Bathwick Tyres Poole Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 10 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 20.60s
- Off time: 14:05:55
|1st||2 Gevrey Chambertin||5/6f|
|2nd||1 Oscar Prairie||7||66/1|
|3rd||6 Old Tricks||nk||25/1|
Oscar Prairie (IRE) 80
|8||166 11-12||W Greatrex||Thomas Garner (7)||130||66/1|
Gevrey Chambertin (FR) 43
|5||166 11-12||D Pipe||T Scudamore||130||5/6f|
Landscape (FR) 6
|5||160 11-6||P F Nicholls||Harry Derham (5)||124||15/8|
Red Jade 44
|8||160 11-6||K Burke||Peter Carberry (5)||124||40/1|
Old Tricks (IRE) 30
|6||158 11-4||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell (3)||122||25/1|
Snake Charmer 21
|10||152 10-12 pt||A Middleton||D Crosse||116||50/1|
Until Winning (FR) 39
|5||151 10-11||T R George||P J Brennan||115||10/1|
American Life (FR) 21
|6||150 10-10 t||A Middleton||Mark Marris (10)||114||25/1|
Danandy (IRE) 42
|6||149 10-9||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||113||25/1|
Willow's Saviour 63
|6||148 10-8 p||C E Longsdon||Kielan Woods (3)||112||16/1|
||6||114||G McPherson||T Molloy||122||NR|
Star of Angels
||8||11-12||D Pipe||T Scudamore||11/1|
The front pair were well clear when LANDSCAPE beat Ifyouletmefinish in a driving finish to a conditionals' race at Taunton last week. With no penalty here and Harry Derham able to claim his full 5lb allowance, Paul Nicholls' improving five-year-old can follow up now he's proved he stays this longer trip. Gevrey Chambertin is heading in the right direction and has to be of interest on his handicap debut but neither Red Jade nor Until Winning could justify favouritism last time and are arguably taking on better horses here. Timesishard may have place claims again, however, and Danandy should strip fitter for his run at Ascot and American Life ploughed through the Lingfield mud to get off the mark three weeks ago, but will find this tougher.
Timesishard (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 4th, led 2 out, soon headed, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Two Rockers (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.
Gevrey Chambertin (FR) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, joined leader and every chance from 3 out, driven run-in, ran on to lead post, won at Haydock 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Nov beating Corrin Wood (10-12) by ns, 7 ran.
Oscar Prairie (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Led, clear to after 6th, headed after 8th, soon lost place and behind, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Trucking Along (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct, 14 ran.
Old Tricks (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Never going in rear, blundered 2nd, reminders 4th, fell 8th, in a race won by Grandioso (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f beg chs (3) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Landscape (FR) 4-1fav (10-13) Always prominent, went 2nd and challenged 2 out, led narrowly after last, ridden and held on under pressure flat, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (3) hvy in Dec beating Ifyouletmefinish (11-9) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Willow's Saviour 6-1 (10-4) In touch, weakened after 4 out, 11th of 14, well behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.
American Life (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3 out, every chance next, led approaching last, headed flat, rallied under pressure to lead again close home, won at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Grace And Fortune (10-5) by hd, 7 ran.
Until Winning (FR) 11-8fav (10-12) Raced wide, in touch, went 2nd after 3rd, led narrowly before 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 8, 20l behind De La Bech (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Snake Charmer 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, slow 1st, lost place approaching 5th, tailed off from 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Grafite (10-2) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Dec.
Red Jade 5-4fav (10-10) Close up, ridden 3 out, plugged on one pace, hit last, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Westlin' Winds (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f clm hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Danandy (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, headway and effort on inside 3 out, outpaced before next, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Easter Day (11-3) at Ascot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) sft in Nov.