Bathwick Tyres Yeovil Handicap Hurdle (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) 2m 6f
- (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £7,596 2nd £2,244 3rd £1,122 4th £562 5th £281
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 51.67s
- Off time: 14:32:19
|2nd||11 Bob Tucker||2||9/2|
|3rd||4 Oscar Prairie||8||12/1|
|7||166 11-12||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||131||11/1|
|7||165 11-11 b||M Blake||Josh Wall (7)||130||6/1|
Milan Bound (IRE) 22
|6||165 11-11||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||130||8/1|
Oscar Prairie (IRE) 27
|9||163 11-9 b||W Greatrex||W Featherstone (10)||128||12/1|
Angles Hill (IRE) 64
|7||160 11-6||R Woollacott||Nick Scholfield||125||8/1|
Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 30
|6||155 11-1 pt||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||120||9/4f|
Tinker Time (IRE) 32
|6||152 10-12||R H Buckler||L Heard||117||8/1|
|6||152 10-12 t||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||117||20/1|
Bob Tucker (IRE) 30
|7||149 10-9||B G Powell||James Banks (5)||114||9/2|
||8||115||A J Honeyball||S Thomas||124||NR|
||10||113||A J Honeyball||W Kennedy||122||NR|
||5||A J Honeyball||Brendan Powell||94||NR|
||5||A J Honeyball||Rachael Green||94||NR|
||6||11-8||P F Nicholls||Harry Derham||17/2|
Anthony Honeyball has four entered in this with the mare Eleven Fifty Nine possibly the most interesting, despite reappearing after a lengthy break. Oscar Prairie appreciated the drop in grade to score at Towcester last month and 10lb claimer William Featherstone again takes the ride. Lamps arrives off the back of a win at Market Rasen but a similar race here last month could hold the key to this. BOB TUCKER was driven out to score with favourite Minellahalfcentury a close-up fourth and we fancy Brendan Powell's charge to confirm the form, despite being a couple of pounds worse off. Neither Milan Bound nor Angles Hill could be ignored if back to their best.
Eleven Fifty Nine 4-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway on outside 8th, went 2nd and challenged after 4 out, outpaced next, soon no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Pension Plan (11-3) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Fountains Flypast 8-1 (11-8) Held up in mid-division, effort 3 out, no impression and well held next, 6th of 11, 29l behind Foxcub (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.
Chill Factor 66-1 (10-11) Behind, ridden and weakened after 4 out, last of 14, well behind Wilde Blue Yonder (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Solstice Son 8-1 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 39l behind Dubawi Island (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, went 4th before last, one pace, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Bob Tucker (10-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.
Bob Tucker (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) In touch in 4th, headway before 7th, led last, kept on well, won at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan beating Kilmurvy (11-9) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Oscar Prairie (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, soo dropped towards rear, headway on outer before 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan beating Sunny Ledgend (11-0) by 2l, 9 ran.
Seebright 6-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway and in touch halfway, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, 47l behind Champagne West (10-2) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.
Lamps 4-1 (10-6) Led into start, tracked leader until before 6th, ridden after 3 out, rallied 2 out, challenged last, led towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan beating Joanne One (10-8) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Tinker Time (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5 out until before last, rallied to regain 2nd run-in, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Royal Player (11-0) at Exeter 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Experimentalist 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 3 out, every chance approaching next, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 15l behind Junction Fourteen (11-3) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Dec.
Angles Hill (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, stayed on flat, not able to get on terms, 6th of 11, 5l behind Sunnyhillboy (10-8) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Dec.
Milan Bound (IRE) 11-4fav (11-9) Held up in last, not fluent 3rd, headway 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, 5th of 9, 22l behind Josies Orders (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.