Taunton

  • 16:00 Orchard Portman Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.75s
  • Off time: 16:00:35
16:00 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royale's Charter 5/2
2nd Shooters Wood (IRE) 7/4
3rd Alazan (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 730-022 Pink, Maroon star Alazan (IRE) 48
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 124 7/18.00
2 522UF-1 Maroon and light blue striped, hooped cap Royale's Charter 62
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 124 5/23.50
3 60/1215- Royal blue, red hoop, halved sleeves, red and white hooped cap Qoubilai (FR) 206
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-10 t Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 122 6/17.00
4 120569 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Eastlake (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 121 20/121.00
5 1100-48 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Christopher Wren (USA) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 N J Gifford A P McCoy 120 20/121.00
6 44331-6 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Up To The Mark 160
Nag me
7 11-6 p H D Daly A Tinkler 118 20/121.00
7 141/292 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Shooters Wood (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-6 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 118 7/42.75
8 445133 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Mibleu (FR) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-3 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 115 20/121.00
9 9-65157 Yellow, Dark Green diamond, Maroon cap, Dark Green diamond Tarkari (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 113 40/141.00
10 443-156 Yellow, Royal Blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Tempting Paradise (IRE) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-10 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 108 50/151.00
11 6922-7P Red and Light Blue (quartered), Red sleeves and cap Black Phantom (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 Mark Gillard Tom Cannon (3) 105 33/134.00

Verdict

Shooters Wood and Mibleu filled the places behind Lucy's Legend at Kempton nine days ago and have to go on the short-list here. Alazan was backed off the boards on his chase debut at Uttoxeter but was let down by his jumping and may lack the experience for a contest of this nature. Christopher Wren also needs to improve on what he's shown so far over the larger obstacles and Eastlake has rather lost his way. Worcester winner Royale's Charter will be a threat to all, however, if he's turned the corner and Up To The Mark could figure if fully wound-up. QOUBILAI also returns from a break but was a very progressive novice in the spring and still has plenty of scope. He could worth an interest in this grade.