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13:25 Taunton

Fuelled By Verm-X Maiden Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,399 added
  • Winner: £3,508
  • 2nd: £1,030
  • 3rd: £515
  • 4th: £258
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 15.08s
  • Off Time: 13:26:22
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - Royal blue, yellow chevrons, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star
13/8
  • Form 32
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 114

made all, soon 5 lengths clear, ridden approaching last, found extra when pressed run in

2
Silk - Grey, Black triple diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

towards rear, pushed along 2 out, never nearer

3
Silk - Royal blue, white chevrons, white and royal blue quartered cap
  • Form 954
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 114

tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakening when hampered next

4
Silk - Light Blue, White spots, chevrons on sleeves
4/1
  • Form 33-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

keen tracked leaders, ridden when slithered on landing and fell 2 out

5
Silk - Red, dark blue stars, halved sleeves, red cap
  • Form 74
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

taken to post early and led into start, close up, ridden to chase winner 2 out, every chance run in, no extra towards finish

6
Silk - DARK BLUE, PINK diamonds on sleeves, PINK cap
  • Form 53
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

held up, headway 2 out, ridden and kept on one pace

7
Silk - White, Emerald Green stripe, hooped sleeves and diamond on cap
50/1
  • Form 3-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

held up, headway when brought down 2 out

8
Silk - Purple and yellow diamonds, yellow and purple striped sleeves
8/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

jumped right 1st in rear, never on terms

9
Silk - SCARLET, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK spots on cap

Seasearch

9 t
200/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0

tracked winner, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace

10
Silk - Black, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap
125/1
  • Form 00
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

keen towards rear, hampered 2 out

11
Silk - Yellow, purple star, striped sleeves, purple cap, yellow star
  • Form 529-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7

in touch, pushed along 3 out, ridden next, no impression

12
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
40/1
  • Form 4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7

in touch, pushed along 3 out, weakened next

13
Silk - Dark Blue, Red sleeves, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap, Red stars
250/1
  • Form 5/P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7

early reminders in rear, towards rear, weakening when hampered 2 out

14
Silk - Yellow, light blue cross belts and sleeves, light blue cap, yellow star
50/1
  • Form P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7

in touch, ridden and headway 2 out, stayed on one pace

In depth

Verdict

BATHSHEBA BAY was quickly brushed aside by favourite Scardura here last month but gets another chance in an ordinary maiden ahead of the steadily-improving Ascot fourth Derek Duval and Wincanton third Mood For Mischief. Dothraki Prince showed promise in bumpers but is having a first start for a new stable. Roar won three times on the Flat and is a rare runner over hurdles for Ed de Giles.

Formwatch

Bathsheba Bay (IRE) 15-8 (10-12) Chased leaders, 2nd before 4 out, pushed along and readily held before next, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 13, 16l behind Scardura (10-12) at Taunton 2m mdn (4) gd in Oct.

Blazing Saddles 12-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, hampered by lose horse approaching 3rd, headway after 3 out, never on terms, 10th of 17, 29l behind Avarchie (10-12) at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) gd in Oct.

Derek Duval (USA) 40-1 (10-12) Held up and behind, niggled along and progress when hit 2 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 8, 10 1/2l behind Ecco (11-4) at Ascot 2m (3) gs in Nov.

Dothraki Prince 9-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 4 1/4l behind Streets Of Doyen (11-0) at Ayr 2m (5) gd in May.

Initiative (IRE) 150-1 (11-2) Behind, headway into 4th after 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 26 3/4l behind Ballyellis (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m (5) gd in Nov.

Mood For Mischief 66-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 5th, headway before 2 out, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with winner, 3rd of 9, 9 3/4l behind Ecco (11-0) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (4) gd in Oct.

Nightboattoclyro 8-1 (11-2) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven and unable to quicken over 2f out, soon ridden, behind final furlong, last of 6, 9 3/4l behind Jac Brown (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m (5) gd in May.

Roar (IRE) 10-3 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 17l behind Flood Defence (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp (5) hvy in Aug.

Seasearch 200-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, beaten 4 out, tailed off, last of 13, dist behind Sporting John (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f (3) sft in Nov.

Tally's Son 100-1 (11-0) Held up, always towards rear, ridden and weakened after 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 16, dist behind Olly The Brave (11-0) at Hereford 2m (4) gd in Nov.

Czech Her Out (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway and plugged on final 2f, 6th of 13, 13 1/2l behind White Hart Lady (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f (4) sft in Oct.

Everlasting Sea 66-1 (10-5) Towards rear, plugged on approaching 2 out, never on terms with principals, 4th of 13, 29l behind Scardura (10-12) at Taunton 2m mdn (4) gd in Oct.

Martha's Dream 200-1 (10-5) Behind, jumped badly right early, reminders 4 out, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) gd in May.

Nafaayes (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Raced keenly disputing 5th, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 11, 19 1/4l behind Astromachia (10-0) at Kempton 2m hcp (4) pol in Oct.