Somerset County Gazette Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f

  • (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 6.15s
  • Off time: 17:36:17
Full result
Result 17:35 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Polamco 12/1
2nd 8 Days Of Heaven 1/2f
3rd 1 Earthmoves 2 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1
Yellow, Brown disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Earthmoves (FR) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (3) 4/1
3
Dark blue, light blue braces and armlets Looking For Mick
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Giles Hawkins
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 V R A Dartnall Giles Hawkins (3) 22/1
4 95
Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Polamco (IRE) 24
  • T:H Fry
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 95
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 t H Fry Ryan Mahon 12/1
5 37
Red, White triple diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Rough Fighter (USA) 62
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 37
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 N P Mulholland James Banks (5) 14/1
6 36
Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Swincombe Star 46
  • T:R Walford
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 36
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 R Walford Felix De Giles 16/1
7 PPP
BLACK, YELLOW Cross of Lorraine, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Bobonyx 19
  • T:F Brennan
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: PPP
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 151 10-11 F Brennan Joshua Moore 66/1
8
White, black cap Days Of Heaven (FR)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 151 10-11 N J Henderson A Tinkler 1/2f
9 3
Light Green, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Kublai 28
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 151 10-11 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 8/1
10
Light blue, yellow star, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, yellow star Over The Bridge
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 151 10-11 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 50/1
13
Yellow, dark green seams, chevrons on sleeves, dark green cap Posh Millie (IRE)
  • T:R J Hodges
  • J:James Best
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 144 10-4 R J Hodges James Best (3) 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 4
Horace Hazel 1
  • Nag Me
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Rachael Green
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 113 A J Honeyball Rachael Green NR
11 542
Ellin's Tower 36
  • Nag Me
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:E Cookson
  • Form: 542
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 1010 t K C Bailey E Cookson NR
12 0-
Southfield Belle (IRE) 400
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 0-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 1010 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham NR

In depth

Verdict

Earthmoves ran green at Wincanton but still managed to hold on in the closing stages. The form, however, hasn't been franked and close third Kublai is 7lb better off. DAYS OF HEAVEN is by successful French NH sire Saint Des Saints and owned by Michael Buckley. His ambitions will be higher than a Taunton bumper and he can make a winning start to his career. Horace Hazel and Looking For Mick are other newcomers of interest while Ellin's Tower is improving with experience but will probably find at least a couple of these too good.

Formwatch

Horace Hazel Sir Harry Lewis gelding out of Kaream.

Ellin's Tower 7-2 (11-0) Led, ridden clear well over 1f out, reduced lead final furlong, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Double Dealites (10-2) at Lingfield 2m mares n h flat (6) std in Feb.

Southfield Belle (IRE) 7-2 (10-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 13l behind Celestial Island (10-9) at Lingfield 2m mares n h flat (6) hvy in Feb '13.

Polamco (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 9f out, pushed along 7f out, outpaced over 4f out, no impression after, 5th of 14, 22l behind Chieftain's Choice (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.

Days Of Heaven (FR) Saint Des Saints gelding out of Daramour.

Earthmoves (FR) 11-4 (10-10) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd travelling well over 2f out, rider delayed effort to lead over 1f out, ran green and idled inside final furlong, driven and just held on near finish, won at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating The Cider Maker (10-10) by shd, 7 ran.

Rough Fighter (USA) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace entering final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 7th of 16, 7l behind Clondaw Banker (10-13) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Swincombe Star 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, reminder over 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 16, 19l behind Bringithomeminty (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.

Bobonyx 33-1 (10-7) To & pu 11, in a race won by Smooth Classic (12-0) at New Forest 3m ptp gd in Mar, 12 ran.

Kublai 7-2 (10-10) Last trio, headway over 4f out, kept on final 2f, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Earthmoves (10-10) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Mar.

Looking For Mick Milk It Mick gelding out of Seeker.

Posh Millie (IRE) Relief Pitcher filly out of Rainbow Nation.

Over The Bridge Multiplex gelding out of Do It On Dani.