Follow totepool On Twitter And Facebook Novices' Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 34.14s
  • Off time: 14:51:02
Full result
Result 14:50 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Okafranca 11/1
2nd 8 Bravo Bravo 11 8/1
3rd 7 Ratify 34 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 633-43
ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Billy No Name (IRE) 23
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 633-43
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
4 166 11-12 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 115 9/2
2 314-454
Yellow, Red chevrons, Yellow cap Al Alfa 15
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 314-454
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9t1
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 t1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 112 3/1f
3 222353/
Orange, Brown disc, Brown cap, Orange spots Raduis Bleu (FR) 590
  • T:Lady S Brooke
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 222353/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 Lady S Brooke A Thornton 108 33/1
4 41/44P-2
Light blue, black star, armlets and cap Flying Vic (IRE) 49
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R J Killoran
  • Form: 41/44P-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 105 6/1
5 06455-4
Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Smart Exit (IRE) 27
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 06455-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Mrs P Robeson T J O'Brien 103 6/1
6 3422/F-7
Black, White cross belts, halved sleeves, Black and White quartered cap Lord Landen (IRE) 17
  • T:A Hobbs
  • J:Charlie Huxley
  • Form: 3422/F-7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 A Hobbs Charlie Huxley 99 12/1
7 5U144/3-
grey, green and red sash, pink cap Ratify 410
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 5U144/3-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7t1
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 t1 B G Powell T Scudamore 96 7/1
8 P83071
Mauve, purple triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Bravo Bravo 22
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: P83071
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7b
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
5 147 10-7 b Mark Gillard T J Phelan 96 8/1
9 033474/
DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Okafranca (IRE) 664
  • T:J A B Old
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 033474/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 J A B Old M D Grant 93 11/1
10 U0/5377-
Light Blue, Maroon stars Joker Of The Pack (IRE) 533
  • T:A Hobbs
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: U0/5377-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3p
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 143 10-3 p A Hobbs Peter Carberry (5) 92 25/1
11 6/59-809
Flame, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap Setter's Princess 14
  • T:R J Hodges
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 6/59-809
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 R J Hodges Harry Skelton 89 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   No Woman No Cry
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
6 10-9 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 15/8
show more

In depth

Verdict

Bravo Bravo is upped in the weights and in class after scoring at Chepstow recently so a chance is taken on FLYING VIC. The latter posted his best effort yet over timber when runner-up on his reappearance at Exeter last month and make more appeal than Billy No Name and Al Alfa. Raduis Bleu has the best hurdling form but is returning from a lengthy absence and chase winner Ratify has been off the track for over a year. Lord Landen showed some promise back in 2010 but never got involved on his recent comeback at Southwell.

Formwatch

Okafranca (IRE) 18-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, outpaced 9th, kept on under pressure from 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 9l behind Pie At Midnight (11-0) at Bangor 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Feb '11.

Bravo Bravo 8-1 (11-7) Made all, mistake 2nd, clear before mistake 4 out, hit 2 out, hung left and ridden before last, hit last, kept on well, unchallenged, won at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft beating Ripoff (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.

Ratify 8-1 (11-6) Prominent, led 8th until after next, led again 10th, mistake 14th, soon headed, hit 4 out, no impression on winner next, lost 2nd last, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Ballagio (10-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct '11.

Al Alfa 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, pushed along in 6th before next, went 5th 3 out, plugging at same pace and no threat when left modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 13, 16l behind Cloudy Copper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Raduis Bleu (FR) 5-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, chased winner 7th, challenged 3 out, mistake and lost 2nd 2 out, soon beaten, 3rd of 8, 25l behind Camden (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '11.

Flying Vic (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, soon lost 2nd place, rallied and regained 2nd place run-in, always held by winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Annaluna (10-2) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Oct.

Smart Exit (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leader, led 4th, headed approaching 7th, chased leader until approaching 3 out where lost 3rd and mistake, weakened from next, 4th of 14, 38l behind Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.

Lord Landen (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Took keen hold in rear, plugging on but no chance when slightly hampered 2 out, 7th of 14, 32l behind Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.

Joker Of The Pack (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Prominent when mistake 1st, lost place next, ridden after 6th, last 8th, well held after, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Deireadh Re (11-0) at Worcester 3m mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun '11.

Setter's Princess 50-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 6th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Queens Grove (10-4) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.

Billy No Name (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 7th, pushed along after next, 4th and outpaced when not fluent 3 out, well held by leaders after, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Atlantic Roller (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) sft.