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
- Winning time: 4m 6.15s
- Off time: 17:36:17
|2nd||8 Days Of Heaven||3½||1/2f|
Earthmoves (FR) 28
|4||158 11-4||P F Nicholls||Mr H Derham (3)||4/1|
Looking For Mick
|5||157 11-3||V R A Dartnall||Giles Hawkins (3)||22/1|
Polamco (IRE) 24
|5||157 11-3 t||H Fry||R Mahon||12/1|
Rough Fighter (USA) 62
|5||157 11-3||N P Mulholland||James Banks (5)||14/1|
Swincombe Star 46
|5||157 11-3||R Walford||Felix de Giles||16/1|
|4||151 10-11||F Brennan||Joshua Moore||66/1|
Days Of Heaven (FR)
|4||151 10-11||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||1/2f|
Kublai (FR) 28
|4||151 10-11||P J Hobbs||T J O'Brien||8/1|
Over The Bridge
|4||151 10-11||Mark Gillard||T J Phelan||50/1|
Posh Millie (IRE)
|4||144 10-4||R J Hodges||James Best (3)||50/1|
||5||113||A J Honeyball||Rachael Green||NR|
||5||1010 t||K C Bailey||E Cookson||NR|
||5||1010||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham||NR|
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.
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 (FR) 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.