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13:30 Taunton

Aspen Waite Complete Business Growth Service Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 4)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 104y
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 27.80s
  • Off Time: 13:31:26
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - Black and red check, red sleeves, black diamonds, black cap
125/1
  • Form P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

chased leaders, lost place 4th, soon towards rear, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out

2
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap, Light Blue spots
  • Form 6
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

towards rear, mistake and unseated rider 5th

3
Silk - Emerald green, yellow star, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 43D-0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2

well behind when unseated rider 1st

4
Silk - Black, emerald green chevrons on sleeves
3/1
  • Form 3/3-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

bolted before start, raced keenly out wide in mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 4th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before enxt

5
Silk - Yellow, Black stars, Black and Yellow halved sleeves, Black cap, Yellow stars
  • Form P67
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

last pair, headway

6
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop
10/1
  • Form 03
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

mid-division, closer approaching 5th, chasing leaders when hit next, 2nd after 3 out, weakened into 3rd between last 2

7
Silk - DARK GREEN, YELLOW chevrons, DARK GREEN sleeves and cap
  • Form 4F8/13-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next

8
Silk - Royal blue, red stars, light blue sleeves, red stars, light blue cap, red star
  • Form 06-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

towards rear, behind when hampered 3rd, headway after 3 out, 5th and plenty to do 2 out, kept on steadily

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue sash and sleeves, Royal Blue and White check cap
13/8
  • Form 9-783
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 118

raced out wide, made all, clear from 3 out, stayed on well, unchallenged

10
Silk - Royal Blue, White hoops and armlets
  • Form PP35-69
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

towards rear, ridden and beaten tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next

11
Silk - Yellow, Black stripe and sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 5P22-4P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, 3rd and one pace before next, went 2nd between last 2, no chance with winner

12
Silk - White and red check, diabolo on sleeves

Courtly Love

34 ht
200/1
  • Form 52/28B-P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9

raced on inside, chased winner, ridden and lost 2nd after 3 out, weakened before next

13
Silk - Purple, Yellow cross belts and armlets, quartered cap
300/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9

always towards rear, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next

14
Silk - Black, Red seams, striped sleeves, Red cap
20/1
  • Form 45-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9

raced on inside, held up towards rear, good headway on inside chasing leaders after 4 out, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, weakened before next

In depth

Verdict

THE WIDDOW MAKER probably need only reproduce his run behind Fabrique En France at Wincanton to land a very ordinary maiden. Frankeur, placed in bumpers in France, beat only one home at Newbury on his debut for Dan Skelton but is probably better than that. Tibbie Dunbar ran four times on the Flat last year after hinting at ability in bumpers but she is nothing special. Lusitanien was third at Chepstow last month but was beaten a long way.

Formwatch

Big Chief (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) In rear, not fluent and reminder 2nd, mistake 7th and 8th, soon well behind, pulled up before 3 out, at Chepstow 3m (4) hvy in Feb.

Blackthorn Winter 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened from over 2f out, 6th of 11, 16l behind Paddy The Wire (11-0) at Catterick 2m (5) sft in Dec.

Druim Samhraidh (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened and in rear after 3 out, 11th of 14, dist behind Boothill (10-12) at Taunton 2m (4) gs in Dec.

Frankeur (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Whipped round start, towards rear of mid-division and keen, hit 4th and stumbled badly, headway on inside chasing leaders 3 out, soon beaten, 15th of 16, dist behind Lecale's Article (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn (4) sft in Dec.

Kingcormac (IRE) 200-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, behind 3rd, modest late headway, no chance, 7th of 18, dist behind Lucky One (11-8) at Wincanton 1m 7f (3) hvy in Feb.

Lusitanien (FR) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, front pair well clear from 5th, kept going for remote 3rd from 3 out, 3rd of 12, dist behind Grumpy Charley (11-4) at Chepstow 2m (4) hvy in Jan.

Second Chapter (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Led 10 til blun 3 out; nt rec, 3rd of 4, 14 3/4l behind The Roestone (12-0) at Dunsmore 3m hvy in Nov.

That Ole Chestnut (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leaders on inside, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 12, dist behind Smurphy Enki (11-4) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (5) sft in Mar.

The Widdow Maker 10-1 (11-4) Pulled hard, soon led, went clear after 2nd, hit 4th, reduced lead before 3 out, pushed along and headed before next, lost 2nd at the last, ridden and kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Fabrique En France (11-4) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (4) hvy in Jan.

Worth Knowing (IRE) 200-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, soon behind, 9th of 12, 33 1/4l behind Finest View (10-0) at Lingfield 2m mdn (5) pol in Feb.

Young O'leary (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, well behind before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Chepstow 3m (4) hvy in Feb.

Courtly Love 250-1 (11-0) Pulled hard, chased leaders, led 2nd, went clear next, reduced lead 4 out, headed after 4 out, weakened rapidly, tailed off when bad mistake 3 out, pulled up before next, at Newbury 2m 5f (4) hvy in Jan.

Flaming Red 150-1 (9-0) Outpaced, detached, last of 12, dist behind Eagles By Day (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr.

Tibbie Dunbar 17-2 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, driven over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Azor Ahai (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Aug.