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12:40 Taunton

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  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £2,055
  • 2nd: £599
  • 3rd: £300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 7.07s
  • Off Time: 12:40:36
  • 12 Ran
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Silk - RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap

Dark Energy

14 t D
10/1
  • Form F05332
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 106

in rear, headway 6th, ridden before 2 out, chased winner from last, kept on and always held

2
Silk - Orange, Dark Green hoops and armlets, quartered cap
10/3
  • Form 5-U5617
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 118

with leader, led approaching when fell 6th

3
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 2/2221P-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out

4
Silk - Dark blue, white cross belts, hooped sleeves and hooped cap
5/1
  • Form P20-8PR
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 130

mid-division on inside, weakened from 6th

5
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and ORANGE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, ORANGE star
6/1
  • Form 473324
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 110

held up mid-division, headway approaching 5th, in 3rd when hampered and left 2nd at 6th, not fluent 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened from last

6
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets

Cridda Boy

23 t
66/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

held up towards rear and pulled hard, ridden 3 out, never dangerous

7
Silk - Red, White stars on sleeves
7/2
  • Form 39440-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 110

chased leaders in 3rd, reminders approaching and left in lead 6th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on towards finish

8
Silk - Yellow, Black epaulets, Black cap
150/1
  • Form 9PPP-P0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 60

held up mid-division, weakened from 6th, tailed off when pulled up before last

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow hoops, Royal Blue sleeves and cap

May Boy

388
100/1
  • Form P-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

in rear, struggling from 4th, tailed off when pulled up before last

10
Silk - Black, Emerald Green hoop, hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
100/1
  • Form 4-899
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 78

held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th, ridden after 3 out, never dangerous

12
Silk - Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets
  • Form 322886
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 92

led and keen, headed approaching and in 4th and weakening when brought down 6th by faller

13
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Beige sleeves and cap

Try Cat

14 t
13/2
  • Form 2760
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 99

tracked leaders, outpaced approaching 6th, went poor 4th approaching 2 out, never dangerous

11
NR
  • Form 3-33P8P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 100

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

If I Had Him showed a modicum of promise on his debut over timber but is quickly dropped into this grade which rates a concern, and he's taken on with CRUCHAIN. Jonjo O'Neill's charge was well backed before disappointing at Sandown when last seen but this represents a markedly easier test and on his previous Huntingdon win he'd go close with ground conditions ideal. Dark Energy caught the eye three starts back when given a tender ride but was readily brushed aside at Ludlow, albeit by a subsequent winner. With that in mind Border Castle, whose best form would wipe the floor with these, is considered the biggest threat. However, he refused to race when last seen and, having been pulled-up prior to that, has something to prove now.

Formwatch

Dark Energy 7-4 (11-8) Held up mid-division in 4th, chased winner and hit 3 out, no impression, 2nd of 7, 19l behind Tayarat (11-8) at Ludlow 2m sll hdl (5) gs.

Cruchain (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Chased leaders, led after 3 out, soon headed and weakened, 7th of 12, 18l behind Cheshire Prince (11-4) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.

Bless My Soul 10-1 (12-0) (cp) (tt) jb in rr; to & pu last, in a race won by Master Flight (12-0) at Larkhill 3m ptp gd in Mar, 10 ran.

Border Castle 25-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, jumped slow 1st and lost place, in rear and soon pushed along, reminders 3rd, detached when refused 7th, in a race won by Sway (9-11) at Ludlow 2m beg chs (4) gs, 6 ran.

Cortinas (GER) 11-4 (11-12) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, headway 9th, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching next, mistake last, 4th of 6, 31l behind Kilkenny All Star (11-7) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.

Cridda Boy 100-1 (10-12) Hampered 3rd, always in rear, 10th of 18, 42l behind Dare Me (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft.

If I Had Him (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Prominent, not fluent 7th, led after next, hit 9th, headed 3 out, blundered and weakened 2 out, 4th of 13, 21l behind Educated Evans (10-11) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Lethal Gun (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Raced keenly, led after 1st until after next, in touch, lost place when not much room bend after 4th, soon behind, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Organisateur (11-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.

May Boy 80-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, jumped slowly 4th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Prince Pippin (10-5) at Plumpton 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Nov '09, 9 ran.

Operachy 66-1 (10-12) In touch on outside, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Organisateur (11-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.

Stir On The Sea (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 4th until next, weakened 6th, soon behind, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Kylenoe Fairy (11-1) at Folkestone 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (3) hvy.

Try Cat 25-1 (11-8) Made most until 2 out, soon beaten, 10th of 15, 22l behind Detroit Red (11-8) at Taunton 2m 3f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.

Supernoverre (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, tailed off and pulled before 3 out, in a race won by Court Red Handed (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct, 17 ran.