Taunton

  • 18:30 Bathwick Tyres Novices' Chase2m 7f 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: 5m 58.50s
  • Off time: 18:30:15
18:30 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cowards Close (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 123230 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Beeves (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 b D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 131 13/82.62
2 1/61-172 ROYAL BLUE and ORANGE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, ORANGE star Cowards Close (IRE) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 t P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 123 6/42.50
3 3-36170 White, Grey spots, White cap Fix It Right (IRE) 33
Nag me
6 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 8/19.00
4 40361/1 Purple, yellow star, red sleeves, yellow cap Gunna Be A Devil (IRE) 113
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 120 4/15.00

Verdict

Beeves led for a circuit in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham before weakening. He was earlier third to Victor Hewgo at Doncaster and, on a line through the winner, looks to have the beating of Cowards Close, who jumped poorly on his fencing bow on Town Moor. It's a bit of a worry that FIX IT RIGHT is making his chasing debut this late in the season but he has always looked the type to do well over the larger obstacles so we'll take him to make a winning start, though the lightly-raced Gunna Be A Devil can't be ignored either.