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2:50 Taunton 19 Jan 2019

Weatherbys Portman Cup Chase

(Class 2) (5yo+) (3m4f85yds) 3m4½f Good To Soft 21 fences
1st £31,254 2nd £9,369 3rd £4,769 4th £2,469 5th £1,324

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
9 1012 b 146 118 156
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Summer Break (IRE) (Foxhound)
Held up behind leaders, headway after 16th, ridden in close 3rd approaching 3 out, led approaching last, stayed on strongly (trainer said gelding had appreciated the better ground, which was officially described as good to soft, good in places on this occasion) (op 8/1)
2  6
11 1012 154 114 152
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Howaboutthis (IRE) (Oscar)
Jumped slightly left, prominent, led 7th, ridden after 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on but no extra (op 9/4)
3  [9¾]
10 1012 147 111 150
b g Dom Alco (FR) - Ireland (FR) (Kadalko)
Prominent, challenged 4 out, ridden before next with every chance, stayed on same pace from next (op 8/1)
4  29 [38¾]
9 112 t 151 94 135
b g Presenting - Glen's Gale (IRE) (Strong Gale)
Disputed lead until 7th, tracked leaders, ridden after 17th, weakened 2 out (op 5/1)
5  39 [77¾]
12 112 138 64 90
b g Erhaab (USA) - Flow (Over The River)
Held up behind leaders, ridden along from 15th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off (op 28/1)
PU   
10 1012 153
b g Kayf Tara - One For Me (Tragic Role)
Never travelling, last but in touch, nudged along from 10th, ridden after 15th, weakened after 17th, pulled up before next (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (tchd 3/1)
PU   
7 112 147
b g Winged Love (IRE) - Huncheon Siss (IRE) (Phardante)
Disputed lead until 7th, chased leaders, struggling 15th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before next (op 13/2 tchd 7/1)
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