Bathwick Tyres Yeovil Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 54.20s
  • Off time: 13:37:56
Full result
Result 13:35 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Chesil Beach Boy 7/2j
2nd 12 Minella Special 7/2j
3rd 3 Johns Spirit ½ 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 130-173
Dark green, grey chevron, grey cap Harry Hunt 25
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:T Molloy
  • Form: 130-173
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 G McPherson T Molloy (3) 130 25/1
2 3150-25
Light blue, white seams, dark blue sleeves, light blue and dark blue quartered cap Dona 20
  • T:A King
  • J:Ciaran McKee
  • Form: 3150-25
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 A King Ciaran McKee (10) 129 20/1
3 213122
Red, large Black spots, Black cap Johns Spirit (IRE) 26
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 213122
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 128 6/1
4 4/0-7411
Red, White epaulets, Red sleeves, Black stars and stars on cap Chesil Beach Boy 14
  • T:M J Coombe
  • J:Mrs M Roberts
  • Form: 4/0-7411
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 M J Coombe Mrs M Roberts (7) 120 7/2j
5 125554
Royal blue, brown hoops, royal blue sleeves and cap Looks Like Slim 14
  • T:B De Haan
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 125554
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 B De Haan Brendan Powell (5) 117 4/1
6 23-3363
RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bathwick Brave (IRE) 15
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:J W Farrelly
  • Form: 23-3363
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10v1
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 v1 D Pipe J W Farrelly 114 14/1
7 4R0-4
WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Piroulet (FR) 56
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 4R0-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8b1
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 b1 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 112 20/1
8 263126
Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star James Pollard (IRE) 33
  • T:B J Llewellyn
  • J:Mr R J Williams
  • Form: 263126
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4t
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 t B J Llewellyn Mr R J Williams (7) 108 33/1
9 4746-33
White, Maroon star, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Sun Quest 22
  • T:S D Dixon
  • J:Robert Kirk
  • Form: 4746-33
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 S D Dixon Robert Kirk (5) 108 8/1
10 422P-P8
Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Is It Me (USA) 12
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 422P-P8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-3t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
9 143 10-3 t Mrs S Leech C Poste 107 66/1
11 771F74
Beige, Maroon Cross of Lorraine and diamond on cap Dragon's Den (IRE) 22
  • T:C J Down
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 771F74
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
5 142 10-2 C J Down A Glassonbury 106 10/1
12 5371P2
Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Minella Special (IRE) 14
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 5371P2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 P Henderson James Best (7) 103 7/2j

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Minnie Hill (IRE)
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Edward Glassonbury
7 11-1 V R A Dartnall Edward Glassonbury 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

JOHNS SPIRIT is consistent and gets the vote in a tricky opener as his Towcester conqueror, Gores Island, followed up under a penalty at Doncaster. Hat-trick-seeker Chesil Beach Boy is one of several C&D winners and should make his presence felt again, while Harry Hunt can't be ruled out despite top weight. Sun Quest's latest third at Taunton wasn't a bad effort and he's another with claims but Bathwick Brave is likely to find at least one too good again, despite a first-time visor. Dona may be the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Chesil Beach Boy 11-10fav (11-5) Held up, took keen hold, headway 3rd, hung right from before 2 out, soon went 2nd, challenged last, led flat, clear towards finish, won at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft beating Minella Special (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.

Minella Special (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Led until after 2nd, led again before next, ridden and joined last, headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Chesil Beach Boy (11-5) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.

Johns Spirit (IRE) 11-8fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, hit 2 out, led last, headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Gores Island (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Dec.

Harry Hunt 40-1 (10-11) Jumped left, always last, outpaced and no chance from 4th, tailed off, last of 3, well behind Sprinter Sacre (11-6) at Kempton 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) gd in Dec.

Dragon's Den (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) In touch, driven and outpaced approaching 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression, 4th of 15, 9l behind Drumshambo (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.

James Pollard (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, hampered 1st, headway after 5th, hit 3 out, weakened flat, 6th of 17, 20l behind Edgardo Sol (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gs in Nov.

Sun Quest 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, effort 2 out, every chance last, ridden and kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Drumshambo (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.

Dona 5-1 (10-11) Chased leadrs, dropped to rear 6th, never on terms after, 5th of 6, 28l behind State Benefit (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f beg chase (4) sft.

Piroulet (FR) 7-1 (10-7) Pulled hard in mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, never on terms, 4th of 9, 38l behind Sydney Paget (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.

Is It Me (USA) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 6th, 8th of 9, 50l behind Double Handful (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.

Bathwick Brave (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Held up in 5th, headway to challenge after 4 out, led narrowly before 2 out, headed between last 2, ridden and kept on same pace flat, no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Sunny Ledgend (10-7) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs.

Looks Like Slim 20-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, good headway before 2 out, went 2nd 2 out, driven and lost 2nd approaching last, no impression when weakened to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 15, 7l behind Ciceron (10-12) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft.