• 14:10 Racing Forum At Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 23.10s
  • Off time: 14:10:38
14:10 Towcester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valid Reason 7/4
2nd Castle Conflict (IRE) 10/1
3rd Great Gusto (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 416133 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Minella Humour (IRE) 45
6 11-5 O Sherwood L P Aspell 5/23.50
2 8-1 Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlets, yellow cap Valid Reason 26
4 11-5 D K Ivory Paul Moloney 7/42.75
3 46 Dark blue, orange diamond, quartered cap Alpha Victor (IRE) 201
6 10-12 T R Kinsey Charlie Huxley (3) 150/1151.00
4 036-4 Yellow, Brown chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Brown star Black Cache (IRE) 55
5 10-12 Mrs A L M King Gerard Tumelty 150/1151.00
5 22112-7 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Castle Conflict (IRE) 29
6 10-12 H D Daly Jake Greenall (5) 10/111.00
6 F-93 White, Maroon star Cloudy Bob (IRE) 19
4 10-12 P G Murphy C Bolger 80/181.00
7 3-7 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 19
4 10-12 Miss V Williams S Thomas 33/134.00
8 112/9 Yellow, Light Blue star, Light Blue cap Fiveways (IRE) 21
8 10-12 t Mrs L Hill D Bass (3) 20/121.00
9 124- Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap Gotoyourplay (IRE) 287
7 10-12 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 66/167.00
10 27-6 Maroon, white stripe, maroon sleeves, white spots, striped cap Great Gusto (IRE) 36
5 10-12 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 20/121.00
11 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Jasperito
5 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 20/121.00
12 35 Orange, dark blue disc, red and white striped sleeves, black and white check cap Porgy 22
6 10-12 T J Pitt D C Costello 40/141.00
13 P/P5F-6 Dark blue, orange seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Disco Kid (IRE) 118
7 10-12 t T R Kinsey Harry Challoner (7) 250/1251.00
14 2-213 White, orange stripe, armlets and star on cap Tony Dinozzo (FR) 30
4 10-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 9/25.50
15 3F-00 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Total Rebellion (IRE) 21
5 10-12 t1 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 100/1101.00
16 80 Red, White star and armlets You're So Special (FR) 26
4 10-12 t1 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 125/1126.00


Valid Reason's Ascot win was franked when runner-up Deireadh Re landed a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last week. Dean Ivory's four-year-old can continue on an upward curve and will make a bold bid to defy his penalty here but may find the concession of 7lb to TONY DINOZZO just beyond him. The latter would have made hot favourite Ballyclough pull out all the stops on his hurdling debut at Folkestone had he not tried to take the last flight by the roots. This longer trip is very much in his favour and he looks a nice prospect. Porgy disappointed at Fontwell but Minella Humour should continue to thrive now he's joined Oliver Sherwood and a market move here for newcomer Jasperito would have to be taken seriously. Fiveways was a decent bumper horse and will have needed the run at Uttoxeter - he's also worth noting for future reference.