14:50 Taunton

Monday 20 March 2017

All14:2014:5015:2015:5016:2016:50
  • Bathwick Tyres Bridgwater Novices' Hurdle
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:50  |   Winning time: 4m 17.4s
1st
Horse silk
1
4/5f
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Tracked leaders, led after 2 out, strongly challenged last, held on gamely, driven out op 4/7
2nd
Horse silk
½
3
5/2
T: W GreatrexJ: Harry Bannister (3)
Went right start, led after 2nd, headed after 2 out, soon rallied and every chance until no extra towards finish op 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
13
5
50/1
T: M HillJ: J McGrath
Chased leaders, effort after 3 out, soon no impression, left in 3rd at last
4th
Horse silk
28
9
16/1
T: H FryJ: Kieron Edgar (3)
Behind, headway 2 out, left in modest 4th at last, never a threat
5th
Horse silk
nse
4
150/1
T: Mrs H R J NelmesJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Held up in rear, slow 4 out, under pressure next, headway 2 out, never on terms
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
7
150/1
T: Miss G HaywoodJ: Alice Mills (5)
Chased leaders, slow 5th, weakened 3 out
7th
Horse silk
26
6
20/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: Adam Wedge
Always behind tchd 16/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
2
5/2
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Led, jumped right 1st and 2nd, soon headed, mistake 3 out, held in 3rd when fell last op 11/4

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Non-Runners

10
Horse silk
Thahab Ifraj61
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 4
T: Alexandra Dunn  J: Brendan Powell
NR
8
Horse silk
Smaoineamh Alainn108
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 5
T: R Walford  J: James Best
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.70Pl:£1.10, £1.30, £9.70EX:£4.10Trifecta:£47.00SF:£3.85Swingers:£1.30, £10.40, £14.40

Forecasts

High Secret (4/5), Boagrius (5/2), Resolution Bay (5/2), Smaoineamh Alainn (10/1), Status Quo (16/1), Enmeshing (20/1), Thahab Ifraj (25/1), Treasure The Ridge (50/1), Merchant In Milan (150/1), Fleur Du Weld (150/1)

Verdict

On form, this should be between Resolution Bay and HIGH SECRET. The former impressed when winning over a similar distance at Exeter in November, and may have had his stamina stretched when fading quickly over slightly further here last time. The second named, though, shades preference due to his close third behind Lough Derg Spirit and Peter the Mayo Man at Musselburgh last time. That race that is the stand-out piece of form and is working out well with the runner-up (who beat the selection by less than a length that day) finishing a good third in a Grade 2 next time. Boagrius could be next best if putting last time's disappointment behind him.
  1. High Secret
  2. Resolution Bay
  3. Boagrius

Prize Money

1st: £3,899.002nd: £1,145.003rd: £572.004th: £286.00

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