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12:30 Wincanton

Bathwick Tyres Yeovil Novices' Handicap Hurdle

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 44.40s
  • 17 Ran
2nd
Silk -
3rd
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33/1

    4th
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, White cap
    4/1
    • Form 3223-24
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 95

    mid-division, headway on bit approaching 3 out, ridden, chased winner approaching 2 out, kept on from last

    2
    Silk - Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap
    28/1
    • Form 550-0
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 95

    prominent, joined leader 3 out, ridden approaching 2 out, hit 2 out, soon weakened

    3
    Silk - Dark Blue, White star, hooped sleeves, White cap
    16/1
    • Form 0-P0040
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 92

    pulled early and held up last, ridden after 3 out, kept on one pace

    5
    Silk - Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue diamond
    • Form 5050
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 90

    held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, soon weakened

    6
    Silk - BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap
    25/1
    • Form 060-200
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 90

    prominent, blundered 4th, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

    7
    Silk - Purple and White (halved), Black and White check sleeves, quartered cap
    22/1
    • Form F-000
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 89

    mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out

    8
    Silk - Grey, Black chevrons, Red sleeves and cap
    • Form 3330-35
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 87

    chased leader, shaken up and headway on bit, challenged after 3 out, led approaching 2 out, soon ridden, driven out

    9
    Silk - PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap

    The Rip

    39
    9/1
    • Form 054-044
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 84

    mid-division, ridden after 3 out, one pace

    10
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE and ORANGE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, ORANGE star
    40/1
    • Form 30F50-0
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 82

    led 2nd, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up approaching 2 out

    11
    Silk - RED, YELLOW chevron, check cap
    12/1
    • Form 0023
    • Age 3
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 95

    mid-division, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace

    12
    Silk - Yellow, Black diamond, chevrons on sleeves
    10/1
    • Form 560-35
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 81

    led to 2nd, chased leader until led 3 out, soon ridden, headed approaching 2 out, one pace from last

    13
    Silk - White, Royal Blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue diamond
    11/2
    • Form 2F03
    • Age 3
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 94

    mid-division, ridden 3 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before 2 out

    14
    Silk - N/A

    Munadil

    25 t
    33/1
    • Form 33/PP-P0
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 78

    jumped big and slow 1st, held up towards rear, headway on bit from 3 out, shaken up approaching last, ran on well to go 3rd close home

    15
    Silk - Yellow, Orange disc and sleeves
    • Form 0/3005P
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 78

    mid-division, ridden after 3 out, kept on one pace

    16
    Silk - Royal Blue, Grey and Royal Blue striped sleeves and cap
    66/1
    • Form 2046/P-P
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 78

    held up in mid-division, ridden 5th and soon weakened, behind when mistake 3 out, pulled up

    17
    Silk - Yellow, Light Blue hoop, hooped sleeves, White cap
    66/1
    • Form 5-P0000
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 75

    mid-division, ridden 3 out, weakening when mistake 3 out, pulled up before last

    18
    Silk - MAROON, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, MAROON and YELLOW quartered cap
    7/1
    • Form P000
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 75

    chased leader, jumped left 1st, mistake and lost place 2nd, jumped badly left 3rd, behind 4th, tailed off

    4
    NR

    Karoo

    11
    • Form 2U566-P
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 91

    In depth

    Verdict

    Sweet Oona has become something of a bookies benefit of late but she has an obvious chance in the opener with Madam Caversfield and The Rip nominated as dangers. Sweet Oona is seemingly the only horse of Venetia Williams not to be winning races at the moment. A record of five seconds from nine starts is hardly one to inspire confidence but she has been up against progressive types and there appears to be plenty of deadwood here. Madam Caversfield is tried in first time cheekpieces. She too has kept stronger company but is a little agricultural in terms of her jumping technique. The Rip has had seventeen unsuccessful attempts to break his maiden. Connections booked Liam Heard for the job in a Hands and Heels race and the jockey can be forgiven for only finishing fourth as this horse appears to need plenty of driving. Ishka Baba was hopelessly out of her depth in the EBF Mares final at Newbury. Connections appear not to have got to the bottom of her trip. Barella made no impression on a recent run at Wolverhampton but the stable had a winner prior to Christmas and the market is watched. Kentford Lady would have a chance on her bumper form but she has beaten very few home on her most recent starts. Bolitree Bob is a notorious hard puller and will need to be settled early in order to have any chance. Sweet Oona really has few excuses if she fails to win this contest and we will nominate her accordingly.

    Formwatch

    Sweet Oona (FR) 11-4jt-fav (11-7) Mid-division, hit 3rd, headway next, every chance but not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, 4th of 11, 25l behind Seveneightsix (9-7) at Leicester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl (E) gs in Nov.

    Barella (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, no extra from 4 out, 14th of 16, 22l behind Dare To Dance (10-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 0-116 gf in Aug.

    Bollitree Bob 20-1 (10-7) Pulled hard in rear, headway to track leaders 2nd, weakened after 4th, 9th of 11, well behind Inaro (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (E) sft.

    Kentford Lady 40-1 (10-12) Behind, pecked 4th, brief effort approaching 3 out, soon beaten, 7th of 14, 18l behind Ballyhoo (10-5) at Newbury 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (E) gd in Nov.

    Ishka Baha (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, good headway 3 out, chasing leaders after next, weakened flat, 5th of 17, 8l behind Caesarean Hunter (10-7) at Doncaster 2m cnd nov hcp hdl (E) gd.

    The Rip 3-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway on bit 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 16l behind Albarino (11-9) at Wincanton 2m cnd nov hcp hdl (E) gd in Nov.

    Waziri (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, headway 6th, ridden 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 11, 25l behind She's Our Native (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 5f amt hcp hdl (E) gs.

    Madam Caversfield 12-1 (10-0) In touch, hit 1st, ridden 3 out, not fluent last, no extra flat, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Patman Du Charmil (11-5) at Warwick 2m 3yo nov hdl (E) sft.