Taunton

  • 15:50 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Handicap Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £12,027 2nd £3,553 3rd £1,776 4th £889
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 36.70s
  • Off time: 15:50:19
15:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Micheal Flips (IRE) 4/1
2nd The Cockney Mackem (IRE) 6/1
3rd Fistral Beach (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F112-03 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Holmwood Legend 12
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 K Burke Mr S Clements (7) 145 22/123.00
2 5/1P0-1P RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Fistral Beach (IRE) 54
Beaten Favourite
9 11-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 145 12/113.00
3 F2238/1 White, Grey spots, White cap Chariot Charger (IRE) 68
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-5 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 138 9/25.50
4 4-62147 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Micheal Flips (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
8 11-4 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 137 4/15.00
5 05F-424 Light Blue, Purple chevron, quartered cap Passato (GER) 33
Distance Winner
8 11-3 t Miss J S Davis T J O'Brien 136 10/111.00
6 P-20PP4 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Nomecheki (FR) 12
Distance Winner
10 11-2 p N J Gifford L Treadwell 135 16/117.00
7 P2-3P24 Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Rougham 12
Distance Winner
6 10-13 P J Hobbs R Johnson 132 6/17.00
8 F-212F2 Black, orange epaulets, black sleeves, orange stars, black cap, orange star Get It On (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
7 10-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 128 7/18.00
9 1302-36 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Mister Stickler (IRE) 33
Beaten Favourite
8 10-8 t A King Wayne Hutchinson 127 14/115.00
10 058F/26 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Oumeyade (FR) 23
10 10-6 t Mrs S Leech Timmy Murphy 125 66/167.00
11 3-F22U3 White and Red stripes, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap The Cockney Mackem (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
6 10-3 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 122 6/17.00

Verdict

Another tough puzzle to solve but we like the look of ROUGHAM over this track and trip. An habitual front-runner, the six-year-old has his ground for the first time in a while and is now only 2lb higher than when making all over a similar distance at Ascot a year ago. Holmwood Legend was successful at The Festival last year and his campaign is probably being tailored towards a return visit to Cheltenham in March, while Fistral Beach may be too high in the weights now. Chariot Charger and Micheal Flips are decent novices but this could be too sharp for the former and the latter's jumping still looks suspect under pressure. Ludlow runner-up Get It On may be best of the rest as this looks too tough for Mister Stickler and The Cockney Mackem.