Bathwick Tyres Yeovil Novices' Chase 2m 5f

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 3, 3 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 43.20s
  • Off time: 13:30:29
Full result
Result 13:30 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 The Druids Nephew 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 43F1-51
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 30
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 43F1-51
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 t P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon (3) 132 11/4
2 316-623
Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap The Druids Nephew (IRE) 40
  • T:Andrew Turnell
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 316-623
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Andrew Turnell James Banks (7) 133 2/1
3 45-2134
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 56
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 45-2134
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 140 11/10f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Webberys Dream
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Matt Griffiths
9 10-12 J Scott Matt Griffiths 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Only three runners in this but it could still prove an informative race. Grandioso made a winning start over fences over C&D last month but was inferior to today's rivals over hurdles. The Druids Nephew has already shown promise over fences, only going by a nose at Ascot before finishing third at Kempton, but we'll take TONY STAR to complete a quick double for Philip Hobbs and Tom O'Brien. He was plunged in at the deep end over fences behind Houblon Des Obeaux in a Grade 2 here in November but acquitted himself well and that experience won't have been lost on the six-year-old.

Formwatch

The Druids Nephew (IRE) 13-8fav (11-2) Led, jumped left 7th, mistake 13th, headed 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind So Fine (11-2) at Kempton 3m beg chs (4) sft in Nov.

Grandioso (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Mistake 1st, held up in 5th, headway to track leader from 11th, challenged and bumped 3 out, led next, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m 5f beg chs (3) sft in Dec beating Coole River (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.

Tony Star (FR) 12-1 (11-2) Held up, headway 3rd, challenged 10th, 3rd when not fluent 4 out, not fluent 3 out, no extra flat, 4th of 8, 10l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov.