Home / March 30 / 14:05 Taunton

14:05 Taunton

Soft

Injured Jockeys Fund Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
RTV
View Course
Injured Jockeys Fund Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 34/252

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Placed in five of his seven career starts; clear second in Fontwell maiden hurdle (2m1f, soft) most recently; sets the form standard.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

12:35 Stratford

Donnie Azoff

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

led

7/4

4th

5

3rd Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:55 Southwell

Donnie Azoff

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Dual 2m hurdle winner this year; beaten in three small-field chases in between but ran well on two occasions; seemed to stay 2m5f (over hurdles) two starts ago; not out of this if suited by the step up to 3m.

9/2

1st

1

9th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 3

15:05 Stratford

Donnie Azoff

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

jumped slightly right throughout, made all, kept on well from last, ridden out

7/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 49

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Both starts at Chepstow, finishing fourth in bumper then never dangerous in 2m3f maiden hurdle; nicely bred and should do better still.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:33 Sedgefield

Secret Plan

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, not fluent 1st, lost ground back straight, no telling impression

11/2

0

5

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

14:10 Chepstow

Secret Plan

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

No match for winner when remote second of four on last months chasing debut at Southwell (2m, good to soft) but remains very lightly raced, and this half-brother to connections' Welsh National winner Secret Reprieve could be seen in a much better light over today's trip; interesting.

7/2

2nd

4

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

12:45 Southwell

Secret Plan

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Runner-up in a 2m maiden hurdle but ran just okay on his switch to handicaps at Chepstow last month (2m3f); half-brother to the stable's Welsh National winner Secret Reprieve so no surprise to see him sent chasing sooner rather than later; may need further but respected all the same.

3/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 204

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Fontwell bumper on debut; has not confirmed that form in two subsequent runs, latest switched to hurdles (2m5f).

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

10

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Sams Amour

10st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Keiran Burke

Started handicap career with two good runs at about 2m3f (on good and heavy) but was pulled up over 3m next time and never really threatened back in trip at Exeter last month; others more likely.

14/1

4th

8

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

13:40 Exeter

Sams Amour

10st 10lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

towards rear, not fluent 5 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3367U

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Stumbled and unseated rider on final bend at Ludlow last week; has place claims in this field, judged on his best bumper/hurdles form.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Fuji Rocks

11st 6lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Stumbled and unseated rider on final bend at Ludlow last week; has place claims in this field, judged on his best bumper/hurdles form.

11/4

2

23rd Mar 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:25 Ludlow

Fuji Rocks

11st 5lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Ability in bumpers and promise on hurdling debut in November; didn't really build on it when beaten 15l behind Welsh Charger over C&D last month but probably capable of leaving that behind, in time.

8/1

7th

2

22nd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Fuji Rocks

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Shaped with promise when third in two bumpers and again on his hurdling debut when sixth of 12 in 2m Newbury novice in November; he returns from a break now with a tongue strap on and more to offer; shortlisted.

4/1

Form: 36

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well-held sixth over C&D last week but this is an easier race; third at Sandown the time before; one of the main players on bare RPRs.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:05 Fakenham

Fever Dream

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Runner-up in an Irish point; hinted at ability in three starts over hurdles this time last year and again on his return from 192 days off when fourth of 14 on handicap debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft) in October; returns from another five months off in a first-time tongue-tie, but the longer trip should suit and he remains unexposed.

5/2

Form: 32/4

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed twice over hurdles in France two years ago; shaped as if he needed last month's Wincanton run (British debut); may improve.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Moytier

11st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Syd Hosie

disputed lead

6/1

3rd

2

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Moytier

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Perhaps flattered to win quite so convincingly over fences here two runs back (2m4f, soft) and was then a remote third again here after going up 9lb; 5lb lower for this return to hurdling and Gearoid Harney takes off a further 7lb, so has a chance at the weights.

9/2

3rd

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:30 Wincanton

Moytier

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Syd Hosie

disputed lead, led narrowly before 10th, headed before 3 out, soon lost position

9/4

Form:

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Suffered a very heavy defeat in bumper here last week when making rules debut; needs to leave that effort well behind.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

16:00 Southwell

Hammer Dan

10st 9lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: David Pipe

in rear, mistake 2nd, headway after 8th, lost ground quickly after 3 out

16/1

Form: 7545

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Stablemate of Moytier; remote fifth at Chepstow (2m3f) last month when making debut for this yard; needs a step forward.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Rivers Corner

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Came good with two slow-ground wins when upped to 3m in February, and gave another good account when close third at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) 12 days ago; might still be on the upgrade; good chance.

4/1

3rd

2

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

17:05 Newcastle

Rivers Corner

11st 12lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Syd Hosie

Thrashed a subsequent winner at Wincanton (3m, heavy) and made light work of a 10lb rise at Taunton (3m, soft; form franked); a first Newcastle runner for the Dorset-based trainer Syd Hosie; 2-2 under Harry Atkins; likely to prove tough to beat in hat-trick mission despite a further 10lb rise.

9/4

1st

12

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Rivers Corner

10st 11lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Syd Hosie

Nothing doing in bumpers and early hurdle races, including in first two handicaps, but he handled the step up to 3m on heavy ground far better than his toiling rivals when well clear at Wincanton 12 days ago; up 10lb but he's unexposed.

9/2

Form: 6

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten in Exeter bumper in January having been friendless in the betting; best watched.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:00 Hexham

Clinton Lane

11st 9lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

took keen hold, prominent, in touch with leaders after 3rd, lost third after 4th

10/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Gardons La

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £104.00
Straight Forecast £114.80
Trifecta £1224.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Donnie Azoff

WEST COUNTRY:

Fuji Rocks

The Star:

Secret Plan

Daily Mirror:

Moytier

The Times:

Fuji Rocks

RP Ratings:

Donnie Azoff

POSTDATA:

Donnie Azoff

LAMBOURN:

Donnie Azoff

Telegraph:

Donnie Azoff

The Guardian:

Donnie Azoff

Daily Mail:

Donnie Azoff

D Express:

Donnie Azoff

The Sun:

Donnie Azoff

Daily Record:

Donnie Azoff