Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 19:30 Bathwick Tyres Midsomer Norton Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £4,061 2nd £1,192 3rd £596 4th £298
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.90s
  • Off time: 19:30:10
19:30 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Itsuptoyou (IRE) 15/8
2nd Miss Tenacious 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1210P7 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Strongly Suggested 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 120 11/43.75
2 131558 Light Blue, Black and Light Blue striped sleeves, Red cap Miss Tenacious 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 R J Hodges Ian Popham 119 11/112.00
3 5523P5 Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Takeroc (FR) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-6 pt A Dunn Tom Bellamy (7) 114 10/111.00
4 2-554P1 Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap Itsuptoyou (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-4 t A J Whiting Nick Scholfield 112 15/82.88
5 6-P6122 grey, green and red sash, pink cap Barenger (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 p Miss A Brewer Aidan Coleman 112 9/43.25

Verdict

Strongly Suggested won at Stratford and Market Rasen last summer but then lost his way and didn't show much on his reappearance at Ludlow, though should strip fitter here. ITSUPTOYOU looked to have plenty in hand when landing a novices' handicap here earlier in the month. He's got 9lb more to carry today but could be up to the task. Barenger is probably a little flattered by recent form figures and looks high enough in the weights but still makes more appeal than Miss Tenacious and the veteran Takeroc.