• 14:00 Banbury Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.71s
  • Off time: 14:01:50
14:00 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Habbie Simpson 10/3
2nd Youralltalk (IRE) 7/2
3rd The Boss (IRE) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 314-1 White, purple spots, collar and cuffs, scarlet cap Habbie Simpson 19
5 11-5 A King Wayne Hutchinson 10/34.33
2 4- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Artic Pride (IRE) 564
6 10-12 O Sherwood L P Aspell 33/134.00
3 0 CLARET, ETON BLUE spots on body, BLUE cap Colonel Alf 17
5 10-12 A M Hales W T Kennedy 125/1126.00
4 3121- Emerald Green, large Red spots, sleeves and spots on cap Coral Point (IRE) 228
4 10-12 A E Jessop J Tizzard 100/1101.00
5 09/8784- Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, White cap Direct Approach (IRE) 242
6 10-12 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 83 150/1151.00
6 PR2/110- YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Don't Turn Bach (IRE) 221
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 P F Nicholls S Thomas 7/24.50
7 74-P RED, BLACK armlets Fidelor (FR) 20
4 10-12 H D Daly R Johnson 66/167.00
8 0505- Maroon, Beige chevron, sleeves and cap Flying Flagship 223
5 10-12 C J Down L Heard 150/1151.00
9 2/19-20 Pink, dark blue spots, sleeves and spots on cap Life Long (IRE) 10
6 10-12 Mrs A L M King T Scudamore 80/181.00
10 94-6 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Morcambe 26
5 10-12 N J Henderson Felix de Giles 28/129.00
11 900/ Light Blue and Pink (quartered), Light Blue sleeves and cap Racing With Angels 695
8 10-12 Mrs P Ford J M Davies 200/1201.00
12 P Mauve, purple stripe, purple sleeves, mauve stars, striped cap Real Dandy 35
4 10-12 Lucinda Featherstone J Goldstein 200/1201.00
13 1PP6-4 Maroon, Yellow cross belts, Yellow cap The Boss (IRE) 15
5 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 25/126.00
14 152220/ Light Blue, Orange chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap The Old Pretender (IRE) 580
7 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 123 2/13.00
15 937-5 Red, dark blue cross belts, white sleeves, red and dark blue check cap Vin De Roy (FR) 10
5 10-12 Mrs M Hobbs Aidan Coleman 50/151.00
16 312212 Royal blue, red chevron, hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Youralltalk (IRE) 10
6 10-12 W K Goldsworthy A P McCoy 7/24.50
17 586-88 Yellow, dark blue stripe Boosha 10
5 10-5 Mrs M Hobbs Sean Quinlan 125/1126.00


Youralltalk looks set to pick up a small race but, given that he's looked slightly one-paced over three miles already, perhaps over a sterner test than this one. Preference is for DON'T TURN BACH, too free to do himself justice on his debut for the yard at Aintree. Reported to have improved for a breathing operation over the summer, he's been described as 'a very interesting prospect' by his trainer and that certainly looks to be the case. He's taken to score over timber at the first time of asking, making the most of the weight received from Habbie Simpson, himself a bumper winner at Southwell last year. He was left clear on his hurdling debut but probably would have won anyway and should acquit himself well with conditions ideal. The Old Pretender's absence isn't a concern given his connections and along with Morcambe he should be considered but Don't Turn Bach looks the one.