14:10 Taunton

Tuesday 20 February 2018

All14:1014:4015:1015:4516:1516:50

    C&S Electrical Wholesale Termination Technology Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 4m 30.3s
1st
Horse silk
1
11/4
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Always prominent, led 4th, clear 2 out, ran on well, comfortably tchd 2/1
2nd
Horse silk
4 ½
13
7/4f
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly (3)
Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out, no impression on winner, kept on and well clear of rest op 5/6 tchd 10/11
3rd
Horse silk
9
3
25/1
T: Mrs R FordJ: R P McLernon
Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, no impression on front pair op 80/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
11
11/1
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Prominent, led after 2nd, headed 4th, stayed on same pace approaching 2 out op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
¾
9
11/1
T: Noel WilliamsJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up towards rear, headway on outside after 3 out, shaken up and stayed on same pace from 2 out op 25/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
2
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up in mid-division, some headway after 3 out, never involved op 20/1
7th
Horse silk
11
12
25/1
T: K WoollacottJ: James Best
Held up towards rear, took keen hold, modest headway before 2 out, soon no further progress
8th
Horse silk
1
10
7/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, not fluent 3 out, no impression, well held from 2 out op 7/1 tchd 6/1
9th
Horse silk
½
5
14/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Tracked leaders on outside, lost place 6th, well beaten after 3 out op 66/1
10th
Horse silk
7
14
14/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, pushed along and some headway on bend before 2 out, no impression
11th
Horse silk
hd
6
50/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: A P Cawley
Slowly away, always in rear
12th
Horse silk
3 ¼
8
66/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Conor Ring (3)
Led, jumped slowly 1st, headed after 2nd, not fluent 3rd, lost place before 2 out
13th
Horse silk
29
7
66/1
T: Nick MitchellJ: Nick Scholfield
Slowly away, always in rear, well tailed off when took wayward path to 2 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
50/1
T: A G NewcombeJ: A Tinkler
Jumped right and not that fluent, towards rear, struggling 5th, pulled up before 2 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.50Pl:£1.10, £1.10, £66.00EX:£3.90Trifecta:£142.00SF:£3.70Swingers:£1.10, £10.80, £0.00

Forecasts

Esprit De Somoza (7/4), The Russian Doyen (11/4), Sea Of Mystery (7/1), The Groovy Hoovy (11/1), Samson The Man (11/1), Choix Des Armes (14/1), Irish Prince (14/1), Akkapenko (14/1), Dont Be Robin (25/1), The Major (25/1), Lake Washington (50/1), House Of Frauds (50/1), Newquay Cards (66/1), Mr Magill (66/1)

Verdict

The four-year-olds get a handy weight-for-age allowance here and that should give ESPRIT DE SOMOZA an advantage having shown progress last time out to win at Huntingdon where he created a good impression. The main danger should come from The Russian Doyen who will appreciate this easier grade having shown that he had plenty of ability when winning at Exeter the time before. Plenty of the others will be the sort to be found in handicaps in the future and the biggest threats to those two in the market are likely to be Sea Of Mystery on his hurdles debut on the back of some wind surgery and The Groovy Hoovy who looks the type to go well but probably needs further. One other that is worth mentioning is Akkapenko who was decent on the Flat in France and he makes his stable/hurdle debut here and is worth a market check.
  1. Esprit De Somoza
  2. The Russian Doyen
  3. Sea Of Mystery

Prize Money

1st: £5,458.002nd: £1,603.003rd: £801.004th: £401.00

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