Home / March 26 / 16:50 Taunton

16:50 Taunton

Good To Soft

Royal National Lifeboat Institution Mares’ Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5967.53
  • 2m 5f 150y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
RTV
View Course
Royal National Lifeboat Institution Mares’ Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.30

Form: PP-073

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Still a maiden and beaten double-digit lengths in all her races since finishing third on bumper debut; didn't fence great on chase debut but jumping right didn't help around Ffos Las and she could leave that run behind; Cobden rides.

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

1st

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Annie Wicks

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Still a maiden and beaten double-digit lengths in all her races since finishing third on bumper debut; didn't fence great on chase debut but jumping right didn't help around Ffos Las and she could leave that run behind; Cobden rides.

8/1

3rd

5

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:30 Ffos Las

Annie Wicks

10st 10lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Safely held when seventh of 13 on last month's handicap hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, soft), but remains very lightly raced for her age and today's switch to fences may show her in a better light.

10/1

7th

3

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:05 Taunton

Annie Wicks

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

jumped right on occasions

13/2

50/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: P0-6P4

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Won a point but rules form is poor and has a lot to prove over fences, having pulled up on her first attempt and well held on her second; 10lb out of the weights.

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

2nd

4

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:08 Wincanton

Firefly Lane

10st 5lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Modest hurdler but she won a point and was having only her third run over fences when delivering a career best to finish second at Taunton (2m5f, soft) when 10lb out of the weights; now 3lb higher but she has something to build on.

2/1

2nd

11

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Firefly Lane

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Won a point but rules form is poor and has a lot to prove over fences, having pulled up on her first attempt and well held on her second; 10lb out of the weights.

50/1

4th

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Firefly Lane

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Jimmy Frost

Point winner; largely poor form under rules and continues to be well out of the weights; opposed on second chase attempt.

40/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 36-82P

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has won a point but 0-13 under rules; had Poet's Reflection behind when runner-up over 2m2f here last month (chase debut; good) and it wasn't her first poor run on soft when failing to complete at Wincanton; granted goodish ground she's a player.

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

3rd

10

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Sevenofus

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

Has won a point but 0-13 under rules; had Poet's Reflection behind when runner-up over 2m2f here last month (chase debut; good) and it wasn't her first poor run on soft when failing to complete at Wincanton; granted goodish ground she's a player.

12/1

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Sevenofus

10st 7lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

Point winner who is 0-12 under rules and her best runs have come on good going; however, there was promise in her chase debut second at Taunton (2m2f, good) three weeks ago and she's open to further improvement over fences.

7/1

2nd

11

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Sevenofus

10st 2lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Carroll Gray

0-10 over hurdles when trained by Neil Mulholland and, following a long absence, was soundly beaten (albeit on soft ground) here on last month's stable debut; this return to good ground will suit but she makes her chasing debut with quite a bit to prove; 2lb wrong.

40/1

4/1

Form: 32343F

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Good start to chasing career when third behind two next-time-out winners at Fakenham (2m5f, soft) in December; was on the retreat when falling back at 2m2f here in early February (good ground no excuse) but hard to rule out.

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

4th

3

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Our Nel

11st 9lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Good start to chasing career when third behind two next-time-out winners at Fakenham (2m5f, soft) in December; was on the retreat when falling back at 2m2f here in early February (good ground no excuse) but hard to rule out.

4/1

2

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Our Nel

11st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Low-mileage 6yo who made pretty good start to chasing career when third behind two next-time-out winners at Fakenham (2m5f, soft) in December; should also be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination; good chance.

3/1

3rd

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

12:40 Fakenham

Our Nel

11st 8lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 12th, went second after 2 out, no extra and lost second run-in

5/1

Form: 224323

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

0-3 in point and 0-8 over hurdles but consistent and wasn't beaten far behind two reliable mares over 3m here a month ago (soft; first-time cheekpieces); good chance on pedigree that she'll be as good over fences.

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

1st

7

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Cooleenymore

10st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Didn't fire on recent chasing debut at Taunton and now 0-9 under rules but was largely consistent over hurdles and will be suited by today's trip/ground; contender if getting act together over fences at second attempt.

6/1

5th

4

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Cooleenymore

11st 5lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Robert Walford

0-3 in point and 0-8 over hurdles but consistent and wasn't beaten far behind two reliable mares over 3m here a month ago (soft; first-time cheekpieces); good chance on pedigree that she'll be as good over fences.

7/2

3rd

2

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

Cooleenymore

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Robert Walford

6l behind Ginderella at Wincanton (3m, heavy) before again making the frame at Leicester (2m4f, soft) when no match for the winner; this mark looks challenging but she should give her running.

9/1

Form: 5-6837

Last run: 75 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Stable/chase debut after a break when close third at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) and worth considering each-way, for all that she has since disappointed over hurdles (perhaps found 3m1f too far).

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

6th

6

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Lady Pacifico

10st 11lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Stable/chase debut after a break when close third at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) and worth considering each-way, for all that she has since disappointed over hurdles (perhaps found 3m1f too far).

16/1

7th

9

11th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 5

12:45 Catterick

Lady Pacifico

10st 12lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

Sole hurdle win was in juvenile event at Leicester in November 2021 and she has a mixed record since; returned from a break with a fair third on her stable debut at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) in November but this is a deeper race and she's untested at this trip; others are more persuasive.

12/1

3rd

8

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:10 Leicester

Lady Pacifico

10st 13lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Georgie Howell

in rear

25/1

Form: 3-P844 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

1-17 over hurdles and 0-5 as a chaser, with her best effort in this discipline her first when third at Exeter last April; needs a revival but drying conditions are in her favour.

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

7th

9

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Poets Reflection

10st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

1-17 over hurdles and 0-5 as a chaser, with her best effort in this discipline her first when third at Exeter last April; needs a revival but drying conditions are in her favour.

14/1

4th

5

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:35 Wincanton

Poets Reflection

10st 10lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

Has a poor strike-rate and she's been soundly beaten on both runs this winter but her fourth placing at Taunton (2m2f, good) three weeks ago was a step back in the right direction and she's 5lb lower than when twice finishing placed last spring (including on heavy); not discounted.

13/2

4th

8

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Poets Reflection

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

Safely held over hurdles in December, after a seven-month break, but began chasing career with two good runs (one here) towards end of last season and has possibilities if that recent outing has brought her on.

12/1

Form: P-4PF3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Bumper and dual hurdle winner; 0-7 over fences and jumping lacked fluency when a tailed-off third last time (2m4f, heavy), with that on the back of a fall; stable having plenty of winners but this mare needs to pull her socks up.

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

10

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Penny Mallow

10st 9lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Regressive mare who has been out of form this season and is now 0-8 over fences; difficult to enthuse over.

25/1

8th

5

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Penny Mallow

11st 3lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Bumper and dual hurdle winner; 0-7 over fences and jumping lacked fluency when a tailed-off third last time (2m4f, heavy), with that on the back of a fall; stable having plenty of winners but this mare needs to pull her socks up.

8/1

3rd

2

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

15:35 Leicester

Penny Mallow

11st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Two hurdle wins early in career but has lots to prove on chase form since back from absence last March, failing to complete in three of her last four starts; cheekpieces fitted latest (fell at halfway) now discarded; Charlie Deutsch switches to Desert Fortune.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 223563

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who went 0-10 over hurdles (five times second) but she moved well for a long way when a 14l third at Ludlow (3m, soft) and the winner was well handicapped; should go well in the new cheekpieces.

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

9th

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Come On Du Berlais

11st 10lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Bumper winner who went 0-10 over hurdles (five times second) but she moved well for a long way when a 14l third at Ludlow (3m, soft) and the winner was well handicapped; should go well in the new cheekpieces.

4/1

3rd

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:05 Ludlow

Come On Du Berlais

12st 0lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Bumper winner who went 0-10 over hurdles (five times second) and now goes chasing on the back of two below-par performances; the fences are an unknown, as is this longer distance.

5/1

6th

2

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

14:07 Hereford

Come On Du Berlais

11st 13lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

Below form on slower-than-ideal ground in November on latest outing but made the frame on first five starts this season (one over C&D); current mark is workable; no surprise if she features.

8/1

Form: PP-PFP

Last run: 34 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

A winner over hurdles (novice) but has failed to complete in her last five appearances, the last twice over fences; getting away from soft ground could be a bonus.

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

1

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Jane Du Berlais

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ryan Potter

A winner over hurdles (novice) but has failed to complete in her last five appearances, the last twice over fences; getting away from soft ground could be a bonus.

11/2

Form: 3550P4

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Offered little in her two handicaps over hurdles and was beaten a sizeable distance on her switch to fences over 2m1f at Plumpton in January; others are far more solid.

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

8

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Nathan Walker

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Offered little in her two handicaps over hurdles and was beaten a sizeable distance on her switch to fences over 2m1f at Plumpton in January; others are far more solid.

20/1

4th

3

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Nathan Walker

10st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

held up in rear, mistake 4th, not fluent 9th, mistake and outpaced 3 out, left in remote fourth when not fluent last

33/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £988.00
Straight Forecast £991.30
Tricast £13330.80
Trifecta £10378.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Cooleenymore

SPOTLIGHT:

Come On Du Berlais

RP RATINGS:

Our Nel

POSTDATA:

Sevenofus

The Star:

Firefly Lane

The Times:

Cooleenymore

Daily Mirror:

Cooleenymore

Daily Record:

Cooleenymore

Telegraph:

Our Nel

The Guardian:

Come On Du Berlais

Daily Mail:

Come On Du Berlais

D Express:

Sevenofus