Bathwick Tyres Bridgwater Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 12 runners)
- Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 5.52s
- Off time: 15:05:16
|2nd||8 Headly's Bridge||hd||8/1|
|3rd||2 Seventh Sky||3||10/1|
Quick Decisson (IRE) 21
|6||166 11-12||P J Hobbs||C Gethings (7)||125||11/4f|
Seventh Sky (GER) 50
|7||165 11-11 t||C J Mann||D A Jacob||124||10/1|
Ut Majeur Aulmes (FR) 30
|6||164 11-10||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||123||9/2|
Quaddick Lake (IRE) 16
|11||163 11-9||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||122||20/1|
George Nympton (IRE) 35
|8||161 11-7 t||B Barr||M Hamill (7)||120||66/1|
Ubaldo Des Menhies (FR) 24
|6||158 11-4||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||117||25/1|
Headly's Bridge (IRE) 27
|8||157 11-3||Simon Earle||A Thornton||116||8/1|
Aldopicgros (FR) 15
|4||152 10-12||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham (5)||121||5/1|
Dragon's Den (IRE) 94
|7||152 10-12||C J Down||Wayne Hutchinson||111||20/1|
Zafranagar (IRE) 64
|9||152 10-12||Ian Williams||Rob McCarth (5)||111||9/1|
Xaarcet (IRE) 8
|7||150 10-10||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||109||16/1|
Dalrymple (IRE) 47
|8||140 10-0 t||N G Ayliffe||Mr O Garner (7)||95||20/1|
||6||119 t||H Fry||Nick Scholfield||122||NR|
||6||103||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||102||NR|
The four-year-old Aldopicgros has to be of interest in his first handicap. Quaddick Lake and Dragon's Den have both gone well here in the past but Chemistry Master is proving a little one-paced and Zafranagar was beaten a long way at Cheltenham after winning at Leicester. Quick Decisson stayed on strongly to beat Alaivan and UT MAJEUR AULMES over this track and trip last month but couldn't handle the higher mark at Cheltenham next time and Victor Dartnall's charge is 6lb better off today. The latter can turn the form on its head and take this.
Chemistry Master 4-1 (11-0) Prominent on outside, clear 2nd after 4 out, outpaced next, ridden and no impression in clear 3rd before last, 3rd of 7, 17l behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
Kaki Island (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Led from 1st, not fluent 3rd and 4th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 22l behind Dubawi Island (11-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Aldopicgros (FR) 9-2 (10-7) Held up in touch, ridden and effort to chase winner over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Ellnando Queen (10-8) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Headly's Bridge (IRE) 3-1 (11-3) Held up mid-divison, headway after 3 out, one pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Twoways (10-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Seventh Sky (GER) 14-1 (11-6) Mistake 1st, tracked leader, left in narrow lead 4 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened quickly soon after, 8th of 10, 47l behind Three Kingdoms (11-8) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Dec.
Dragon's Den (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not always fluent, in touch before 3 out, outpaced by leaders from next, stayed on same pace, never on terms to challenge, 4th of 10, 7l behind Waterunder (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Dalrymple (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along before 6th, driven in 3rd before 2 out, no impression when mistake and stumbled last, driven and hung right flat, kept on to 2nd final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Sarenice (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec.
Zafranagar (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, no impression on leading pair before last, one pace, 4th of 9, 35l behind The Skyfarmer (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Dec.
Xaarcet (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up in 5th, pushed along and outpaced before 2 out, went modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 8, 20l behind Loyaute (11-10) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) hvy.
Quick Decisson (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Led narrowly, driven and headed before last, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 21l behind Lac Fontana (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.
Ut Majeur Aulmes (FR) 7-2fav (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, chased winner before last until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Quick Decisson (10-12) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.
George Nympton (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) In rear, not fluent 5th, soon struggling, behind next, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Dare Me (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.
Ubaldo Des Menhies (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, weakened before 2 out, last of 7, well behind Ubaltique (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Quaddick Lake (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 13, 36l behind Alder Mairi (10-8) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.