Bathwick Tyres Bridgwater Handicap Chase 3m 1f 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 3, 3 runners)
  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 55.30s
  • Off time: 16:05:09
Full result
Result 16:05 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Benbens 8/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 6216/21
Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star Benbens (IRE) (ex7) 7
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 6216/21
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-4
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
9 172 12-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 120 8/11f
2 0-16P33
Dark blue, silver braid, cerise cap Yellow Ball (FR) 26
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 0-16P33
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 121 5/2
3 F421-31
Black, White star, Black and Red halved sleeves, Red cap, White star Thomas Wild 13
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: F421-31
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 P J Hobbs M G Nolan (3) 114 4/1

In depth

Verdict

BENBENS has been quick to make up for lost time over fences and easily reversed debut running with multiple winner Cloudy Joker at Ludlow on his second start after a lay-off. He has a penalty to overcome here but can still get the better of Exeter scorer Thomas Wild, though the latter should strip fitter for that run. Yellow Ball is only a six-year-old and wasn't beaten far over a longer trip here in January off today's mark. She won't go down without a fight but could get caught out if this turns into a tactical battle.

Formwatch

Benbens (IRE) 5-6fav (10-12) Made all, driven clear approaching 4 out, stayed on well from next, eased towards finish, comfortably, won at Ludlow 2m 4f (3) sft in Feb beating Cloudy Joker (11-6) by 9l, 5 ran.

Thomas Wild 13-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, steady headway 9th, went 3rd before 4 out, chased clear leader between last 2, 10 lengths down and no chance last, left in lead final 100 yards, driven out, won at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb beating Nodebateaboutit (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.

Yellow Ball (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led before 2nd, clear before 4 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 12, 23l behind Tullyesker Hill (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.