Bathwick Tyres 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 15 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
Just A Par - Colour Squadron - Vieux Lion Rouge - West Ham - Man Utd - Nigeria 90 Mins (All To Win) 120/1
- Winning time: 5m 10.55s
- Off time: 14:00:48
|1st||3 Many Clouds||2/1|
|2nd||1 Just A Par||¾||7/5f|
Just A Par (IRE) 96
|6||165 11-11||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||7/5f|
Kilmurvy (IRE) 42
|5||165 11-11||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||4/1|
Many Clouds (IRE) 29
|6||165 11-11||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||130||2/1|
Midnight Prayer 56
|8||165 11-11||A King||R Thornton||8/1|
Bredon Hill Lad 26
|6||158 11-4||Mrs S Gardner||S Thomas||200/1|
Buckhorn Tom 42
|5||158 11-4||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||80/1|
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 34
|6||158 11-4||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham (3)||66/1|
Fix It Right (IRE) 43
|5||158 11-4||Miss E C Lavelle||D Elsworth||25/1|
Moorlands Mist 30
|6||158 11-4||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||66/1|
Mount Gunnery 70
|5||158 11-4||R Walford||Aidan Coleman||22/1|
Newmans Boy 471
|6||158 11-4 h||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||200/1|
Palfrey Boy 40
|7||158 11-4||J Scott||L Heard||200/1|
Stage King 16
|7||158 11-4||W Greatrex||Wayne Hutchinson||33/1|
Tokyo Javilex (FR) 37
|6||158 11-4||N J Hawke||M J Quinlan (3)||200/1|
Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 40
|5||158 11-4||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||40/1|
||5||114||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||NR|
||5||114||Mrs Caroline Keevil||James Best||NR|
||7||114||C J Down||J M Davies||NR|
JUST A PAR won between the flags in October and made a winning debut over hurdles at Punchestown for Tom Nagle. He changed hands for a tidy sum afterwards and can make a successful start for Paul Nicholls at the main expense of Kilmurvy, a winner at Taunton in December having shown up well in bumpers previously. Ascot scorer Many Clouds also warrants respect as he was trying to give 10lb to the useful Up And Go at Wetherby last month but Midnight Prayer is upped in grade after beating Ugly Bug by a length-and-a-quarter at Hereford in December, though the runner-up has franked the form since. Stage King and Tolkeins Tango are worth noting for future reference and Catching On is another with scope.
Catching On (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, went 3rd before 3 out, weakened quickly and not fluent last, soon pulled up, in a race won by Malapie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Larks Wing (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, well behind Midnight Prayer (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Upton Wood 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, weakened over 5f out, 9th of 12, well behind Quick Decisson (11-2) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Many Clouds (IRE) 15-8 (11-12) Mid-division, headway to go 5th after 4 out, chased winner 3 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 17, 7l behind Up And Go (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.
Just A Par (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, keen hold, closed up travelling well from 3 out, in front next, clear into straight, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Nov beating Heck Thomas (11-8) by 7l, 10 ran.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, challenged 3rd, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Saphir Du Rheu (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Kilmurvy (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway on outside 7th, tracked leader after 3 out, close up in 4th when not fluent last, driven and stayed on well towards stands side rail to lead final 75 yards, won at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Sidney Melbourne (10-9) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Prominent, led after 2nd until well before 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 17, 39l behind Big Society (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Buckhorn Tom 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ouitpaced after 3 out, plugged on same pace from next, never near leaders, 7th of 14, 40l behind Kilmurvy (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Moorlands Mist 14-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced by leaders final 2f, 5th of 15, 18l behind Cabaret Girl (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Fix It Right (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Led in start, took keen hold chasing leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 10, 37l behind Chatterbox (11-0) at Newbury 2m hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Midnight Prayer 8-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders approaching next, went 2nd before last, led and edged left flat, ridden out, won at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec beating Ugly Bug (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Tokyo Javilex (FR) 100-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Koolala (10-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Jan.
Palfrey Boy 100-1 (10-9) Took keen hold towards rear, never on terms, tailed off, 12th of 17, well behind Big Society (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Bredon Hill Lad 66-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, struggling 8th, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Bob Ford (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Mount Gunnery 5-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs, 4th gng well 6out, prog into 2nd 3out, 2l 2nd & rddn bef 2out, no ch with wnr bef last, kow, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Carraig Mor (11-7) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec.
Newmans Boy 33-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, led, clear after 4f, reduced lead over 4f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Ifyouletmefinish (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct '11.
Stage King 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 15, 8l behind Ericht (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.