15:50 Taunton

Thursday 28 November 2019

All12:3513:1013:4514:1514:5015:2015:50
  • Festive Fixture 12th December Handicap Hurdle
  • 3YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 3f 1y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:50  |   Winning time: 4m 56.4s
1st
Horse silk
7
511-5
2/1f
T: F O'BrienJ: C Brace (3)
Held up towards rear, headway from 3 out, left 2nd just after 2 out and then switched right, challenged last, soon led, stayed on
2nd
Horse silk
2
1
33/1
T: Miss S WestJ: M Goldstein
Took keen hold, prominent, led after 3rd, headed 3 out, 2 lengths down when left in lead 2 out, headed just after last, stayed on same pace
3rd
Horse silk
10
5
5/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Harry Bannister
Prominent, led 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when terrible mistake 2 out, headed and not recover
4th
Horse silk
1 ½
8
11/1
T: R RoweJ: N F Houlihan (7)
In rear and ridden after 3rd, stayed on from 2 out, never nearer
5th
Horse silk
3 ½
4
711-7
7/1
T: David DennisJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led until 3rd, stayed handy, weakened before 2 out
6th
Horse silk
1 ½
6
20/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Max Kendrick (3)
Held up towards rear, headway 5th, lost place after 3 out
7th
Horse silk
¾
10
7/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Charlie Price (5)
Took keen hold, prominent, led 3rd, soon headed, lost place 6th, well beaten before 2 out
8th
Horse silk
2 ½
11
20/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Nick Scholfield
Mid-division, headway 4 out, no impression before 2 out, mistake last
9th
Horse silk
8
2
411-10
5/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, headway 6th, driven after not fluent 4 out, beaten after 3 out, weakened before 2 out
10th
Horse silk
8
3
50/1
T: J FarrellyJ: A P Cawley
Held up, not fluent 4th, always behind
11th
Horse silk
3
13
66/1
T: Miss L BlackfordJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Mid-division, ridden after 5th, struggling next
12th
Horse silk
28
12
25/1
T: Miss G HaywoodJ: David Noonan
Prominent until 3rd, chased leaders, lost place after 3 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
9
511-3
25/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: T Scudamore
Held up towards rear, awkward 3rd, mistake 5th, mistake and well beaten 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

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Non-Runners

14
Horse silk
Akkapenko30
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 5
T: Tim Vaughan  J: Alan Johns
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.50Pl:£1.20, £7.00, £2.50EX:£61.60Trifecta:£302.20Tricast:£315.45SF:£78.45Swingers:£14.60, £2.90, £52.30

Forecasts

Dan Gun (2/1), Clearly Capable (5/1), Overflow (5/1), Hahadi (7/1), Eric The Third (7/1), We'llcwhathappens (11/1), Akkapenko (14/1), Bentons Lad (20/1), Realta Dawn (20/1), Russian's Legacy (25/1), Glengar (25/1), Zoltan Varga (33/1), Black Noah (50/1), Lady Wethered (66/1)

Verdict

Dan Gun finally got off the mark at Huntingdon this month and represents a stable in super form, ensuring he's on the shortlist despite a 7lb rise. It will be interesting to see how the market judges Russian's Legacy, an 80-1 scorer at Newton Abbot early in the summer that hasn't been spotted since. Eric The Third shaped with more purpose last time and is dropping in the ratings but AKKAPENKO was too keen at Chepstow in his hat-trick bid and, if conserving his energy better, could bounce back in his bid to make it three wins in four starts.
  1. Akkapenko
  2. Dan Gun
  3. Russian's Legacy

Previous Winners

2018
Bonza Girl
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 5
6/4

Prize Money

1st: £4,484.002nd: £1,317.003rd: £658.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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