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15:05 Taunton

Augustus Restaurant Taunton Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 33.35s
  • Off Time: 15:05:29
  • 13 Ran
1st
Silk -
12/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Red, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets and spots on Yellow cap
    14/1
    • Form 3/70-296
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 98

    chased leaders, ridden before 7th, pushed along and struggling in 5th after 3 out, weakened before next

    2
    Silk - DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap
    14/1
    • Form 207257
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 95

    mainly towards rear, some headway on outside approaching 7th, never involved

    3
    Silk - Brown, white cross belts, orange sleeves, white spots, orange cap, white spots

    Exemplary

    21 t
    12/1
    • Form 4-5620P
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 93

    held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 3 out, 3rd after 3 out, 5 lengths 2nd and plenty to do 2 out, stayed on and 2 lengths down approaching last, kept on run-in to lead towards finish

    4
    Silk - Blue, White stripe and cap

    Hot Pepper

    42 CD
    11/2
    • Form 07F-P17
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 91

    chased leader 2nd until 7th, chased leaders, hit 3 out and weakened

    5
    Silk - Purple, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green cap
    15/2
    • Form 001043
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 90

    chased leaders, pushed along after 5th, 4th and struggling after 3 out, one pace and no impression next

    6
    Silk - BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap
    20/1
    • Form 71P4/4P
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 89

    chased leaders until reminders and lost place after 5th, tailed off when went badly left 3 out, pulled up before next

    7
    Silk - Emerald green, maroon chevron, armlets and cap

    Haverstock

    12 pt
    11/1
    • Form 558P50
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 89

    reminders and struggling after 5th, always towards rear

    8
    Silk - Pink, red chevrons, white sleeves, pink and red quartered cap
    5/1
    • Form 223033
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 88

    chased leaders, went 2nd 7th until pushed along before 2 out, one pace and no impression in 3rd from 2 out

    9
    Silk - Red, red and white check sleeves, hooped cap
    • Form 6967
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 88

    held up towards rear, plugged on from 2 out, never involved

    10
    Silk - Dark Blue, Pink hoop, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star
    16/1
    • Form R4/8UP6
    • Age 11
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 82

    mid-division, modest 5th when not fluent 2 out and last

    11
    Silk - Dark Green, Orange disc and armlets
    • Form P800P0
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 79

    mid-division, lost place after 5th

    12
    Silk - Black and white stripes, white sleeves, quartered cap
    11/4
    • Form 4-F0786
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-2
    • Official Rating 74

    prominent, led 2nd, clear 6th, 5 lengths ahead and travelling strongly 2 out, reduced lead last, hung badly left towards paddock exit 100 yards out headed towards finish

    13
    Silk - Red, Grey hooped sleeves, Red cap, Grey star
    33/1
    • Form 456330
    • Age 12
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 66

    led until 2nd, chased leaders, weakened before 3 out

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    The consistent Echo Foxtrot finished ahead of Don't Panic and Ofcoursewecan when third at Newton Abbot a couple of weeks ago. He's been placed in five of his last six starts but is still a maiden and may have to settle for a place on the podium again behind SHOT IN THE DARK. Jonathan Geake's charge scored over track and trip in November and a return to winning ways looked imminent when he was only headed on the run-in behind Frozen Over and Vodka 'n Tonic over 2m1f here last month. Hot Pepper won here in February but reverted to type when only beating one home next time.

    Formwatch

    Dunmallet Belle 33-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, no impression from next, no extra last, 6th of 9, 25l behind Pagham Belle (10-0) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.

    Prince Pippin (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 7th, ridden and one pace when not fluent 3 out, no extra and not fluent next, 7th of 10, 29l behind Annaluna (11-1) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.

    Exemplary 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Tanit River (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar, 12 ran.

    Hot Pepper 11-4 (11-7) Led until before 2 out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 27l behind Its A Long Road (12-3) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.

    Shot In The Dark (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Led and keen, headed 5th, ridden to lead 2 out, headed last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Frozen Over (10-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.

    Definitley Lovely 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Dewala (10-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jan, 11 ran.

    Haverstock 16-1 (11-6) Led to 2nd, with leaders, led again 4th, headed after last (usual 2 out), soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Seymour Legend (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.

    Echo Foxtrot 11-2 (10-6) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Kapstadt (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.

    Ofcoursewecan (USA) 14-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 18l behind Kapstadt (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.

    Don't Panic (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Towards rear, blundered 4 out, effort 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 16l behind Kapstadt (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.

    Lightning Glance 50-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, brief effort 3 out, no impression, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 23l behind Mighty Mambo (11-1) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.

    Henry Oliver (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) In rear, ridden 5th, struggling from next, tailed off, 6th of 10, 49l behind Moon Trip (11-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.

    Wheelavit (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Led until before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, well behind Grand Gigolo (11-12) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.