Bathwick Tyres Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 2m 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 28.10s
  • Off time: 15:26:38
Full result
Result 15:25 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Tornado In Milan 3/1
2nd 2 Sound Investment ¾ 7/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5280-13
Red, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green and Red check cap Workbench (FR) 37
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 5280-13
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 123 11/2
2 151-565
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Sound Investment (IRE) 20
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 151-565
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 123 7/4f
3 633F46
Dark Blue, Beige chevron Sands Cove (IRE) 19
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 633F46
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 t C J Mann M D Grant 122 8/1
4 2F1044
Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Noche De Reyes (FR) 28
  • T:T R George
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 2F1044
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 T R George A P Cawley 119 4/1
5 318-4F5
Royal Blue, Pink hoop Tornado In Milan (IRE) 28
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 318-4F5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13h
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 h Evan Williams Paul Moloney 115 3/1
6 52752-5
Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap Itsuptoyou (IRE) 259
  • T:A J Whiting
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 52752-5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 A J Whiting R Thornton 111 25/1

In depth

Verdict

Front-runner Workbench was let down by his jumping here last month but still finished ahead of Sands Cove, though his yard has just lost a bit of momentum lately. SOUND INVESTMENT never figured on his chasing bow at Doncaster and needs to settle better but he doesn't look badly handicapped and may have more scope than most of these. Tornado In Milan has been disappointing so far over the larger obstacles and Noche De Reyes and Itsuptoyou may need more time.

Formwatch

Tornado In Milan (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Took keen hold, soon tracking leaders, lost place 5th, rallied 4 out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 25l behind Granville Island (11-7) at Haydock 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Dec.

Sound Investment (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, pushed along approaching 4 out, plugged on but never on terms, 5th of 8, 12l behind Next Sensation (10-12) at Doncaster 2m (3) gs in Dec.

Noche De Reyes (FR) 16-1 (10-7) Held up well in rear, jumped slowly throughout, headway 4 out, never dangerous, blundered last, modest 4th, 4th of 5, 22l behind Mwaleshi (11-3) at Haydock 2m nov chs (2) sft in Dec.

Sands Cove (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Held up in last, shaken up approaching 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 29l behind Bobcatbilly (10-8) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.

Itsuptoyou (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 6th halfway, 5th 4 out, ridden entering straight, no extra before 2 out, weakened, 5th of 12, 43l behind Living Next Door (11-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May.

Workbench (FR) 7-4fav (10-5) Led, bad mistake 8th, headed approaching 3 out, rallying and about 1 length down when blundered badly last, not recover, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Funny Star (11-5) at Taunton 2m (3) gd in Dec.