Bathwick Tyres Handicap Chase 3m 5f

  • (5yo+, 3m 5f, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 48.90s
  • Off time: 15:50:33
Full result
Result 15:50 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Gotoyourplay 5/2f
2nd 1 Poungach 7 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 521-44P
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 68
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 521-44P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 b P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 140 7/2
2 1P-03PP
Red, grey cap Well Refreshed 23
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 1P-03PP
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 G L Moore Joshua Moore 139 5/1
3 531P1/0
Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Massini's Maguire (IRE) 19
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 531P1/0
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
13 164 11-10 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 138 8/1
4 121P/PP-
Yellow, Dark Green stripe and armlets, quartered cap Giles Cross (IRE) 387
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 121P/PP-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
12 162 11-8 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 136 9/2
5 2441F1/
Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap Gotoyourplay (IRE) 734
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 2441F1/
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
10 143 10-3 Miss V Williams T Scudamore 117 5/2f
6 58P760
Purple, pink chevrons and sleeves, purple cap Whispering Jack 38
  • T:K Burke
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 58P760
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 p K Burke G Sheehan (3) 112 13/2

In depth

Verdict

GOTOYOURPLAY looked a fine prospect when landing novice events at Newbury and Exeter a couple of years ago and can reappear after a long absence on a very lenient mark. His trainer is very adept at bringing them back in top shape and he can start making up for lost time. Poungach has been racing in much better including a fourth place in a Wincanton Listed handicap but he's run poorly on his last two starts and might struggle to concede 23lb to the selection. Well Refreshed won the Grade 3 Grand National Trial at Haydock last February and has been struggling following a massive weight rise. The veteran Massini's Maguire, twice a winner in Listed races at Ascot in his last four starts, has had his problems and finished last on his reappearance following a two-year absence at Doncaster last month. Giles Cross, a top staying chaser in his time, has pulled up in three major staying handicaps since landing the National Trial at Haydock in 2012. Whispering Jack won a Ffos Las handicap last May but has hardly picked his feet up since.

Formwatch

Gotoyourplay (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, bad mistake 12th, headway 14th, soon outpaced, rallied 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on well, won at Exeter 3m nov chs (4) gd in Mar '12 beating Reblis (10-7) by 6l, 8 ran.

Poungach (FR) 12-1 (11-12) Held up, not fluent 3rd, mistake 6th, ridden and lost touch from 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Return Spring (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan, 9 ran.

Massini's Maguire (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) With leader, led 4th, headed before 4 out, weakened before 3 out, last of 10, well behind Tranquil Sea (10-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Feb.

Giles Cross (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Close up, led after 13th, headed 6 out, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Well Refreshed (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb '13, 14 ran.

Whispering Jack 66-1 (11-4) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 28l behind Caulfields Venture (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Well Refreshed 22-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rigadin De Beauchene (10-5) at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.