Bathwick Tyres Yeovil 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 56.30s
- Off time: 14:10:35
|1st||2 Victor Leudorum||15/8|
|3rd||8 Shantou Breeze||2¼||11/1|
Polisky (FR) 28
|5||159 11-5 t||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||134||8/11f|
Victor Leudorum (IRE) 42
|5||159 11-5||C J Mann||S Thomas||124||15/8|
Ata Boy (IRE) 13
|6||153 10-13 t1||R T Phillips||R Thornton||25/1|
Dads Birthday 25
|6||153 10-13||S C Burrough||A Glassonbury||33/1|
Jayandbee (IRE) 24
|5||153 10-13||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||12/1|
Landerbee (IRE) 47
|5||153 10-13||J W Mullins||W P Kavanagh (3)||66/1|
Storm Alert 18
|5||153 10-13||Mrs S Gardner||L Stephens (ex2)||33/1|
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 17
|5||146 10-6||M Madgwick||M Goldstein (3)||103||11/1|
POLISKY is hard to oppose having romped home in a similar event over a longer trip at this track last month. He looks likely to start a short price again as Paul Nicholls' charge has officially 10lb in hand on Victor Leudorum. The latter opened his account over timber when scoring at Market Rasen last time and is himself well clear of the rest of the field on official ratings. Shantou Breeze looks best of the rest on her recent second over these hurdles but it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Victor Leudorum (IRE) Evensfav (11-2) Jumped slightly left, made all and soon clear, given breather briefly after 5th, clear again before next, stayed on strongly and in command from 2 out, unchallenged, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Amtired (11-4) by 7l, 7 ran.
Polisky (FR) 1-4fav (11-1) Tracked leader, led 6th, not fluent 6th, drew clear 3 out, very easily, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar beating Imperial Vic (10-8) by 16l, 4 ran.
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Not fluent virtually throghout, disputed lead with sole rival to 3rd, effort after 3 out, ridden and outpaced before next, kept on, always held by easy winner, last of 2, 2 1/4l behind Miss Tenacious (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gf.
Jayandbee (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 6th, lost place 4 out, beaten when hampered next, 9th of 15, well behind Weekend Millionair (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Storm Alert 50-1 (11-0) Jumped left throughout, soon behind, headway 4th, ridden and weakened 3 out, 4th of 5, 32l behind Ugo (10-2) at Exeter 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Dads Birthday 40-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, slow 5th, pushed along next, under pressure when fell 3 out, in a race won by Arab League (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) fm in Mar, 3 ran.
Landerbee (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up, pulled hard, headway to track leader after 2nd, not fluent 5th, lost place when bad mistake and rider lost iron briefly 7th, soon behind, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Talkonthestreet (11-3) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Ata Boy (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, struggling 4th, tailed off 4 out, 9th of 12, well behind Black Thunder (11-5) at Chepstow 2m nov hdl (4) sft.