Taunton

  • 15:10 Royal Bath & West Novices' Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £8,356 2nd £2,468 3rd £1,234 4th £618
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.18s
  • Off time: 15:10:44
15:10 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sublime Talent (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 721-163 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Jump City (FR) 77
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 130 5/61.83
2 231364 Crazy Quilt Nobunaga 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 5/16.00
3 15-U235 White, Black star, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Grams And Ounces 60
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 t J L Flint R Flint 127 5/16.00
4 284846 Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Sublime Talent (IRE) 50
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 t Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 117 10/34.33

Verdict

Grams And Ounces unseated his rider when Jump City won at Newton Abbot in October and has continued to be hampered by jumping problems. He was put back over hurdles last time but still well beaten and it's difficult to see him turning the tables on the top weight, who has been quite highly tried since his debut success. Nobunaga probably needs a bit further than this, though is another who has been taking on decent company, but we prefer SUBLIME TALENT. He looked a decent prospect when winning at Fakenham and Perth last spring and is well handicapped here if returning to his best.