Rural Living Show 23rd March Selling Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 58.20s
  • Off time: 14:10:54
Full result
Result 14:10 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Bellflower Boy 6/1
2nd 7 Helium 13/2
3rd 8 No To Trident 1 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2-30353
Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 21
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:Christopher Ward
  • Form: 2-30353
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8bt
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 bt Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 128 6/1
2 33-13PP
Purple, orange cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap, black star Red Jade 21
  • T:K Burke
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 33-13PP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 K Burke Nick Scholfield 117 28/1
3 100/12P-
Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue and White quartered cap Advisor (FR) 400
  • T:M H Weston
  • J:Mr T Weston
  • Form: 100/12P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 M H Weston Mr T Weston (5) 110 14/1
4 002-355
White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 28
  • T:P W Middleton
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 002-355
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 P W Middleton A P McCoy 105 10/3
5 563352
Black, orange epaulets, black sleeves, orange stars, black cap, orange star Get It On (IRE) 19
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 563352
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 115 9/4f
6 6/553-6P
WHITE, ROYAL BLUE triple diamond, ROYAL BLUE cap Gleannacreim (IRE) 19
  • T:C J Gray
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 6/553-6P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 C J Gray M G Nolan (5) 64 200/1
7 9U-385F
Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Helium (FR) 22
  • T:A Dunn
  • J:Mrs Alex Dunn
  • Form: 9U-385F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 A Dunn Mrs Alex Dunn (7) 110 13/2
8 1F7U2/2
Black and pink stripes, hooped sleeves, black cap No To Trident 11
  • T:J L Flint
  • J:Thomas Flint
  • Form: 1F7U2/2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 J L Flint Thomas Flint (7) 99 4/1
9 303P-6
Dark Blue, Yellow hoop, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Ten More (IRE) 72
  • T:W G M Turner
  • J:C J Davies
  • Form: 303P-6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 W G M Turner C J Davies (7) 40/1
10 9560P/
Dark Blue, Red sleeves, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap, Red stars First Spirit 707
  • T:Miss Sarah Robinson
  • J:Mr M Legg
  • Form: 9560P/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 Miss Sarah Robinson Mr M Legg (7) 78 200/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Small Fly (IRE)
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:A Glassonbury
8 11-2 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Many of these have their own ideas about the game, which explains why they've ended up in a seller. Recent Uttoxeter second Get It On finds little off the bridle but has generally competed at a higher level. NO TO TRIDENT was reappearing after a very long absence when runner-up to Crafty Roberto at Market Rasen. There might be a danger that he won't reproduce that run here but he was clear when falling at the last over this trip at Stratford the season before last so gets a tentative vote. Bellflower Boy has won 11 times over hurdles and fences and is clear on official ratings. This is his first appearance in a seller and he must go close but the once-useful Advisor and Helium are probably best watched today.

Formwatch

Bellflower Boy (IRE) 6-4fav (11-5) Led until after 2nd, pressed leader, every chance 3 out, soon under pressure and weakened, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Arrayan (11-10) at Taunton 2m 1f clm hdl (5) hvy.

Helium (FR) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, mistakes 3rd and 4th, fell 10th, in a race won by Big News (10-9) at Ludlow 3m nov chs 0-110 (4) sft, 12 ran.

No To Trident 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, ridden before last, chased winner run-in, always held, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Crafty Roberto (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.

Get It On (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden after next, beaten when not fluent last, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Stow (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) hvy.

Alwaystheoptimist 16-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway to go 4th before 4 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 14l behind Thunderstorm (11-7) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.

Gleannacreim (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, behind 6th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by I Know The Code (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy, 13 ran.

Ten More (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Not fluent 1st, behind, went 4th and hit 2 out, weakened on long run to last, 6th of 9, well behind Milansbar (10-9) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.

Advisor (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden after 6th, weakened approaching next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Quinte Du Chatelet (11-7) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan '12, 9 ran.

Red Jade 3-1 (10-12) Always behind, weakened 5th, behind when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Arrayan (11-10) at Taunton 2m 1f clm hdl (5) hvy, 8 ran.

First Spirit 33-1 (11-9) In rear, headway before 8th, not fluent 9th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Reefer Beefer (11-12) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar '11, 12 ran.