14:40 Taunton

Wednesday 28 October 2020

All13:4014:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:40

Porter Dodson Handicap Hurdle

Class 5  |   2m 7f 198y  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:40  |   Winning time: 6m 9.18s
Weighed In
1st
16
13/8f
T: A J HoneyballJ: Rex Dingle (3)
Slightly worse than midfield, progress to track leaders 4 out, nudged to contest lead 2 out, headed inside furlong, battled back, just got up op 15/8
2nd
nse
3
15/2
T: N P MulhollandJ: James Best
In rear, some progress before 3 out where awkward, travelled strongly just behind leaders jumping 2 out, led soon after last, all out, headed close hone op 8/1 tchd 7/1
3rd
2 ¼
1
511-12
15/2
T: A RalphJ: R Johnson
Towards rear, pushed after 3 out and some progress, just behind leaders jumping last, stayed on well op 13/2 tchd 8/1
4th
2 ¼
15
13/2
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Prominent, often nudged to keep position, ridden before 4 out, still every chance jumping last, faded late on op 5/1
5th
6
13
610-11
10/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Brendan Powell
Midfield, awkward 8th, travelled well to challenge for lead 2 out, pushed and outpaced before last, could not go with leaders op 9/1 tchd 11/1
6th
1 ½
2
25/1
T: B BarrJ: Paul O'Brien (3)
Towards rear, some progress to midfield jumping 4 out, pushed after 3 out, briefly outpaced before some late headway op 22/1
7th
1 ¼
12
125/1
T: Ryan ChapmanJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Slightly better than mid-division, raced keenly, pushed after 3 out, hampered 2 out, mistake last, stayed on one pace op 80/1
8th
nk
9
20/1
T: D WestonJ: Page Fuller
Towards rear, pushed after 3 out, kept on but never threatened op 22/1 tchd 18/1
9th
¾
11
13/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: M D Grant
Slightly better than midfield, mistake 5th, awkward 4 out, dropped to rear when ridden after 3 out, mistake last, kept on one pace op 7/1 tchd 15/2
10th
3
8
16/1
T: Jack BarberJ: Nick Scholfield
Led, pushed after 3 out, headed before 2 out where mistake, well beaten jumping last op 18/1
11th
22
4
16/1
T: R A TealJ: D A Jacob
Close-up, slow 8th, pushed after 4 out, weakened after jumping 3 out, soon beaten op 18/1

Also Ran

PU
10
200/1
T: B ForseyJ: T J O'Brien
Prominent, raced keenly, pushed and losing ground before 8th, pulled up before 4 out op 100/1

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Non-Runners

17
Avithos235
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 10
T: Mark Gillard  J: David Noonan
6
Williams Overture33
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 5
T: T Symonds  J: J J Burke
14
Tango du Roy8
Weight: 10-10|  Age: 7
T: N J Hawke  J: Non Runner
7
Layerthorpe56
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 8
T: Mrs D A Hamer  J: Non Runner
5
Hear The Chimes28
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 11
T: S A Harris  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Marilyn Monroe (13/8), Tango du Roy (6/1), Drumreagh (13/2), Bomber's Moon (13/2), Hidden Depths (15/2), Kabrit (15/2), Glengar (10/1), Amzac Magic (16/1), Agincourt Reef (16/1), Williams Overture (16/1), Layerthorpe (16/1), Hear The Chimes (16/1), The Lion Queen (20/1), Mystic Court (25/1), Avithos (25/1), Comeragh Lad (125/1), Kerry's Boy (200/1)

Verdict

If there's one who is ahead of the assessor, it's surely MARILYN MONROE. Admittedly, she hasn't pulled up any trees in a handful of runs over hurdles, but this point winner showed plenty of ability in bumpers and improvement may be forthcoming now handicapping and faced with a stiffer test. Tango Du Roy, Bomber's Moon and Drumreagh all improved last time out and are feared most in that order.

  1. MARILYN MONROE (IRE)
  2. TANGO DU ROY (IRE)
  3. BOMBER'S MOON

Previous Winners

2019
Viking Ruby
Weight: 10-10  |Age: 6
Weight: 10-10  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Harry Reed
  |  
T: N P Mulholland
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £3,054.002nd: £896.003rd: £448.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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