16:30 Taunton

Monday 26 March 2018

All14:2014:5015:2515:5516:3017:00
  • Firehouse Somerset Handicap Chase
  • Class 3  |   3m 4f 85y  |   Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:30  |   Winning time: 7m 52.3s
1st
6
9/1
T: J W MullinsJ: J McGrath
Disputed 4th place, not fluent 9th, good headway on outside chasing leaders and went 2nd before 3 out, led next, kept on well run-in op 11/1 tchd 12/1
2nd
1 ½
2
7/2j
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Pressed leader, led 4 out, headed when mistake and stumbled badly 2 out, kept on run-in but never able to get back on terms op 3/1 tchd 4/1
3rd
2 ¼
7
910-8
7/2j
T: K WoollacottJ: James Best
Disputed 4th place, ridden on inside approaching 3 out, driven and stayed on same pace in 3rd tchd 4/1
4th
4
4
6/1
T: J FarrellyJ: Tom Cannon
Bumped 1st, last pair, awkward 4th, headway on outside after 4 out, 4th and one pace from next op 11/2 tchd 9/2
5th
13
3
4/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R Johnson
Led and set decent pace, mistake 13th, blundered and joined 16th, headed 4 out, lost 2nd and weakened before next
6th
3
5
5/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Chased leading pair until pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, 5th and well held when pecked badly 3 out op 7/1
7th
30
1
11/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: D F O'Regan
Never really travelled and always in rear, tailed off 4 out op 10/1 tchd 9/1

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Non-Runners

8
Invicta Lake9
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 11
T: Miss S Smith  J: M G Nolan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.40Pl:£4.70, £1.60EX:£41.70Trifecta:£237.40Tricast:£132.31SF:£40.62Swingers:£5.00, £10.00, £1.50

Forecasts

Muffins For Tea (7/2), Jepeck (7/2), Theatrical Star (4/1), It's Obvious (5/1), Crown Hill (6/1), Cap Horner (9/1), Invicta Lake (10/1), Court Frontier (11/1)

Verdict

Although he has reached the veteran stage, Theatrical Star showed last time that he retains enough ability to be a factor. He is much respected, along with top-weight Court Frontier and Muffins For Tea and It's Obvious, who are closely matched on recent course form. Despite having stamina to prove, Cap Horner can get involved, but the one they all have to beat may be CROWN HILL, who has proved a model of consistency over fences and comes into this race on the back of a fine effort at Doncaster.
  1. Crown Hill
  2. Theatrical Star
  3. Muffins For Tea

Previous Winners

2017
Abracadabra Sivola
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 7
9/2

Prize Money

1st: £9,357.002nd: £2,748.003rd: £1,374.004th: £687.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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