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Taunton Kia Supporting Love Musgrove Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £7951.16
  • 2m 7f 3y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 5m 59s
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Taunton Kia Supporting Love Musgrove Handicap Chase (Challenger Staying Chase Series Qualifier)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.50

Form: P1-42U

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Sole win under rules came in handicap hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, good) last April but he already looks a better chaser; his second at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) was boosted when the winner went in again last month, and he was looking threatening when unseating his rider four out at Southwell on his latest start; could be the answer.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Revels Hill

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

prominent

13/2

3rd

8

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Revels Hill

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Harry Fry

Has a a solid record over extreme trips, namely a success at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last spring, creditable fourth (despite being badly hampered) in the London National over C&D in December and clear second behind Coolvalla at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) last month; may well have more to offer at this sort of distance; all rules wins under Kevin Brogan, who is back on board today; very appealing.

11/2

2nd

1

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Revels Hill

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

Won at Taunton (2m7f and 3m4f) on his final starts of last season and has produced three solid efforts in defeat this term from 2m5f to 3m5f; cheekpieces did him no harm latterly when third in a strong 3m handicap at Ascot and this longer trip is probably a better fit these days.

2/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 0-8002 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Grade 1 novice winner (3m, soft) in December 2019 but 0-9 since; had fallen significantly in the weights prior to finishing second of six in first-time blinkers at Wincanton (2m4f, soft) last month; thrown in on best form and clearly dangerous if building on last run.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

17:55 Kempton

Slate House

12st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent

12/1

1

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 3

15:15 Kempton

Slate House

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Not quite the force of old, and two 2m2f wins here last spring came in relatively uncompetitive races; still had plenty to do when falling three out in the Paddy Power at Cheltenham (66-1) in November; this is weaker but one or two others still appeal a bit more.

6/1

13

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 44y

Class 1

14:20 Cheltenham

Slate House

10st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Unlucky in this race in 2019 (looked a serious threat when falling two out) but ran poorly the following year; regained the winning thread with a Kempton double (2m2f) this spring; however, both subsequent efforts don't suggest he's going to make it third-time lucky in the Paddy Power.

40/1

Form: 41PU4U D

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Gained an unlikely success at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft; still only fourth jumping last) on his chasing debut in September; has failed to complete the course on three of his four starts since, although at Doncaster last time that was through no fault of his own (going smoothly four out when a stirrup leather came undone); has to be respected.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:00 Hereford

Wigglesworth

11st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

Failed to complete three of his seven chases but rallied well to win off 3lb higher at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft) in October and posted another good effort when second at Sedgefield (3m3f, good to soft) last month, despite jumping left.

11/4

2nd

2

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Wigglesworth

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Winning chase debut in October but mixed bag since and latest third at Taunton (2m7f, good to soft) was just a fair effort; down 3lb but needs to up his game to get back on track here.

9/2

3rd

6

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Wigglesworth

10st 9lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Gained an unlikely success at Worcester (2m7f, good to soft; still only fourth jumping last) on his chasing debut in September; has failed to complete the course on three of his four starts since, although at Doncaster last time that was through no fault of his own (going smoothly four out when a stirrup leather came undone); has to be respected.

9/2

Form: 21P9-7 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Firmly in the mix judged on his win in a maiden chase at Huntingdon (3m, good to soft) last March but he ran poorly on his next two starts for Nicky Henderson and there was no obvious promise on his hurdling reappearance for his current yard; needs to be revived by the return of cheekpieces.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

6

7th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

14:15 Fontwell

Corrany

10st 10lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Phillips

Career record is 1-28, the success coming over fences in March 2021; encouraging third over hurdles at Stratford in July but pulled up in a chase there next time; others look safer.

16/1

0

4

24th Aug 2023

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:25 Stratford

Corrany

11st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

in touch with leaders, slow jump and dropped to rear 2nd

8/1

3rd

7

23rd Jul 2023

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:52 Stratford

Corrany

11st 1lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Phillips

Sole win came over fences but was pulled up in that discipline last time and he was well beaten over hurdles before pulling up in a voided race the run before; opposable.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 44P3-2 BF

Last run: 279 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Just one win from 12 attempts over fences for Colin Tizzard and that came in a two-runner race; on the plus side, his handicap mark is as low as it's ever been, he has joined a stable in form and conditions should be ideal on his first run for over nine months; leading contender.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:00 Taunton

Highest Sun

11st 12lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Just one win from 12 attempts over fences for Colin Tizzard and that came in a two-runner race; on the plus side, his handicap mark is as low as it's ever been, he has joined a stable in form and conditions should be ideal on his first run for over nine months; leading contender.

11/4

Form: 6P2U75 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Comes into the reckoning on his second under a positive ride at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) in November, but he seems to have gone off the boil, well beaten at Ludlow last month.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

17:05 Ludlow

Topofthecotswolds

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Five-time chase winner (mostly on good ground); needs to bounce back from a below-par run last month and will not be favoured by the forecast rain but was placed on consecutive starts this summer and is suited by this track.

6/1

6th

5

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Worcester

Topofthecotswolds

10st 11lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, not fluent 8th, outpaced and dropped to rear after 5 out, soon no impression

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £117.00
Straight Forecast £116.00
Trifecta £520.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Slate House

SPOTLIGHT:

Revels Hill

Telegraph:

Highest Sun

The Times:

Wigglesworth

RP Ratings:

Revels Hill

TOPSPEED:

Revels Hill

The Guardian:

Revels Hill

Daily Mail:

Highest Sun

The Sun:

Highest Sun

WEST COUNTRY:

Slate House

Daily Express:

Slate House

Daily Mirror:

Slate House

The Star:

Slate House

Daily Record:

Slate House