Taunton

  • 12:35 Weatherbys Bank Juvenile Maiden Hurdle2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 35.16s
  • Off time: 12:35:37
12:35 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Singapore Reef (FR) 11/4
2nd Googoobarabajagal (IRE) 3/1
3rd Tarawa Atoll 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Abulharith 42
3 10-12 M Scudamore J Kington (5) 17/29.50
2 242 Mauve, pink hoop and star on cap Coeur Brule (FR) 10
3 10-12 Edgar Byrne Mr David Turner (7) 105 9/25.50
3 44 Orange, Black seams, White and Black check sleeves, Orange cap Googoobarabajagal (IRE) 15
3 10-12 W S Kittow R Johnson 112 3/14.00
4 85 Yellow, Royal Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Navajo Nation (IRE) 3
3 10-12 W G M Turner Mr T O'Connor (5) 16/117.00
5 4 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Singapore Reef (FR) 7
3 10-12 Nick Williams D A Jacob 11/43.75
6 RED, YELLOW chevron, check cap Six of Clubs 71
3 10-12 W G M Turner Danny Cook (3) 50/151.00
7 06 Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Lady Of Ashcott 21
3 10-5 N P Mulholland D C Costello 66/167.00
8 F2 Purple and Red (quartered), halved sleeves, Purple cap Tarawa Atoll 9
3 10-5 Miss S West J Goldstein 7/24.50
Non runners
9Valentine Bay310-5M MullineauxR Greene

Verdict

SINGAPORE REEF can improve sufficiently from debut to land this contest from Googoobarabajagal and Tarawa Atoll. Nick Williams showed with Pistolet Noir that his runners often derive considerable benefit from their initial experiences so it may not be too wise to read too much into the fact that Singapore Reef was beaten in excess of 20 lengths on debut. He held a relatively prominent position in the market but raced green and finished well held; better is expected. Tarawa Atoll coped with the softer ground well when chasing home a previous winner at Folkestone having fallen on debut and that should have boosted her confidence. Her yard does well with runners in this sphere and she should make her presence felt. Stuart Kittow's runner has run to a similar level of form on both starts and may have found the ground softer than he cared for at Bangor so an eye should be kept on the weather. Coeur Brule has shown ability but only at a modest level and this can go to Singapore Reef.