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14:35 Taunton

Michael Spiers Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 40y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £11,300 added
  • Winner: £6,433
  • 2nd: £1,889
  • 3rd: £944
  • 4th: £472
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 45.33s
  • Off Time: 14:35:19
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - Pink, red chevrons, pink sleeves, white stars, red cap, pink star
  • Form 14F42-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 148

tracked leaders, left 2nd at 2nd, led 9th, ridden when not fluent last, ran on

2
Silk - Black, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap
16/1
  • Form 43521-8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 127

tracked leader when blundered and unseated rider 2nd

3
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow stars, seams on sleeves, star on cap

Romanor

36 h D
50/1
  • Form 252635
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 115

in rear, left poor 3rd at 2nd, behind next, detached from 4 out

4
Silk - White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap
9/5
  • Form 13217-2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 142

led, headed 9th, tracked winner, ridden 2 out, hung left and kept on one pace run in

In depth

Verdict

Brewin'upastorm stormed up the hill to score at Carlisle three weeks ago. The third would have almost certainly won a decent contest at that track on Monday had he not fallen at the last so the form has a solid look about it. But SOUTHFIELD STONE was of similar ability over hurdles and is getting 6lb. He came up against a decent mare on his fencing bow at Exeter and gets the nod in this. Romanor became frustrating over hurdles but Paint The Dream may find things happening too quickly on this sharp track.

Formwatch

Brewin'upastorm (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, every chance last and throughout run in, stayed on gamely to lead close home, won at Carlisle 2m (3) gs in Oct beating Good Boy Bobby (11-2) by hd, 5 ran.

Paint The Dream 33-1 (11-0) Held up, always behind, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 32 1/4l behind Thyme Hill (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f (1) gs in Oct.

Romanor 5-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, pushed along after 3 out, never on terms, ridden and weakened next, 5th of 6, 17 3/4l behind Irish Prophecy (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) gf in Oct.

Southfield Stone 4-5fav (11-2) Tended to jump left, 2nd or 3rd, slow 8th, 2 lengths down when left in lead 3 out, headed after last, held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Litterale Ci (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f (3) gd in Oct.