14:55 Taunton Wed 9 January 2019

  • Eyes Down For The Cranmers Chase Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)
  • 2m 3f 1y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£8,058.002nd£2,366.003rd£1,183.004th£591.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 39.1sOff time:14:55:28
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1
811-12OR: 139
4/1

Having a fine season with two wins at Huntingdon (2m, good) and Sandown (2m, heavy) and two thirds. Third off this mark in a Sandown Listed handicap latest suggested handicapper may have caught up but chance if benefitting for extra 3f.

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2
511-11OR: 138BF
4/1

Lightly raced sort won twice over hurdles before finishing second in last season's Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival. Won over fences first time out this season but refused to race latest. Excellent form but refusal a huge concern.

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3
610-12OR: 125
13/8

Won back-to-back races in May and twice finished second since including last time out at Cheltenham over 2m1f on good ground where he finished really well so this extra 2f could help unlock further improvement and highly respected.

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4
610-11OR: 124
14/1

Landed a hat-trick in the summer and placed three times since with the latest at Cheltenham three starts back off this mark. Ground suits well but very subdued performance last time at Leicester would have to be a concern.

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5
610-5OR: 118C
11/4

2m½f winner here in December ran well next time out when second beaten just ¾L again here last time out despite a 9lb rise. Gets further 2lb as he goes beyond 2m for first time but expect him to stay trip so has to be respected.

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Last Year's Winner

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Canelie611-210/1
T: H FryJ: N P Madden

Betting

Forecast

Not That Fuisse (13/8), Gwalia (11/4), Style De Garde (4/1), Totterdown (4/1), Voodoo Doll (14/1)

Verdict

A tricky contest despite the small field but preference is for NOT THAT FUISSE who stayed on well up the Cheltenham hill last time out suggesting a step up in trip was now warranted and he looks very close to a winning mark especially on his preferred sound surface. Style De Garde makes this a tough task because his form last season would give him a huge chance but he is now a big risk after refusing to race latest. Evan Williams does well here and best of his pair looks to be progressive sort Gwalia.
  1. Not That Fuisse
  2. Style De Garde
  3. Gwalia

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