Bathwick Tyres Taunton Novices' Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 48.15s
  • Off time: 14:40:43
Full result
Result 14:40 Exeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Hawkes Point 5/6f
2nd 3 Gullinbursti 7/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 27/6321-
LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Great Gusto (IRE) 297
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 27/6321-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 p1 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 18/1
3 1220-35
Black, Black and Pink check cap Gullinbursti (IRE) 39
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 1220-35
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 139 7/4
4 35/125-2
RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Hawkes Point 29
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 35/125-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 P F Nicholls R Walsh 139 5/6f
5 P511-21
Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap High Ho Sheriff (IRE) 24
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: P511-21
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 T R George P J Brennan 7/1
6 4921/4-
Dark Green, Beige sash and armlets Valoroso 612
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 4921/4-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 R Woollacott M G Nolan (5) 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 554521
Accordingtopalm (IRE) 15
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D A Rees
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 554521
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 1013 D A Rees Adam Wedge NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Penny Max (IRE)
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:N Fehily
6 11-5 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 13/8
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In depth

Verdict

Gullinbursti and HAWKES POINT are of a similar level over timber. The former disappointed at Haydock last time but had ran well on his chasing bow over these fences and can figure again. However, the latter is just preferred as he found only Opening Batsman too good on his first start over the larger obstacles and will have benefited for the experience. Tom George wastes no time sending High Ho Sheriff chasing after winning a hurdles race at Chepstow and he makes more appeal than Valoroso.

Formwatch

Accordingtopalm (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, driven to challenge 2 out, led last, stayed on well, won at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Enchanting Smile (10-5) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.

Hawkes Point 11-8fav (11-0) Tracked leader, challenged 9th, led narrowly 10th, headed 3 out, led again before 2 out, driven between last 2, headed last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Opening Batsman (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f beg chs (3) sft in Dec.

Gullinbursti (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Close up, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, well behind Poungach (11-1) at Haydock 2m 6f nov chs (2) sft in Nov.

Valoroso 9-4 (12-0) 4th of 8, 16l behind Halfway Cut (12-0) at Woodford 3m ptp gf in Apr '11.

High Ho Sheriff (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, left in lead when hung right paddock bend after 5th, made rest, ridden and narrow advantage when left 6 lengths clear 3 out, driven out, won at Chepstow 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating He's The Daddy (10-9) by 23l, 4 ran.

Great Gusto (IRE) 11-4 (11-3) Led, ran wide on paddock bend and headed after 5th, led again next, ridden approaching 3 out, idled before last, driven out, won at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar beating Finnegan Paddy (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.