12:50 Taunton

Saturday 30 December 2017

All12:1512:5013:2514:0014:3515:1515:45

    totescoop6 Play Today Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 3f 1y  |   Soft  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:50  |   Winning time: 5m 0.9s
1st
Horse silk
3
5/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Prominent, pushed along after 3 out, effort next, led narrowly last, ridden and held on under pressure flat tchd 3/1
2nd
Horse silk
¾
10
6/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: C Gethings (3)
Hampered 1st, mid-division on inside, took closer order 4th, challenged after 3 out, driven next, ridden and every chance flat, kept on, just held op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
3
1
6/4f
T: W GreatrexJ: Harry Bannister
Led or disputed lead, clear advantage after 6th, hard pressed when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, mistake and headed last, no extra in 3rd flat op 7/4
4th
Horse silk
11
7
610-12
25/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Raced keenly, held up mid-division, tracked leaders 4 out, effort approaching 2 out, soon ridden, one pace when mistake last, 4th and weakened flat tchd 20/1
5th
Horse silk
6
5
10/1
T: G HarrisJ: L Heard
Held up behind, headway on inside after 6th, chased leaders 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out tchd 12/1
6th
Horse silk
nk
13
410-12
25/1
T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Mid-division, driven after 6th, never threatened leaders
7th
Horse silk
13
9
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Chased leaders to 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened before 2 out, tailed off
8th
Horse silk
3 ¼
4
20/1
T: Nick MitchellJ: Ian Popham
Prominent, driven and lost place after 5th, soon behind, tailed off op 16/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
100/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Conor Shoemark
Mid-division, lost place after 5th, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
6
66/1
T: D PipeJ: Michael Heard (5)
Always behind, struggling after 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out
PU
Horse silk
8
100/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: James Best
Towards rear, reminders after 5th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
11
510-12
10/1
T: D PipeJ: David Noonan
Led or disputed lead to after 6th, soon lost place, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next op 15/2 tchd 6/1
PU
Horse silk
12
66/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Brendan Powell
Chased leaders to 6th, soon ridden and behind, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 80/1
PU
Horse silk
14
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: M G Nolan
Mid-division on outside, close up after 5th, outpaced after 3 out, soon ridden, weakened and pulled up approaching next

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.30Pl:£1.30, £2.10, £1.10EX:£17.90Trifecta:£39.00SF:£17.25Swingers:£2.90, £1.30, £2.70

Forecasts

Don't Ask (6/4), Dan McGrue (5/2), River Bray (6/1), Faint Hope (10/1), Skinflint (10/1), Drumlee City (20/1), Inaminna (25/1), Stockburn (25/1), Must Havea Flutter (33/1), Gertie Getaway (33/1), Sparky's Spirit (66/1), Grand Rigel (66/1), King's Temple (100/1), Cranbrook Causeway (100/1)

Verdict

A big field go to post but in truth a lot of these are running for handicap marks and will be seen to better effect in that sphere once they have a mark. That group would include Faint Hope, Must Havea Flutter and River Bray. DON’T ASK comes from a yard in good form and given that he has some improvement in him he could well defy a penalty. Dan McGrue is another who may well be better suited by this trip having faded over further last time while Skinflint is a most interesting newcomer who must be watched in the market.
  1. Don't Ask
  2. Skinflint
  3. Dan Mcgrue

Previous Winners

2016
The Unit
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 5
2/1

Prize Money

1st: £5,198.002nd: £1,526.003rd: £763.004th: £382.00

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