Racecards

14:10 Taunton

Support Racing Welfare Raffle Juvenile Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,150 added
  • Winner: £4,001
  • 2nd: £1,175
  • 3rd: £587
  • 4th: £293
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 3.00s
  • Off Time: 14:10:35
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Light Blue, Brown and Light Blue chevrons on sleeves, Black cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

raced keenly and not fluent early, held up in 5th, left clear 4th 4 out, soon outpaced, never on terms

2
Silk - Light Green, Purple chevron, armlets and cap
  • Form 8
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

in rear, struggling approaching 4 out, tailed off next

3
Silk - Emerald Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap
  • Form 5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

raced keenly, tracked leader, disputed lead 4th, led next, drew clear after 3 out, very easily

4
Silk - Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star
  • Form 246
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 113

chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, ridden and outpaced after next, soon no chance with winner, kept on same pace

5
Silk - Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars
  • Form 4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

led, mistake 3rd, joined next, headed 5th, lost place and disputed 4th when fell 4 out

6
Silk - Purple, large Yellow spots, Yellow spots on Purple sleeves and cap
  • Form 72
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

chased leaders, ridden and outpaced by front pair after 3 out, never on terms

In depth

Verdict

Stamina may be an issue bu the decent flat recruit CALL TO ARMS is narrowly preferred. Peter Bowen's gelding ran his two best races on the flat over a mile and he has joined a yard in good form; a bold bid is expected with Richard Johnson booked for the ride. The form horse is Royal And Ancient who filled sixth at Market Rasen in a solid race and with an official rating of 113 he is the horse they've all got to beat. AP McCoy takes the ride on Pullyourfingerout but the horse needs to after a Ludlow debut where he was well down the field. Free As A Lark was too keen at Ludlow last tme behind Al Dafa but she should have learnt plenty from it. The form might be called into question given the first six home were covered by less than ten lengths however. Lady Willa completes the field and is far from a back number after an improved Wincanton run behind Until The Man.

Formwatch

Call To Arms (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Daring Dream (9-5) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul (flat).

Kingspark Boy (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in 3rd, went 2nd briefly 2nd, weakened after next, soon lost touch, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Domtaline (10-12) at Chepstow 2m juv hdl (4) gs.

Pullyourfingerout (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up mid-division and keen, weakened approaching 3 out, 5th of 11, 42l behind Akula (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd.

Royal And Ancient (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, in touch at back of main group after 3 out, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 14, 16l behind Architrave (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f juv hdl (2) gd in Sep.

Free As A Lark 6-1 (10-5) Held up behind leaders, took keen hold, mistake 3 out, not clear run approaching 2 out, went right and dived at last, one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Al Dafa (11-5) at Ludlow 2m juv hdl (4) gd.

Lady Willa (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, driven along before 2 out, stayed on to chase winner last, strong challenge and upsides flat, no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Until The Man (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf.