Bathwick Tyres Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 55.10s
- Off time: 15:50:33
|2nd||4 Rocky Bender||nk||9/1|
He's The Daddy 44
|7||166 11-12 vt||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||109||6/1|
Spanish Optimist (IRE) 109
|8||165 11-11 t||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||108||9/2|
Southway Star 357
|9||160 11-6 t||Mrs S Gardner||Paul John (7)||103||33/1|
Rocky Bender (IRE) 16
|9||156 11-2 b||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||99||9/1|
Tresor De La Vie (FR) 25
|7||151 10-11 p||V R A Dartnall||Jack Doyle||94||4/1|
Milosam (IRE) 33
|7||150 10-10 b||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||93||7/2j|
Possibly Flora 27
|9||146 10-6 t||R Woollacott||D C Costello||89||7/2j|
MILOSAM has already won three times over track and trip this season. He turned in a poor run at Ludlow last time but bounced from a similar disappointing effort earlier in the campaign to score and still isn't badly treated. Rocky Bender never seems to run two races alike while He's The Daddy and Tresor De La Vie make their chasing debuts, though the latter has won between the flags. Possibly Flora was only beaten a length-and-a-quarter by the selection in December so has place claims again.
Milosam (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Prominent, reminders after 7th and after being bumped 8th, lost place 10th, well beaten 13th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Take The Mick (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb, 11 ran.
Rocky Bender (IRE) 17-2 (10-13) Prominent, mistake 3rd, not fluent next, mistake and weakened 5 out, 6th of 10, well behind Barton Gift (10-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Possibly Flora 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 3 out until 2 out, 3rd and beaten last, no extra flat, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Lord Fox (10-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Tresor De La Vie (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Led until narrowly headed after 4th, chased leader, led again next, headed well before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 40l behind Fayette County (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
He's The Daddy 11-2 (11-1) Mid-division in 6th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by Tullyesker Hill (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb, 12 ran.
Spanish Optimist (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Led, mistake 8th, soon headed, led again after 10th, pushed along 12th, headed 5 out, weakened quickly, pulled up after next, in a race won by Samstown (10-3) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Southway Star 25-1 (11-2) Last pair, never a factor, tailed off, 8th of 10, 41l behind Five Rivers (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.