• 15:45 Festival Freerolls Novices' Chase2m 3f 110y

  • 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
15:45 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Headly's Bridge (IRE) 2/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 332421 Light Blue, Black and Light Blue halved sleeves, Black cap Headly's Bridge (IRE) 12
Course Winner
8 11-5 Simon Earle P J Brennan 130 2/51.40
2 09P/340 Dark Green, Beige stripe Ata Boy (IRE) 83
8 10-12 R T Phillips Daniel Hiskett (7) 66/167.00
3 520-4RR Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Duaiseoir (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 10-12 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 109 12/113.00
4 F/450-15 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Valid Point (IRE) 93
Course Winner
8 10-12 t J A B Old M D Grant 112 11/43.75


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.