15:15 Taunton

Monday 4 February 2019

All13:4514:1514:4515:1515:4516:1516:45
  • Gold Cup Lunch 15th March Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)
  • 5YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 2f 40y  |   Soft  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 4m 57.4s
1st
Horse silk
3
6/1
T: R WalfordJ: James Best
Made all, hit 9th, joined when blundered 3 out, pressed next, ridden between last 2, pitched last, driven clear op 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
4 ½
1
3/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Chased leader until 6th, 2nd again before 8th, went right 10th and next, pushed along to challenge when not fluent 3 out, every chance when mistake next, hung right and well held last, weakened tchd 7/2
3rd
Horse silk
9
5
6/4f
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up in 5th, good headway on outside chasing leaders 4 out, pushed along and one pace in 4th before 3 out where left modest 3rd op 13/8
4th
Horse silk
4
7
710-11
5/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up in 4th place, closer at 10th, weakened next, left modest 4th 3 out op 9/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
33/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: R P McLernon
Pulled hard in rear, jumped right, left modest 5th 3 out, never a factor op 28/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
4
13/2
T: N P MulhollandJ: T Scudamore
Raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd at 6th until before 8th, chased leading pair, every chance when fell 3 out op 6/1 tchd 5/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Legend Lady34
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 8
T: Miss J Du Plessis  J: David Noonan
NR
2
Horse silk
Railroad Junkie16
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 6
T: Evan Williams  J: S Bowen
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.60Pl:£2.30, £1.80EX:£24.90Trifecta:£43.30Tricast:£39.70SF:£24.58Swingers:£2.20, £2.40, £1.60

Forecasts

Cracking Destiny (6/4), Midnight Chill (3/1), Railroad Junkie (7/2), Cigarisi (5/1), Spring Wolf (6/1), Minellatillmorning (13/2), Legend Lady (25/1), Drops Of Jupitor (33/1)

Verdict

Former Seven Barrows inmate Cracking Destiny is low-mileage and comes here having notched a first win at Wincanton. There should be more to come but he's not known for responding to pressure and, with the handicapper having added a fair chunk, it would be preferable to see him do it again before supporting. SPRING WOLF has come back from a long-absence and scored nicely at Exeter last month, he can back that up today. Wind surgery has done wonders for Midnight Chill, 2-3 over fences, and likely to have a key say in this contest.
  1. Spring Wolf
  2. Midnight Chill
  3. Cracking Destiny

Previous Winners

2018
Vocaliser
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 6
7/4

Prize Money

1st: £6,108.002nd: £1,794.003rd: £897.004th: £448.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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