Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198 5th £1,608 6th £804
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 5.52s
  • Off time: 15:36:08
Full result
Result 15:35 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Melodic Rendezvous Evsf
2nd 2 Zarkandar ½ 11/10

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 111-151
Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle and armlets, check cap Melodic Rendezvous 28
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 111-151
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 J Scott Nick Scholfield 156 Evsf
2 141-222
Red, pink hoop and armlets Zarkandar (IRE) 45
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 141-222
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 165
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 165 11/10
3 P36331-
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Golden Chieftain (IRE) 340
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: P36331-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2pt
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 pt C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 148 33/1
4 131/4-35
Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Grumeti 51
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 131/4-35
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 151
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 A King W Hutchinson 151 7/1
5 310323
Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets Notarfbad (IRE) 8
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Matt Griffiths
  • Form: 310323
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 J Scott Matt Griffiths 124 100/1
6 217534
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Riverman 50
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 217534
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2v1
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 v1 N A Twiston-Davies D Crosse 120 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Zarkandar (IRE)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
6 11-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 1/3
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In depth

Verdict

Zarkandar is bidding to win this for the second year running but has developed a case of seconditis this season. That said, he has the highest rating of these and will certainly handle conditions. But MELODIC RENDEZVOUS has Notarfbad to make the pace for him in this and can land his third Grade 2 contest of the campaign en route to a tilt at the Champion Hurdle. Grumeti should be the pick of the remainder as he actually finished ahead of the selection in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle and is no slouch but Golden Chieftain is a staying chaser making his seasonal reappearance and Red Riverman is well out of his depth.

Formwatch

Melodic Rendezvous 7-4 (11-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 4 out, led run-in, kept on well towards finish, won at Haydock 2m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan beating Ptit Zig (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.

Zarkandar (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, niggled along after 3 out, went 2nd after next, challenging when not fluent last, ridden and no impression final 150 yards, 2nd of 3, 8l behind Annie Power (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl (2) sft in Jan.

Grumeti 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, hard driven 3 out, soon lost place, 5th of 6, 43l behind My Tent Or Yours (11-7) at Kempton 2m hdl G1 (1) sft in Dec.

Notarfbad (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Led until 6th, chased leader until weakened before 3 out, left modest 3rd 3 out, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Paddy The Stout (10-4) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.

Golden Chieftain (IRE) 28-1 (10-2) In touch, headway 3 out, soon challenged, led approaching next, clear last, stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Mar beating Our Mick (11-4) by 10l, 24 ran.

Red Riverman 16-1 (11-8) Held up in last pair, no chance from 5th, hit next, left in poor 4th at the last, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Dodging Bullets (11-8) at Kempton 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Dec.