Ladies Day 24th April Standard NH Flat Race (Conditionals And Amateurs) 2m 1f

  • (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 45.70s
  • Off time: 16:45:59
Full result
Result 16:45 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Dark Desire 9/4
2nd 6 Shadow Cruise 2/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1
Yellow, White epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, White cap Jean De Florette (IRE)
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies Adam Wedge (3) 11/2
2 7-
Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves River Dancing (IRE) 364
  • T:Andrew Turnell
  • J:Mr M Legg
  • Form: 7-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Andrew Turnell Mr M Legg (7) 14/1
3
Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Split Or Stick (IRE)
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (7) 6/1
4 7
Purple, yellow star, orange sleeves, yellow armlets, emerald green cap Torgamah Lad (IRE) 76
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (5) 12/1
5
Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Dark Desire
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 9/4
6 4
Yellow, emerald green epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, yellow stars Shadow Cruise (IRE) 42
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 2/1f
7
Black and Grey diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Grapeshot Verse
  • T:A J Lidderdale
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 142 10-2 A J Lidderdale Joshua Moore (3) 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Until Winning (FR)
  • T:T R George
  • J:Gerald Quinn
4 10-7 T R George Gerald Quinn 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

Shadow Cruise was sent off joint favourite for his debut at Chepstow and wasn't beaten far in fourth. He'll know more today while Torgamah Lad was very green on his debut at Hereford in December and has a decent NH pedigree. Jean De Florette is a half-brother to winning chaser Howard's Legacy but we prefer DARK DESIRE. Closely related to the Tizzard's useful hurdler Jumps Road and bumper winner Diligent, he may have more speed than fellow newcomers Split Or Stick and Grapeshot Verse.

Formwatch

Dark Desire Generous gelding out of Diletia.

Shadow Cruise (IRE) 3-1fav (10-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Anteros (11-5) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.

Jean De Florette (IRE) Helissio horse out of Ismene.

Grapeshot Verse Grape Tree Road filly out of Caballe.

River Dancing (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Towards rear, slightly hampered over 9f out, pushed along and one pace in 7th over 3f out, 7th of 14, 20l behind Until Winning (9-11) at Taunton 2m 1f cond NH flat (5) gs in Feb '12.

Torgamah Lad (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 10f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 7th of 15, well behind Wadswick Court (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.

Split Or Stick (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Tree Oaks.