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  • 13:45 totequadpot Four Places In Four Races Novices' Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • £6,000 added 4yo+ 14 ran
  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 3.30s
  • Off time: 13:45:33

Full result

13:45 Taunton Result 30th December 2013
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Horizontal Speed (IRE) 11-4 R Johnson P J Hobbs 5 11/10f
Made all, clear before 2 out, stayed on well opened 11/8 touched 6/4
2nd Foggy's Wall (IRE) 10-12 D A Jacob P F Nicholls 5 11/4
Took keen hold and held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd after 3 out, stayed on to 2nd before 2 out, kept on same pace and no chance with winner opened 5/2 touched 11/4
3rd 6 Dream Deal 10-12 Nick Scholfield J Scott 5 4/1
Chased winner until before 3 out, chased leading pair until after 3 out, rallied to modest 3rd final 110 yards opened 4/1 touched 4/1
4th Daveron (IRE) 10-12 Matt Griffiths (3) J Scott 5 100/1
Took keen hold chasing leaders, went 2nd before 3 out until before 2 out, no impression when hit 2 out, hit last, no extra in 4th final 110 yards opened 80/1 touched 100/1
5th 16 Powerful Action (IRE) 10-12 James Best (3) P J Hobbs 5 25/1
Chased leaders, driven in 6th and outpaced after 3 out, no chance after opened 33/1 touched 33/1
6th Pure Poteen (IRE) 10-12 D C Costello N P Mulholland 5 50/1
Chased leaders, pushed along before 7th, weakened before next opened 50/1 touched 50/1
7th 2 Billy My Boy 10-12 Giles Hawkins (3) C J Down 4 50/1
Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, ridden in 5th after 3 out, weakened before next opened 66/1 touched 66/1
8th 23 Larks Rising 10-12 T J O'Brien Mrs Caroline Keevil 5 33/1
Raced wide and took keen hold in mid division, weakened before 7th, tailed off opened 33/1 touched 33/1
9th 19 More Tricks 10-5 Mr F Tett (7) J D Frost 5 200/1
Took keen hold and always towards rear, tailed off opened 200/1 touched 200/1
10th 22 Another Brandy (IRE) 10-12 Michael Byrne (3) N P Mulholland 5 10/1
Always towards rear, not fluent 6th, tailed off when went badly left 3 out opened 10/1 touched 11/1
11th 8 Gladstone (IRE) 10-12 A Thornton P Gundry 5 100/1
Always towards rear, tailed off opened 100/1 touched 100/1
PU Alfie Joe 10-12 C Wallis (5) R J Hodges 4 100/1
Pulled hard, chased leaders until lost place 3rd, soon behind, tailed off and pulled up before 7th opened 100/1 touched 100/1
PU Kilfinichen Bay (IRE) 10-12 W Kennedy Violet Jordan 5 66/1
Behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
PU Saint Helena (IRE) 10-5 Matthew Batchelor Jim Best 5 33/1
Took keen hold, never better than mid-division, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out opened 25/1 touched 33/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.70 Tote Place: £1.10,1.40,1.90
Straight Forecast: £4.15 Exacta: £5.20 Trifecta: £13.50 Swingers: 1&2:1.20 2&3:2.70 1&3:1.40

Jackpot: £26,990.28 carried forward to Lingfield Park, 31st Dec
Placepot: £553.40, Pool: £100257.42, 132.25 winning tickets
Quadpot: £36.10, Pool: £13489.03, 276.5 winning tickets

Verdict

Richard Johnson: "He's very straightforward. In every run over hurdles he's been in the first two. No-one wanted to make it (the running) so we thought we'd let him enjoy himself. It's nice to get his head in front."