15:30 Taunton

Monday 9 March 2020

All14:2014:5515:3016:0516:4017:1517:50

William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Handicap Chase

Class 5  |   2m 12y  |   Heavy  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 4m 23.2s

1st
3
6/4f
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Tracked leader, led after 4 out, pressed from 3 out, kept on well run-in op 2/1
2nd
3 ¾
2
711-10
6/1
T: Mrs K StephensJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden to challenge when blundered last, kept on well held run-in op 5/1
3rd
1 ¾
6
14/1
T: R WalfordJ: James Best
Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace op 12/1
4th
nse
5
7/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: Alan Johns
Mid-division, headway before 2 out, kept on op 13/2
5th
4 ¼
4
7/1
T: Miss J Du PlessisJ: David Noonan
Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, soon ridden and weakened op 9/1
6th
nse
10
16/1
T: J D FrostJ: Alexander Thorne (5)
In rear, headway after 3 out, in 5th and kept on same pace from last
7th
3 ¾
7
7/1
T: S-J DaviesJ: Lee Edwards
Led, headed after 4 out, ridden before next, weakened from 2 out tchd 11/2
8th
4 ½
9
12/1
T: P GundryJ: Jamie Bargary
Held up mid-division, outpaced 3 out, weakened after 2 out op 14/1 tchd 16/1

Also Ran

F
1
18/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Held up mid-division, towards rear and outpaced when fell 4 out op 20/1 tchd 25/1
PU
8
40/1
T: R J PriceJ: Jack Tudor (5)
Held up towards rear, struggling from 5 out, pulled up before 4 out op 33/1

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Betting

Forecast

Lots Of Luck (6/4), Templier (6/1), Ut Majeur Aulmes (7/1), Marley Firth (7/1), Royal Act (7/1), Hold Me Tight (12/1), Hot Smoked (14/1), Kapoupakap (16/1), Peterborough (18/1), What's Up Rory (40/1)

Verdict
A modest contest at best and one that makes for an unappealing betting medium. Course winner Lots Of Luck might have been brought out again too quickly when his jumping rather fell apart at Huntingdon last time and if he can hold that side of things together he has to be shortlisted. Winner of this for the past two years Royal Act is another to note given his record although his old jumping problems did resurface last time. Marley Firth can be given a modest chance on some of his form he was on the backfoot from the start last time. TEMPLIER comes here off a fall but his two previous runs indicated that he’s in good heart and he’s tentative suggestion to return to winning ways.
  1. Templier
  2. Lots Of Luck
  3. Royal Act

Previous Winners

2019
Royal Act
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-2  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Jason Dixon
  |  
T: S-J Davies
7/1
Prize Money
1st:
£4,159.00
2nd:
£1,221.00
3rd:
£611.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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