14:00 Taunton

Thursday 8 April 2021

All13:2514:0014:3015:0515:4016:1516:5517:30
  • Stables Business Park Novices' Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)
  • Class 4  |   2m 3f 1y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:00  |   Winning time: 4m 32.53s
1st
1
6/4f
T: P F NichollsJ: Angus Cheleda (7)
Keen in midfield, headway between horses when ridden approaching 2 out, chased leader last, stayed on strongly to lead close home Mkt1: op 15/8; Mkt2 tchd 11/8
2nd
¾
4
10/1
T: N B KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Led, 4 lengths clear 5th, reduced advantage 7th, ridden and extended lead approaching 2 out, still in front last, headed close home Mkt1: op 11/1 tchd 16/1
3rd
2 ¾
9
9/2
T: P J HobbsJ: Ben Jones (3)
Towards rear, blundered 7th, ridden after 3 out, headway before 2 out, chased leaders last, stayed on Mkt1: op 13/2 tchd 5/1; Mkt2 op 11/2
4th
5 ½
8
17/2
T: G McPhersonJ: Lilly Pinchin (5)
Held up towards rear, headway into midfield after 3 out, stayed on from 2 out but never dangerous Mkt1: op 10/1 tchd 9/1; Mkt2 op 9/1 tchd 8/1
5th
1 ¾
6
10/1
T: Mrs J WilliamsJ: Chester Williams (3)
Chased leader, close up 7th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before last Mkt1: tchd 11/1; Mkt2 op 11/1
6th
½
11
40/1
T: Mrs H R J NelmesJ: J E Moore
Held up in rear, ridden and modest headway after 3 out, outpaced 2 out, no extra Mkt1: op 25/1 tchd 33/1; Mkt2 op 50/1
7th
6
10
410-11
11/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Kevin Brogan (5)
Midfield, headway when ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out Mkt1: op 7/1 tchd 13/2
8th
22
5
20/1
T: C J DownJ: J M Davies
Midfield, short of room on bend before 4th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off 2 out Mkt1: op 16/1 tchd 22/1; Mkt2 op 22/1
9th
1 ¼
3
711-12
33/1
T: C HeardJ: Nick Scholfield
Prominent, ridden after 7th, lost weakened after 3 out, tailed off from 2 out Mkt1: op 25/1 tchd 28/1

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Rule 4

Rule 4 applies to board prices only - deduction 15p in the pound

Non-Runners

7
Blazing Saddles24
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: J Scott  J: Matt Griffiths
WD
2
Grooveur8
Weight: 11-13|  Age: 5
T: A Ralph  J: Bryan Carver
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.00Pl:£1.10, £2.90, £1.90EX:£17.20Trifecta:£60.40Tricast:£54.88SF:£16.03Swingers:£4.00, £2.70, £8.40

Forecasts

Chez Hans (6/4), Presuming Ed (9/2), Blazing Saddles (9/2), Opine (11/2), Grooveur (8/1), Passing Shadow (17/2), Cheng Gong (10/1), Folly Gate (10/1), Fanfan La Colmine (20/1), Makety (33/1), Merchant In Milan (40/1)

Verdict

A few with chances, but OPINE has hinted at promise on more than one occasion and is fancied to take advantage of a handy-looking mark wih his yard among the winners. Paul Nicholls' in-form top-weight Chez Hans is another bidding to open his hurdling account and he is feared most, although recent winners Grooveur and Blazing Saddles are also well worth considering in an open handicap.

  1. OPINE (IRE)
  2. CHEZ HANS (GER)
  3. GROOVEUR (FR)

Prize Money

1st: £3,159.002nd: £1,455.003rd: £727.004th: £364.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00
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