Taunton

  • 15:50 Bathwick Tyres Handicap Chase3m 5f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 48.90s
  • Off time: 15:50:33
15:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gotoyourplay (IRE) 5/2
2nd Poungach (FR) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 521-44P Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 68
Nag me
8 11-12 b P F Nicholls R Mahon 140 7/24.50
2 1P-03PP Red, grey cap Well Refreshed 23
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-11 G L Moore Joshua Moore 139 5/16.00
3 531P1/0 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Massini's Maguire (IRE) 19
Nag me
13 11-10 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 138 8/19.00
4 121P/PP- Yellow, Dark Green stripe and armlets, quartered cap Giles Cross (IRE) 387
Nag me
12 11-8 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 136 9/25.50
5 2441F1/ Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap Gotoyourplay (IRE) 734
Nag me
10 10-3 Miss V Williams T Scudamore 117 5/23.50
6 58P760 Purple, pink chevrons and sleeves, purple cap Whispering Jack 38
Nag me
9 10-0 p K Burke G Sheehan (3) 112 13/27.50

Verdict

GOTOYOURPLAY looked a fine prospect when landing novice events at Newbury and Exeter a couple of years ago and can reappear after a long absence on a very lenient mark. His trainer is very adept at bringing them back in top shape and he can start making up for lost time. Poungach has been racing in much better including a fourth place in a Wincanton Listed handicap but he's run poorly on his last two starts and might struggle to concede 23lb to the selection. Well Refreshed won the Grade 3 Grand National Trial at Haydock last February and has been struggling following a massive weight rise. The veteran Massini's Maguire, twice a winner in Listed races at Ascot in his last four starts, has had his problems and finished last on his reappearance following a two-year absence at Doncaster last month. Giles Cross, a top staying chaser in his time, has pulled up in three major staying handicaps since landing the National Trial at Haydock in 2012. Whispering Jack won a Ffos Las handicap last May but has hardly picked his feet up since.