Higos Insurance Services Somerset National Handicap Chase 3m 3f 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 3f 110y, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 53.10s
  • Off time: 14:50:41
Full result
Result 14:50 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Chartreux 2/1f
2nd 5 Upham Atom nk 16/1
3rd 3 Pettifour 10 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 30/F4-12
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Chartreux (FR) 29
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 30/F4-12
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 T R George P J Brennan 127 2/1f
3 807-P52
Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Pettifour (IRE) 11
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 807-P52
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
11 157 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 120 5/1
4 U8P3-34
Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Miko de Beauchene (FR) 11
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: U8P3-34
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
13 156 11-2 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 119 8/1
5 8141-56
Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Upham Atom 60
  • T:Mrs K A Buckett
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 8141-56
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 Mrs K A Buckett L Treadwell 118 16/1
6 865-941
Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Dusky Bob (IRE) 32
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 865-941
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 B Ellison Danny Cook 111 5/1
7 P51164
Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Chasers Chance (IRE) 59
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: P51164
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
10 145 10-5 P Henderson T J O'Brien 108 18/1
8 5FP-P66
Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Etxalar (FR) 38
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 5FP-P66
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-3t
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
10 143 10-3 t Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 106 10/1
9 3-32212
Emerald Green, Orange triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and diamonds on cap Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 32
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Mr C P Shoemark
  • Form: 3-32212
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0pt
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 pt F M O'Brien Mr C P Shoemark (7) 97 11/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 F354-15
Richard's Sundance (IRE) 19
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: F354-15
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
11 1112 p V R A Dartnall Harry Derham 129 NR

In depth

Verdict

Richard's Sundance was withdrawn from a race at Newbury yesterday because of a bruised foot and may not have recovered in time to take his place here. In any case, he might struggle to give 9lb to PETTIFOUR, who should now be cherry-ripe after a couple of runs this term. He once won a Grade 1 over hurdles and, though proving less effective over fences, is well enough handicapped to make his class tell here. Chartreux and Doubletoilntrouble are less exposed but the former has his fair share of weight and the latter is 6lb out of the handicap. Miko De Beauchene is getting a bit long in the tooth and Chasers Chance has lost his way, while Upham Atom and Etxalar have disappointed this term but Dusky Bob finished ahead of the selection at Haydock two runs ago and has won over 3m since at Musselburgh.

Formwatch

Richard's Sundance (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Led until 4 out, mistake and no extra 2 out, 5th of 11, 22l behind Handtheprizeover (9-8) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Dec.

Chartreux (FR) 5-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 9th, joined leaders travelling well 4 out, chased winner from 3 out, mistake last, stayed on flat, always held, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Handy Andy (11-0) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Upham Atom 14-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, weakened from 15th, tailed off and jumped right last, 6th of 9, 35l behind Incentivise (10-0) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.

Pettifour (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 16th, ridden and every chance before 2 out, kept on and no impression before last, 2nd of 12, 28l behind Well Refreshed (11-1) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.

Miko de Beauchene (FR) 8-1 (11-6) In touch, blundered 9th, headway before next, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 12, 42l behind Well Refreshed (11-1) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.

Etxalar (FR) 13-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, in 2nd when mistake 9th, no extra from last, 6th of 14, 8l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.

Chasers Chance (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In rear, reminders before 8th, soon struggling, 4th of 7, 24l behind Camden (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.

Dusky Bob (IRE) 15-8fav (11-11) Held up in 4th, pushed along, 11th, went 2nd 4 out, challenged when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure flat, led near finish, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec beating Eyre Apparent (11-5) by nk, 5 ran.

Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 6-4fav (11-9) Held up in last pair, good headway to chase leading pair 14th, went 2nd before 4 out, closed approaching and hit last, no impression flat, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Ukrainian Star (11-11) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.