Setsquare Recruitment Novices' Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 13 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 45.95s
  • Off time: 14:20:46
Full result
Result 14:20 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Buck's Bond 10/1
2nd 2 Alberobello nk 16/1
3rd 3 Big Jer 3 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 F1-12
Red, yellow hoops, yellow and red diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Gas Line Boy (IRE) 37
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: F1-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5h
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 h P J Hobbs R Johnson 129 9/4
2 527
Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Alberobello (IRE) 37
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 527
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 t1 J Scott Nick Scholfield 115 16/1
3 P21
Red, Dark Green armlets, White cap Big Jer 187
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: P21
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 t1 C J Mann N Fehily 10/1
4 1U/UP1-
Brown, Yellow disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Buck's Bond (FR) 248
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 1U/UP1-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 t1 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon (3) 10/1
5
Pink and dark green stripes, black sleeves, pink cap Fanjos Luck (IRE)
  • T:A E Jones
  • J:Gary Derwin
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 A E Jones Gary Derwin (7) 100/1
6 1P-9
MAROON, BEIGE star, diabolo on sleeves, WHITE cap Ikie Mo (IRE) 29
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 1P-9
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 80/1
7 F21-
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Musical Knight (IRE) 242
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: F21-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 33/1
8 0/0P-
Grey, Yellow seams, Grey cap, Yellow star Present Accepted 392
  • T:Mrs P N Dutfield
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 0/0P-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs P N Dutfield James Best (5) 200/1
9 U1/
Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap Rocky Bender (IRE) 782
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: U1/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 25/1
10 24-623
White, Red triple diamond, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Royal Native (IRE) 35
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Rachael Green
  • Form: 24-623
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 17/2
11 2-46
Grey and orange stripes, grey sleeves, orange cap, grey spots Standing Ovation (IRE) 32
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 2-46
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 D Pipe C O'Farrell 50/1
12 3106-95
Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Virginia Ash (IRE) 29
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 3106-95
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 20/1
13 44-3
Black, Yellow chevron and star on cap Willoughby Hedge 29
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 44-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 A King R Thornton 7/4f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Imperial Circus (IRE)
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Gas Line Boy was beaten under a penalty at Exeter last month but still sets a decent standard here and has the beating of Alberobello on the form book. However, this looks quite competitive with Big Jer and Buck's Bond worth noting on their debuts under Rules. They make more appeal than fellow winning pointers Ikie Mo, Musical Knight and Rocky Bender on this occasion. Royal Native was third on his hurdles bow at Towcester but WILLOUGHBY HEDGE's run behind Cloudy Copper at Exeter looked a better effort and Alan King's King's Theatre gelding is fancied to open his account today.

Formwatch

Buck's Bond (FR) 4-1 (12-0) won at Trebudannon 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Barney Again (12-0) by 6l, 8 ran.

Alberobello (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, ridden after 8th, weakened approaching 3 out, mistake last, 7th of 8, 28l behind Atlantic Roller (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) sft in Nov.

Big Jer 7-2 (12-0) Mostly chsd ldrs in 3rd until 2nd 6out, disp from bef 2out until cl 2nd on outer when lft in ld last, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun beating Heroinahalfshell (11-4) by 15l, 13 ran.

Gas Line Boy (IRE) 7-4 (11-4) Jumped slightly left, led, ridden and joined when not fluent 2 out, soon headed, switched left before last, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Atlantic Roller (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) sft in Nov.

Royal Native (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, went 2nd 3 out until approaching next, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 15, 8l behind Ardkilly Witness (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Willoughby Hedge 10-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-divison on inside, pushed along and steady headway 8th, chased leaders before 3 out, 4th and held when not fluent and left 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Cloudy Copper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Rocky Bender (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ww, gd prog to ldrs 3out, eff last, ld close home, won at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp gs in Oct '10 beating Clausen (12-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.

Virginia Ash (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along before 8th, soon struggling, plugged on to modest 5th flat, 5th of 13, 29l behind Cloudy Copper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Standing Ovation (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway after 6th, raced wide before next, ridden after 9th, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Boyfromnowhere (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Musical Knight (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Pr, ld 4th, hdd 6th, ld 2nd app str, kow to ld run-in, won at Kilmallock 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Credos Island (12-0) by 1l, 10 ran.

Fanjos Luck (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Dr Bernish Lass.

Ikie Mo (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Led until 2nd chased leader, hit 3rd, led again 7th until next, soon ridden, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Cloudy Copper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Present Accepted 250-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, hit 3rd, pushed along before 4th, tailed off from 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rolling Aces (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov '11, 11 ran.