15:00 Taunton

Thursday 30 December 2021

All12:1512:4513:1513:5014:2515:0015:30

    Kevin And Heather Bishop Retirement Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   3m 2f 57y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 7m 9.6s
1st
Horse silk
8
16/1
T: Miss J Du PlessisJ: James Best
Waited with towards rear, headway chasing leaders before pecked 13th, went 2nd tchd 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
7
9/1
T: R PotterJ: Benjamin Poste
Chased leader, led 4th, joined 3 out, ridden and headed approaching the last, stayed on same pace run-in op 13/2 tchd 6/1
3rd
Horse silk
20
3
10/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Ben Jones
Chased leaders, stumbled badly 12th, pushed along when went badly left 4 out, plugged on in well held 3rd and went left final 3 op 9/1 tchd 11/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
5
9/2
T: J G CannJ: Archie Bellamy (7)
Raced keenly in rear, bumped 1st and next, steady headway 12th, soon pushed along, losing place when hit 14th, stayed on into 4th 3 out op 4/1
5th
Horse silk
25
4
3/1f
T: S CurranJ: Harry Bannister
Led until 4th, chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off op 7/2

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
50/1
T: K WoollacottJ: Ben Godfrey (5)
Well in rear, jumped slowly 3rd, tailed off and pulled up after 12th op 40/1 tchd 66/1
PU
Horse silk
2
28/1
T: Chris HonourJ: C Gethings
Chased leaders, went 2nd 5th, hit 15th and lost 2nd, chased leaders, struggling in poor 6th when pulled up before 3 out op 20/1
PU
Horse silk
6
9/1
T: R WalfordJ: Tom Cannon
Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th until next, chased leaders, reminder 10th, weakening when stumbled badly 15th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out op 11/1
PU
Horse silk
9
7/2
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Chased leaders early, lost place and towards rear 5th, jumped slowly next, tailed off and pulled up before 15th op 10/3 tchd 4/1
PU
Horse silk
10
15/2
T: Mitchell HuntJ: Alan Johns
Held up and behind, mistake 10th, never jumped with any fluency or travelled after, tailed off 14th, pulled up before next op 9/1 tchd 11/1
PU
Horse silk
11
66/1
T: J D FrostJ: Max Kendrick
Chased leaders, hit 12th and pushed along, weakened before next, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out op 50/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£17.00Pl:£4.20, £2.70, £2.60EX:£208.70Trifecta:£1,650.30Tricast:£1,529.36SF:£150.39Swingers:£18.50, £17.40, £15.50

Forecasts

Give Us A Swig (3/1), The Boat (7/2), Queen Of The Court (9/2), Lets Go Dutchess (15/2), Eaton Miller (9/1), One For Dunstan (9/1), Mr Katanga (10/1), Kingsmill Gin (16/1), Troed Y Melin (28/1), Swincombe Scorchio (50/1), Gorcombe's Rascal (66/1)

Verdict

An encouraging third on his last couple of starts, GIVE US A SWIG, has been shaping as if this longer trip will bring improvement out of him, so he gets the nod to prevail in a race where the majority arrive out of sorts. Recent Market Rasen winner, The Boat, is a danger if his stamina lasts out, and Eaton Miller is one to monitor in the betting back from 9 months off.

  1. GIVE US A SWIG
  2. THE BOAT (IRE)
  3. EATON MILLER (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Sandford Castle
Weight: 10-5  |Age: 10
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £4,139.002nd: £1,907.003rd: £953.004th: £477.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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