14:40 Taunton

Monday 12 March 2018

All14:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:4017:10

    Court Farm Butchers Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Heavy  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:40  |   Winning time: 4m 34.9s
1st
Horse silk
5
2/1f
T: J W MullinsJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, 2nd before 2 out, led flat, ran on op 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
1
1
8/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led before next, headed flat, ran on
3rd
Horse silk
9
10
7/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: S Bowen
Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, no impression on front pair last op 15/2
4th
Horse silk
11
7
7/2
T: H WhittingtonJ: Harry Bannister
Led until after 3rd, led again 3 out, headed before next, 4th and no extra last, weakened flat op 3/1
5th
Horse silk
14
11
12/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: D F O'Regan
Held up and behind, went remote 5th when jumped left 2 out, no chance op 9/1 tchd 8/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
6
16/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: R P McLernon
Jumped right, in touch, lost place after 3 out op 12/1
7th
Horse silk
3
4
33/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Conor Ring (3)
Not always fluent, prominent, led after 3rd, headed before 5th, weakened after 3 out op 40/1
8th
Horse silk
8
12
50/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Held up in mid-division, not fluent 2nd or 5th, well beaten after 3 out op 40/1
9th
Horse silk
5
13
6/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Patrick Cowley (5)
Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, headway after next, led before 5th, headed 3 out, weakened before next op 11/1
10th
Horse silk
9
3
150/1
T: K BishopJ: C Poste
Mid-division, struggling 3 out, soon well behind
11th
Horse silk
2 ½
9
20/1
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Sean Houlihan (5)
Jumped right, towards rear, slow 5th, behind next op 14/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Luma's Gift19
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 6
T: Miss C Dyson  J: Jack Quinlan
NR
2
Horse silk
Ilewin Geez19
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 8
T: C J Mann  J: N D Fehily
NR
14
Horse silk
Kings Inn72
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 4
T: P F Nicholls  J: Sam Twiston-Davies
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.20Pl:£1.30, £2.60, £2.20EX:£22.30Trifecta:£82.30SF:£18.44Swingers:£3.50, £3.30, £4.60

Forecasts

Nelson's Touch (2/1), Ilewin Geez (11/4), The Go Tou Man (7/2), Blushing Red (6/1), Tierra Verde (7/1), Flight To Milan (8/1), Kings Inn (10/1), Youngoconnor (12/1), Sandro Botticelli (16/1), The Imitation Game (20/1), Marble Moon (33/1), Akkapenko (50/1), Luma's Gift (50/1), Live For Today (150/1)

Verdict

Dual Flat winner BLUSHING RED is taken to make a winning debut over timber. He looks the type to do well at the winter game . Kings Inn is surely better than he showed on his hurdling bow here in December and rates a big danger, and Ilewin Geez is a major player if able to follow-up a fine comeback effort at Doncaster recently. Former listed Flat winner Sandro Botticelli would be a good thing if he still retains ability, but that is by no means certain. Flight To Milan, Akkapenko, and the possible improver Nelson's Touch are also worth a look.
  1. Blushing Red
  2. Nelson's Touch
  3. Ilewin Geez

Prize Money

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

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