13:25 Taunton

Thursday 8 April 2021

All13:2514:0014:3015:0515:4016:1516:5517:30
  • Invest Southwest Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)
  • Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:25  |   Winning time: 3m 56.83s
1st
6
411-0
4/11f
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Led narrowly, still travelling strongly when led 2 out, headed narrowly before last, jumped well to lead last, stayed on strongly flat op 2/5
2nd
4 ¼
7
5/2
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, jumped left 3 out, headway to challenge 2 out, led narrowly before last where outjumped and headed, no extra flat tchd 9/4
3rd
2 ½
8
410-1
33/1
T: Nick MitchellJ: R T Dunne
Held up in rear, smooth headway to chase leaders after 3 out, clear of rest when outpaced before 2 out, stayed on under pressure from last
4th
10
4
22/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: James Best
Midfield, awkward 6th, ridden after 3 out, one pace from 2 out op 25/1
5th
3 ¾
3
50/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Prominent, midfield 3rd, relegated towards rear 5th, not fluent 6th, ridden 3 out, one pace
6th
31
2
150/1
T: Chris HonourJ: Bryan Carver (3)
Pressed leader, close up 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out op 200/1

Also Ran

PU
1
66/1
T: K DavisJ: Caoilin Quinn (7)
Keen towards rear, awkward 2nd, saddle slipped and pulled up before 3rd op 80/1
PU
5
12/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Kieren Buckley (7)
Keen towards rear, stumbled on landing 1st, pulled forward to track leaders 4th, not fluent 3 out and weakened quickly, pulled up before 2 out op 11/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.20Pl:£1.02, £1.10, £5.30EX:£1.90Trifecta:£12.10SF:£1.82Swingers:£1.10, £5.10, £5.50

Forecasts

Tulin (4/11), Castel Gandolfo (5/2), Top Power (12/1), Man Of The Sea (22/1), Monete (33/1), Gamalou D'alene (50/1), Delta River (66/1), Gaelic Thunder (150/1)

Verdict

TULIN created a good impression when making a winning start over hurdles here last month and could be hard to beat in a thin novice if improving on that performance. Top Power is of some interest now jumping despite a long absence, while Castel Gandolfo could yet shine in this sphere.

  1. TULIN
  2. TOP POWER (FR)
  3. CASTEL GANDOLFO (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £3,159.002nd: £1,455.003rd: £727.004th: £364.00
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