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15:40 Taunton

Portor Dodson Solicitors & Advisors Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,500 added
  • Winner: £4,874
  • 2nd: £1,431
  • 3rd: £716
  • 4th: £358
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 2.00s
  • Off Time: 15:40:30
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap
4/1
  • Form P44P35
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

always last, ridden and struggling before 9th, kept on pressing for modest 3rd run-in, never really involved

2
Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap
9/4
  • Form 3-72625
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 113

raced keenly, led, clear after 5th, reduced lead before the last, headed and not quicken run-in

3
Silk - Dark blue, white star, dark blue and red halved sleeves
9/4
  • Form 16-4P75
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 112

raced keenly, chased leader, went left 2nd, hit 7th, mistake 9th and dropped to 3rd soon after, rallied into 2nd again before the last, quickened to lead run-in, soon clear

4
Silk - Dark blue, pink chevron
11/4
  • Form 396572
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 103

chased leading pair, 2nd after 9th, closing when mistake 3 out, ridden and no impression when dropped to 3rd before the last, kept on same pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

VIDE CAVE hasn't shown much in a couple of starts so far over fences but still has time on his side and should be capable of better. He looks nicely treated on his hurdles form in a modest handicap, though Softsong looks a danger. David Pipe's charge was just beaten off a 2lb higher mark over course and distance in January and is tried in a hood today. Yabadabadoo has yet to win a race but is also unexposed and preferred to last month's track and trip second Jackthejourneyman, who is 6lb higher.

Formwatch

Softsong (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Often jumped left, chased leading pair, led 8th, pressed when went badly left 4 out, soon headed and hung left, ridden and weakened and went left final 3, last of 5, 24l behind Gores Island (11-5) at Wincanton 2m nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.

Yabadabadoo 11-4 (11-0) Not always fluent, pressed leader, led before 3rd until next, pressed leader, lost 2nd soon after 3 out, struggling when blundered 2 out, weakened, 5th of 6, 32l behind Pearls Legend (11-8) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.

Vide Cave (FR) 10-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden and one pace before last, 5th of 10, 11l behind After Eight Sivola (11-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.

Jackthejourneyman (IRE) 11-4fav (11-9) Pressed winner, led 4th until 6th, hit next, led again 4 out, clear before next, ridden between last two, blundered last, headed run-in, not recover, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Ballyegan (10-7) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.