Porter Dodson Solicitors And Advisors Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 32.00s
  • Off time: 17:55:11
Full result
Result 17:55 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 King of Dudes 11/8
2nd 1 Suerte Al Salto 11 5/6f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 222231
DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Suerte Al Salto (IRE) 10
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 222231
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 124 5/6f
2 P-P7UU8
White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Glenwood Present (IRE) 8
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:Giles Hawkins
  • Form: P-P7UU8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 t R H Buckler Giles Hawkins (3) 74 50/1
3 PP
Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue and White quartered cap Hindlip Harry 337
  • T:M H Weston
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: PP
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 M H Weston T Messenger 100/1
4 1420
Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars King of Dudes 40
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 1420
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 p A King W Hutchinson 124 11/8
5 0/0P-PP
Grey, Yellow seams, Grey cap, Yellow star Present Accepted 39
  • T:Mrs P N Dutfield
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 0/0P-PP
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 Mrs P N Dutfield James Best (3) 150/1
6 0
Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue diamond Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 140
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 t N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 50/1
7 0-52
Purple, orange stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap Truq Chouet (FR) 276
  • T:K Burke
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 0-52
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 K Burke G Sheehan (5) 11/1

In depth

Verdict

Suerte Al Salto has a penalty for his comfortable victory at Wincanton but this is a very moderate contest and he looks certain to be in at the finish. Truq Chouet showed his first sign of ability in a Newton Abbot bumper last summer and there should be more to come but it's KING OF DUDES who gets the nod. Alan KIng's charge couldn't handle the exalted company of the Triumph Hurdle but had been in very good form going into Cheltenham and will take some stopping.

Formwatch

King of Dudes 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, hit 3 out, ridden before next, soon weakened, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Our Conor (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gs in Mar.

Suerte Al Salto (IRE) 8-13fav (11-0) In touch, smooth headway 3 out, led next, forged clear last, easily, won at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft beating Somchine (11-0) by 6l, 12 ran.

Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, some headway 7f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Wadswick Court (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.

Present Accepted 100-1 (10-8) Last pair, reminders and struggling after 6th, lost touch next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Salmanazar (11-1) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 9 ran.

Truq Chouet (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Raced wide and prominent, led 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Dat's The Plan (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Jul.

Glenwood Present (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, mistake 8th, never dangerous, 8th of 9, well behind Cowards Close (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Hindlip Harry 200-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, struggling from 5th, pulled up before 3 out, tailed off, in a race won by Barton Stacey (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf in May, 13 ran.