16:15 Taunton

Dave Criddle Travel Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,500 added
  • Winner: £4,224
  • 2nd: £1,240
  • 3rd: £620
  • 4th: £310
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 33.00s
  • Off Time: 16:16:05
  • 10 Ran
Silk - Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap
  • Form 103253
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 127

chased leaders, pushed along into 2nd on long run before 2 out, soon driven and no impression, not fluent last

Silk - PINK, PURPLE cross belts, hooped sleeves, PURPLE cap

Willem (FR)

20 pt
  • Form 31FP4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 126

led, blundered 3 out, soon headed, pushed along and lost 2nd on long run before 2 out, weakened after 2 out

Silk - Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star
  • Form 146
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

last pair, ridden and struggling 3 out, never involved

Silk - Dark green and pink diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form P46-69
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

soon well in rear, tailed off when went badly left 2 out and last

Silk - White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves
  • Form 1-156
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

chased leaders, weakened after 3 out

Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap
  • Form 1-53P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway into modest 3rd 2 out, soon ridden and no impression when hung right between last 2

Silk - BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves


24 ht
  • Form 866
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

always towards rear, never involved

Silk - Light green, yellow cross belts, black and grey striped sleeves, red cap
  • Form P63R0P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

pushed along and struggling after 5th, always towards rear, tailed off

Silk - Maroon, pink epaulets, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 144
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 120

held up in close 5th, reminders before 7th, disputing modest 3rd 2 out, well held in 4th when mistake last

Silk - White, black epaulets, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, black and maroon quartered cap

Dino Mite

17 C
  • Form 6413
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 120

chased leader, led soon after 3 out, clear before 2 out, kept on strongly, eased towards finish

Previous results

In depth


WILLEM (NAP) improved markedly on his UK debut when fourth to Gassin Golf in a competitive Class 2 handicap at Newbury last month. Further improvement is likely and Conor O'Farrell's mount makes more appeal than stablemate All Force Majeure and the four-year-olds Superb Story and Dino Mite. He also gets 6lb from Stephen Hero, not taking into account Bridget Andrews' claim, though the top weight has the beating of Battleship Boy on Ludlow running. Gold Man and More Buck'S still have a lot to prove.


Stephen Hero (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Led, not fluent 3rd, ridden and joined 3 out, soon headed, no impression when jumped left last, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Set The Trend (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Willem (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Led, pushed along before 2 out, headed just before the last, driven and not pace of winner run-in, soon lost 2nd and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 12, 6l behind Gassin Golf (11-8) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Mar.

All Force Majeure (FR) 10-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in rear, never involved, 6th of 8, well behind Sugar Baron (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Battleship Boy (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) With leader, mistake 5th, weakened after next, 9th of 12, well behind Set The Trend (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Gold Man (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division on outside, shaken up and hanging left after 6th, soon struggling, well beaten after next, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Might Bite (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

More Buck's (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Last trio, pushed along and struggling in 6th before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before2 out, in a race won by War Sound (10-5) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.

Multimedia 40-1 (11-1) Took keen hold and settled in rear, stumbled 4th, steady headway approaching 6th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 12, 43l behind It's A Close Call (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Toast And Jam (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Led, not fluent 1st or 4th, headed 5th, lost place and mistake next, soon behind, pulled up after 7th, in a race won by Peggy Do (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f cond mdn hdle (5) sft in Mar, 7 ran.

Superb Story (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Led to 1st, tracked leader, led again before 5 out, headed 3 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 10, 22l behind Devilment (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Feb.

Dino Mite 4-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before last, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind She's Da One (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.