14:20 Taunton Wed 9 January 2019
- HR Dept 'Outs-Horsed' Employer's Employment Advice Handicap Chase (Class 3)
- 2m 7f 3y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
- 4 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Dual chase winner had some stern tests of late over fences and last two seen him fall in the BetVictor at Cheltenham and pull up in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup there. Sights lowered here and surely big player off this mark.
Four-time chase winner although now close to two years since most recent. Started season with C&D second of three and since been third of nine at Ludlow so seems in good enough order and is 9lb below last winning mark.
Already won three times this season (five starts) with wins at Chepstow, Exeter and Hereford last time out. Stays well, enjoys a sound surface and has won off higher marks in the past so hard to envisage anything but another bold bid.
Won four of last five over hurdles including two this season. Beaten 25L here on chasing debut over C&D in a novices handicap where he made some late headway. Better to come but tough ask against seasoned chasers.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies|
Romain De Senam (11/10), Fox Appeal (9/4), Still Believing (5/1), Marble Moon (5/1)
- Romain De Senam
- Still Believing
- Marble Moon
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