April 07 / 16.52 Taunton

16.52 Taunton

Good

Grand National Lunch Here On Saturday Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3594.36
  • 2m 7f 3y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Grand National Lunch Here On Saturday Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

(Won)

  • Win: £14.70
  • Place: £3.40

Form: 33-7PP

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 74

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

1st

6

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Cobra Commander

11st 3lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Tom Symonds

No win in his first 17 starts under rules but he got off the mark with an emphatic win on his step up to 2m7f at Taunton (good) last Thursday; up 9lb but he still looks feasibly treated and his confidence should be boosted after that success; respected.

9/4

1st

8

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Cobra Commander

10st 2lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Tom Symonds

6

20th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:45 Chepstow

Cobra Commander

10st 5lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Tom Symonds

Several good runs in defeat last spring, at trips ranging from 2m to 2m4f, including over C&D (good to soft); likely better for the run at Ludlow in December but he bled from the nose and was pulled up in January (first-time cheekpieces, discarded); should be a contender if over that.

10/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 693331 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
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3

18th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

17:12 Plumpton

Timely Gift

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Tim Vaughan

2nd

7

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Timely Gift

10st 7lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

1st

12

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:05 Chepstow

Timely Gift

10st 0lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

Triple hurdles winner who has been largely consistent over fences, albeit was quite a well-held third on last three occasions; still has each-way hopes, and chance improves if the added cheekpieces work well.

8/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 84F864

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
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7

28th May 2022

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 5

17:39 Cartmel

Ballycorr

11st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Henry Oliver

12/1

1st

5

3rd May 2022

Good

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

19:50 Sedgefield

Ballycorr

10st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Henry Oliver

Well handicapped (down 20lb this year) and relatively unexposed over fences but rather a disappointing run when favourite at Warwick last time (3m, good); blinkers now replace a visor and has a chance, though not sure to be suited by this step up in trip.

5/1

4th

7

21st Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:15 Warwick

Ballycorr

10st 7lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

Form: -22PP5

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
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2nd

3

16th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 5

16:40 Ffos Las

Minella Voucher

11st 5lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Three-time chase winner but not since 2019; didn't run badly when back over fences in refitted cheekpieces at Taunton (2m7f, good) last month and will be fine over today's longer trip but others appeal more.

10/1

4th

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Minella Voucher

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Alexandra Dunn

Form: 741315 CD BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
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5th

3

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Queen Of The Court

11st 7lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Grant Cann

4

30th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:55 Wincanton

Queen Of The Court

10st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Grant Cann

0-11 over hurdles but 2-5 over fences, with both wins gained at Taunton this year (2m7f, soft/2m5f, good to soft); not at best when last in action and may prefer ground slower than good, but can make her presence felt here.

3/1

5th

4

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Queen Of The Court

11st 10lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Grant Cann

Maiden hurdler but now 2-4 over fences after winning at Taunton again three weeks ago (2m5f, good to soft), getting up late in the day; Archie Bellamy rides again off 5lb higher mark; in the mix over a trip she stays.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-42P7

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
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8th

4

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Lifeisahighway

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Not at his best in latest three starts (two in chases); repeat of his narrow defeat over hurdles in March 2021 would give him strong claims but certainly no guarantee of that; often attracts support.

11/2

6th

1

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Lifeisahighway

11st 12lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

7th

4

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Lifeisahighway

11st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Went close on last hurdle start at Southwell (2m4f, good) last March and was also a good second over fences at Fontwell (2m5f, good) in November; jumped badly when pulled up over fences on Boxing Day and could have a big say now back over hurdles; the cheekpieces adopted last time are retained.

4/1

Form: 5244-3

Last run: 336 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
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7th

14

20th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:03 Worcester

Theatre Mix

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Jackie Du Plessis

4th

4

14th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

17:10 Exeter

Theatre Mix

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jackie Du Plessis

7th

5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Theatre Mix

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Form: 273113

Last run: 169 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
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6th

2

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

16:30 Stratford

Helford River

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent in chasing group, went second 13th, 12 lengths down and ridden just after 3 out, mistake 2 out, lost second and weakened just after 2 out (trainer could offer no explanation for the performance of the gelding other than that the jockey reported that when asked for an effort, the gelding found nothing)

11/4

2nd

5

15th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

16:22 Stratford

Helford River

10st 4lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Joe Tizzard

Sound start to chase career, winning twice (2m3f/2m5f); below par in hat-trick attempt and, following wind surgery, well beaten on return from break last time; however, gets lumps of weight all round and has a good chance if back on song.

9/2

8th

2

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Helford River

11st 11lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Colin Tizzard

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Payout
Exacta £478.00
Straight Forecast £331.20
Tricast £1897.70
Trifecta £3734.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Theatre Mix

SPOTLIGHT:

Timely Gift

The Times:

Helford River

Daily Mail:

Queen Of The Court

Daily Express:

Minella Voucher

Telegraph:

Helford River

Daily Mirror:

Helford River

TOPSPEED:

Theatre Mix

WEST COUNTRY:

Theatre Mix

The Guardian:

Theatre Mix

POSTDATA:

Timely Gift

The Star:

Timely Gift

Daily Record:

Timely Gift