Bathwick Tyres EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 4f

  • (4-7yo, 2m 4f, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.27s
  • Off time: 16:15:22
Full result
Result 16:15 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Knight Of Noir 3/1
2nd 1 Brother Du Berlais 6 4/1
3rd 3 Tidal Dance 2 15/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 841
YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Brother Du Berlais (FR) 170
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 841
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 126 4/1
2 1-2F1
RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Knight Of Noir (IRE) 32
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 1-2F1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 t1 D Pipe Nick Scholfield 3/1
3 224-F12
Black, Pink cross belts, Black sleeves, Pink stars Tidal Dance (IRE) 23
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 224-F12
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (5) 133 15/8f
4 315-22P
Black, light blue striped sleeves Allow Dallow (IRE) 32
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 315-22P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2t1
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 t1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 124 14/1
5 434-513
Emerald green, red cross belts, red and emerald green hooped sleeves, red cap Boondooma (IRE) 42
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 434-513
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 Dr R D P Newland D A Jacob 118 9/2
6 08
Purple and pink diabolo, pink and purple chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Castarnie 28
  • T:R Walford
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 08
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 R Walford W Hutchinson 100/1
7 87
Black, emerald green cross belts, black and white striped sleeves, white cap Genson 32
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 87
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 R Woollacott D Crosse 100/1
8 1/444-
Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Hell's Spirit (IRE) 413
  • T:David Dennis
  • J:A Freeman
  • Form: 1/444-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 David Dennis A Freeman (5) 20/1
9 58
Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Saddlers Encore (IRE) 23
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:Mr C Smith
  • Form: 58
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 P J Hobbs Mr C Smith (7) 50/1

In depth

Verdict

Tidal Dance is the form pick here, despite coming up short back in handicap company at Warwick last time as he gained a deserved success at Towcester earlier. Allow Dallow has a bit to prove having been pulled up when odds-on at Exeter while the ex-Irish Boondooma has his first run for Richard Newland but Knight Of Noir won nicely last time, despite running green, and should have plenty more to offer. BROTHER DU BERLAIS makes his debut for the Nicholls team and races for the first time since August but fitness won't be an issue and it's interesting that he runs here under a maximum penalty as he has plenty of entries over the coming days. We'll give him a tentative vote with Harry Derham taking off 5lb.

Formwatch

Knight Of Noir (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) In rear, headway before 2 out, went 2nd before last, led run-in, kept on, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Cool George (10-9) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.

Brother Du Berlais (FR) (10-5) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 2f 4yo hdl gs in Aug beating Lord Of Scotland (10-12) by nk, 17 ran.

Tidal Dance (IRE) 5-4fav (12-1) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, went 2nd from 3 out, switched left before last, close up when not much room last, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Kris Spin (11-12) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.

Boondooma (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Soon mid-division, 8th before 6 out, ridden along in 9th approaching straight, went moderate 3rd from 2 out, kept on well without getting to 1st 2 run-in, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Benrouge (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.

Allow Dallow (IRE) 4-7fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Royal Player (11-0) at Exeter 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan, 15 ran.

Castarnie 66-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, well behind 7th, 8th of 10, well behind Horizontal Speed (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan.

Genson 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 15, well behind Royal Player (11-0) at Exeter 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.

Hell's Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders 2 out, went 3rd between last 2, no impression when dropped to 4th flat, 4th of 10, 13l behind Chatterbox (11-0) at Newbury 2m hdl (4) hvy in Dec '12.

Saddlers Encore (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 6f out, weakened 4f out, 8th of 13, 28l behind Battle Born (10-12) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.