16:15 Taunton

Monday 4 February 2019

All13:4514:1514:4515:1515:4516:1516:45
  • Southwest Racing Club Handicap Chase
  • Class 3  |   2m 7f 3y  |   Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:15  |   Winning time: 6m 9.55s
1st
5
7/4f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Raced keenly, chased leaders, led 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, joined last, soon headed, rallied gamely to lead again post op 11/4
2nd
sh
3
9/2
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr D Maxwell (5)
Held up in touch, good headway tracking leaders 9th, went 2nd 11th, challenged and hit 3 out, good jump last, soon led, headed post tchd 5/1
3rd
2 ¾
7
1111-10
9/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Made most until 6th, chased winner until 11th, chased leaders, 3rd and one pace before 3 out op 8/1
4th
18
10
16/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R Johnson
Prominent, pushed along and no impression in 4th place when mistake 3 out op 14/1
5th
7
1
11/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders on inside, pushed along after 10th, weakened 12th, mistake 4 out op 8/1
6th
4
6
7/1
T: H D DalyJ: P J Brennan
Raced wide, chased leaders, hit 4th, behind 7th, never on terms after op 8/1 tchd 13/2

Also Ran

PU
4
33/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Held up in touch, mistake 8th, hit 11th, behind and pulled up before next
PU
8
3/1
T: R WalfordJ: S Bowen
Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place on bend after 3rd, headway on outside chasing leaders 6th, pushed along again and lost place on bend after 10th, behind and pulled up before 4 out op 10/3
PU
9
50/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: J J Burke
In touch, behind 10th, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up op 40/1

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Non-Runners

2
Fox Appeal26
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 12
T: Miss E C Lavelle  J: Aidan Coleman
NR
11
Dream Bolt30
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 11
T: D A Rees  J: S Bowen
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.50Pl:£1.10, £1.60, £2.40EX:£10.30Trifecta:£45.40Tricast:£58.19SF:£11.33Swingers:£2.40, £3.30, £7.80

Forecasts

Touch Kick (7/4), Le Boizelo (3/1), Diplomate Sivola (9/2), Vice Et Vertu (7/1), Fox Appeal (8/1), Uhlan Bute (9/1), Silverhow (11/1), Bramble Brook (16/1), Dream Bolt (16/1), Easy Street (33/1), Lieutenant Colonel (50/1)

Verdict

VICE ET VERTU handles any ground and having put in a good performance at Ascot on his reappearance, he was a bit disappointing in the finish at Newbury over Christmas. That was a tough race however and, with 2lb in his favour since, Paddy Brennan's mount can challenge for this contest. There are plenty of dangers in an open event, with Lingfield winner Diplomate Sivola attempting to defy the assessor and Fox Appeal proven over C&D. Touch Kick must prove his stamina but Le Boizelo has posted two better efforts lately and comes her with confidence restored.
  1. Vice Et Vertu
  2. Diplomate Sivola
  3. Fox Appeal

Previous Winners

2018
Cloudy Bob
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 11
15/8

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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