Manor House Somerset Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 15 runners)
  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 42.00s
  • Off time: 16:30:14
Full result
Result 16:30 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 The Happy Warrior 3/1f
2nd 13 Until The Man 23 14/1
3rd 9 Kingsfold Flare 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 951F23
Royal blue and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on orange cap Straits Of Messina (IRE) 14
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 951F23
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 T Symonds Felix De Giles 100 5/1
2 71F-20P
Pink, royal blue triple diamond, striped sleeves and star on cap Key To Milan 141
  • T:C J Down
  • J:Giles Hawkins
  • Form: 71F-20P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10pt
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 pt C J Down Giles Hawkins (3) 98 10/1
3 312133
White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets The Happy Warrior 24
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:Gary Derwin
  • Form: 312133
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 R H Buckler Gary Derwin (7) 96 3/1f
4 869587
YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN spots and armlets, DARK GREEN cap Henwood (IRE) 16
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Lewis Gordon
  • Form: 869587
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 C L Tizzard Lewis Gordon (10) 95 17/2
5 93-02F9
Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), checked sleeves Who Am I 25
  • T:Mrs D A Hamer
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 93-02F9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 Mrs D A Hamer T J O'Brien 95 33/1
6 895546
White, Orange epaulets, hooped sleeves, Orange cap Vexillum (IRE) 36
  • T:S Hodgson
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 895546
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6h
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 h S Hodgson J M Davies 94 33/1
7 60877P
Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Top Chief 98
  • T:M G Rimell
  • J:Killian Moore
  • Form: 60877P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 M G Rimell Killian Moore (5) 94 33/1
8 834F4F
Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Fintan 24
  • T:Mrs L J Young
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 834F4F
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
11 157 11-3 Mrs L J Young R T Dunne (3) 91 25/1
9 6924-48
Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Kingsfold Flare 22
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 6924-48
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 G L Moore Joshua Moore 85 11/2
10 48-6133
Dark blue, light blue inverted triangle, light blue and dark blue diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Shaddaii (FR) 36
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 48-6133
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8t
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 t Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 82 17/2
11 458-4P5
Orange, Black hoop, hooped sleeves, White cap Applause For Amy (IRE) 16
  • T:Mrs K M Sanderson
  • J:Mr J Bargary
  • Form: 458-4P5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 Mrs K M Sanderson Mr J Bargary (7) 80 18/1
12 083/6-P8
Royal Blue and Red (quartered), White and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, White cap Cnoc Moy (IRE) 302
  • T:Mrs H E Rees
  • J:S P Jones
  • Form: 083/6-P8
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-4t
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
10 144 10-4 t Mrs H E Rees S P Jones 78 40/1
13 1/P-0000
Red and Brown (quartered), Red sleeves, Brown armlets, White cap Until The Man (IRE) 15
  • T:Miss N L-Beavis
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 1/P-0000
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3b
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
7 143 10-3 b Miss N L-Beavis M Goldstein 77 14/1
14 565535
Yellow, Red disc, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow spots Free Falling 38
  • T:A J Lidderdale
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 565535
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-2v
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
8 142 10-2 v A J Lidderdale W Kennedy 76 14/1
15 08-F8P9
Royal blue, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, red stars Genuine Art 12
  • T:Lucy Jones
  • J:Thomas Garner
  • Form: 08-F8P9
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 Lucy Jones Thomas Garner (5) 68 100/1

In depth

Verdict

The Happy Warrior is a consistent performer at this level and is unlikely to be far away again. Straits Of Messina is usually thereabouts as well while Kingfold Flare doesn't look badly treated but Key To Milan has a bit to prove on his first run since November. SHADDAII ran a cracker in a jumper's bumper at Lingfield in February considering it was his first start since July last year. If that has brought him on, Caroline Keevil's grey could be worth a bet off his current mark.

Formwatch

The Happy Warrior 3-1fav (11-1) Led, hit 4th, headed 3 out, chased leaders, driven and one pace in 4th before 2 out, rallied to modest 3rd 2 out, driven and stayed on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Area Access (9-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.

Until The Man (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 17, 45l behind Invicta Lake (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.

Kingsfold Flare 14-1 (10-12) Towards rear, effort 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 27l behind Drombeg West (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.

Key To Milan 50-1 (10-12) Held up, blundered 4th, last and behind when mistake 6th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Valdez (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs in Nov, 8 ran.

Fintan 5-1 (11-10) Took keen hold and held up well off the pace in rear, mistake 2nd, steady headway after 4 out, went 3rd approaching next, not fluent 2 out, well held when fell last, in a race won by Capisci (11-7) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 8 ran.

Applause For Amy (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 5th of 13, 26l behind Bob Keown (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.

Shaddaii (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Very Noble (11-2) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.

Henwood (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and bumped after 9th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Bob Keown (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.

Straits Of Messina (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden before 2 out, went 3rd before last, kept on, 3rd of 16, 11l behind Take The Crown (10-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.

Vexillum (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 34l behind Exemplary (11-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.

Cnoc Moy (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Chased leader, challenged 4 out, led before next, ridden and headed after 3 out, lost 3rd and weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 11, 31l behind Planetoid (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.

Genuine Art 40-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 4th, ridden 3 out, well beaten when not fluent next, 9th of 12, 49l behind Watt Broderick (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.

Top Chief 16-1 (10-11) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place after 4th, soon ridden, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by He's The Daddy (11-1) at Towcester 2m 5f (4) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.

Who Am I 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, weakened before 5th, 9th of 11, well behind Good of Luck (10-12) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.

Free Falling 4-1 (10-0) Led until 8th, soon ridden chasing leaders, weakening when hit 3 out, lost poor 3rd 2 out, 5th of 9, 33l behind Barton Rose (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Feb.