14:35 Taunton

Thursday 16 November 2017

All13:0513:3514:0514:3515:1015:4016:10

Invest Southwest Handicap Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 3m 59.65s

1st
12
12/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders, 2nd after 3 out, led before 2 out, driven clear from last
2nd
3 ¾
13
12/1
T: Mrs H R J NelmesJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and kept on run-in, went 2nd post, no chance with winner op 14/1
3rd
nse
4
6/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Led set strong pace and soon clear until approaching 4 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, chased winner, well held last, lost 2nd post op 5/1
4th
1 ½
5
9/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Slightly hampered 1st, off the pace in mid-division, headway in 3rd after 3 out, disputing well held 2nd at the last, weakened run-in tchd 10/1
5th
1
10
8/1
T: H FryJ: Kieron Edgar (3)
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, kept on run-in, never going pace to threaten
6th
3 ¾
14
9/2f
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Held up towards rear, headway and plugged on from 2 out, never going pace to get involved op 5/1 tchd 11/2
7th
4 ½
9
911-7
20/1
T: Miss T WatkinsJ: Ms B Hampson (5)
Held up and off the pace, hampered 1st, plugged on after 2 out, never involved op 25/1 tchd 28/1
8th
13
1
9/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Conor Ring (3)
Off the pace in mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 4 out, weakened after next op 8/1
9th
8
11
20/1
T: Mrs E BishopJ: James Banks
Chased clear leader, closed approaching 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, soon lost 2nd, weakened before next op 25/1
10th
23
8
8/1
T: N B KingJ: T E Whelan
Slightly hampered 1st, prominent in chasing group, weakened 4 out, tailed off
11th
15
6
711-10
20/1
T: M SheppardJ: C Poste
Always behind, tailed off
12th
18
2
33/1
T: B BarrJ: Thomas Garner (3)
Hampered 1st, well off the pace towards rear, struggling in rear 5th, tailed off
13th
5
16
66/1
T: Mrs K StephensJ: James Best
Raced wide, chased leaders, driven and weakened rapidly before 4 out, soon behind, tailed off

Also Ran

UR
3
25/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Miss Jodie Hughes (7)
Blundered and unseated rider 1st
F
7
11/1
T: Grace HarrisJ: A Glassonbury
With leaders when fell 1st op 14/1 tchd 10/1

Non-Runners

15
Boutan16
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 4
T: Grace Harris  J: L Heard
Betting

Forecast

Oscar's Song (9/2), New Millennium (6/1), Status Quo (8/1), Elysian Prince (8/1), Lexington Law (9/1), Canicallyouback (9/1), Berry De Carjac (11/1), Tobacco Road (12/1), Serveontime (12/1), Boutan (16/1), Goal (20/1), Glance Back (20/1), Hill Fort (20/1), Lord Fendale (25/1), Mighty Missile (33/1), Dragoon Guard (66/1)

Verdict
The eye-catching effort of OSCAR'S SONG last time out suggests that winning off such a mark should be well within her compass and granted a better ride under a very good apprentice she ought to take all of the beating. New Millennium also ran well last time out and there aren't too many miles on the clock with him so he could be ready to step forward, especially given the form of the Hobbs team. There are a few here with modest form but reason to suggest improvement and the best of them could well be Status Quo.
  1. Oscar's Song
  2. New Millennium
  3. Status Quo
Prize Money
1st:
£4,549.00
2nd:
£1,336.00
3rd:
£668.00
4th:
£334.00
5th:
£281.00

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