Rural Living Show 12th April Claiming Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 5, 4 runners)
  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 53.50s
  • Off time: 14:20:26
Full result
Result 14:20 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Stow 4/6f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 F4-4861
Emerald green, red cross belts, red and emerald green hooped sleeves, red cap Regal D'estruval (FR) 10
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:Christopher Ward
  • Form: F4-4861
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9h
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 h Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (5) 110 6/4
3 P21121
White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars Stow 25
  • T:M Blake
  • J:Josh Wall
  • Form: P21121
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8p
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 p M Blake Josh Wall (7) 125 4/6f
4 P96P-PP
Red, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Black star Final Flyer (IRE) 2
  • T:Mrs N S Evans
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: P96P-PP
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5b
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 b Mrs N S Evans J M Davies 69 100/1
5 89
Light Blue, Brown sleeves and cap with Canary hoop Kagouillot (FR) 33
  • T:R L Brown
  • J:Paul John
  • Form: 89
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 t1 R L Brown Paul John (7) 28/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 143-951
Dovils Date 14
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 143-951
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 118 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 119 NR
6 P5523P
Takeroc (FR) 96
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A Dunn
  • J:Tom Bellamy
  • Form: P5523P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
11 115 t A Dunn Tom Bellamy 107 NR

In depth

Verdict

Stow has won three of his last four in this grade and has the highest official rating but Michael Blake's nine-year-old is undoubtedly better with plenty of give in the ground and may struggle to keep tabs on DOVILS DATE if Tim Vaughan's charge is in the same mood as when making all in a handicap over a shorter trip here two weeks ago. Takeroc, a 119-rated chaser, isn't out of this but isn't getting any younger. Regal D'Estruval easily won a Fakenham seller 10 days ago but has it all to do here on these terms.

Formwatch

Dovils Date 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led after 1st, made rest, hit 3rd, good jump 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft beating Foggy's Wall (11-9) by 7l, 4 ran.

Takeroc (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Held up behind in touch, mistake 2nd, outpaced 5 out, soon ridden and lost touch, blundered 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Last Shot (11-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec, 6 ran.

Stow Evensfav (11-5) Made all, pushed along after 3 out, clear before next, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Taunton 2m 3f sell hdl (5) hvy in Feb beating Arrayan (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Regal D'estruval (FR) 15-2 (10-10) Made most, clear 3rd, increased lead 3 out, unchallenged, won at Fakenham 2m sell hdl (5) gd beating Monroe Park (10-8) by 14l, 9 ran.

Kagouillot (FR) 100-1 (10-9) With leader, led 2nd until 4th, ridden and weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, 48l behind Bodega (11-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Final Flyer (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened approaching 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Watt Broderick (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 12 ran.