Bathwick Tyres Midsomer Norton Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 5, 16 runners)
- Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time:
- Off time: 16:02:05
|1st||12 Withy Mills||14/1|
|2nd||8 Whispering Harry||3||11/4f|
|3rd||5 Just Spot||1¼||16/1|
|4th||14 Juicy Legend||7||12/1|
|8||166 11-12||R T Phillips||S Quinlan||100||25/1|
Moratab (IRE) 13
|5||166 11-12 t1||K Burke||Felix de Giles||100||14/1|
Nether Stream (IRE) 19
|10||166 11-12||David Dennis||Jake Hodson (7)||100||33/1|
Businessmoney Judi 429
|8||165 11-11 t||K Burke||Paul Moloney||99||28/1|
Just Spot 87
|7||163 11-9||K Bishop||Mr J Park (10)||97||16/1|
Chance Encounter (IRE) 23
|8||163 11-9||Miss L Blackford||Conor Smith (7)||97||8/1|
Zouti (FR) 313
|6||157 11-3||G L Moore||George Gorman (7)||91||25/1|
Whispering Harry 19
|5||154 11-0||Henry Oliver||R Thornton||88||11/4f|
Camptown Lady 18
|5||153 10-13||Mrs L J Young||D C Costello||87||17/2|
Miles of Sunshine 19
|9||151 10-11||R J Hodges||Ian Popham||85||20/1|
Pagham Belle 33
|6||149 10-9 t||N J Hawke||M J Quinlan (3)||83||13/2|
Withy Mills 37
|9||146 10-6 bt||K Bishop||James Best (3)||80||14/1|
Juicy Legend 23
|7||145 10-5||C Gordon||Tom Cannon||79||12/1|
Karl Marx (IRE) 43
|4||144 10-4||Mark Gillard||T J Phelan||89||25/1|
|7||141 10-1 b1||A Stronge||W T Kennedy||75||8/1|
|5||141 10-1 b||C J Down||J M Davies||75||66/1|
||8||106||David Dennis||A Freeman||80||NR|
Whispering Harry was third over track and trip last month, finishing well ahead of Miles Of Sunshine in a race in which Jambobo was pulled up. He'll be near the head of the market for a modest finale while Chance Encounter was chasing the leaders, though under pressure, when falling three out at Wincanton last time. MORATAB is unexposed and ran well for a long way in a better race at Plumpton a couple of weeks ago. The handicapper hasn't done him any favours but he probably has the potential to be better than these. Pagham Belle and Fontwell third Juicy Legend could be the pick of the remainder.
Queenswood Bay 14-1 (11-1) In rear, outpaced after 4 out, headway under pressure after next, stayed on from last, never nearer, 5th of 11, 7l behind Amazingreyce (9-7) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul '12.
Withy Mills 20-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 6th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, weakened flat, 8th of 14, 14l behind Seaside Shuffle (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) gd in Dec.
Whispering Harry 8-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, led narrowly 6th, joined 3 out, headed well before 2 out, chased winner, pushed along before next and stayed on inside, ridden and no impression between last 2, lost 2nd last 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Sarenice (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec.
Just Spot 12-1 (9-12) Held up in touch, jumped left 1st, ridden and struggling after 5th, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Midnight Belle (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct, 7 ran.
Juicy Legend 4-1 (10-6) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, pushed along and went 2nd after 6th, pushed along and no impression approaching 2 out, dropped to 3rd flat, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Peqeno Diablo (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Moneymix 200-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, well behind Dream Flyer (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Pagham Belle 9-2 (10-13) In touch, driven to challenge after 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 11, 12l behind Our Phylli Vera (11-5) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Chance Encounter (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Led, headed 3 out, one paced in 3rd when fell next, in a race won by Exemplary (11-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Karl Marx (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) In rear, pushed along after 1st, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Boss In Boots (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.
Miles of Sunshine 25-1 (11-9) In touch on inside, driven and struggling in 8th after 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, 30l behind Sarenice (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec.
Nether Stream (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind The Happy Warrior (9-9) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Businessmoney Judi 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Dormouse (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov '12, 15 ran.
Zouti (FR) 4-1 (11-2) In rear, ridden 10th, detached next, 4th of 7, well behind The Red Laird (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Moratab (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to challenge before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 24l behind Dubawi Island (11-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Whichever 9-4fav (10-12) Led to 2nd, tracked leaders, led again 4 out, ridden and headed before next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Kindly Note (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Apr '12.
Camptown Lady 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd or 4th, well beaten when not much room and mistake 3 out, 3rd of 7, 41l behind Cheltenian (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Jambobo 50-1 (10-11) Slight lead until headed 6th, chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sarenice (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec, 13 ran.