Bathwick Tyres 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 12.40s
  • Off time: 14:20:36
Full result
Result 14:20 Exeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Liberty One 7/1
2nd 9 Sun Wild Life 10/1
3rd 1 Cool George 4 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 08-U442
Pink and Maroon diabolo, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Maroon star Cool George 38
  • T:Miss J du Plessis
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 08-U442
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 Miss J du Plessis James Best (3) 118 2/1
2 8
Dark Blue, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Yellow cap Exmoor Challenge 12
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Matt Griffiths
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 66/1
3 00
Blue, White stripe and cap Hot Pepper 12
  • T:C J Down
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 C J Down J M Davies 100/1
4 4-564
Yellow, dark blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star Know More Oats (IRE) 13
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Giles Hawkins
  • Form: 4-564
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 V R A Dartnall Giles Hawkins (3) 25/1
5 3S2112
LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Liberty One (IRE) 24
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 3S2112
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 R Woollacott D A Jacob 7/1
6 2-113
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Pleasant Company (IRE) 63
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 2-113
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 10/11f
7 41-806
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Rafafie 38
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:Miss L Gardner
  • Form: 41-806
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 40/1
8 958
Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Sand Artist (IRE) 37
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 958
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 33/1
9 53-6424
Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Sun Wild Life (FR) 41
  • T:R Walford
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 53-6424
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 R Walford Felix De Giles 118 10/1

In depth

Verdict

PLEASANT COMPANY was far from disgraced in a better race at Ascot in December. He's been given plenty of time to recover and can add a hurdles victory to his portfolio which already includes wins in a point-to-point and a bumper. Sun Wild Life arrives off the back of a decent run at Kempton having only lost out by half-a-length at Fontwell on his hurdles bow. Five of Cool George's career starts have been here and he was only beaten a length-and-a-quarter over track and trip last month while three-times points winner was second on his hurdling debut at Taunton and can improve.

Formwatch

Liberty One (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, jumped slowly 5th, some headway from next, outpaced after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 11l behind Milo Man (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Sun Wild Life (FR) 5-2 (10-12) Led, dived at 4 out, headed 3 out, lost 2nd well before next, outpaced approaching 2 out, plugged on to modest 4th between last 2, 4th of 8, 16l behind Goodwood Mirage (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Cool George 3-1 (10-9) Close up, led from 3rd, headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Knight Of Noir (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Pleasant Company (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Led until 1st, led again before 3rd, ridden and headed well before 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd and no chance with leading duo, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Royal Boy (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Dec.

Rafafie 66-1 (10-9) Always behind, reminders before 4 out, never dangerous, 6th of 15, well behind Royal Player (11-0) at Exeter 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.

Exmoor Challenge 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, well beaten from after 6th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Toubeera (11-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy.

Hot Pepper 100-1 (11-4) In touch until 6th, 11th of 14, well behind Arthur's Oak (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy.

Know More Oats (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, reminders and weakened from 3 out, 4th of 5, well behind Royal Player (11-11) at Warwick 2m 5f nh nov hdl (3) sft.

Sand Artist (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, weakened 4 out, 8th of 10, well behind Cole Harden (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.