Bathwick Tyres Salisbury Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 4.70s
- Off time: 15:52:20
|1st||8 Cridda Boy||11/4f|
|2nd||6 Union Saint||2||8/1|
|3rd||13 Withy Mills||5||15/2|
Umberto D'olivate (FR) 40
|5||166 11-12||R Walford||A Thornton||108||20/1|
Sutton Storm 266
|8||166 11-12||A Davis||Mr T O'Connor (5)||108||20/1|
|6||163 11-9||B G Powell||Brendan Powell (3)||105||8/1|
|7||161 11-7 t||T Symonds||Benjamin Poste (7)||103||11/1|
Union Saint (FR) 79
|5||158 11-4||J D Frost||Hadden Frost||100||8/1|
Freckle Face 29
|6||157 11-3 h||W G M Turner||Matt Griffiths (3)||99||11/2|
Cridda Boy 79
|7||155 11-1 t||R Woollacott||T J O'Brien||97||11/4f|
Toujours L'attaque (IRE) 393
|6||154 11-0 t1||Andrew Turnell||Gerard Tumelty||96||25/1|
The Young Master 25
|4||151 10-11||N P Mulholland||A Guerin (7)||105||25/1|
|7||151 10-11 t||A Middleton||Mark Marris (10)||93||11/1|
Umoristic (FR) 31
|5||148 10-8||R L Brown||Paul John (7)||90||9/1|
Withy Mills 10
|8||147 10-7 pt||K Bishop||James Best (3)||89||15/2|
||6||114||Mrs H R J Nelmes||S Thomas||100||NR|
||8||101||K Bishop||W P Kavanagh||83||NR|
Chesil Beach Boy
||9||11-12||M J Coombe||Mrs M Roberts||11/10|
The Young Master didn't show a great deal prior to his third at Fontwell and may have been flattered by that result. Strathcal would have a chance on his best form while Freckle Face ran well behind the prolific Home Run at Exeter and is only a pound higher here. Witchesintune and Union Saint are others for the short-list but the lightly-raced CONIGRE doesn't look badly treated in his first handicap and ran as well as could be expected at Kempton in November following a break. He's possibly the one to beat on last year's form.
Witchesintune 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, outpaced after 4 out, chased leaders under pressure next, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 12, 37l behind Mickie (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Cruise In Luxury (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up, always towards rear, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Master Of The Sea (11-7) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Cridda Boy 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, 12th of 20, 27l behind Cruise In Style (9-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Union Saint (FR) 20-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway 2 out, ridden before last, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Cruise In Style (9-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Withy Mills 9-1 (11-3) Close up, led & mistake 5th, headed approaching 2 out, weakened, 6th of 14, 25l behind Home Run (11-2) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Umoristic (FR) 11-1 (11-3) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway 2nd, ridden 3 out, no impression before last, 6th of 11, 19l behind Stravita (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Freckle Face 11-1 (11-12) Behind, struggling 6th, headway 3 out, not fluent next, kept on under pressure to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Home Run (10-9) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Umberto D'olivate (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, well behind Loose Chips (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Toujours L'attaque (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 9th of 10, well behind Ebanour (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Dec '11.
Conigre 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened flat, 5th of 9, 18l behind Golden Hoof (10-12) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
The Young Master 100-1 (10-12) Led, narrowly headed before bypassing 4 out, led again next, headed 2 out, chased leader until before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Whipcrackaway (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Sutton Storm 14-1 (11-4) In touch, chased leaders before 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Granville Island (11-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Strathcal 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, effort before 2 out, weakened before last, 10th of 15, 17l behind Tanerko Emery (11-11) at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Fitandproperjob 2-1fav (10-7) Never better than mid-division, ridden and struggling after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, 31l behind Invicta Lake (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.