Taunton

  • 12:50 Southwest-racing.com Selling Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.10s
  • Off time: 12:50:26
12:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sun Quest 6/4
2nd Devito (FR) 3/1
3rd Critical Stage (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 81-2325 Dark Blue, Pink spots, armlets and spots on cap Critical Stage (IRE) 36
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-5 J D Frost Hadden Frost (3) 115 5/16.00
2 35142-P Yellow, Royal Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap A Double Ewe Bee 7
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7 10-12 W G M Turner Mr T O'Connor (7) 84 40/141.00
3 0-73218 Scarlet, Emerald Green sleeves, Black and Emerald Green hooped cap Devito (FR) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-12 G F Edwards D P O'Dwyer (5) 95 3/14.00
4 00/6-96F Black and White diabolo, Emerald Green and Black diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black star Good Control (IRE) 20
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7 10-12 J D Frost W P Kavanagh (3) 100 66/167.00
5 66082-7 Yellow, Orange stripe and sleeves, Orange and Yellow quartered cap Rebel Raider (IRE) 8
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9 10-12 B N Pollock Timmy Murphy 112 10/111.00
6 84UU04 White, Emerald Green stripe, striped cap Risk Challenge (USA) 17
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6 10-12 Tim Vaughan Wayne Hutchinson 78 18/119.00
7 U80-757 Red, Mauve sash, White cap Rojabaa 7
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9 10-12 p W G M Turner E Dehdashti (5) 71 100/1101.00
8 F6-7448 Dark blue and red diamonds, red sleeves, dark blue armlets Royal Prodigy (USA) 28
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9 10-12 R J Hodges Christian Williams 90 16/117.00
10 5 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE diamond on body Snake Hips 28
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4 10-12 B Palling O Dayman (7) 25/126.00
11 624/4-7P White, Red stripe, diabolo on sleeves Stance 19
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9 10-12 b G L Moore J E Moore 20/121.00
12 80-440U Royal Blue, Red chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Red cap Stealing Moments (IRE) 9
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8 10-12 Miss R Curtis C Wallis (7) 95 22/123.00
13 24P632 Black, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves Sun Quest 41
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4 10-12 pt Tim Vaughan A P McCoy 102 6/42.50
14 498 Maroon, Light Blue stars, Maroon sleeves Beshairt 28
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4 10-5 D Burchell Lee Evans (7) 79 80/181.00
Non runners
90P-6735Safin (GER)810-12R CurtisT J O'Brien69

Verdict

From a shortlist of SUN QUEST, Rebel Raider and Critical Stage, we'll be siding in the opener with the first named, who's one of two runners in the race for Tim Vaughan. Recently switched from Reg Hollinshead's yard, Tony McCoy's on board one of two that the stable send out here, the other being Risk Challenge. The ground won't be a problem, with him having registered a couple of places to his name recently with some cut in the ground, in similar contests. It is a step up in trip, and there may be a concern or two about backing a horse that has yet to break its maiden after 30 attempts, but this could be another of those to benefit from the switch of yard. Rebel Raider has won in handicap company, but was well down the field in a pipe opener earlier in the month, for which he's entitled to come on. He's raced in much better company than this previously. Critical Stage has to give weight away all round, and was disappointing last time out at Chepstow, maybe being beaten by the hill. Jimmy Frost, who won this race last year, also saddles Good Control. It's not the greatest race on the card, but we think the most likely winner is Sun Quest.