Rural Living Show 23rd March Claiming Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 5, 8 runners)
  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 42.00s
  • Off time: 13:45:44
Full result
Result 13:45 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Arrayan 5/1
2nd 5 Oscar Gogo 8 9/2
3rd 4 Bellflower Boy 8 6/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 9447-49
Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Arrayan 11
  • T:A Dunn
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 9447-49
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 A Dunn Paul Moloney 124 5/1
2 00
Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Comical Red 31
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: 00
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 150/1
3 P
Grey, Pink seams, Pink and Grey halved sleeves, Pink cap Corres (IRE) 15
  • T:P Fitzsimons
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8bt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 bt P Fitzsimons J M Davies 50/1
4 72-3035
Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 8
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 72-3035
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5bt
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 bt Dr R D P Newland A P McCoy 135 6/4f
5 1167-4P
Royal Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, hooped cap Oscar Gogo (IRE) 52
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 1167-4P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
11 159 11-5 p Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 122 9/2
6 133-13P
Purple, orange cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap, black star Red Jade 33
  • T:K Burke
  • J:Mr J Barber
  • Form: 133-13P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 K Burke Mr J Barber (7) 120 3/1
7 P5735-
Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Revaader 301
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:Jake Hodson
  • Form: P5735-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 Mark Gillard Jake Hodson (7) 87 33/1
8 B62/94-3
Black, Emerald Green hoop, hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Stir On The Sea (IRE) 278
  • T:J D Frost
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: B62/94-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 J D Frost Hadden Frost 81 20/1

In depth

Verdict

BELLFLOWER BOY has been in poor form over fences but is rated much higher over hurdles. He'll handle the ground and the booking of AP McCoy suggests a return to form is expected. Arrayan is another who should appreciate the return to hurdling though both Oscar Gogo and Worcester winner Red Jade have the beating of him on today's terms. It's difficult to make a serious case for any of the remainder with Revaader perhaps proving best of them.

Formwatch

Arrayan 66-1 (10-11) Soon in touch, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 23l behind Rysbrack (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Oscar Gogo (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Led until 7th, weakened quickly, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Stow (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.

Bellflower Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Reluctant to race and always in rear, never a factor, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Milo Milan (11-6) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.

Revaader 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 3rd 5th, ridden after 3 out, no extra next, 5th of 9, 13l behind Strictly (10-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.

Comical Red 200-1 (11-5) Prominent, jumped right and mistake 1st, weakened 6th, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Saphir Du Rheu (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Corres (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, reminders before 7th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Joseph Mercer (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov, 9 ran.

Red Jade 40-1 (11-1) Mid-division, struggling 5th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Gevrey Chambertin (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 10 ran.

Stir On The Sea (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) 3rd of 12, 9l behind Normansmistress (11-7) at Flete Park 2m 4f ptp gs in May.