15:45 Taunton

Saturday 30 December 2017

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    Collect totepool Winnings From Betfred Shops Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 3f 1y  |   Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:45  |   Winning time: 5m 4.2s
1st
Horse silk
7
3/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Led, clear with one other after 3rd, headed after 5th, pressed leader, driven after 3 out, stayed on to challenge and every chance approaching next, ridden flat, led narrowly final 100 yards, just held on op 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
hd
12
25/1
T: Miss J Du PlessisJ: Kieron Edgar
Held up behind, headway on outside 4 out, led narrowly before 2 out, ridden flat, kept on when headed final 100 yards, just held tchd 20/1
3rd
Horse silk
11
13
7/1
T: K BishopJ: Tom Cheesman
Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, 8th before next, stayed on under pressure to take 3rd towards finish, no chance with front pair op 6/1
4th
Horse silk
½
4
5/2f
T: T R GeorgeJ: C Gethings (3)
Tracked clear leaders, close up 6th, ridden to chase leaders before 2 out, kept on same pace, never on terms op 11/4 tchd 3/1
5th
Horse silk
½
5
25/1
T: G L MooreJ: William Clarke (10)
Pressed leader and clear of rest after 3rd, led after 5th, driven and headed before 2 out, no chance with front pair before last, lost place flat
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
6
411-10
12/1
T: D PipeJ: Michael Heard (3)
Mid-division, close up 6th, ridden to chase leaders before 2 out, kept on same pace, never on terms op 10/1
7th
Horse silk
½
11
7/1
T: R WoollacottJ: Stan Sheppard
Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders after next, outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden, never on terms op 9/1
8th
Horse silk
13
1
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Held up behind, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders after next, never on terms, weakened from 2 out, tailed off op 10/1
9th
Horse silk
26
10
8/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Harry Stock (6)
Behind, reminders and struggling after 6th, hampered 4 out, tailed off next tchd 6/1
10th
Horse silk
6
9
33/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Daniel Sansom (6)
Always in rear, tailed off 4 out
11th
Horse silk
3
14
40/1
T: J D FrostJ: Alexander Thorne (5)
Chased clear leaders, close up 6th, ridden and lost place before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off tchd 50/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
25/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Mitchell Bastyan
In touch main group, driven and lost place after 5th, behind when pulled up before 4 out op 20/1
F
Horse silk
8
1111-6
25/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Mid-division, headway and in touch when fell 4 out op 22/1

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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
Tikken Away30
Weight: 12-1|  Age: 6
T: R Walford  J: Jack Sherwood
NR
15
Horse silk
Gilly Grace22
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 7
T: J D Frost  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.20Pl:£1.60, £7.90, £3.20EX:£95.80Trifecta:£895.50Tricast:£510.47SF:£85.06Swingers:£22.10, £5.80, £25.10

Forecasts

Western Wave (5/2), Camron De Chaillac (3/1), Somerset Jem (7/1), Prince Mahler (7/1), Dr Dunraven (8/1), Tikken Away (10/1), Delface (12/1), Atlantic Storm (14/1), Arthur Burrell (25/1), The Green Ogre (25/1), Scales (25/1), Flo'sboy Sam (25/1), Gilly Grace (25/1), Westerbee (33/1), Ice Konig (40/1)

Verdict

A somewhat low-grade but competitive finale with top weight Atlantic Storm returning to hurdles and looking as though he can play a part off this mark. Western Wave is another who figures on what looks to be a fair mark but the trip may be a little on the sharp side for him. Prince Mahler needs to be considered after he ran well back from a break last time and he generally travels well in his race. Dr Dunraven and Somerset Jem are two others that should be noted although fitness for both could prove to be a question mark. All in all a chance is taken with TIKKEN AWAY who makes his handicap debut and this yard are no stranger to improvers in handicap company and he’s well worth noting in the market here and could well win first time up in this sphere.
  1. Tikken Away
  2. Prince Mahler
  3. Western Wave

Previous Winners

2016
Reilly's Minor
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 5
8/1

Prize Money

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

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