Bet totequadpot Text Tote To 89660 Beginners' Chase 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 32.10s
  • Off time: 13:40:51
Full result
Result 13:40 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Majala 2/1f
2nd 5 Renard D'irlande 10 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 22301/
Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots Arthur's Pass 637
  • T:T R George
  • J:L Heard
  • Form: 22301/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 T R George L Heard 10/1
2 64563/4
Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Grey Missile 32
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 64563/4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 J Scott Nick Scholfield 9/1
3 89/2B0-2
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Kandari (FR) 79
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 89/2B0-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 123 6/1
4 12/2P32-
WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Majala (FR) 285
  • T:T R George
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 12/2P32-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 t T R George D F O'Regan 125 2/1f
5 54B11/P-
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Renard D'irlande (FR) 581
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 54B11/P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Miss V Williams S Thomas 7/2
6 3522-62
Red, Light Green star and star on cap Sew On Target (IRE) 22
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 3522-62
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 113 4/1
7 348-4
Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Head Spin (IRE) 203
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 348-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 J W Mullins A Thornton 25/1

In depth

Verdict

Majala has every chance on form of his third behind Our Mick in a Grade 2 novice chase at Haydock back in January. But KANDARI may have the edge in fitness as he finished a respectable second on his chasing bow at Worcester in September - he gets the vote to go one better. Renard D 'Irlande won twice over hurdles in 2011 but hasn't raced since April of that year and it was March last year when Ludlow winner Arthur's Pass was last seen at the track. Sew On Target made a pleasing chasing bow at Chepstow and makes more appeal than Grey Missile of the others.

Formwatch

Majala (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Led headed and not fluent 4th, with winner, ridden and beaten after 3 out, 2nd of 8, 35l behind Cannington Brook (11-12) at Haydock 2m 4f Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) hvy in Feb.

Renard D'irlande (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) Prominent, ridden approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 5th and eased when pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Sounds Of Thunder (10-7) at Perth 2m hdl (4) gd in Apr '11, 11 ran.

Kandari (FR) 2-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 9th, every chance when mistake 3 out, no impression from last, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Houston Dynimo (11-5) at Worcester 2m nov chs (4) gd in Sep.

Grey Missile 4-1fav (11-2) Towards rear, hampered 2nd, mistake and pushed along 4th, headway after 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 14, 11l behind Canadian Diamond (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.

Arthur's Pass 12-1 (11-1) Tracked leader who went clear from 3rd, lost 2nd 5th but stayed prominent, challenged 2 out, soon led, blundered last, edged left and ran on flat, won at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Mar '11 beating Furrows (11-7) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.

Head Spin (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Held up in 5th, blundered 2 out, went poor 4th before last, 4th of 8, 19l behind Meganisi (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in May.

Sew On Target (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Took keen hold, led, narrowly 2nd, pressed leader until after 7th, badly outpaced and dropped to rear approaching 5 out, rallied 3 out, went 3rd before next, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards and closed, always held, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Anay Turge (10-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.