Bathwick Tyres Taunton Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 7.30s
  • Off time: 15:05:51
Full result
Result 15:05 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Minellahalfcentury 3/1
2nd 6 Sail By The Sea 10 6/5f
3rd 3 Holmwood Legend 33 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 57-69
Grey and maroon stripes, grey sleeves, maroon armlets Further More (IRE) 69
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:Mr D F Bourke
  • Form: 57-69
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 t Miss E C Lavelle Mr D F Bourke (7) 33/1
2 P42260
Yellow, Orange braces, Grey and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Glenwood Prince (IRE) 10
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Matt Griffiths
  • Form: P42260
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 40/1
3 03856-0
Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Holmwood Legend 30
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 03856-0
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
12 152 10-12 t1 N P Mulholland N Fehily 120 14/1
4 232
ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 125
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 232
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 t1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 3/1
5 4-62356
White, Red triple diamond, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Royal Native (IRE) 30
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 4-62356
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 A J Honeyball Jack Doyle 7/1
6 61
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Sail By The Sea (IRE) 110
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 61
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 6/5f
7 1-3
Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Swincombe Stone 36
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Rachael Green
  • Form: 1-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 4/1
8 U07278
White, Royal Blue braces, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star West Bay Hoolie 30
  • T:Mrs H R J Nelmes
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: U07278
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 t Mrs H R J Nelmes A P Cawley 68 66/1

In depth

Verdict

Minellahalfcentury and Sail By The Sea both arrive on the back of form in the point-to-point field. Neither should be far away in what looks a modest heat. Royal Native was placed in a couple of bumpers and was third at Towcester in November but it looks like SWINCOMBE STONE is Anthony Honeyball's stable pick. Rachael Green can steer the gelding to victory on his hurdling debut as he'll be all the better for his run in a bumper at Huntingdon last month, his first start since October 2011. Further More may be better than he's shown so far while winning chaser Holmwood Legend had a pipe-opener in a jumpers' bumper recently, though isn't getting any younger.

Formwatch

Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Mid div, 3rd 3out, rddn to chal bef last, kow but not getting to wnr, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Foxrock (11-7) at Loughrea 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct.

Sail By The Sea (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Trajectus.

Holmwood Legend 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 7f out, pushed along and weakened over 4f out, tailed off over 2f out, 11th of 14, 27l behind Hollow Penny (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Glenwood Prince (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, lost place 3rd, behind 8th, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind One Conemara (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft.

Further More (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, weakened 8th, tailed off, 9th of 18, 44l behind Superior Quality (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Swincombe Stone 15-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 7f out, ridden 3f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 15, 12l behind Cabaret Girl (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.

West Bay Hoolie 100-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 8th of 14, 8l behind Hollow Penny (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Royal Native (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Cousin Khee (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.