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16:40 Taunton

Southwest-racing.com Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 44.30s
  • Off Time: 16:40:29
  • 13 Ran
1
Silk - Black, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
12/1
  • Form 35-4504
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 110

chased leaders until lost place 5th, ridden and headway after 7th, weakened 2 out

2
Silk - Yellow, Red sleeves, Pink and White hooped cap
33/1
  • Form 16/95-25
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 109

led until after 6th, soon weakened

3
Silk - Black, Emerald Green sash, White sleeves, Black and Emerald Green quartered cap
18/1
  • Form 0P1294
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 106

held up towards rear, headway after 6th, soon ridden, weakened before 3 out

4
Silk - Red and Brown (quartered), Red sleeves, Brown armlets, White cap
20/1
  • Form PPF/14P
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 106

slow jump 4th, towards rear, ridden and some headway 7th, weakened 3 out

5
Silk - Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, armlets and cap

Ede's

11
9/2
  • Form U5-1111
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 110

held up towards rear, headway after 6th, close up when blundered 3 out, soon ridden, weakened next

6
Silk - Pink and Purple stripes, Purple sleeves, Pink armlets
4/1
  • Form 0-09020
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 103

mid-division, headway 5th, led after 6th, hard ridden and headed approaching last, kept on but no extra

7
Silk - Purple, White spots, Emerald Green sleeves, White spots, White cap, Purple spots
  • Form 415758
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 102

chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened

8
Silk - White, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap
  • Form P0/09F7
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 100

held up towards rear, ridden and headway after 6th, challenged 3 out, every chance 2 out, kept on but no extra from last

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
33/1
  • Form 0-8710P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 99

chased leaders until weakened approaching 6th, tailed off

10
Silk - Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves

Sashenka

224
33/1
  • Form 6-2541P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 98

chased leaders until weakened 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

11
Silk - Black, Red chevron, White sleeves, Black and Red quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 095553
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 95

chased leaders, every chance 3 out, soon ridden, weakened quickly

12
Silk - Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
8/1
  • Form 0303P8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 91

keen in mid-division, headway 4th, ridden to lead approaching last, hung left run-in, driven out

13
Silk - ORANGE, BLACK Cross of Lorraine, WHITE sleeves and cap
  • Form 7/PP1-FP
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 90

lost touch 6th, pulled up before 2 out

In depth

Verdict

Ede's has been extremely progressive over the course of the last two months and bids for his fifth win in a row here. Versatile in terms of ground conditions and racing with just a 6lb penalty here, on the evidence of his last victory he will take a deal of stopping here before the handicapper eventually grabs hold of him. Graet Tsar is of interest on his second handicap outing. Held up last time on what was his handicap debut, he didn't have the legs to go with the leading pair and finished in the style of a horse that needed further. Soft ground conditions would not have been ideal either. Sandymac has posted some respectable efforts in what were hotter contests than that of today's. He was badly hampered, when incidently well supported, coming out of the back straight over the course on his last outing and consequently his rider lost his iron. Supported should be treated with real interest. Wild Tonto hails from a yard in form but ironically he has been out of form of late. Ede's will be difficult to beat and is selected with Sandymac posing as the potential danger to ending his winning sequence.

Formwatch

Dusty Dane (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up, outpaced 4 out, stayed on but not trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 6l behind Glad Big (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar.

Caliban (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led, headed approaching 5th, pushed along 3 out, driven and effort next, soon one pace, 5th of 14, 13l behind Cortinas (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Mar.

Mungo Jerry (GER) 8-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden 4th, one pace, 4th of 9, 10l behind Chance du Roy (11-9) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.

Hidden Weapon 6-1 (11-12) Held up, headway 6th, effort approaching 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up 2 out in race won by Kinetic Power (10-6) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb, 12 ran.

Ede's 4-11fav (11-0) Held up, headway after 4th, led 3 out, clear 2 out, won at Plumpton 2m hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Mar beating Dance Hall Diva (10-4) by 16l, 5 ran.

Dalaram (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, well behind Lordsbridge (10-5) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.

Sandymac (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and effort 6th, 3rd and going well when hampered bend after 3 out, not recover, 8th of 16, 14l behind I'm A Legend (10-9) at Taunton 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.

Double Header (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway after 6th, weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 14, 19l behind Lordsbridge (10-5) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.

Kinetic Power (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Chased leader, ridden after 2nd, mistake and rider lost iron briefly 4th, weakened 3 out and pulled up 2 out in race won by Jigsaw Dancer (11-10) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar, 8 ran.

Sashenka 16-1 (10-7) Chased leader, weakened after 4th and pulled up 4 out in race won by Dan Buoy (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hdl (4) gf in Aug, 12 ran.

Great Tsar (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Held up, hit 1st, pushed along after 5th, stayed on from 2 out, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Azione (11-4) at Warwick 2m amt hcp hdl 0-100 (4) hvy in Mar.

Wild Tonto (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway 3 out, one pace after, 8th of 21, 38l behind Wun Chai (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.

Heavenly Pleasure (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Dwelt, always behind, pulled up after 7th pulled up 3 out in race won by Wotchalike (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Mar, 16 ran.