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16:45 Taunton

Pontispool Equine Sports Centre Foxhunter Trial (Open Hunters' Chase) (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 110y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,305
  • 2nd: £709
  • 3rd: £355
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 18.80s
  • Off Time: 16:46:08
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star
  • Form 0/701-74
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-8
  • Official Rating 133

held up in last pair, well outpaced 10th, tailed off 12th, pulled up before 4 out

2
Silk - Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap
11/8
  • Form 1/82161-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-8
  • Official Rating 143

pressed leader, led briefly 10th, led approaching next, pushed along before 3 out, driven and tired before the last, headed and no extra run-in

3
Silk - Black, red chevron, halved sleeves, red cap
  • Form 2-22121
  • Age 12
  • Weight 12-4
  • Official Rating 112

tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd before 8th, mistake and reminder 10th, ridden after 4 out, went 2nd next, driven after 2 out, closing when reached for last, led run-in, ridden out

4
Silk - Red, yellow stripe and armlets
25/1
  • Form 1-23U8P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 105

led until headed approaching 11th and dropped to 3rd, ridden and well held 13th, weakened into 4th approaching 4 out

6
Silk - grey, Pink Star
16/1
  • Form U343/8P-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 118

held up in rear, closer in 4th from 9th, outpaced 12th, went modest 3rd approaching 4 out, no chance with leading duo

7
Silk - Light green, beige sleeves
100/1
  • Form 7-22U8F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-0

chased clear leading pair until lost place before 8th, struggling in rear next, soon lost touch, tailed off when unseated rider before 4 out

5
NR
  • Form P1/314-1
  • Age 9
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 108

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

DOUBLE BANK's second to Double Dash here last month, when Bermuda Boy was pulled up, was a decent effort. He has won under Rules and scored by 30 lengths between the flags recently so could be a better bet than Hector's Choice and No Loose Change. The latter pair have the better overall form but neither has seen action lately so are possibly best watched. Recent points winner Parkam Jack appears the pick of Kayley Woollacott's pair and could sneak into the frame if a couple of the others are below their best.

Formwatch

Hector's Choice (FR) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, mistake 8th, weakened 5 out, 4th of 6, 18l behind Kie (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gf in Jun.

No Loose Change (IRE) 2-5fav (10-7) Made all, not fluent 6th, clear from 3 out, not fluent next, easily, won at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep '13 beating King Boru (10-9) by 5l, 8 ran.

Double Bank (IRE) 4-6 (12-5) Led 6; drew clr 3 out; v easy, won at Mid Devon 3m ptp gs beating Time For Spring (12-5) by 30l, 8 ran.

Bermuda Boy (FR) 50-1 (11-7) Not fluent in rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Double Dash (11-9) at Taunton 2m 7f hts chs (6) sft in Jan, 16 ran.

Allerford Jack 14-1 (11-9) In rear, mistakes, weakened after 5 out, well behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Quel Ballistic (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun '13, 8 ran.

Mon Homme 7-1 (12-0) Cl up til fell 14, in a race won by De Clare Man (12-0) at Southdown & Eridge 3m ptp gs, 11 ran.

Parkam Jack 12-1 (12-7) Hdwy 13; led 3 out; held on wl flat, won at Tiverton 3m ptp gs in Jan beating Certain Flight (12-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.