Bathwick Tyres Barnstaple Handicap Chase (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) 2m 3f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 3, 11 runners)
- Winner £9,495 2nd £2,805 3rd £1,402 4th £702 5th £351
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 22.50s
- Off time: 15:30:26
|1st||11 Rouge Et Blanc||11/4f|
|2nd||6 Simply Wings||3¼||5/1|
|3rd||4 Golden Chieftain||s.h||4/1|
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 15
|9||166 11-12||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||135||16/1|
Bally Legend 29
|8||165 11-11||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham (3)||134||5/1|
Golden Chieftain (IRE) 29
|8||164 11-10 bt||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||133||4/1|
Pateese (FR) 46
|8||163 11-9 b||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||132||9/1|
Simply Wings (IRE) 27
|9||163 11-9||R Lee||M G Nolan (5)||132||5/1|
Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 71
|9||155 11-1||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||124||16/1|
Midnight Haze 29
|11||154 11-0||K C Bailey||J M Maguire||123||33/1|
Tail of The Bank (IRE) 8
|10||153 10-13||Mrs L J Young||L Heard||122||25/1|
Rouge Et Blanc (FR) (ex7) 3
|8||147 10-7||O Sherwood||Thomas Garner (7)||109||11/4f|
Mister Wiseman 46
|11||145 10-5 bt||N J Hawke||M J Quinlan (3)||114||40/1|
|8||140 10-0 v1||Mrs D A Hamer||P J Brennan||106||12/1|
||10||1110||P Gundry||T J O'Brien||133||NR|
||7||119||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||132||NR|
Rouge Et Blanc makes a swift reappearance under a penalty after winning at Huntingdon on Thursday. Bally Legend wasn't winning out of turn at Kempton last month but could struggle to confirm that form with the equally consistent Niceonefrankie on worse terms and Tail Of The Bank jumped poorly when gambled on at Sandown eight days ago. Frontier Spirit and Pateese aren't without a chance while Simply Wings has been in good form but is now on a career-high mark. GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN isn't easy to predict but this is probably his best trip and he would have a good chance of recapturing the winning thread here if reproducing his third to Unioniste in a Grade 3 at Cheltenham in December.
Mr Gardner (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 12th, headed after 4 out, weakened before next, 4th of 10, 24l behind Big Fella Thanks (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.
Niceonefrankie 9-2 (11-10) Held up in touch on inside, not fluent 7th, headway approaching 10th, went 2nd approaching 3 out until 3 out, soon driven, no impression when left in 3 lengths 2nd again 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Bally Legend (11-6) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jan.
Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 7-2 (11-4) Held up in touch in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 9th, led 2 out, clear flat, eased towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs beating Special Robon (10-12) by 15l, 8 ran.
Simply Wings (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Held up tracking leaders, went 2nd 4 out, travelling best when led 2 out, soon clear, went right last, won at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan beating Lord Singer (11-6) by 6l, 6 ran.
Golden Chieftain (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, pushed along when blundered badly and lost place 13th, bad blunder again next, tailed off, 6th of 9, 49l behind Brackloon High (10-9) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Jan.
Bendant 10-3 (10-10) Tracked leader, blundered 7th, under pressure 4 out, weakened after next, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Frontier Spirit (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.
Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Led to 4th, in touch, lost place 10th, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec, 15 ran.
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) In touch on outside, ridden after 4 out, weakened from next, 12th of 16, 50l behind Katenko (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Jan.
Tail of The Bank (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Behind, slow 3rd, soon detatched, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Dashing George (10-6) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy.
Mister Wiseman 16-1 (10-9) Led until 3 out, weakened next, 2nd of 5, 18l behind Frontier Spirit (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Bally Legend 9-4fav (11-6) Held up in last trio, headway 7th, chased leaders 4 out, stayed on to challenge 3 out led soon after, left in 3 lengths lead 2 out, driven out from last, won at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jan beating Niceonefrankie (11-10) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Pateese (FR) 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leader, led 7th to 10th, weakened quickly approaching 3 out, 3rd of 7, well behind Rolling Aces (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (3) hvy in Dec.
Midnight Haze 9-1 (11-7) Led, headed 12th, chased leaders until weakened after 4 out,, 5th of 8, 44l behind Bally Legend (11-6) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jan.