13:50 Taunton

Monday 30 December 2019

All12:4513:1513:5014:2514:5515:3016:00

    Setsquare Recruitment Novices' Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 7f 3y  |   Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:53  |   Winning time: 5m 58.2s
1st
Horse silk
1
5/2f
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Ben Jones (5)
With leader, led 6th, made rest, went clear bypassing 3 out, kept on strongly ( 4 fences in back straight omitted both circuits, 9 fences in total jumped instead of 17) op 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
7
8
8/1
T: K BurkeJ: Thomas Bellamy
Led until 6th, chased winner until home turn, went modest 2nd again at the last
3rd
Horse silk
¾
3
9/2
T: C L TizzardJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced home turn, plugged on same pace from after 2 out, went modest 3rd final 50 yards
4th
Horse silk
1 ½
5
7/2
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Hampered 1st, headway chasing leaders 3rd, plugged on in 3rd at the last, weakened into 4th final 50 yards op 3/1 tchd 4/1
5th
Horse silk
¾
4
25/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary
Held up in last trio, headway chasing leaders before home turn, went 2nd home turn, no chance with winner, weakened and lost 2 places last op 22/1
6th
Horse silk
31
7
4/1
T: P R WebberJ: R Johnson
Hampered 1st, held up, headway chasing leaders 6th, ridden and weakened in back straight, tailed off op 9/2 tchd 7/2

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
2
22/1
T: J ScottJ: Nick Scholfield
Badly hampered and unseated rider 1st op 25/1 tchd 20/1
PU
Horse silk
6
25/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Always behind, tailed off 6th, pulled up after jumping 2 out
PU
Horse silk
9
12/1
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Chased leaders on inside, pushed along before 4th, behind and struggling after 6th, tailed off and pulled up in back straight op 10/1
F
Horse silk
10
40/1
T: R H BucklerJ: Brendan Powell
Chased leaders, fell 1st

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.20Pl:£1.60, £2.60, £1.60EX:£32.50Trifecta:£123.80Tricast:£89.64SF:£22.88Swingers:£6.20, £3.20, £9.50

Forecasts

Manofthemountain (5/2), Shaughnessy (7/2), Elite Garde (4/1), Sizing Cusimano (9/2), Putdecashonthedash (8/1), Du Destin (12/1), Buster Moon (22/1), Supakalanistic (25/1), Chimes Of Dylan (25/1), Gibb Hill (40/1)

Verdict

A wide-open race with the in-form Manofthemountain and Elite Garde considered. The former was attempting to land a hat-trick when coming to grief over C&D recently, though he had won his previous two chases with ease before that. The latter has gone up again in the handicap after taking his record over fences to 2-2, but he needs taken seriously. Better should be expected from Shaughnessy who was a remote third on his chase debut. He should improve plenty and play a leading role here. However, a chance is taken on SIZING CUSIMANO who has his sights lowered after contesting decent races recently. He can make it third time lucky over fences for his in-form yard.
  1. Sizing Cusimano
  2. Manofthemountain
  3. Shaughnessy

Previous Winners

2018
Plantagenet
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 6
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £7,083.002nd: £2,080.003rd: £1,040.004th: £520.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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