13:05 Taunton

Sunday 4 February 2018

All13:0513:4014:1514:5015:2516:0016:30
  • Bathwick Tyres Bath Novices' Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:05  |   Winning time: 4m 24.4s
1st
7
4/1f
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Always prominent, not fluent when led 3 out, headed after next, led approaching omitted last, ran on well (1 hurdle omitted) tchd Evens and tchd 6/5
2nd
1 ¼
10
8/13
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Keen in mid-division, chased leaders 4th, led after 2 out, headed before omitted last, no extra closing stages op 5/4 tchd 6/5
3rd
13
2
25/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Mitchell Bastyan (5)
In touch in mid-division, keen, headway 2 out, stayed on well, never able to challenge
4th
nk
3
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Mid-division, headway when jumped left 2 out, hung left approaching omitted last, no extra closing stages
5th
3 ½
8
33/1
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Chased leaders, mistake 4th, under pressure after 3 out, weakened before omitted last op 16/1
6th
9
11
50/1
T: R J HodgesJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up in rear, headway 2 out, never on terms
7th
1
5
7/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T J O'Brien
Chased leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching omitted last tchd 9/1
8th
11
6
16/1
T: D PipeJ: David Noonan
Mid-division, driven 2 out, soon no impression op 25/1
9th
13
12
66/1
T: B R MillmanJ: R T Dunne
Led, not fluent 4 out, headed next, weakened 2 out
10th
¾
13
33/1
T: Mrs K StephensJ: James Best
Held up, never dangerous
11th
3 ¼
9
50/1
T: Mrs L J YoungJ: T Dowling (5)
Always behind, weakened 3 out
12th
hd
4
33/1
T: K BishopJ: Mr Robert Hawker (7)
Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, lost place 5th, soon behind

Also Ran

F
1
20/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Conor Ring (3)
Mid-division when fell 1st op 66/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.00Pl:£1.10, £1.10, £8.20EX:£3.70Trifecta:£21.50SF:£2.83Swingers:£1.02, £15.90, £13.30

Forecasts

Grand Sancy (8/13), Storm Home (4/1), Sizing Tara (7/1), Skinflint (16/1), Cappaway (20/1), Flight To Milan (25/1), Great Lover (33/1), The Groovy Hoovy (33/1), Gog Elles (33/1), Live For Today (33/1), Midnight Midge (50/1), Eggesford (50/1), Pentito Rap (66/1)

Verdict

Paul Nicholls has often given promising types educations in races like this and this course, and GRAND SANCY could be the latest. Having run very well on two of his three starts so far he wouldn't need to find much improvement (if any) to get off the mark here and looks the one to side with. Colin Tizzard's yard may finally be picking up into some form and so Storm Home seems the main danger, ahead of Flight To Milan.
  1. Grand Sancy
  2. Storm Home
  3. Flight To Milan

Previous Winners

2017
Mohaayed
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 5
4/7

Prize Money

1st: £5,458.002nd: £1,603.003rd: £801.004th: £401.00
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