13:35 Taunton

Tuesday 9 January 2018

All12:3513:0513:3514:1014:4515:2015:50

Musgrove Staff Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 3f 1y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:36  |   Winning time: 5m 1.7s

1st
3
14/1
T: Jack BarberJ: Nick Scholfield
Led until 1st, mid-division, headway on outside 5th, challenged after 3 out, led last, driven flat, idled close home tchd 10/1
2nd
¾
6
11/10f
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, led after 3 out, edged right and headed last, edged left towards finish, held by winner, kept on op 7/4 tchd 15/8
3rd
2 ¼
12
8/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, lost place after 4th, rallied 2 out, stayed on, went 3rd towards finish op 13/2 tchd 11/2
4th
1 ¼
1
5/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 6th, close 3rd before 2 out, soon shaken up and unable to quicken, stayed on same pace flat op 9/4 tchd 11/4
5th
17
13
20/1
T: Noel WilliamsJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway after 3 out, no impression, well held 2 out op 25/1 tchd 33/1
6th
1
10
66/1
T: Sam ThomasJ: David Bass
Prominent, lost a few places before 6th, well beaten 5th when jumped left 2 out op 50/1
7th
26
8
33/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Held up towards rear, ridden and well beaten 3 out
8th
5
5
125/1
T: Nicky MartinJ: Matt Griffiths
Led 1st until 2nd, stayed handy, lost place 5th, struggling after op 100/1
9th
25
2
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up in mid-division, well beaten 3 out, tailed off op 12/1
10th
2
9
200/1
T: Nick MitchellJ: James Banks
Took keen hold, started off in rear, led 2nd, clear next, headed after 3 out, soon weakened op 150/1
11th
2 ¾
4
25/1
T: R J HodgesJ: H Cobden
Took keen hold, prominent, mistake 3rd and 5th, weakened 3 out op 20/1
12th
10
14
25/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
In touch in mid-division on inside, ridden after 4th, struggling in rear next op 20/1

Also Ran

PU
7
100/1
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Sean Houlihan (7)
Not fluent and soon well behind, tailed off before 6th, pulled up after
PU
11
611-4
66/1
T: N J HawkeJ: C Gethings (3)
Held up in mid-division, struggling 5th, pulled up before next op 50/1

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Betting

Forecast

King Of Realms (11/10), Demon D'Aunou (5/2), Samburu Shujaa (8/1), Darcy Ward (14/1), Cap St Vincent (16/1), Samson The Man (20/1), Daylami Kirk (25/1), Some Ambition (25/1), Marble Moon (33/1), Not A Role Model (66/1), Pirolo (66/1), Lapford Lad (100/1), Just Another Vodka (125/1), Mr Magill (200/1)

Verdict
A few of these runners should be capable of winning races in time, most notably the hurdling newcomers Samburu Shujaa and Samson The Man, but today's contest appears to rest between Demon D'aunou, Cap St Vincent and KING OF REALMS. The Nicholls trained runner (Cap St Vincent) has been given plenty of time since disappointing at Ayr in April (bumper), but looks one to note in the Gretch and Parkin silks if the market vibes are strong. The Jonjo O'Neill trained runner went into most notebooks when winning on his British debut at Market Rasen, and his Bangor 'disappointment' could be attributed to the softer ground (the winner is a most progressive horse). Therefore, the vote just goes to King Of Realms, who was denied a similar opportunity following the abandonment of Doncaster late last month, but that might prove to be a blessing in disguise, as the pick of his previous efforts have come at right handed tracks, so Taunton should suit him to perfection.
  1. King Of Realms
  2. Demon D'aunou
  3. Cap St Vincent
Prize Money
1st:
£5,458.00
2nd:
£1,603.00
3rd:
£801.00
4th:
£401.00

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