Somerset County Gazette Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,182 2nd £928 3rd £464
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 1.50s
  • Off time: 17:25:21
Full result
Result 17:25 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Solitary Palm 5/1
2nd 4 Cool Cascade 10 15/2
3rd 5 Royal Mile 3 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 54667F
Mauve and Black diamonds, Mauve sleeves and cap Flugzeug 24
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 54667F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 J W Mullins A Thornton 93 8/1
2 436448
Dark Blue, Grey hoop, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue and Grey quartered cap The Good Guy (IRE) 12
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:Killian Moore
  • Form: 436448
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 G McPherson Killian Moore (5) 87 5/1
3 4F2-5PP
Dark blue, red stars on sleeves Mut'ab (USA) 46
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:Jake Hodson
  • Form: 4F2-5PP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1bt
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 bt Mark Gillard Jake Hodson (7) 82 10/1
4 P-61P02
Royal blue, white seams, white sleeves, royal blue stars, red cap Cool Cascade 29
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: P-61P02
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 Mrs L Hill Harry Skelton 82 15/2
5 2-142P5
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Royal Mile (IRE) 22
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Kieron Edgar
  • Form: 2-142P5
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13p1
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 p1 D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 80 6/1
6 13-5PP9
Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Lapin Garou (FR) 18
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 13-5PP9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 t C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 78 3/1f
7 03P-67P
Dark Blue, Yellow hoop, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Ten More (IRE) 13
  • T:W G M Turner
  • J:C Wallis
  • Form: 03P-67P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 W G M Turner C Wallis (5) 77 14/1
8 6P6627
WHITE, ROYAL BLUE triple diamond, ROYAL BLUE cap Gleannacreim (IRE) 12
  • T:C J Gray
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 6P6627
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
10 143 10-3 C J Gray James Best (3) 70 10/1
9 264P8P
Royal Blue, White chevron, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Solitary Palm (IRE) 18
  • T:B Forsey
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 264P8P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0b
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 b B Forsey C O'Farrell 62 5/1

In depth

Verdict

Royal Mile is just 4lb higher than when successful at Chepstow in October and his last two poor efforts have been over hurdles. He should get into the shake-up but COOL CASCADE may have his measure. Lawney Hill's mare, a winner over timber last July, was making her chasing debut when runner-up to Sustainability at Fontwell last month and that experience can enable her to take this. The Good Guy ran a shocker at Chepstow last time but the five-times hurdles winner is on a very low mark over fences and looks a threat. Gleannacreim has had little experience over fences but has shown potential and looks best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Solitary Palm (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Led until 8th, mistake next, led again 10th, headed 5 out, weakened after next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Oddjob (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd, 14 ran.

Cool Cascade 20-1 (10-7) Held up in 4th, not fluent 2nd, hit 12th, went 3rd after 4 out, plugged on to take 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 12l behind Sustainability (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov chs (4) hvy in Mar.

Royal Mile (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Held up 5th and last in touch, tracked leaders 5th, driven and outpaced after 3 out, weakened next, last of 5, 22l behind Fuzzy Logic (10-2) at Exeter 2m 3f nov sell hdl (5) gd.

Mut'ab (USA) 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, lost 2nd after 7th, lost place when badly hampered 9th, weakened 11th, well behind after 13th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Loughalder (10-10) at Chepstow 3m Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) sft in Mar, 10 ran.

The Good Guy (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Led, mistake 4th, ridden when not fluent 6th, headed after next, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Earcomesthedream (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.

Lapin Garou (FR) 5-1fav (10-5) Chased leaders, pushed along before 5 out, weakened next, 9th of 14, well behind Oddjob (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.

Gleannacreim (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Led until after 2nd, prominent, not fluent 3rd, hit 13th, no extra after 5 out, 7th of 13, 28l behind Loughalder (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.

Flugzeug 14-1 (11-12) Towards rear, blundered 5 out, some headway and held in 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Doheny Bar (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar, 7 ran.

Ten More (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up last, headway to go close 5th at 3rd, slow jump and lost place 5th, blundered next, tailed off when pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Buck's Bond (10-9) at Fontwell 3m 2f nov chs (4) sft, 6 ran.