Michael Trickey Birthday Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 5, 8 runners)
  • Winner £2,060 2nd £600 3rd £300
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 18.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:43
Full result
Result 15:40 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Quayside Court 11/2
2nd 2 Roybuoy 25 5/1
3rd 3 Might As Well 10 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 922-7P0
Red and Light Blue (quartered), Red sleeves and cap Black Phantom (IRE) 16
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 922-7P0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 b Mark Gillard Nick Scholfield 95 14/1
2 68-3P34
Orange, red cap Roybuoy 23
  • T:D D Scott
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 68-3P34
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 t D D Scott Brendan Powell (3) 89 5/1
3 634-337
Mauve and Red (quartered), Mauve sleeves, Red cap Might As Well 18
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 634-337
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2b1
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 b1 J W Mullins A Thornton 85 8/1
4 34-5PUU
Yellow, Dark Green star, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Marked Man (IRE) 36
  • T:R Lee
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 34-5PUU
  • Age: 16
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
16 151 10-11 R Lee J E Moore 80 33/1
5 5P4643
White, red cross of lorraine, white sleeves, red stars and cap Strawhall Maul (IRE) 11
  • T:D L Williams
  • J:Mr Kevin Jones
  • Form: 5P4643
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6t
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
9 146 10-6 t D L Williams Mr Kevin Jones (7) 75 12/1
6 015P6-3
Red and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Malin Head (IRE) 18
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 015P6-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 75 7/4f
7 8P4226
Emerald Green, Pink seams and armlets, quartered cap Thirtytwo Red (IRE) 8
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 8P4226
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0bt
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 bt R Woollacott James Best (5) 69 11/2
8 2422PF
Dark green, brown hollow box, yellow sleeves and cap Quayside Court (IRE) 18
  • T:Miss C Dyson
  • J:Gerald Quinn
  • Form: 2422PF
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0vt
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 vt Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 67 11/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Nomad (FR)
  • T:C J Gray
  • J:Harry Skelton
10 10-4 C J Gray Harry Skelton 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

Not much to go on in this low-grade handicap but QUAYSIDE COURT was alongside eventual third Malin Head when falling at Wincanton last month and is fractionally better off at the weights now. He could be the value today as Might As Well was only seventh in that race and looks held and, while this is the weakest race that Black Phantom has so far contested over fences, the winning hurdler has yet to show even a flicker of ability over the larger obstacles and was pulled up when Roybuoy finished fourth at Exeter last month. Strawhall Maul has place claims again and is preferred to veteran Marked Man and maiden Thirtytwo Red of the others.

Formwatch

Quayside Court (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Chased leader, led 5th, fell 13th (water), in a race won by Guydus (10-7) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 9 ran.

Roybuoy 9-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway 11th, chased leaders under pressure 4 out, went 4th 3 out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 9, 20l behind Knapp Bridge Boy (10-8) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.

Might As Well 7-2fav (11-1) Chased leaders on inside, blundered 5th, pushed along after 12th, mistake and lost place 16th, blundered badly next, not recover, virtually pulled up, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Guydus (10-7) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.

Black Phantom (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Always in rear, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Royale's Charter (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.

Malin Head (IRE) 7-2fav (10-5) Raced keenly, led, headed 5th, dropped to 3rd next, left close 2nd 13th (water), not fluent 4 out, lost 3nd next, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Guydus (10-7) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.

Marked Man (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Royale Knight (11-4) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Oct, 16 ran.

Strawhall Maul (IRE) 5-4fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next, modest 3rd, 3rd of 4, 38l behind Benny The Swinger (9-11) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.

Thirtytwo Red (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 12th, lost place before 14th, tailed off, 6th of 8, 29l behind Dunkelly Castle (11-4) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.