At The Races Sky 415 Racing Excellence 'Hands And Heels' Handicap Hurdle (Conditional/Amateur) 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 16 runners)
  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 30.90s
  • Off time: 15:55:15
Full result
Result 15:55 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Xaarcet 7/2f
2nd 15 Man Of Leisure 3 12/1
3rd 7 Wily Fox 4 18/1
4th 1 Niki Royal 31 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 45476-1
Red, white chevrons, striped sleeves, red cap Niki Royal (FR) (ex7) 7
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Matthew Stanley
  • Form: 45476-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-2
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 170 12-2 Jamie Snowden Matthew Stanley (3) 107 6/1
2 32PP-42
White, Orange epaulets, hooped sleeves, Orange cap Dun See Dee (IRE) 43
  • T:S Hodgson
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 32PP-42
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 S Hodgson Patrick Corbett 110 18/1
3 630F4/P
grey, Pink Star Black Coffee 32
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 630F4/P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 R Woollacott M G Nolan 110 18/1
4 0-43423
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Qalinas (FR) 43
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Anthony Fox
  • Form: 0-43423
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12bt
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 bt D Pipe Anthony Fox (5) 110 10/1
5 248-666
Emerald green, red diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap Rainbow Haze 84
  • T:P C Dando
  • J:Mr F Mitchell
  • Form: 248-666
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 P C Dando Mr F Mitchell 108 28/1
6 534/31-
Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Next To Nowhere (IRE) 392
  • T:A Dunn
  • J:Mr J Barber
  • Form: 534/31-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 A Dunn Mr J Barber (3) 106 40/1
7 28-5156
Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, Dark Blue cap Wily Fox 40
  • T:J M P Eustace
  • J:Stevie Sanders
  • Form: 28-5156
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6h
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 h J M P Eustace Stevie Sanders (5) 104 18/1
8 415532
Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap Union Saint (FR) 33
  • T:J D Frost
  • J:Miss B Frost
  • Form: 415532
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 J D Frost Miss B Frost (5) 104 10/1
9 2-4690
Grey and orange stripes, grey sleeves, orange cap, grey spots Standing Ovation (IRE) 31
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Tom Bellamy
  • Form: 2-4690
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 D Pipe Tom Bellamy 102 9/1
10 9-49821
Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap Xaarcet (IRE) 37
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Mr M Legg
  • Form: 9-49821
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (3) 101 7/2f
11 6276
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Lovely Muck 38
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Mr R Hatch
  • Form: 6276
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 N A Twiston-Davies Mr R Hatch (3) 100 14/1
12 44-4624
Red and Emerald Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap, Red spots Prince Pippin (IRE) 43
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:Mr J Sherwood
  • Form: 44-4624
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t Mrs S Leech Mr J Sherwood (3) 98 10/1
13 721/753
Royal blue, red and royal blue striped sleeves, white cap Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 8
  • T:Miss E Baker
  • J:Mr H Beswick
  • Form: 721/753
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-10bt
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
12 150 10-10 bt Miss E Baker Mr H Beswick (5) 94 28/1
14 5539
Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams The Young Master 33
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:A Guerin
  • Form: 5539
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8t1
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 t1 N P Mulholland A Guerin (3) 103 66/1
15 P/F24-82
White, red epaulets and armlets, red and yellow check cap Man Of Leisure 24
  • T:Mrs P N Dutfield
  • J:Gary Derwin
  • Form: P/F24-82
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
9 145 10-5 Mrs P N Dutfield Gary Derwin (3) 89 12/1
16 0-86263
Light Green and White (quartered), halved sleeves Withy Mills 33
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:Mr J Park
  • Form: 0-86263
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5pt
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 pt K Bishop Mr J Park (3) 89 14/1

In depth

Verdict

NIKI ROYAL won a maiden hurdle at Towcester last week on her first start for Jamie Snowden with the rest nowhere. She can shrug off a penalty and follow-up in this. Xaarcet also arrives on the back of a win in better company at Exeter and he should be in the firing-line once again while both Prince Pippin and Man Of Leisure ran well in heavy ground on their latest starts and may figure. Next To Nowhere won a chase at Catterick at this time last year but hasn't raced since and Union Saint makes more appeal after last month's second at Wincanton.

Formwatch

Xaarcet (IRE) 7-2 (10-3) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, chased leaders before 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, narrow lead last, edged left and stayed on flat, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan beating Master Benjamin (11-7) by 2l, 12 ran.

Man Of Leisure 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching and hit 3 out, ridden before next, 1 length down when hit last, stayed on same pace and no impression flat, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Goochypoochyprader (10-0) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.

Wily Fox 14-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, blundered 4th, 8th and struggling when jumped left and pecked 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 24l behind Renoyr (11-1) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.

Niki Royal (FR) 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, led 4 out, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan beating Vinnieslittle Lamb (11-2) by 16l, 13 ran.

Qalinas (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Made most until 3 out, still close up when blundered last, weakening towards finish, held on to 3rd, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Marie Des Anges (10-0) at Market Rasen 2m 2f beg chs (4) sft in Dec.

Lovely Muck 4-1 (11-6) In rear, reminder after 2nd, closed 5th, no impression when not fluent 2 out, stayed on before last, weakened flat, 6th of 8, 15l behind Award Winner (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.

Standing Ovation (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, behind after next, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Saphir Du Rheu (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Chased leader until before 3 out, went 2nd again 2 out until next, stayed on same pace in 3rd fom last, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Drussell (10-13) at Ludlow 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.

Prince Pippin (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 3 out, went 2nd before next, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 7l behind Lucky Prince (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.

Withy Mills 15-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, challenged 5th, led before 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, no impression when lost 2nd after last, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.

Dun See Dee (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Raced wide, led until 5th, chased leader, led again 3 out, ridden before next, headed last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 13l behind Too Generous (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Black Coffee 4-1 (12-0) In tch til wknd 14; pu 2 out, in a race won by Faasel (12-7) at North Cornwall 3m ptp sft in Jan, 7 ran.

Rainbow Haze 66-1 (10-9) Led until mistake 3 out, weakened last, 6th of 15, 22l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.

Next To Nowhere (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, bumped 4th, chased leaders after 4th, about 7 lengths down when left in lead 3 out, joined when left clear last, hard ridden run-in, just held on, won at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan '12 beating Gentleman Jeff (11-12) by nk, 7 ran.

The Young Master 25-1 (10-4) Led, headed 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.

Union Saint (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon chased leaders, went 2nd after last, ridden and kept on flat, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.