Easter Family Fun Day 4th April Mares' Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 3.60s
  • Off time: 15:25:20
Full result
Result 15:25 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Tarabela 6/1
2nd 10 Starlet Mandy 7 11/2
3rd 1 Midnight Belle 15 2/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 8-84651
Red and royal blue stripes, light blue sleeves and cap Midnight Belle (ex7) 8
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: 8-84651
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-5
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 173 12-5 T Symonds Benjamin Poste (7) 92 2/1f
2 3-5P452
White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Mangonel 79
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 3-5P452
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12v
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 v C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 92 9/1
3 9/P5P9-P
Orange, Black hoop, armlets and star on cap Jordan 52
  • T:P Hide
  • J:Tom Bellamy
  • Form: 9/P5P9-P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 P Hide Tom Bellamy (7) 91 28/1
4 071F/5P-
Red, white stripe, white sleeves, red armlets Tarabela 435
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 071F/5P-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8t1
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 t1 K Bishop Hadden Frost 88 6/1
5 P8/P114
White, Red star, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Wild Ground (IRE) 34
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:James Best
  • Form: P8/P114
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
12 160 11-6 p K Bishop James Best (3) 86 5/1
6 58P-740
Yellow, red triple diamond and sleeves Mysula 3
  • T:Miss C Dyson
  • J:Gerald Quinn
  • Form: 58P-740
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 84 50/1
7 4P3-442
Black, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Knight Blaze 243
  • T:D Brace
  • J:C Wallis
  • Form: 4P3-442
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 D Brace C Wallis (5) 80 20/1
9 972/54-3
Blue, White stripe and cap Some Secret 37
  • T:C J Down
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 972/54-3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 p C J Down J M Davies 78 7/1
10 709/655
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Starlet Mandy (IRE) 98
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 709/655
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies D Crosse 64 11/2
11 P-004PP
Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gouranga 29
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: P-004PP
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0b
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 b A W Carroll Peter Carberry (5) 64 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 PP32/04
Southway Queen 43
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: PP32/04
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
9 1013 Mrs S Gardner M G Nolan 79 NR

In depth

Verdict

Midnight Belle won over a shorter trip at Ludlow last week. A penalty doesn't look a problem as she's dropping down a grade but today's distance could be and WILD GROUND is preferred. Kevin Bishop's veteran has been competing over fences and landed a double over 3m3f at Fontwell in December. She can race off a 12lb lower mark back over timber and looks the one to beat. The remainder are hard to fancy as Mangonel finished runner-up in a seller at Fakenham last time but will find this tougher and Knight Blaze was beaten a long way when second at Exeter on her latest start back in 2011.

Formwatch

Southway Queen 33-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, soon outpaced, 4th of 5, 39l behind Ballinahow Star (11-3) at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Tarabela 25-1 (11-6) In touch, behind from 6th, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Jackers (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov '11, 11 ran.

Starlet Mandy (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 26l behind Boomtown (9-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.

Midnight Belle 17-2 (10-6) Held up in last pair, steady headway 8th, led 3 out, joined next, pressed last, stayed on well flat, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Jan beating Ussee (11-11) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.

Wild Ground (IRE) 9-2 (10-1) Led until 3rd, chased leader, hit 6th, no impression when lost 2nd and weakened 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, 45l behind Ballygarvey (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.

Mangonel 10-1 (11-12) Led, headed approaching 6th, tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, kept on to go moderate 2nd at last, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Me Fein (10-1) at Fakenham 2m 4f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.

Gouranga 250-1 (10-12) Soon tailed off, pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Valmari (10-11) at Ludlow 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft in Jan, 10 ran.

Mysula 33-1 (11-1) Chased leaders on outer, weakened before 3 out, 18th of 23, well behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.

Jordan 13-2 (11-5) In touch, ridden along 9th, weakened next, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by John's Gem (11-2) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.

Knight Blaze 5-2 (11-0) Chsd ldrs 5; one pce 3 out, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Zola's Jewel (11-7) at Trecoed 3m ptp gd in Jun.

Some Secret 13-2 (10-9) Chased leading pair, jumped big 1st, went 2nd 5th until next, ridden and outpaced in 4th before 2 out, left poor 3rd after last, tailed off, 3rd of 5, 42l behind Storm Alert (11-3) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.