17:05 Taunton Mon 11 March 2019

  • William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap Chase (Class 5)
  • 2m 12y, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£4,484.002nd£1,317.003rd£658.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 11.6sOff time:17:06:36
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1
1012-1OR: 101
10/1

Still a maiden but does have some fair form to his name; was in line for a place in the frame until unseating at the last here in February. Can go close again here if he can avoid jumping mishaps.

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2
1111-12OR: 98D
33/1

Lost his way towards the end of his time in Ireland and didn't show much when he was pulled up on debut for his new yard last time. Probably best just watched again here.

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3
811-10OR: 96BF
11/8

Still open to a little improvement over fences and has held his form well since winning at Fontwell on Boxing Day. Another step forward required but bold move of using a 10lb claimer allows the gelding a chance at the weights.

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4
711-8OR: 94
4/1

Won a handicap at Plumpton from an 11lb lower mark but has held his form reasonably well in two starts since. No respite from the assessor but has to be respected with trip and ground to suit once more.

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5
611-6OR: 92
12/1

Won a modest race at Leicester (2m4f, good) on his penultimate start but was readily brushed aside back over hurdles latest. Up 5lb here and has a bit to prove; the betting can guide as to whether the return to chasing is expected to suit.

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6
1011-5OR: 91D
12/1

Struggled from a long way out when pulled up behind Chivers at Fontwell last month in December and also faded close home when well held at Chepstow latest; stiff test ahead.

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7
711-2OR: 88CD
7/1

Both previous career successes came at this track, including winning last year's renewal of this race. Set to race from just a 4lb higher mark, the gelding arrives in reasonable form and may well be sharpened up by the first-time headgear.

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8
910-4OR: 76
14/1

Form has been regressive over the last year and the gelding now finds himself on a career lowest mark. Was the last of just three finishers latest and now has a good bit to prove.

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9
810-2OR: 74
8/1

Won a point-to-point but still a maiden under rules. Form has been inconsistent of late and was well held on debut for a new yard last time out. Others looks to hold stronger claims.

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10
910-0OR: 69
33/1

Still a maiden (0-16 over fences) and set to race from 3lb out of the weights. Difficult to make a strong case out for the mare.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Royal Act610-1110/3
T: S-J DaviesJ: T J Phelan

Betting

Forecast

Chivers (11/8), Shintori (4/1), Royal Act (7/1), Live For Today (8/1), All Kings (10/1), Western Morning (12/1), Cappielow Park (12/1), Brother Bennett (14/1), Patsio (33/1), Gilly Grace (33/1)

Verdict

CHIVERS looks the percentage call in a tricky handicap chase. The selection is still open to improvement and may well feel he's been let loose given that his rider is able to claim 10lb on this occasion. Last year's winner Royal Act is an obvious threat and merits scrutiny in the betting, while Shintori will like the ground and is likely to keep the pressure on right up to the line. All Kings needs to concentrate at his fences but can also be thereabouts if his jumping holds together.
  1. Chivers
  2. Royal Act
  3. Shintori

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