Taunton

  • 15:20 London Inn At Watchet Handicap Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.80s
  • Off time: 15:20:28
15:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kirbys Glen (IRE) 7/2
2nd Ready Or Not (IRE) 5/1
3rd Douryna 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11-2123 Grey, orange sash, sleeves and hoop on cap Goring One (IRE) 89
Nag me
7 11-12 Miss A M Newton-Smith Nick Scholfield 110 11/26.50
2 727353 Flame, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap Cantabilly (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-9 R J Hodges Matt Griffiths (5) 107 14/115.00
3 68P121- RED, GOLD hoops, RED sleeves, quartered cap Ready Or Not (IRE) 339
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-8 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 106 5/16.00
4 467244 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Douryna 10
Nag me
9 11-6 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (5) 104 9/25.50
5 422335 Light Blue, Black sleeves, Mauve cap, Purple spots Daneva (IRE) 19
Nag me
8 11-3 t J D Frost Hadden Frost 101 18/119.00
6 185866 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Jackers 4
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (7) 98 22/123.00
7 665F42 LIGHT BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Thunder Child 4
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-10 t S C Burrough Nathan Sweeney (5) 94 7/24.50
8 514F2-2 DARK BLUE, RED sash, RED cap, DARK BLUE diamond Kirbys Glen (IRE) 123
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-3 K Burke A Tinkler 87 7/24.50

Verdict

Thunder Child won twice over C&D at this time last year and beat previous course winner and today's rival Kirby's Glen in April. He's looked high enough in the weights since then, however, and the vote goes to GORING ONE. He can be forgiven a recent modest third at Newbury in unsuitably soft going and is better judged on his progressive form before that when winning three times on fast ground. Anna Newton-Smith's charge is just preferred to Ready Or Not, as the latter is having his first race since scoring at Fontwell last April and may need the outing.