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14:00 Taunton

Alpha Company 40 Cdo Royal Marines Claiming Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £2,055
  • 2nd: £599
  • 3rd: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 5.70s
  • Off Time: 14:00:27
  • 9 Ran
1st
11/10

      2nd
      3rd
      1
      22/1
      • Form: U8
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 11-12
      • Trainer: D Pipe
      • Jockey: T Scudamore

      in rear when fell 5th

      2
      15/2
      • Form: 238495
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 11-7
      • Official Rating: 105
      • Trainer: B J Llewellyn
      • Jockey: Donal Fahy

      held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on to take 2nd approaching last, no chance with winner

      3
      4/1
      • Form: 5/P39P2
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 11-6
      • Official Rating: 106
      • Trainer: Mrs M Hobbs
      • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

      in lead when blundered and unseated rider 1st

      4

      Abulharith

      20 p
      66/1
      • Form: 52U006
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 11-6
      • Official Rating: 80
      • Trainer: R Harris
      • Jockey: C J Davies

      tracked clear leader, took closer order 5th, slow next, soon driven, weakened before 2 out

      5

      Chrysander

      31 vt CD
      11/10
      • Form: 12/4-3P1
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 11-6
      • Official Rating: 116
      • Trainer: Evan Williams
      • Jockey: Paul Moloney

      made virtually all, soon clear, ridden 2 out, ran on well

      6
      4/1
      • Form: 3-32621
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 11-6
      • Official Rating: 115
      • Trainer: B J Llewellyn
      • Jockey: Miss Isabel Tompsett

      pulled hard in mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 5th, went 2nd after 3 out, weakened before last

      7
      • Form: 4P-FP58
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 11-5
      • Trainer: P R Rodford
      • Jockey: K Burke

      chased leaders, under pressure after 4th, weakened before 3 out

      8
      20/1
      • Form: 62
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: B G Powell
      • Jockey: Jimmy McCarthy

      raced in rear, headway approaching 4 out, soon pushed along, weakened after next

      9
      50/1
      • Form: U
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-2
      • Trainer: R A Teal
      • Jockey: Tom Cannon

      in rear, headway approaching 5th, soon under pressure, weakened before next, tailed off

      In depth

      Verdict

      CHRYSANDER isn't totally reliable but seemed to be on good terms with himself when smoothly beating Cockatoo in a similar C&D contest last month. It's difficult to imagine Sweet World, Starburst or Yourgolftravel Com will turn the tables here but Abstract Art produced a much better effort at Leicester last time and would have claims if reproducing that form. Olivino won a better race under Isabel Tompsett at Stratford last September and had a spin on the all-weather recently to blow away a few cobwebs. The 10-year-old is probably the main danger to Evan Williams' charge.

      Formwatch

      Yourgolftravel Com 50-1 (11-1) In rear, some late headway, never a factor, 8th of 14, 44l behind Shammick Boy (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.

      Sweet World 13-2 (11-2) Took keen hold, in touch, headway to chase leaders before 2 out, weakened from last, 5th of 13, 8l behind Chrysander (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f clm hdl (5) gs in Jan.

      Abstract Art (USA) 25-1 (11-6) Led until after 1st, led next, clear when mistake 5th, headed 2 out, weakened flat, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Laborec (11-6) at Leicester 2m 4f sell hdl (5) hvy in Jan.

      Abulharith 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, ridden after 9th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 10, well behind Scotsbrook Cloud (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Oct.

      Chrysander 13-2 (11-8) Chased leader, led well before 2 out, in command before last, kept on well flat (no time taken), won at Taunton 2m 1f clm hdl (5) gs in Jan beating Cockatoo (11-6) by 3l, 13 ran.

      Olivino (GER) 7-1 (10-13) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd before 2 out, led approaching last, ran on, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Sep beating Exulto (11-9) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.

      Reymysterio (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) In touch, not fluent 1st, mistake 2nd, jumped left 4th, soon lost place, reminders and tailed off after 7th, 8th of 10, well behind Qozak (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f nov chs (4) gs.

      Starburst 12-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 4th, weakened 3 out, went 2nd flat, 2nd of 7, 25l behind Lady Willa (9-11) at Leicester 2m nov clm hdl (5) hvy.

      Aldorable 100-1 (10-5) Held up, always behind, weakened 3 out, no chance when mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Kazzene (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Jan, 11 ran.