16:20 Taunton 20 Mar 2017

Bathwick Tyres Taunton Handicap Chase (Class 5) (5YO plus)

Winner £3,899 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

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Data quality79%
Position
1
8P365P
iT
Yellow, red star, armlets and star on cap (Mrs Lynda M Williams)

Moorlands Jack 79 

b g Cloudings - Sandford Springs (Robellino)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Winner at Kempton off a 15 lb higher mark last season, but he's none too reliable and majority of his efforts this term have been poor.

Winner at Kempton off a 15 lb higher mark last season, but he's none too reliable and majority of his efforts this term have been poor.

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Moorlands Jack Score: 292

2
162-475
iT
Maroon, large light blue spots, light blue sleeves, maroon spots, maroon cap, light blue spots (Tony Cromwell & Partner)

Zama Zama 18 

b g Sakhee - Insinuation (Danehill)

10 11-10
98
10 11-10
98

Entitled to come on for his recent reappearance over 21.7f here given that it was his first run for 9 months. Currently 4 lb below last winning mark so not without hope if in the mood.

Entitled to come on for his recent reappearance over 21.7f here given that it was his first run for 9 months. Currently 4 lb below last winning mark so not without hope if in the mood.

Zama Zama Score: 338

3
3S0/0-82
iT
Cerise, royal blue quartered cap (Mrs M J Arnold)

Bajardo (IRE)  137 

b g Jammaal - Bit Of Peace (Le Bavard)

9 11-10 t1
98
9 11-10 t1
98

Hasn't stood much racing, but left his chasing debut form behind after 6 months off when second of 4 at Warwick in November. Absent again since but claims if building on that last run now tongue tied.

Hasn't stood much racing, but left his chasing debut form behind after 6 months off when second of 4 at Warwick in November. Absent again since but claims if building on that last run now tongue tied.

Bajardo Score: 441

2
4
332523
iT
Brown, yellow epaulets, sleeves and cap (Elmley Queen)

Deise Vu (IRE)  23 

b g Brian Boru - Deise Dreamer (Beneficial)

9 11-9
97
9 11-9
97

Winning pointer who's been running consistently well over fences this season, respectable third off this mark at Chepstow (2m) last time. Needs considering off same mark here.

Winning pointer who's been running consistently well over fences this season, respectable third off this mark at Chepstow (2m) last time. Needs considering off same mark here.

Deise Vu Score: 376

5
3-P4223
iT
Yellow, black chevron, check cap (Mr Terry Warner)

Leg Lock Luke (IRE)  34 

b g Indian River - Delirious Tantrum (Taufan)

7 11-8
96
7 11-8
96

Raised his game when runner-up in handicap chases at Exeter (19f) and here (21.5f) in January. Disappointing at Fontwell latest but this drop in trip worth a go and he's not ruled out.

Raised his game when runner-up in handicap chases at Exeter (19f) and here (21.5f) in January. Disappointing at Fontwell latest but this drop in trip worth a go and he's not ruled out.

Leg Lock Luke Score: 478

1
6
327540
iT
Purple, large yellow spots, yellow spots on purple sleeves and cap (Mr T J C Seegar)

No No Cardinal (IRE)  68 (20F) 

ch g Touch Of Land - Four Moons (Cardinal Flower)

8 10-12 h
86
8 10-12 h
86

2m Newton Abbot handicap chase win in May 2015 remains his only success over jumps. Recent efforts on the level have been decent but he's passed over back in this sphere all the same.

2m Newton Abbot handicap chase win in May 2015 remains his only success over jumps. Recent efforts on the level have been decent but he's passed over back in this sphere all the same.

No No Cardinal Score: 306

7
55-P315
iT
Yellow and royal blue (quartered), white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap (optimumracing co uk)

Knight's Reward 84 

b g Sir Percy - Wardeh (Zafonic)

7 10-8 t p
82
7 10-8 t p
82

Sporting cheekpieces for the second time, he made a winning chase debut at Hereford in November. Reportedly burst blood vessel when misfiring at Huntingdon next time, so perhaps worth another chance.

Sporting cheekpieces for the second time, he made a winning chase debut at Hereford in November. Reportedly burst blood vessel when misfiring at Huntingdon next time, so perhaps worth another chance.

Knight's Reward Score: 429

3
8
243P4U
iT
Dark blue, yellow hoop, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Hawks And Doves Racing Syndicate)

Edeiff's Lad 10 

ch g Loup Sauvage - Ede'iff (Tragic Role)

10 10-0 h
74
10 10-0 h
74

Sole victory from 21 starts under Rules was gained in a C&D handicap chase last March. No surprise at all if he makes his presence felt.

Sole victory from 21 starts under Rules was gained in a C&D handicap chase last March. No surprise at all if he makes his presence felt.

Edeiff's Lad Score: 386

4
Verdict

LEG LOCK LUKE was a disappointing beaten favourite when last seen finishing third at Fontwell but the ground wasn't in his favour on that day and he rates as the one to beat back at 2m on a sounder surface. Bajardo fared well when second at Market Rasen 137 days ago on his reappearance and should go well with a first-time tongue-tie applied, while the consistent pairing of Deise Vu and Zama Zama could also figure at the finish.

Verdict

LEG LOCK LUKE was most disappointing at Fontwell last time, but he went down all guns blazing when second to an in-form rival here on his penultimate start. He's 1 lb lower now and, moreover, could take some pegging back if ridden aggressively back at the minimum trip. Deise Vu has been knocking on the door and he has to be feared, while Zama Zama could also have a say if in the right mood.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good 8 Guaracha 5 11 12 100 931634 5 days A Dunn (8 miles) R Flint 14/1 4:04.00
2015 Good to Soft 4 Ballyegan 10 11 0 81 122231 7 days R Buckler (10 miles) L Heard 6/4 4:15.90
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