15:40 Taunton

Tuesday 23 February 2021

All12:3013:0013:3014:0014:3015:0515:40
  • Elise Jones Virtual Delayed 18th Birthday Mares' Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 5  |   2m 7f 198y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:41  |   Winning time: 6m 38.1s
1st
11
5/1
T: C J DownJ: Charlie Hammond (3)
Chased leaders, pushed along edging left approaching 3 out, ridden after 3 out, slightly outpaced soon after, rallied into 2nd before 2 out, ridden to lead and edged left 100 yards out, always doing enough op 6/1 tchd 9/2
2nd
nk
12
2/1f
T: O MurphyJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up in mid-division, headway out wide chasing leaders approaching 4 out, 2nd after 3 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, ridden and reduced lead between last 2, headed and slightly hampered final 100 yards, kept on, always held op 7/2
3rd
3
5
17/2
T: Noel WilliamsJ: P J Brennan
Held up and behind, headway out wide chasing leaders before 3 out, 3rd and one pace before next op 11/2
4th
8 ½
2
8/1
T: C J DownJ: J A Anderson (7)
Mostly chased leader who went clear before 8th, closer 4 out, led after 3 out, headed on long run before next, lost 2nd after 2 out, weakened before last op 7/1
5th
1 ¼
4
8/1
T: Mrs F KehoeJ: Thomas Doggrell (7)
Mid-division, outpaced and towards rear after 3 out, rallied and plugged on run-in op 13/2
6th
nk
6
33/1
T: O SignyJ: Page Fuller
Mid-division, good headway chasing leaders 8th, outpaced before 2 out, plugged on run-in op 20/1
7th
3 ½
14
50/1
T: H JamesJ: Nathan Brennan (7)
Made most, went clear before 8th, reduced lead 4 out, headed after 3 out, weakened before next op 28/1
8th
¾
7
10/1
T: Miss J Du PlessisJ: James Best
Held up in last pair, never threatened
9th
1 ¾
10
50/1
T: J FarrellyJ: C Brassil (5)
Held up towards rear, good headway out wide chasing leaders after 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out op 25/1
10th
4 ¾
1
14/1
T: R StephensJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Mid-division, weakened before 3 out tchd 18/1
11th
½
3
7/1
T: D PipeJ: Fergus Gillard (5)
Chased leaders, mistake 4 out, weakened soon after next op 8/1 tchd 11/1
12th
1 ½
15
50/1
T: C J GrayJ: M G Nolan
Always rear-division op 33/1

Also Ran

PU
17
125/1
T: Miss G HaywoodJ: Benjamin Poste
Raced keenly, chased leaders until weakened rapidly approaching 7th, soon tailed off and pulled up op 80/1

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Non-Runners

9
Ask The Lady20
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 6
T: F O'Brien  J: Liam Harrison
NR
8
Feodora34
Weight: 11-1|  Age: 6
T: O Sherwood  J: Non Runner
NR
13
Avithos26
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 11
T: Mark Gillard  J: J M Davies
NR
16
Havana River99
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 8
T: J Farrelly  J: Mitchell Bastyan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.50Pl:£1.90, £1.50, £2.80EX:£18.70Trifecta:£146.20Tricast:£86.26SF:£15.67Swingers:£3.20, £9.10, £4.60

Forecasts

Follow That (2/1), Puzzle Cache (5/1), Avithos (11/2), Shoot To Fame (7/1), Arctic Footprint (8/1), Always Able (8/1), Sound Of Music (17/2), Kingsmill Gin (10/1), Havana River (12/1), Golden Glory (14/1), Ask The Lady (16/1), Feodora (16/1), Annual Flavour (33/1), Emmas Dilemma (50/1), Autumn Gold (50/1), Princess Roania (50/1), Secret Palace (125/1)

Verdict

A chance is taken on KINGSMILL GIN, who appeared to get bogged down in the mud last time and there was sufficient promise in her effort at Wincanton previously to suggest that she'd be capable of winning a race of this nature. Follow That took a step in the right direction here in January and is next best ahead of Arctic Footprint, who finished nicely clear of Puzzle Cache when second at Exeter.

  1. KINGSMILL GIN
  2. FOLLOW THAT
  3. ARCTIC FOOTPRINT

Prize Money

1st: £2,794.002nd: £820.003rd: £410.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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