EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 3f 110y

  • (4-7yo, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 12.90s
  • Off time: 12:31:41
Full result
Result 12:30 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Horizontal Speed 4/6f
2nd 10 Kayfleur 41 5/2
3rd 6 Spending Time nk 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 S2-1221
Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Horizontal Speed (IRE) 19
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:C J Davies
  • Form: S2-1221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 P J Hobbs C J Davies (7) 128 4/6f
2 78
Dark Blue and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Maroon cap Brave Encounter (IRE) 30
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 78
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Mrs S Gardner James Best (3) 100/1
3 0
Purple and pink diabolo, pink and purple chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Castarnie 66
  • T:R Walford
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 R Walford Felix De Giles 66/1
4 143-4
Royal blue, red hoop, halved sleeves, red and white hooped cap Power Of God (IRE) 37
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 143-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 14/1
5 879
Yellow and Black diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap Proper Job 21
  • T:P Gundry
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 879
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 p1 P Gundry A Thornton 66/1
6 80
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Spending Time 70
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Mr M Legg
  • Form: 80
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (7) 8/1
7 9-0
Brown and Orange diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Orange star Starship Trouper 70
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 9-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 N P Mulholland D C Costello 66/1
8 2-060
Black, purple sleeves, red spots The Kvilleken 20
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 2-060
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 M Keighley Ian Popham 14/1
9 63
White, Purple hoop and sleeves Y A Bon (IRE) 243
  • T:M Hill
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 63
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 M Hill Hadden Frost 25/1
10 36-121
White, Black chevron and hoop on cap Kayfleur 31
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 36-121
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 H D Daly R Thornton 120 5/2

In depth

Verdict

Comfortable Ludlow winner KAYFLEUR gets 11lb from Horizontal Speed, not taking into account Chris Davies' claim. That may be enough for Henry Daly's mare to double her tally over timber, though the latter is proven over track and trip on heavy ground. It will be a surprise if any of the others are involved at the business end, though winning pointer Power Of God probably needed his run behind Aerial over 3m here.

Formwatch

Horizontal Speed (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Made all, clear before 2 out, stayed on well, won at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Foggy's Wall (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.

Kayfleur 10-11fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, challenged next, led 2 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs in Dec beating Forgivienne (10-10) by 7l, 14 ran.

Spending Time 20-1 (11-4) Raced keenly, in touch, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 34l behind Zulu Oscar (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.

Brave Encounter (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Raced wide chasing leaders, weakened 7th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Tagrita (10-7) at Exeter 2m 7f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

The Kvilleken 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 21, 41l behind Oscar Hoof (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Y A Bon (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Are They Your Own (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in May.

Power Of God (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Tracked winner until 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, 4th of 5, 36l behind Aerial (10-12) at Taunton 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.

Castarnie 100-1 (10-12) Not that fluent, always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Mosspark (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Proper Job 40-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, soon in touch on outside, carried left on bend after 2f, pushed along 8f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Justanother Muddle (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) hvy in Dec.

Starship Trouper 100-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Zulu Oscar (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.