Augustus Restaurant Handicap Chase 2m 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,094 2nd £1,202 3rd £601 4th £301
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 5.90s
  • Off time: 19:40:30
Full result
Result 19:40 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Manger Hanagment 10/1
2nd 5 Health Is Wealth 7/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3094PP
Yellow, black star, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, black star Manger Hanagment (IRE) 11
  • T:F Brennan
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 3094PP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 F Brennan G Sheehan (5) 120 10/1
2 3U3928
Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Escort'men (FR) 17
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 3U3928
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 t A Middleton C Poste 117 6/1
3 3U5141
Dark Blue, Pink braces, armlets and cap Topthorn 13
  • T:M R Bosley
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 3U5141
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 M R Bosley W Hutchinson 106 6/4f
4 22-P5FP
Red, white cross belts, black and white hooped cap Great Kicker (IRE) 20
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 22-P5FP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 t R Woollacott M G Nolan (5) 104 7/1
5 675458
Yellow, Orange braces, Yellow and Grey halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Health Is Wealth (IRE) 165
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 675458
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 102 7/4

In depth

Verdict

TOPTHORN was having his first start since November when making all at Ludlow a couple of weeks ago and though raised 8lb he should have few problems completing a quick double against out-of-form rivals. Escort'men has never won over fences though he's often raced way out of his class and takes a big drop in grade. He looks the main threat as Health Is Wealth's three chasing victories all came at Plumpton on very fast ground two years ago.

Formwatch

Manger Hanagment (IRE) 28-1 (10-10) Prominent on outside, reminder and lost place after 13th, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by See U Bob (11-1) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs, 8 ran.

Health Is Wealth (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division, blundered 4th, struggling 10th, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Fairy Rath (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.

Topthorn 10-3 (10-4) Made all, clear 3 out, stayed on flat, unchallenged, won at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Sublime Talent (11-8) by 5l, 7 ran.

Great Kicker (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Led until before 4th, chased leader until weakened quickly before 6th, soon tailed off, blundered 3 out and pulled up, in a race won by Helium (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf, 13 ran.

Escort'men (FR) 33-1 (10-9) Not fluent, always in rear, tailed off, 8th of 9, 32l behind Fairy Rath (10-1) at Ascot 2m 1f Novice Handicap Chase (0-145) (5yo+) (2) gd.