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15:10 Taunton

Bluqube Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 40y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £16,300 added
  • Winner: £9,682
  • 2nd: £2,843
  • 3rd: £1,421
  • 4th: £711
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 50.57s
  • Off Time: 15:10:36
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap

Ashoka (IRE)

12 pt
25/1
  • Form 14/2-110
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 135

held up in rear, tailed off and pulled up after 4 out

2
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 14115-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 133

prominent in chasing group, pushed along in 5th after 8th, weakened 4 out

3
Silk - Red, Brown sleeves and cap

Ballotin (FR)

17 p D
20/1
  • Form 0/41F-1U
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 133

chased leaders until steadily lost place 5th, mid-division, weakened 4 out

4
Silk - Violet, white cap
  • Form 10-1233
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 127

soon led and went well clear, hit 4 out, wandered run-in, stayed on strongly, unchallenged

5
Silk - Emerald Green and Pink check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
  • Form P2111U
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 126

held up off the pace in last pair, closer at 6th, went prominent in chasing group next, went left 4 out, plugged on in 4th and no impression before next

6
Silk - Beige, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Form 3313-25
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 125

led briefly, chased winner who soon went well clear, blundered 2 out, never able to challenge, lost 2nd before the last

7
Silk - Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap
5/2
  • Form 435P-51
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 124

jumped left, prominent in chasing group, slightly awkward 5th, went badly left and mistake 9th, weakened after 4 out

8
Silk - Yellow, purple chevron, diabolo on sleeves
16/1
  • Form 21RF3-R
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 124

held up in mid-division, closer in chasing group before 3rd, went 2nd before the last, never able to challenge

9
Silk - Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap

Bandsman

12 t
66/1
  • Form 7-16P3P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 123

last pair, pecked 2nd, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

10
Silk - Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap

Bramble Brook

33 bt D
14/1
  • Form 322425
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 121

chasing leaders when blundered badly and lost place 1st, towards rear and never on terns after, badly hampered and pulled up 9th

11
Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, RED and WHITE striped cap

Spring Wolf

282 CD
14/1
  • Form 8P/611P-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 117

always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

12
Silk - Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves
14/1
  • Form 232-747
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 112

towards rear, blundered slithered on landing and fell 9th

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

KATPOLI (NAP), the only four-year-old in the race, was having only his second start over fences when making all for an impressive victory at Southwell last week. He's been raised 10lb but can race with a 7lb penalty and will take some beating with normal improvement. Ashoka beat small fields at Southwell and Aintree in early summer and found Class 2 company too hot on his return from a break at Newbury while Pointed And Sharp, who completed a hat-trick in lower grade in the autumn, didn't get far at Kempton last time. The latter's yard also run At Its Own Expense, who won over hurdles here in February but made too many mistakes on his chasing debut at Sandown last month.

Formwatch

Ashoka (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) In rear, pecked 3rd (water), behind 9th, mistake 4 out, 12th of 14, 36 1/4l behind Magic Saint (11-9) at Newbury 2m hcp (2) gs in Nov.

Dr Sanderson (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Held up and behind, hit 5th, lost touch from 10th, tailed off when clambered over 3 out, soon pulled up, at Ffos Las 2m 5f (3) sft in Oct.

Ballotin (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leader, led narrowly 7th until ridden 4 out, chased leader until before 3 out, 4th and beaten when unseated rider 2 out, at Kempton 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Locker Room Talk (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Led after 1st, joined 6 out, headed before 3 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 6 3/4l behind Baddesley Knight (11-6) at Wincanton 2m hcp (3) gd in Nov.

Pointed And Sharp (IRE) 15-2 (11-10) Mid-division, when blundered and unseated rider 3rd, at Kempton 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in Nov.

At Its Own Expense (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Led, mistake 3 out, headed soon after, weakened 2 out, 5th of 8, 23 1/4l behind Champagne Court (11-8) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Nov.

Katpoli (FR) 11-4 (11-4) Made all, blundered 4 out, clear before next, eased run-in, won at Southwell 2m hcp (3) sft in Dec beating Massini Man (10-13) by 12l, 7 ran.

Admiral's Secret 9-1 (10-10) Refused to race, at Ludlow 2m hcp (3) gd in May.

Bandsman 25-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, headway 7th, lost place when not fluent 11th, well beaten before 4 out, soon pulled up, at Bangor-on-Dee 3m hcp (3) hvy in Nov.

Bramble Brook 8-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, badly hampered and almost unseated rider 2nd, headway after 8th, chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced in 6th before 4 out, no chance after but plugged on, 5th of 10, 15 3/4l behind Keep Moving (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Spring Wolf 8-1 (11-1) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, led 13th, headed after next, mistake 4 out, no extra next, pulled up before last, at Exeter 3m hcp (3) sft in Mar.

Railroad Junkie (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 13, 10l behind Darebin (11-1) at Kempton 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in Nov.