Bathwick Tyres Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (3yo+, 2m, Class 5, 14 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 8.40s
- Off time: 13:05:22
|1st||3 Home Run||3/1j|
|2nd||1 Zelkova Island||3¼||25/1|
|3rd||6 Thundering Home||½||9/1|
Zelkova Island (IRE) 66
|7||166 11-12||P Henderson||T J O'Brien||100||25/1|
Torrential Raine 27
|4||166 11-12||M Blake||Nick Scholfield||100||16/1|
Home Run (GER) 13
|4||166 11-12 p||D Pipe||Samuel Welton (10)||100||3/1j|
First Morning (IRE) 27
|7||163 11-9 pt||M Blake||Wayne Hutchinson||97||20/1|
Thundering Home 23
|5||163 11-9||N R Mitchell||Gerard Tumelty||97||9/1|
Majestic Bull (USA) 12
|6||159 11-5||Mrs S Gardner||Matt Griffiths (3)||93||3/1j|
Kilrye (IRE) 19
|5||158 11-4 p1||D Pipe||Tom Bellamy (7)||92||20/1|
Withy Mills 21
|7||157 11-3 p1||K Bishop||P J Brennan||91||9/1|
Scotsbrook Legend 16
|4||155 11-1||S Lycett||Mr H Derham (5)||89||8/1|
Key To Milan 57
|6||154 11-0 pt||C J Down||Giles Hawkins (3)||88||8/1|
Time Book (IRE) 309
|6||153 10-13 t1||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell (3)||87||8/1|
North London 55
|5||144 10-4||J D Frost||W Kennedy||78||33/1|
By Command 19
|7||140 10-0||Mrs L J Young||F J Hayes (7)||71||50/1|
Golden Acorn (IRE) 51
|3||140 10-0||N J Hawke||Mr T Cheesman (7)||79||66/1|
||6||119||R Woollacott||Non Runner||97||NR|
Chesil Beach Boy
||8||11-12||M J Coombe||Mrs M Roberts||7/1|
Home Run bids for a hat-trick after wins at Exeter and Taunton earlier this month but has been raised 11lb since. Preference is for MAJESTIC BULL, who easily landed a gamble on heavy ground at Bangor 12 days ago. The handicapper has also hit him hard but there looked to be plenty more in the locker that day and Matt Griffiths takes off 3lb. Kempton winner Thundering Home unseated his rider when favourite at Plumpton last time while Key To Milan may not have beaten much at Taunton in October. Hereford second Withy Mills could be improving however.
Cridda Boy 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, 12th of 20, 27l behind Cruise In Style (9-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Home Run (GER) 5-2fav (10-10) Chased leaders and raced on inside, went 2nd 3 out, led after 3 out, 3 lengths ahead last, ridden out, won at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) sft beating Cruise In Style (11-7) by 6l, 11 ran.
Zelkova Island (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Ww rr, 8th 1/2way, prog bef 4out & 3rd bef 3out, went 2nd bef 2out & ld gng best well bef last, easily, won at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Crude (12-0) by 3l, 10 ran.
Thundering Home 3-1fav (11-3) Held up in rear, good headway 4th, went 2nd next, led and hit 6th, hit 3 out, already headed when mistake 2 out, 3rd and held when went left and unseated rider last, in a race won by Bathwick Junior (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 10 ran.
North London 66-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Boomtown (9-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Torrential Raine 40-1 (10-5) Led until 3rd, prominent, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Dreams Of Milan (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Withy Mills 15-2 (11-3) Promiennt, not fluent 4th, challenging when left in lead 3 out, headed next, no impression on leading pair when left 2nd last, 2nd of 11, 12l behind Stravita (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Key To Milan 12-1 (10-2) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, lost 2nd 2 out, rallied under pressure last, went 2nd flat, stayed on gamely to lead again close home, won at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct beating Stentorian (11-4) by hd, 12 ran.
By Command 50-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, under pressure 4 out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, well behind Home Run (10-9) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Golden Acorn (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) In touch, not fluent 3rd, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pass The Time (10-6) at Plumpton 2m 3yo clm hdl (5) sft in Nov, 7 ran.
Kilrye (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, pushed along before 4th, soon lost place, tailed off when blundered 4 out, 10th of 11, well behind Home Run (10-9) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
First Morning (IRE) 10-1 (11-11) Led until 2nd, led 4th, headed 5th, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 11, 42l behind Bosamcliff (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Majestic Bull (USA) 7-2fav (10-5) Raced wide, held up in 6th, good headway to chase leaders 5th, led before 2 out, clear after 2 out, stayed on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) hvy beating Lucky Prince (10-11) by 8l, 11 ran.
Scotsbrook Legend 12-1 (10-6) In touch, headway 4 out, led and hit 2 out, ridden and headed next, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Shilpa (10-5) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Time Book (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leadrs, behind from after 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Clever Dick (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Feb, 13 ran.