Taunton Jaguar All New F-Type Coupe Selling Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f
- (4-7yo, 2m 1f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 59.44s
- Off time: 14:10:29
|1st||3 Captain Sharpe||9/4j|
To The Sky (IRE) 16
|6||166 11-12||J G M O'Shea||Aodhagan Conlon (5)||98||13/2|
Douchkirk (FR) 12
|7||159 11-5 b||John Berry||W T Kennedy||91||4/1|
Captain Sharpe 12
|6||158 11-4 t||B J Llewellyn||R T Dunne (3)||90||9/4j|
|6||154 11-0||P Henderson||Mr G Branton (7)||86||33/1|
Kozmina Bay 45
|5||152 10-12 b||B J Llewellyn||Robert Williams (5)||84||16/1|
|5||148 10-8 t||Marc Barber||Donal Devereux||80||16/1|
|7||142 10-2 b||A Stronge||T J O'Brien (ex1)||74||9/4j|
Bach On Tow (IRE)
||6||10-7||Mrs S Gardner||Donal Fahy||4/1|
DOUCHKIRK doesn't always find a lot off the bridle but finished ahead of favourite Captain Sharpe at Stratford last month and re-opposes on identical terms. He may be good enough to hold off Exeter third Kozmina Bay as the latter hasn't raced over hurdles since winning a novices' handicap at Uttoxeter in December, though has had a couple of runs on the all-weather. The remaining trio would all need to improve on recent form to figure.
Captain Sharpe 11-4fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside when not fluent and slightly impeded 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 11l behind Osgood (10-12) at Stratford 2m sel hcp hdle 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Moneymix 11-4fav (10-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 5th until before 2 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 7, 21l behind The Darling Boy (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
To The Sky (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pulled hard, closed 3rd, went 2nd next until ridden approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, left 6 lengths 2nd 2 out, closed last, every chance flat, no impression and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Karl Marx (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Douchkirk (FR) 9-2 (11-6) Led, ridden and headed approaching last, 3rd and beaten when jumped big at hurdle, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Osgood (10-12) at Stratford 2m sel hcp hdle 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Kozmina Bay 16-1 (10-0) Pressed leader, led after 6th, driven before 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Blake Dean (11-2) by 6l, 10 ran.
Spunky 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway and in touch when went right 5th, weakened next, tailed off, 10th of 13, 47l behind Area Access (9-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Pullmen 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off before 4 out, 13th of 15, well behind Royal Player (11-0) at Exeter 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.