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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 10.55s
  • Off time: 14:00:48
Full result
Result 14:00 Exeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Many Clouds 2/1
2nd 1 Just A Par ¾ 7/5f
3rd 8 Darkestbeforedawn 14 66/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 211
DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Just A Par (IRE) 96
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 211
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 7/5f
2 2311
Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Kilmurvy (IRE) 42
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 2311
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 J Scott Nick Scholfield 4/1
3 190-212
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Many Clouds (IRE) 29
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 190-212
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 O Sherwood L Aspell 130 2/1
4 2419/1
Dark blue, beige seams, beige and dark blue hooped sleeves and cap Midnight Prayer 56
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 2419/1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 A King R Thornton 8/1
5 746
Purple, yellow star, hooped sleeves Bredon Hill Lad 26
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 746
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Mrs S Gardner S Thomas 200/1
6 8547
Maroon and Yellow stripes, Maroon sleeves, Yellow armlets, Maroon cap Buckhorn Tom 42
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 8547
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 80/1
8 P-42147
Light green, white stars, royal blue sleeves, light green stars, light green cap, royal blue star Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 34
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: P-42147
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (3) 66/1
9 4-37
White, Grey spots, White cap Fix It Right (IRE) 43
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 4-37
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 25/1
11 77-5
Yellow, Red star, armlets and star on cap Moorlands Mist 30
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Matt Griffiths
  • Form: 77-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 66/1
12 4-2
Grey Mount Gunnery 70
  • T:R Walford
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 4-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 R Walford Aidan Coleman 22/1
13 0-
Yellow, Dark Brown hoop, quartered cap Newmans Boy 471
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 0-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 h N P Mulholland D C Costello 200/1
14 523P-0
YELLOW, BLACK disc and sleeves Palfrey Boy 40
  • T:J Scott
  • J:L Heard
  • Form: 523P-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 J Scott L Heard 200/1
15 437
White, purple chevron, pink sleeves, purple cap Stage King 16
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 437
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 W Greatrex W Hutchinson 33/1
16 7
Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Tokyo Javilex (FR) 37
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 200/1
17 18-68
Dark green, beige cross belts and sleeves, beige and dark green striped cap Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 40
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 18-68
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 1-P
Catching On (IRE) 64
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 1-P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 114 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy NR
10 3000
Larks Wing (IRE) 2
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 3000
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 114 Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best NR
18 99
Upton Wood 46
  • Nag Me
  • T:C J Down
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 99
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 114 C J Down J M Davies NR

In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.