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  • (4yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,060 2nd £600 3rd £300
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 51.60s
  • Off time: 15:25:42
Full result
Result 15:25 Taunton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Musical Wedge 9/2
2nd 1 For The Staff 14 Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P1122-2
Purple, Yellow triple diamond, hooped sleeves and diamond on cap For The Staff (IRE) 22
  • T:Miss J du Plessis
  • J:James Best
  • Form: P1122-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Miss J du Plessis James Best (5) 99 Evsf
2 248-3P3
Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Musical Wedge 33
  • T:Miss C Dyson
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 248-3P3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 Miss C Dyson Nick Scholfield 94 9/2
3 PF5673
Yellow, Black hoop and armlets, check cap Top Benefit (IRE) 21
  • T:R C Harper
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: PF5673
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 R C Harper James Banks (7) 94 16/1
4 P37-18P
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Brousse En Feux (FR) 20
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Mr R Hatch
  • Form: P37-18P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 t N A Twiston-Davies Mr R Hatch (7) 93 25/1
5 P3PB-26
Royal Blue, White chevron, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Solitary Palm (IRE) 15
  • T:B Forsey
  • J:Matt Griffiths
  • Form: P3PB-26
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 B Forsey Matt Griffiths (3) 85 8/1
6 P7-2661
White, Brown hoops, halved sleeves, White cap Thedreamstillalive (IRE) (ex7) 9
  • T:J A B Old
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: P7-2661
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
12 151 10-11 t J A B Old M D Grant 77 12/1
7 P244P8/
White, Red star, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Wild Ground (IRE) 665
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: P244P8/
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
11 149 10-9 K Bishop Brendan Powell (3) 82 11/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Mr Chow (IRE)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
7 11-8 D Pipe C O'Farrell 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Thedreamistillalive took advantage of his slide down the weights when winning at Folkestone last week but the veteran faces a tougher task under a penalty here. A tentative vote goes to TOP BENEFIT, third at Towcester last time and on a decent mark compared to the best of his past form. Musical Wedge should also go well with a recent pipe-opener under his belt but Brousse En Feux has reverted to type since scoring at Fontwell last month and the rest are even harder to fancy.

Formwatch

Musical Wedge 20-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, bumped 8th, ridden in 4th 5 out, stayed on to 3rd approaching 3 out and not fluent, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Royal Mile (9-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Oct.

For The Staff (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Mainly jumped well, led, headed 4 out, ridden and blundered 3 out, held soon after, no chance with easy winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Desperate Dex (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.

Top Benefit (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up, stumbled 7th, blundered next, headway to 3rd before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Samenerve (11-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.

Solitary Palm (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Led until 4th, chased leaders, went 2nd bypassing omitted 5 out, ridden to challenge 4 out, soon every chance until driven 2 out and weakened soon after, 6th of 10, 30l behind Smokey George (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.

Thedreamstillalive (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Made virtually all, not fluent 1st, hard pressed when 2 rivals fell 2 out, clear last, ridden out, won at Folkestone 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd beating Tchang Goon (9-9) by 9l, 6 ran.

Wild Ground (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) In rear, headway 16th, chased leaders before 4 out, weakened soon after next, 8th of 12, 32l behind Sea Saffron (10-10) at Wincanton 3m 1f cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb '11.

Brousse En Feux (FR) 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, headed before last, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Ibn Hiyyan (10-11) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft, 6 ran.