• 13:30 Bathwick Tyres Yeovil Novices' Chase2m 5f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 43.20s
  • Off time: 13:30:29
13:30 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Druids Nephew (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43F1-51 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 30
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-5 t P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 132 11/43.75
2 316-623 Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap The Druids Nephew (IRE) 40
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-12 Andrew Turnell James Banks (7) 133 2/13.00
3 45-2134 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 56
6 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 140 11/102.10


Only three runners in this but it could still prove an informative race. Grandioso made a winning start over fences over C&D last month but was inferior to today's rivals over hurdles. The Druids Nephew has already shown promise over fences, only going by a nose at Ascot before finishing third at Kempton, but we'll take TONY STAR to complete a quick double for Philip Hobbs and Tom O'Brien. He was plunged in at the deep end over fences behind Houblon Des Obeaux in a Grade 2 here in November but acquitted himself well and that experience won't have been lost on the six-year-old.