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15:45 Taunton

Evening With Tommo And Champ 29th March Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £13,400 added
  • Winner: £8,707
  • 2nd: £2,557
  • 3rd: £1,278
  • 4th: £639
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 17.90s
  • Off Time: 15:45:28
  • 7 Ran
1
  • Form: 221
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Trainer: A Couetil
  • Jockey: Alexis Poirier

tracked leading pair, pushed along and went 2nd before 2 out, 1/2 length down last, ridden and stayed on same pace run-in

2
16/1
  • Form: 634-313
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 118
  • Trainer: B I Case
  • Jockey: Kielan Woods

chased winner until before 2 out, soon bumped and kept on same pace in 3rd, no chance with leading duo

3
  • Form: 43-30
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: J Farrelly
  • Jockey: David Noonan

always behind, tailed off

4
  • Form: 41-34
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: J Scott
  • Jockey: Nick Scholfield

raced wide tracking leaders, jumped slowly and lost place 5th, modest 4th again before 3 out

5
150/1
  • Form: 5407-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Alexandra Dunn
  • Jockey: M G Nolan

held up in 5th place, closer tracking leading trio 4th, until before 3 out, weakened 3 out, blundered last, tailed off

6
  • Form: 1/113-32
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 123
  • Trainer: A J Honeyball
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

made all, 1/2 length up last, hung left and kept on well to go clear run-in

7
100/1
  • Form: 7-47F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: V R A Dartnall
  • Jockey: James Best

never fluent, held up in last pair, awkward 2nd, reminders 3rd, hung right in 5th and weakened before 2 out, tailed off

8
NR
10/1
  • Form: 23-503
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: H Whittington
  • Jockey: Harry Bannister

NonRunner

9
NR
  • Form: 3-42244
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 118
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

DUHALLOW GESTURE, a winning point-to-pointer and Listed bumper winner, was a disappointing odds-on chance for a Lingfield maiden hurdle after a promising debut at Newbury though her rider dropped his whip which wouldn't have helped and the remainder were well beaten. She can gain compensation though Presidente Line, a raider from France, easily won a Pau handicap on heavy going in December and has been narrowly beaten on firm ground so conditions shouldn't be a problem. Queen's Magic has performed with credit in handicaps the last twice but may do better over further while Coded Message, a heavy-ground novices' hurdle winner at Lingfield, was well beaten at Wetherby next time.

Formwatch

Presidente Line (FR) (10-7) won at Pau 2m 1f hcp in Dec beating Ecbatane (10-12) by 7 1/2l, 17 ran.

Coded Message 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 6th, not fluent 3 out, 3rd and beaten when not fluent 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Mega Yeats (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f (4) sft in Dec.

Ali The Hunter (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, dist behind Lisnagar Oscar (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 3f (4) gs in Jan.

Ballybough Nora (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 7th, every chance after 3 out, gradually weakened after next, 4th of 11, 18 3/4l behind Danse Idol (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f mdn (4) gd in Dec.

Broke Away (IRE) 125-1 (10-12) Tailed off throughout, mistake 5th, pulled up after 3 out, at Taunton 2m mdn (4) gd in Jan.

Duhallow Gesture (IRE) 1-2fav (10-12) Made most, joined and hit 2 out, pressed last, ridden and rider dropped whip run-in, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind The White Mouse (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Nov.

Minnie Escape 66-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, jumped slowly 2nd, blundered and fell 4 out, at Fontwell 2m 2f (4) gs in Jan.

Perfect Myth 14-1 (10-10) Tracked winner, ridden 2 out, one pace and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 7 1/4l behind A Little Chaos (10-10) at Fakenham 2m (4) gs in Dec.

Queen's Magic (IRE) 4-1jfav (11-12) Held up in last trio, headway on inside 3 out, 4th and one pace from last, kept on, 4th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Love Lane (11-9) at Chepstow 2m hcp (4) gs in Jan.