BBC Stargazing Live Here 10th January Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 46.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:21
Full result
Result 15:40 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Bennys Mist 5/4f
2nd 4 Kellystown Lad 22 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 9P6-158
Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap Rackham Lerouge (FR) 55
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 9P6-158
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 h C E Longsdon N Fehily 120 8/1
2 111535
Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Bennys Mist (IRE) 37
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 111535
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 119 5/4f
3 1172-30
Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 44
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:Christopher Ward
  • Form: 1172-30
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8bt
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 bt Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 116 13/2
4 5P7P-33
Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Kellystown Lad (IRE) 38
  • T:T R George
  • J:Gerald Quinn
  • Form: 5P7P-33
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 T R George Gerald Quinn (7) 113 7/2
5 PF-0789
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Foxesbow (IRE) 63
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: PF-0789
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 109 16/1
6 122P-6U
Black, red cross of lorraine, black sleeves, white armlets, white cap Ballyegan (IRE) 37
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 122P-6U
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
8 149 10-9 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 103 13/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Folie A Deux (IRE)
  • T:P Gundry
  • J:Matt Griffiths
10 11-2 P Gundry Matt Griffiths 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

BENNYS MIST won twice over hurdles last May and completed a hat-trick when gaining a debut success over fences in a beginners' event at Exeter in October. He's been running well enough in handicaps to suggest he can get back to winning ways with the form of his latest run at Newbury working out very well. Foxesbow was in fine form early in his career over fences winning his fifth handicap off a mark of 112. He's down 3lb here and though his recent form leaves plenty to be desired don't be surprised by a revival. Bellflower Boy is much better over hurdles but can race from a massive 21lb lower over fences while Ballyegan has the ability to get involved with his lowly weight. Kellystown Lad had been running poorly over fences before a couple of better runs over hurdles and though Rackham Lerouge takes a drop in grade he may find the ground too testing.

Formwatch

Bennys Mist (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Raced keenly, in touch, led 4th, driven 2 out, headed between last 2, soon ridden, weakened into 5th flat, 5th of 15, 13l behind Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.

Kellystown Lad (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Held up in touch, headway before last to go 3rd, one pace, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Victor Hewgo (11-11) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Bellflower Boy (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Mistake 1st, always behind, 11th of 15, 37l behind Monsieur Cadou (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Rackham Lerouge (FR) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, led 8th until 10th, lost place approaching 3 out, no chance when bad mistake last, 8th of 9, 39l behind Buck Mulligan (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.

Foxesbow (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Mid-division, dropped to rear 7th, hampered next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Moscow Chancer (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.

Ballyegan (IRE) 18-1 (10-6) In touch when mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Ballyoliver (11-5) at Newbury 3m 2f am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec, 12 ran.