32RedPoker.com Festival Freerolls Novices' Chase 2m 3f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 19.00s
  • Off time: 15:45:51
Full result
Result 15:45 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Headly's Bridge 2/5f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 332421
Light Blue, Black and Light Blue halved sleeves, Black cap Headly's Bridge (IRE) 12
  • T:Simon Earle
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 332421
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 Simon Earle P J Brennan 130 2/5f
2 09P/340
Dark Green, Beige stripe Ata Boy (IRE) 83
  • T:R T Phillips
  • J:Daniel Hiskett
  • Form: 09P/340
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 R T Phillips Daniel Hiskett (7) 66/1
3 520-4RR
Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Duaiseoir (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 520-4RR
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 109 12/1
4 F/450-15
DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Valid Point (IRE) 93
  • T:J A B Old
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: F/450-15
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 t J A B Old M D Grant 112 11/4

In depth

Verdict

Duaiseoir hasn't taken to fences and is best watched after refusing twice in a row. Valid Point won four times here over hurdles and this looks a lot easier than the novice chase he contested at Uttoxeter in November. But he didn't jump very well and hasn't been seen since. HEADLY'S BRIDGE won a novices' handicap by 19 lengths on his debut over the larger obstacles. He looks a natural over fences and has to be backed to double his tally here, despite carrying a penalty. Ata Boy has yet to show much ability in either bumpers or hurdles.

Formwatch

Headly's Bridge (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, headway 9th, chased leaders in 3rd next, led 3 out, over 1 length ahead and going strongly when left clear 2 out, very easily, won at Newbury 2m 2f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy beating Smart Money (10-10) by 19l, 8 ran.

Valid Point (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, some headway 4 out, never on terms, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 8, 44l behind Milborough (11-1) at Uttoxeter 3m nov chs (4) sft in Dec.

Duaiseoir (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, jumped left and slowly 1st, outpaced from 5th, jumped left and well beaten from 7th, refused last, in a race won by Shotavodka (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs (3) sft in Feb, 5 ran.

Ata Boy (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, last of 10, 36l behind Kozmina Bay (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.