Retail Therapy Here Come The Girls Handicap Chase 2m 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 4.81s
  • Off time: 15:20:22
Full result
Result 15:20 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Le Bacardy 6/4f
2nd 3 Overclear 14 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 604541
Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Le Bacardy (FR) (ex7) 10
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 604541
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0p
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 168 12-0 p A W Carroll Trevor Whelan (3) 115 6/4f
2 80-13P3
Red, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green and Red check cap Workbench (FR) 31
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 80-13P3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 pt D Skelton Harry Skelton 120 9/4
3 87/P526
Red, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and spots on cap Overclear 26
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 87/P526
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-11h
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
12 165 11-11 h V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 119 5/1
4 P5523P
Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Takeroc (FR) 106
  • T:A Dunn
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: P5523P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
11 163 11-9 t A Dunn T J O'Brien 117 15/2
5 212154
Red, Black hoop, hooped sleeves Engai (GER) 49
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 212154
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 D G Bridgwater S Quinlan 115 9/1

In depth

Verdict

Workbench's only victory so far came over course and distance in November. He's still 7lb higher but probably has more scope than the majority of these and could get his own way out in front. But we still prefer LE BACARDY after Tony Carroll's charge came back to form at Towcester - he can defy a penalty. Engai showed little on his reappearance at Leicester but should strip fitter here and is less exposed than either Overclear or Takeroc.

Formwatch

Le Bacardy (FR) 2-1 (11-12) Chased leader, not fluent 6th or 7th, closed next, led before 2 out, clear approaching last, stayed on, won at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar beating Speedy Bruere (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.

Overclear 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 3rd 8th until before 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 6th of 10, 48l behind Midnight Sail (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.

Workbench (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked winner until 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 42l behind Lord Navits (10-7) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.

Engai (GER) 16-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, closed 5th, 4th and well beaten 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, well behind Massena (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.

Takeroc (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Held up behind in touch, mistake 2nd, outpaced 5 out, soon ridden and lost touch, blundered 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Last Shot (11-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec, 6 ran.