• 15:50 Bathwick Tyres Veterans' Handicap Chase3m 5f

  • Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.50s
  • Off time: 15:55:46
15:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Upham Atom 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5771-F6 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap The Knoxs (IRE) 9
10 11-12 P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 143 11/43.75
2 650-1F5 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Sona Sasta (IRE) 9
Course Winner
10 10-9 b D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 126 85/403.12
3 70-3251 Royal blue, white chevron, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap Mobaasher (USA) 30
10 10-2 Mrs P Shaw Brendan Powell (3) 119 8/19.00
4 41-5624 Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Upham Atom 17
10 10-2 p1 Mrs K A Buckett L Treadwell 119 7/42.75


The Knoxs is far from foot-perfect and this is a big step up in trip for the Nicholls' gelding, though he has won over 3m on soft ground. SONA SASTA is far more likely to be staying on when others have cried enough as he regularly takes part in these long-distance events. He didn't run up to form at Newbury nine days ago but may not need to be at his best to beat winning pointer Mobaasher and Upham Atom, though the latter also stays well and is only a pound higher than successful over 3m4f at Wincanton just under a year ago.