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12:30 Taunton

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

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,400 added
  • Winner: £5,458
  • 2nd: £1,603
  • 3rd: £801
  • 4th: £401
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 10.50s
  • Off Time: 12:30:43
  • 13 Ran
1
Silk - PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves

Eritage (FR)

14 CD
4/6
  • Form 131-F51
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 133

led, joined 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace run-in, no chance with winner

2
Silk - ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap
40/1
  • Form 63-12F8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 115

chased leaders, lost place before 4 out, towards rear and struggling next, tailed off

3
Silk - Yellow, Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Light Green armlets, Light Blue cap
33/1
  • Form 23/14-5
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

never better than mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off and eased before next

4
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets
40/1
  • Form 1-3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

off the pace in mid-division, 6th and beaten when fell 2 out

5
Silk - White, purple spots, collar and cuffs, scarlet cap
20/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders in 5th, plugged on in 3rd from 2 out, no chance with 1st 2, hit last

6
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

always towards rear, never on terms, tailed off

7
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue cross belts and sleeves, Dark Blue and Orange quartered cap
  • Form 5462-27
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 114

raced wide, chased leaders, 4th and one pace 2 out, weakened run-in

8
Silk - Dark blue, pink braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leader, challenged going well 2 out, led approaching last, kept on well to go clear run-in

9
Silk - Orange, Maroon sash
250/1
  • Form 8-07
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

towards rear, tailed off 4 out, never a factor, pulled up before 2 out

10
Silk - SCARLET, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK spots on cap

Seasearch

28 t
100/1
  • Form 04
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

off the pace in mid-division, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off

11
Silk - Dark blue, emerald green star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, dark blue cap, emerald green stars
  • Form 2-35
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

soon towards rear, plugged on in 5th from 2 out, went 4th run-in, never a threat

12
Silk - Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Yellow hooped cap
100/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

mistakes, always in rear, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

13
Silk - Red, Black epaulets, Red and White halved sleeves, Black cap
  • Form 09
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-5

always towards rear, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

ERITAGE, a dual bumper winner, came here a fortnight ago for a similar race and made all, jumping well and coming home in a canter. He's up against some promising types here but will take all the beating. Masters Legacy made a very pleasing racecourse debut behind another Paul Nicholls runner Wild Max over the course and distance a month ago so has to be rated a threat while Kauto The King, beaten a neck here in March, found 2m5f too far on his reappearance at Wincanton. Flou Artsistique is a very interesting entry for J P McManus/David Pipe as he's a half-brother to six winners and was only beaten 2 lengths on his debut in France in April while winning point-to-pointer Equus Gold is one to note on his hurdling debut. Alan King's horses are in good form and Escapability is the type to make progress.

Formwatch

Eritage (FR) 8-11fav (10-12) Made all, wandered into 1st and 2nd, clear 5th, unchallenged, won at Taunton 2m (4) gs in Nov beating Fubar (10-12) by 19l, 13 ran.

Rococo River 17-2 (11-4) Held up, never dangerous, 8th of 12, dist behind Saint De Reve (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) gs in Nov.

Ask Robin (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led and soon 3 lengths clear, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, weakened next, 5th of 13, 19 3/4l behind Wild Max (11-0) at Taunton 2m mdn (5) gd in Nov.

Equus Gold (IRE) 15-8fav (11-6) Held up towards rear, closer halfway, soon chasing leaders, led 4f out, clear on home turn, headed and no extra over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Love Around (11-3) at Stratford 2m (4) gd in May.

Escapability (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 4 1/2l behind All Yours (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (2) pol in Nov.

Flou Artsistique (FR) (10-3) 4th of 6, 4l behind Fils Spirituel (0-0) at Lignieres 2m in Apr.

Kauto The King (FR) 8-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, weakened 2 out, 7th of 14, dist behind Nifty At Fifty (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Dec.

Masters Legacy (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) In touch, headway 5th, tracked leaders next, ridden to chase winner 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Wild Max (11-0) at Taunton 2m mdn (5) gd in Nov.

Richardson 66-1 (10-12) Towards rear, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 9, dist behind Millers Bank (10-12) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (4) hvy in Nov.

Seasearch 200-1 (11-0) Tracked winner, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Bathsheba Bay (11-0) at Taunton 2m mdn (5) gd in Nov.

When You're Ready (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, headway on outside 3f out, kept on final 2f, 5th of 11, 8 1/2l behind Ask A Honey Bee (10-12) at Southwell 2m (5) sft in Nov.

French Mix (USA) 20-1 (10-10) Led 1f, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 9 1/4l behind Sarim (10-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Nov.

Lady Of Authority 100-1 (10-5) In rear, pushed along and effort 4 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, dist behind Book Of Invasions (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Nov.