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14:55 Taunton

P.a.s. Sound & Communications Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £4,111
  • 2nd: £1,198
  • 3rd: £599
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 0.50s
  • Off Time: 14:55:41
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Maroon, White epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Dark Blue star
  • Form P/579-21
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 114

held up towards rear, headway when hampered on inside 10th, soon weakened

2
Silk - PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves

Prince Tom

23 BF
5/1
  • Form 30/3244
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 114

tracked leaders and keen, led approaching 8th, ridden after 3 out and soon under pressure, kept on well towards finish

3
Silk - Emerald Green, Maroon hoop, Maroon cap
18/1
  • Form 154F14
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 113

led, pushed along and headed approaching 8th, soon weakened

4
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 593-037
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 108

held up in rear, headway approaching 9th, weakened before last

5
Silk - PURPLE, YELLOW seams, halved sleeves, YELLOW cap
  • Form 32P/P52-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 104

chased leaders in 4th when fell 6th

6
Silk - RED, GOLD hoops, RED sleeves, quartered cap
10/1
  • Form 6P453-6
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 101

held up mid-division, hampered 6th, headway approaching 9th, weakened after 3 out

7
Silk - Emerald Green, White hoops, Orange sleeves and cap
50/1
  • Form 1-3156P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 97

tracked leaders, lost place 4th, chased leaders 7th, ridden and kept on from last

8
Silk - Pink, Dark Green cross belts, Dark Green cap
  • Form 0263P5-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 97

held up towards rear, headway on outer before 3 out, weakened before last

9
Silk - Royal blue and white quartered with red sash, royal blue sleeves and cap
  • Form U6-2543
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 95

tracked leader and keen, pushed along 9th, hit and weakened 10th

10
Silk - ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN sash, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves and cap
  • Form 5-86
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 93

held up towards rear and keen, chased leaders approaching 6th, weakened approaching 10th

11
Silk - Dark Green, White braces, Orange sleeves, White cap
  • Form 68976-9
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 92

held up towards rear and keen, headway 3 out, kept on same pace

12
Silk - Black, Red stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap
  • Form 06U6/2-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 89

held up mid-division, headway to go 2nd approaching 9th, challenged after 10th, soon every chance, no extra after last

In depth

Verdict

Oliver Sherwood's Silver Accord won well enough at Fontwell last month and has every chance of following up despite having to race off a 9lb higher mark but he is far from certain to stay the longer trip today and a better bet looks to be PRINCE TOM. The Paul Nicholls-trained gelding is a confirmed performer over this distance and can gain a deserved success having run some decent races in defeat of late. Jonjo O'Neill's Lost Glory disappointed at Aintree recently and of more interest may be Sawpit Solitaire, who makes his reappearance for Venetia Williams having run well when last seen at Wincanton in March. Any market support for the reappearing The Hudnalls would be of interest but it is Prince Tom that gets the verdict.

Formwatch

Silver Accord (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Raced wide, close up, headway to lead 3 out, joined last, strongly pressed soon after, stayed on well to assert final 110 yards, well on top at finish, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct beating Lepido (11-2) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.

Prince Tom 7-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 9th, stayed on flat, 4th of 13, 7l behind Victors Serenade (11-2) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.

Pairc Na Gcapall (IRE) 8-1 (12-2) Led or disputed lead to 5th, tracked leader, lost place 9th, soon driven and behind, lost touch 12th, tailed off, 4th of 7, 47l behind Victory Surge (11-1) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.

Lost Glory (NZ) 11-1 (11-1) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 4 out, never near leaders, 7th of 17, 34l behind Corso Palladio (11-0) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Oct.

Sawpit Solitaire 12-1 (10-10) Chased winner throughout, closed 3 out, no impression next, never able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Lady Jinks (10-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Ready Or Not (IRE) 15-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, led after 4th, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 11, 44l behind Silver Accord (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.

Petroupetrov (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Led until not fluent 2nd, jumped right and mistake next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Backfromthecongo (11-9) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd, 7 ran.

The Hudnalls (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway under pressure approaching 3 out, stayed on flat, never reached leaders, 5th of 17, 10l behind Master Eddy (11-2) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.

Newyearsresolution (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Jumped right, tracked leader until 4th and again before next, weakened approaching 2 out, went 3rd after last, 3rd of 8, 31l behind Cotswold Charmer (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f cond nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct.

Graylyn Ruby (FR) 50-1 (10-9) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway approaching 3rd, weakened approaching last, 6th of 14, 24l behind Cinderella Rose (10-2) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (3) gd in Oct.

Witch's Hat (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Prominent, lost place 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Monsieur Cadou (11-7) at Hereford 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs.

Massini Moon (IRE) 11-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, ridden after 7th, not fluent 3 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 12, 22l behind Just The Job (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.