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12:55 Taunton

Cornish Rock Gin Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 1y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,891 added
  • Winner: £3,508
  • 2nd: £1,030
  • 3rd: £515
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 55.07s
  • Off Time: 12:55:26
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
13/8

    2nd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Maroon, white diamond, diabolo on sleeves
    9/2
    • Form 245225
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 115

    tracked leaders, lost place and in touch 3rd, ridden and headway approaching 2 out, kept on one pace

    2
    Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
    20/1
    • Form 89F7-50
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 117

    tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next

    3
    Silk - Black, Grey star and star on cap
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    always in rear, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

    5
    Silk - Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star

    Sleep Easy

    20 p
    13/8
    • Form 833-140
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 123

    always prominent, led soon after 3 out, 4 lengths clear 2 out, driven out run in

    6
    Silk - Maroon, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, maroon stars, grey cap, maroon stars
    • Form 6-52689
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 73

    led, pushed along 6th, ridden and headed soon after 3 out, kept on same pace

    7
    Silk - Royal blue, yellow epaulets, diamonds on sleeves
    5/4
    • Form F11F40
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 127

    tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2 out, driven to challenge run in, stayed on

    8
    Silk - Black, pink inverted triangle and armlets

    War Drums

    15 b
    33/1
    • Form P-8
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    towards rear, ran out passing winning post after 5th

    4
    NR
    • Form 644/723
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 89

    NonRunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Several of these are eased in grade and UTILITY comes out best at the weights. He bolted up when last seen in a seller at Stratford a year ago and wasn’t entirely disgraced back over hurdles at Cheltenham where he finished ahead of Sleep Easy on worse terms. Farmer Boy and Golden Poet are giving 6lb to the others with the former preferred of that pair running in his first seller, though he is proving hard to win with.

    Formwatch

    Farmer Boy (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders early, lost place after 2nd, soon towards rear, mistake 5th, headway 3 out, no extra after last, 5th of 8, 5 1/2l behind Iolani (11-1) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Oct.

    Golden Poet (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, mistake 3 out, ridden and no extra next, 11th of 13, 31 1/4l behind Dasmyhoss (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.

    Ragtag Rascal (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 16, 15 1/4l behind Desert Path (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f stks (5) gd in May.

    Sleep Easy 40-1 (11-1) Mid-division on outside, driven and lost place after 2 out, weakened flat, 13th of 17, 19l behind Duke Street (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Oct.

    Top Of The Rocks (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, effort after 4 out, weakened next, 9th of 18, 35 1/4l behind Those Tiger Feet (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Nov.

    Utility (GER) 66-1 (11-5) Mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, never near leaders, weakened flat, 11th of 17, 18l behind Duke Street (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Oct.

    War Drums 28-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind, beaten over 4f out, 8th of 10, 24 1/4l behind Mrs Ivy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.

    Seeanythingyoulike (IRE) 11-4jfav (10-8) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway approaching 4 out, mistake 3 out, driven before last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Duc Kauto (10-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.