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13:30 Taunton

Kings College Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,891 added
  • Winner: £3,508
  • 2nd: £1,030
  • 3rd: £515
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 24.72s
  • Off Time: 13:30:13
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
4/9

    1
    Silk - Royal blue, orange sleeves, royal blue stars, orange cap, royal blue star

    Not Never

    38 D
    4/9
    • Form 1/01-516
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 129

    tracked leader, led and not fluent 4 out, clear before 2 out, very easily

    2
    Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
    7/1
    • Form F7-5050
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 111

    led until 4 out, lost 2nd and outpaced after next, soon ridden, rallied into modest 3rd run-in

    3
    Silk - Yellow, Black diamond, chevrons on sleeves

    Throckley

    15 t D
    4/1
    • Form 81343U
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 103

    raced keenly tracking leaders, pushed along in 3rd after 3 out, ridden and beaten before mistake next, weakened run-in

    4
    Silk - Emerald Green, Pink seams, sleeves and star on cap
    6/1
    • Form P803B-P
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 107

    tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner

    5
    Silk - Black, red stars, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap
    22/1
    • Form 4-4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    held up in 6th, reminders and beaten after 4 out, tailed off

    6
    Silk - Red and emerald green (quartered), emerald green sleeves, red spots, red cap
    • Form 385/
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-12

    raced keenly, held up towards rear, hit 4th, jumped slowly 5th, pulled up before next

    7
    Silk - Purple, yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
    50/1
    • Form 969-0
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 89

    chased leaders, lost place 4th, pushed along and outpaced after next, no chance after

    8
    Silk - Black, Grey star and star on cap
    • Form 6
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12

    always in rear, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before last

    9
    Silk - Black, pink star, sleeves and cap
    • Form 070/060
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 82

    last pair, never on terms, plugged on, tailed off

    In depth

    Verdict

    NOT NEVER will be a short price here despite having to concede plenty of weight. His overall form is on a different level having won a Class 3 hurdle in January and scored over fences in June so should be too good for these. Golden Poet has had a couple of runs on this track for new connections since arriving from Ireland but has shown nothing while Throckley has reverted to type since gaining a surprise victory in a Worcester maiden in August. West Drive made a winning start over hurdles at Fontwell in August last year though has gone backwards but the four-year-old Feu Ardent is a possible improver on his hurdling bow.

    Formwatch

    Not Never 9-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, beaten 3 out, 6th of 9, 28 1/2l behind Dan McGrue (11-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (3) hvy in Nov.

    Golden Poet (IRE) 66-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, mistake 3rd, behind 4 out, 12th of 16, dist behind Dorking Boy (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp (4) gs in Nov.

    Throckley 6-1 (11-10) Unseated rider 1st, at Hereford 2m hcp (4) sft in Nov.

    West Drive (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up, jumped left 1st, beaten 4 out, pulled up before next, at Plumpton 2m hcp (3) hvy in Nov.

    Feu Ardent (FR) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, outpaced 4f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 6, 15 3/4l behind Vinnie's Getaway (11-2) at Stratford 2m (5) gd in Jul.

    Ipflibbydibby (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Behind, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, some late headway, 5th of 7, 19 1/2l behind King Vince (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f (6) gf in Aug.

    Johni Boxit 66-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 10th of 13, 11 1/2l behind Gerry The Glover (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Nov.

    Ragtag Rascal (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always in rear, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Sleep Easy (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f (5) gd in Nov.

    Doodle Dandy (IRE) 100-1 (10-8) Jumped left at times, held up, always behind, last of 15, dist behind Tactical Manoeuvre (10-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Dec.