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13:45 Taunton

Racing To School Novices' Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 1y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,900 added
  • Winner: £5,133
  • 2nd: £1,507
  • 3rd: £754
  • 4th: £377
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 54.60s
  • Off Time: 13:45:18
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Pink, purple stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
4/6
  • Form 3-1113
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 140
  • Trainer P F Nicholls
  • Jockey Lorcan Williams

led, joined last, headed and unable to quicken run-in, kept on for clear 2nd

3
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop
  • Form 12-33
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 126
  • Trainer Evan Williams
  • Jockey S Bowen

tracked leaders on inside, 2nd 3 out, travelling well before next, challenged last, led run-in, edged right and kept on well

4
Silk - Light blue, dark blue stars and sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue stars
  • Form P-160
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Trainer Kayley Woollacott
  • Jockey James Best

held up in last trio, outpaced 3 out, plugged on into 3rd on long run before next, no chance with first two

5
Silk - Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap

Corsecombe

34 p
150/1
  • Form 69-PP
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Trainer Mark Gillard
  • Jockey J M Davies

chased leaders, not fluent 1st, ridden before 4 out, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up after 2 out

6
Silk - Dark blue, white stars, armlets and stars on cap
14/1
  • Form 65-7
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Trainer A J Honeyball
  • Jockey Aidan Coleman

held up in last trio, mistake 6th, plugged on into modest 4th on long run before 2 out, never involved

8
Silk - Pink, dark blue star and sleeves
  • Form 1542/17-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Trainer B Forsey
  • Jockey David Noonan

chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd 3 out, weakened on long run before next, tailed off

9
Silk - Black, Red sash and armlets
150/1
  • Form FP-07
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Trainer Miss J Du Plessis
  • Jockey Rex Dingle

raced keenly and wide in last trio, hung left and reminders in last place bend after 5th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

2
NR
6/1
  • Form 1-14
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Trainer P F Nicholls
  • Jockey H Cobden

NonRunner

7
NR
50/1
  • Form PP
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Trainer Miss C Dyson
  • Jockey Charlie Hammond

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

It's a surprise to see SOUTHFIELD STONE back in this company after his superb run in the Grade 1 Tolworth at Sandown where he was beaten less than 4l. He'd easily won his three previous starts, a bumper and two novice hurdles, on this track and can hardly be opposed. The main threat should be provided by stable companion Dr Sanderson, a Carlise bumper winner and easy Worcester winner on his hurdling debut but disappointing at Hereford when last seen in November. Winning point-to-pointer Bold Plan has been finding the minimum trip too short and this should provide a stiffer test of stamina though he may find the ground too lively, a remark that also applies to The Ibbster, a dual winner between the flags.

Formwatch

Southfield Stone 6-1 (11-7) Chased winner, pushed along before 2 out, lost 2nd and no extra in 3rd before the last, 3rd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Elixir De Nutz (11-7) at Sandown 2m (1) sft in Jan.

Bold Plan (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Tracked winner, ridden and well held before last, lost 2nd place post, 3rd of 13, 10 1/4l behind Rouge Vif (11-0) at Southwell 2m mdn (4) gs in Dec.

Caspers Court (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, weakened before 6th, 11th of 18, dist behind Greaneteen (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Jan.

Corsecombe 200-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, weakened 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, at Exeter 2m 3f mdn (4) gs in Jan.

Nocturnal Myth 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, headway 4 out, no impression, 7th of 15, 35 1/4l behind Duke Of Kilcorral (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (5) sft in Nov.

The Ibbster (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Chased leader until pushed along after 7th, chased leaders, weakened quickly before next, 7th of 10, 27 1/2l behind Master Work (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f (4) gd in Oct.

Sea Present (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Prominent, took keen hold, under pressure after 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 8, dist behind Printing Dollars (11-0) at Exeter 2m 7f mdn (5) gs in Jan.

Dr Sanderson (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Held up towards rear on outside, headway when jumped left 5th, ridden after 2 out, 3rd and weakening before last, 4th of 13, 22 1/2l behind Star Of Lanka (10-12) at Hereford 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov.

Royal Reef (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Chased front pair to before 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, at Leicester 2m 4f (4) gd in Jan.