14:10 Taunton

Thursday 12 April 2018

All14:1014:4015:1515:5516:3017:0517:35

toteplacepot Handicap Hurdle

Class 5  |   2m 104y  |   Heavy  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 4m 22.9s

1st
9
8/1
T: Mark GillardJ: D Crosse
Led until 2nd, pressed leader, led again 2 out, ridden clear run-in, stayed on well op 6/1
2nd
2 ½
1
7/2
T: H WhittingtonJ: Harry Bannister
In touch on inside, headway chasing leaders 4th, ridden and not quicken before 2 out, rallied into 2nd at the last, stayed on same pace run-in tchd 10/3
3rd
nk
6
40/1
T: Miss G HaywoodJ: David Noonan
Pressed leader, led 2nd until ridden approaching 2 out, chased winner until the last, stayed on same pace run-in op 33/1
4th
10
10
8/1
T: Mrs K A BuckettJ: James Bowen (3)
Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 2 out, plugged on run-in, went modest 4th post tchd 10/1
5th
hd
7
5/2f
T: M R ChannonJ: Bryony Frost (3)
Held up towards rear, good headway chasing leaders 6th, hit next, ridden before 2 out, weakened before the last, lost modest 4th post op 3/1
6th
1 ¼
4
14/1
T: J GallagherJ: Nick Scholfield
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 4th, weakened before 2 out op 11/1
7th
5
5
911-3
11/2
T: D BurchellJ: Alan Johns
Chased leaders, weakened after 3 out op 9/1
8th
23
2
33/1
T: M HillJ: Charlie Deutsch
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders after 3 out, weakened approaching next op 25/1
9th
hd
12
33/1
10th
8
11
66/1
T: Mark GillardJ: J M Davies
Raced keenly, held up, headway chasing leaders 4th, weakened soon after 3 out
11th
2
8
14/1
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Lucy Gardner (3)
Never fluent, raced wide, chased leaders until jumped slowly and lost place 5th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out op 16/1

Also Ran

PU
3
10/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: R T Dunne
Well in rear, lost touch and struggling 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 6th tchd 17/2

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Betting

Forecast

Zoltan Varga (5/2), Tierra Verde (7/2), Cropley (11/2), Karl Marx (8/1), Upham Running (8/1), Fire Ahead (10/1), Oologist (14/1), Hoola Hula (14/1), Scorpion Star (33/1), Eggesford (33/1), Amour D'Or (40/1), Blackadder (66/1)

Verdict
Few of these have a realistic chance but with ground conditions likely to take their toll, this will come down to who can handle conditions best. In that regard Karl Marx and UPHAM RUNNING take the eye. The former should have won last time when runner-up at Wincanton last time over 2m4f. The selection was behind him that day but promises to do better at this trip and the securing of James Bowen adds confidence. Fire Ahead is not highly tried on handicap debut and his yard are in good form so a market move would be noteworthy. Cropley is capable of bouncing back in this grade and has each-way prospects.
  1. Upham Running
  2. Cropley
  3. Karl Marx
Prize Money
1st:
£4,159.00
2nd:
£1,221.00
3rd:
£611.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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