Bathwick Tyres Bridgwater Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 16 runners)
  • Winner £4,243 2nd £1,237 3rd £619
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 33.25s
  • Off time: 13:20:56
Full result
Result 13:20 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Okafranca 9/2j
2nd 12 Fortuna Rose 7/1
3rd 13 Elegant Olive 9 14/1
4th 5 Boomtown Kat 19 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3/8-5090
Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Salpierre (IRE) 33
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 3/8-5090
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 110 16/1
2 03-523
Royal blue and grey diamonds, quartered cap Canadian Dreamer (IRE) 14
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 03-523
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 110 9/2j
3 017151/
Light blue, purple armlets Whatsabillion (IRE) 608
  • T:Mrs A L M King
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: 017151/
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 Mrs A L M King T Messenger 109 25/1
4 739695
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Tarvini (IRE) 17
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:D J Benson
  • Form: 739695
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9p
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 p Jonjo O'Neill D J Benson (7) 107 40/1
5 05265/0
Dark Green, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green stars, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Boomtown Kat 44
  • T:Karen George
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 05265/0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9p1
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 p1 Karen George A Thornton 107 40/1
6 4/P786
Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Strawberry Hill (IRE) 14
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 4/P786
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (5) 105 18/1
7 6-24P67
Red, Black epaulets, Red sleeves, Grey armlets, White cap South O'The Border 4
  • T:L P Grassick
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 6-24P67
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7b
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 b L P Grassick Aidan Coleman 105 18/1
8 0-FP555
Emerald Green and Grey check, Orange cap Dais Return (IRE) 14
  • T:M J Coombe
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 0-FP555
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 p M J Coombe J E Moore 104 20/1
9 92P/226-
Orange and Yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, striped cap Pliny (IRE) 447
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 92P/226-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 p P Bowen T J O'Brien 104 16/1
10 33474/1
DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Okafranca (IRE) 14
  • T:J A B Old
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 33474/1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 J A B Old M D Grant 102 9/2j
11 14-8309
BLACK, YELLOW diamond, halved sleeves, YELLOW cap Halucha (IRE) 64
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: 14-8309
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 p P R Webber Peter Carberry (5) 100 12/1
12 33733-
Red, Dark Blue spots, halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star Fortuna Rose 294
  • T:J S Smith
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 33733-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 J S Smith J M Maguire 100 7/1
13 90-3301
Royal Blue and White (halved), White and Red hooped sleeves, striped cap Elegant Olive 39
  • T:R Curtis
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 90-3301
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 R Curtis Hadden Frost 100 14/1
14 236527
Red, Black sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Kahsabelle (FR) 19
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 236527
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 99 6/1
15 451379
Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap No Woman No Cry 44
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 451379
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 97 16/1
16 80988-1
Black, grey inverted triangle Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 63
  • T:M Blake
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 80988-1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-13pt
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
10 153 10-13 pt M Blake Tom Cannon (3) 97 14/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Carrickmines (IRE)
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:R Johnson
9 11-2 Dr R D P Newland R Johnson 6/4
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In depth

Verdict

Big fields appear the order of the day here and this is another tricky puzzle to solve. Okafranca, Elegant Olive and Sovereign Spirit were all winners last time - the first-named appears the pick of that trip today. Halucha is starting to look well handicapped but Kahsabelle has had plenty of chances and both Pliny and Fortuna Rose have a lengthy absence to overcome. Neither of Jonjo O'Neill's pair, Salpierre or Tarvini, make much appeal and veteran South O'The Border has shown nothing since joining Liam Grassick's yard. Former stablemate CANADIAN DREAMER has been knocking on the door, however, and has more scope than any of his rivals. The step up to 3m should suit and he looks the one to beat.

Formwatch

Okafranca (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Held up, headway 8th, led before 2 out, ridden out, won at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Nov beating Bravo Bravo (10-7) by 11l, 11 ran.

Fortuna Rose 12-1 (10-12) Prominent, wandered 3rd, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra 2 out, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 16, 18l behind Night Rose (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.

Elegant Olive 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, every chance next, led approaching last, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov beating Future Dominion (10-2) by 7l, 10 ran.

Boomtown Kat 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, behind from 6th, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Stars Du Granits (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.

No Woman No Cry 12-1 (11-2) Towards rear, reminder after 7th, soon lost touch, went badly left 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 16, 49l behind Cinevator (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.

Strawberry Hill (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, weakened 3 out, 6th of 8, 35l behind Meganisi (11-5) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Nov.

South O'The Border 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 4th, soon lost place, well beaten 7th, 7th of 13, 35l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.

Salpierre (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3rd until next, weakened before 5th, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.

Kahsabelle (FR) 8-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear on inside, outpaced when hit 3 out, kept on from next, never on terms, 7th of 15, 13l behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.

Tarvini (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, well behind Arkose (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Canadian Dreamer (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Sail And Return (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.

Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 9-4fav (11-6) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 8th, challenged 3 out, ridden after next, led flat, stayed on, won at Worcester 2m 7f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct beating Kenaleck (10-13) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.

Dais Return (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In touch, reminders after 4th, ridden and weakened 3 out, 5th of 9, 30l behind Oscar Hill (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hdl (5) sft in Nov.

Whatsabillion (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th after 3 out, 3rd approaching straight, stayed on best run-in to lead close home, won at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr '11 beating Model County Lass (11-5) by nk, 16 ran.

Pliny (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) With leader, led after 4th, headed next, ridden after 7th, mistake and weakened last, 6th of 12, 34l behind Fintan (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep '11.

Halucha (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3rd, behind 7th, stayed on from 3 out, no impression, 9th of 17, 21l behind Beside The Fire (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.