Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 15:50 Bathwick Tyres Veterans' Handicap Chase3m 5f

  • Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.50s
  • Off time: 15:55:46
15:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Upham Atom 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5771-F6 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap The Knoxs (IRE) 9
Nag me
10 11-12 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon (3) 143 11/43.75
2 650-1F5 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Sona Sasta (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-9 b D Pipe Mr M Ennis (7) 126 85/403.12
3 70-3251 Royal blue, white chevron, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap Mobaasher (USA) 30
Nag me
10 10-2 Mrs P Shaw Brendan Powell (3) 119 8/19.00
4 41-5624 Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Upham Atom 17
Nag me
10 10-2 p1 Mrs K A Buckett L Treadwell 119 7/42.75

Verdict

The Knoxs is far from foot-perfect and this is a big step up in trip for the Nicholls' gelding, though he has won over 3m on soft ground. SONA SASTA is far more likely to be staying on when others have cried enough as he regularly takes part in these long-distance events. He didn't run up to form at Newbury nine days ago but may not need to be at his best to beat winning pointer Mobaasher and Upham Atom, though the latter also stays well and is only a pound higher than successful over 3m4f at Wincanton just under a year ago.