Squire Trelawney 208
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 98/1894-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11t1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 t1 D Skelton Harry Skelton 105 20/1
14 0451-40
White, Black chevron, Black cap Earcomesthedream (IRE) 172
  • T:P A Pritchard
  • J:Nico de Boinville
  • Form: 0451-40
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6b
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
10 146 10-6 b P A Pritchard Nico de Boinville (5) 100 40/1
15 P633-66
Yellow, black stripe, diabolo on sleeves Rior (IRE) 21
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: P633-66
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 144 10-4 P Henderson T J O'Brien 98 8/1
16 674-14P
BLACK, YELLOW diamond, halved sleeves, YELLOW cap Halucha (IRE) 29
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 674-14P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4p
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 p P R Webber Jake Greenall (3) 98 40/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Benbane Head (USA)
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:R Thornton
8 11-11 M Keighley R Thornton 11/2
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In depth

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.

Formwatch

Valid Point (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, no extra before last, 12th of 17, 21l behind Big Easy (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr.

Squire Trelawney 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division on outside, chased leaders 2 out, soon outpaced, no impression between last 2, 4th of 12, 13l behind Urcalin (10-11) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Rior (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, hampered 7th, headway after 3 out, one pace last, 6th of 13, 7l behind Letemgo (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.

Halucha (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Mid-division, reminders after 3rd, not jump well, soon behind and struggling, tailed off and pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Von Galen (10-0) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Oct, 11 ran.

Church Field (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway before 3 out, 8th and no impression before last, tailed off, 8th of 15, well behind Thomas Crapper (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.

Thoresby (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Mid-division, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, 47l behind Diamond's Return (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.

Hollow Penny 5-2fav (11-10) In touch when jumped big and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Capellanus (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.

Phare Isle (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Towards rear, pushed along after 6th, weakened before 6 out, 6th of 10, well behind Tornado Bob (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.

Murcar 25-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, hit 5th, outpaced after 4 out, weakened from next, 6th of 11, 42l behind Get Home Now (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.

Scales (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway after 7th, led before last where mistake, driven right out, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct beating Finding Your Feet (11-3) by 3/4l, 11 ran.

Earcomesthedream (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leader until ridden before 3 out, weakened quickly, tailed off and eased before next, last of 11, well behind Sail And Return (11-7) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.

Moscow Presents (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching last, soon one pace, 5th and no impression when not fluent at hurdle, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 30l behind Flaming Arrow (10-9) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Reyno 12-1 (10-13) Led until approaching 2nd, chased leader until next, led briefly 3 out, chased leader until hit 2 out, no impression when weakened to 4th in closing stages, 4th of 11, 22l behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.

Market Option (IRE) 9-2fav (10-13) Always handy, hit 8th, led 2 out, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar beating Bravo Bravo (10-9) by 1l, 13 ran.

Crystal Swing 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led on outer 3rd, headed when raced wide after 5th, blundered and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Mubrook (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 11 ran.

Thinger Licht (FR) 33-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Ptit Zig (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr, 11 ran.