13:15 Taunton

Sunday 30 December 2018

All12:4513:1513:5014:2014:5515:2515:55

    Daren Marshall 50th Birthday Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 3f 1y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 4m 45.8s
1st
Horse silk
3
411-4
5/1
T: P J HobbsJ: M G Nolan
Chased leaders, went 2nd after 5th, challenged and hit 2 out, soon hung left and bumped, stayed on to lead and hit last, edged right run-in, driven out op 6/1
2nd
Horse silk
1
4
4/5f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Led, joined and bumped 2 out, soon hung left, ridden and headed last, stayed on same pace run-in
3rd
Horse silk
1
5
4/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Chased leaders on inside, flattened 3 out, soon pushed along and outpaced in 3rd, kept on under pressure run-in op 9/2 tchd 5/1
4th
Horse silk
32
8
66/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5th, headway on outside 4 out, plugged on in modest 4th on long run before 2 out op 100/1
5th
Horse silk
4
10
14/1
T: R Mitford-SladeJ: Rex Dingle (7)
Chased leaders, outpaced 6th, plugged on
6th
Horse silk
17
9
66/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Always towards rear, tailed off op 100/1 tchd 50/1
7th
Horse silk
3 ½
6
11/1
T: G McPhersonJ: N D Fehily
Took keen hold early, always towards rear, tailed off when awkward on landing 3 out, never a factor op 33/1 tchd 10/1
8th
Horse silk
¾
12
28/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, jumped slowly and lost place 6th, never on terms after, mistake 2 out, tailed off op 33/1
9th
Horse silk
1 ½
7
50/1
T: J D FrostJ: Tom Cannon
Chased leader until after 5th, chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, tailed off op 66/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
6/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adam Wedge
Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next op 5/1
UR
Horse silk
11
50/1
T: R H BucklerJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Raced wide, chasing leaders when veered left and unseated rider 2nd op 100/1 tchd 40/1
PU
Horse silk
13
100/1
T: R G HawkerJ: James Best
Jumped poorly in rear, tailed off 5th, pulled up before next

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Non-Runners

14
Horse silk
Westerner Ocean608
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 6
T: Alexandra Dunn  J: R P McLernon
NR
1
Horse silk
Romeo Brown21
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 4
T: Mrs J Williams  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.70Pl:£2.00, £1.10, £1.70EX:£12.30Trifecta:£46.20SF:£10.88Swingers:£1.70, £3.20, £1.40

Forecasts

Birds Of Prey (4/5), Champagne Well (4/1), Romeo Brown (4/1), Zanza (5/1), Shiroccan Roll (6/1), It's Fine Wine (11/1), Winter Soldier (14/1), My Lady Grey (28/1), Legend Of Zorro (50/1), Westerner Ocean (50/1), Cushuish (50/1), Manofthemountain (66/1), Passing Oceans (66/1), Regal Flute (100/1)

Verdict

Quite a decent event of its type with three previous winners in the field all of whom have to carry a penalty here and that may make life tough against a classy performer like BIRDS OF PREY. His Flat form would be way above anything the others could achieve and the experience of his hurdles debut won’t be lost on him at a track where his trainer has a 32% strike-rate with his hurdlers (past five years). Romeo Brown of the penalised runners looks the most dangerous along with Zanza while Champagne Well will enjoy this increased test on his hurdling debut. Winter Soldier and My Lady Grey are two to watch in the market for a positive move.
  1. Birds Of Prey
  2. Romeo Brown
  3. Champagne Well

Previous Winners

2017
Dan McGrue
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
5/2

Prize Money

1st: £5,133.002nd: £1,507.003rd: £754.004th: £377.00

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