Bath Ales Barnesy Novices' Handicap Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 12 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 16.02s
- Off time: 14:56:04
|1st||2 Cheat The Cheater||nk||8/1|
|3rd||1 Pyleigh Lass||9||7/1|
|1009th||7 Virginia Ash||11/4f|
Pyleigh Lass 91
|7||166 11-12||J Scott||Ian Popham (3)||116||7/1|
Cheat The Cheater (IRE) 21
|6||165 11-11 p||Miss C Dyson||Daniel Hiskett (7)||115||8/1|
Cock Of The Rock (IRE) 27
|8||163 11-9 p||W K Goldsworthy||D A Jacob||113||22/1|
Lucky Sun 46
|7||162 11-8||B Eckley||Gary Derwin (7)||112||50/1|
Presence Felt (IRE) 69
|5||162 11-8||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||112||7/1|
Mystic Appeal (IRE) 17
|7||160 11-6||J Scott||Matt Griffiths (3)||110||16/1|
Virginia Ash (IRE) 16
|5||160 11-6 p||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell (3)||110||11/4f|
Ravens Brook (IRE) 17
|7||159 11-5||R Lee||Mr James Jeavons (10)||109||20/1|
King's Sunset (IRE) 54
|8||158 11-4 h||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||108||17/2|
Thomas Wild 53
|8||155 11-1||P J Hobbs||M G Nolan (5)||105||6/1|
Snowed In (IRE) 18
|4||149 10-9 p||Jennie Candlish||Sean Quinlan||110||33/1|
Samingarry (FR) 46
|6||145 10-5||N J Hawke||M J Quinlan (3)||95||8/1|
Presence Felt stepped up on his hurdling debut when third at Hereford in December. He has a decent chance to open his account here but CHEAT THE CHEATER deserves a change of luck after finishing third to The Bear Trap at Ffos Las and then second to Ugly Bug over this trip. Claire Dyson's charge gets the nod as stamina may be an issue with the four-year-old Snowed In, third at Market Rasen last time. Virginia Ash and King's Sunset both started favourite last time but disappointed while Thomas Wild fell on his reappearance over fences at Exeter. Samingarry was second over 2m4f here last month but is 4lb higher now.
Cheat The Cheater (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd 3 out, every chance 2 out, bumped before last, soon switched left, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Ugly Bug (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Samingarry (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, outpaced 3 out, ridden before 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on and just held close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Uimhir A Seacht (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Pyleigh Lass 6-1 (11-3) Mid-division, lost place 5th, no danger after, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Thomas Wild 9-2 (11-3) Held up, headwat to get in behind leaders 6th, challenged 11th, upsides when fell next, in a race won by Flying Award (11-5) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.
Presence Felt (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 3rd betwween last 2, not fluent and stayed on same pace last, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Midnight Prayer (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Ravens Brook (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Prominent in chasing group until before 3 out, 7th of 16, 23l behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.
King's Sunset (IRE) 10-3fav (11-10) Prominent, close 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, one pace before last, 4th of 8, 8l behind Award Winner (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Mystic Appeal (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 1st, behind 4th, tailed off 8th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Big News (10-9) at Ludlow 3m nov chs 0-110 (4) sft, 12 ran.
Lucky Sun 50-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 6l behind Alberobello (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Snowed In (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon 3rd and beaten, weakened flat, 3rd of 11, 22l behind Bordoni (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl (4) sft.
Cock Of The Rock (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 6f out, tailed off 3f out, 10th of 12, 43l behind Rysbrack (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Virginia Ash (IRE) 4-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st or 2nd, jumped slolwy 5th, ridden after 3 out, no extra flat, 6th of 17, 11l behind Seymour Eric (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.