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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time:
  • Off time: 16:02:05
Full result
Result 16:00 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 12 Withy Mills 14/1
2nd 8 Whispering Harry 3 11/4f
3rd 5 Just Spot 16/1
4th 14 Juicy Legend 7 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 362428/
White, red and maroon hooped sleeves and cap Whichever 649
  • T:R T Phillips
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 362428/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 R T Phillips S Quinlan 100 25/1
2 706
Orange, beige triple diamond and sleeves Moratab (IRE) 13
  • T:K Burke
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 706
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12t1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 t1 K Burke Felix De Giles 100 14/1
3 5F-7580
Pink, Black and White diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap, Black star Nether Stream (IRE) 19
  • T:David Dennis
  • J:Jake Hodson
  • Form: 5F-7580
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 David Dennis Jake Hodson (7) 100 33/1
4 37/P67P-
Purple and White diamonds, White sleeves Businessmoney Judi 429
  • T:K Burke
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 37/P67P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 t K Burke Paul Moloney 99 28/1
5 PR233-P
Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Just Spot 87
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:Jon Park
  • Form: PR233-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 K Bishop Jon Park (10) 97 16/1
6 2222/6F
White, Black chevrons, White sleeves, Red stars and cap Chance Encounter (IRE) 23
  • T:Miss L Blackford
  • J:Mr C Smith
  • Form: 2222/6F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 Miss L Blackford Mr C Smith (7) 97 8/1
7 831/P74-
Dark blue, yellow stars, armlets and stars on cap Zouti (FR) 313
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Mr G Gorman
  • Form: 831/P74-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 G L Moore Mr G Gorman (7) 91 25/1
8 501703
Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Whispering Harry 19
  • T:Henry Oliver
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 501703
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Henry Oliver R Thornton 88 11/4f
9 0-57U83
Emerald Green, White epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Camptown Lady 18
  • T:Mrs L J Young
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 0-57U83
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 Mrs L J Young D C Costello 87 17/2
10 0/80397
Dark blue and red diamonds, red sleeves, dark blue armlets Miles of Sunshine 19
  • T:R J Hodges
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 0/80397
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 R J Hodges Ian Popham 85 20/1
11 482FU4
Red, Black Stars Pagham Belle 33
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 482FU4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9t
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 t N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 83 13/2
12 044-U98
Light Green and White (quartered), halved sleeves Withy Mills 37
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 044-U98
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6bt
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
9 146 10-6 bt K Bishop James Best (3) 80 14/1
14 848-03
White, Light Blue hoops, striped sleeves, Light Blue cap Juicy Legend 23
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 848-03
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 C Gordon Tom Cannon 79 12/1
15 325448
Orange, Red Cross of Lorraine Karl Marx (IRE) 43
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: 325448
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
4 144 10-4 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 89 25/1
16 5/87-P99
White, dark blue and red halved sleeves Moneymix 42
  • T:Miss A Brewer
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 5/87-P99
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-1b1
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
7 141 10-1 b1 Miss A Brewer W Kennedy 75 8/1
17 P53-0PP
Mauve, White diamond, quartered cap Jambobo 19
  • T:C J Down
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: P53-0PP
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-1b
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
5 141 10-1 b C J Down J M Davies 75 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
13 9/F775-
Queenswood Bay 541
  • Nag Me
  • T:David Dennis
  • J:A Freeman
  • Form: 9/F775-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
8 106 David Dennis A Freeman 80 NR

In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.