Glance Back declared at Taunton
Glance Back has been declared in the 2m handicap chase at Taunton on Sunday.
There are seven runners in the 0-110 contest and Jamie Bargary has been booked to ride.
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1. Diligent – Fair level of form for Guillaume Macaire in France, but hasn’t shone in three outings over here, finishing a long last on latest outing in October. Returns with his yard in better form and has had a breathing operation. Interesting to see which way he goes in the market.
2. Railroad Junkie – Sole win came in a handicap chase over this trip at Warwick in September off 5lbs lower, but hasn’t built on that since. Drops in grade here and yard going great guns, so could bounce back.
3. Broughtons Rhythm – Back to his last winning mark over hurdles, though that was back in March 2017. Looked set to go very close when unseating at the last at Lingfield in November, but backwards step at Bangor latest and not one to have maximum faith in.
4. All Kings – 16-race maiden, but was going well enough when unseating at the third last at Wincanton on his latest outing. Each-way claims once again.
5. GLANCE BACK
6. Minella Voucher – Dual winner in the spring, over hurdles at Towcester and then following up over the larger obstables at Southwell. Only 4lbs higher now, which looks fair, and return to chasing will suit after two quiet runs over hurdles this term. Market will point the way, with stable also running Diligent.
7. Diablerets – Yet to win in nine outings and has shown very little in three starts back from a break in recent weeks. Others preferred.
VERDICT: This is very trappy, and does look potentially tougher than Glance Back’s latest opposition at Bangor. I don’t think this trip around here on good ground is absolutely ideal, as it could be a bit tight, but there aren’t a great many races for him in the coming three weeks and it is certainly worth a go.
Despite my reservations, he is the form horse coming into this and the 4lbs rise for his Bangor win was on the lenient side. Providing he doesn’t get into a pace battle in front, he should have a very good chance and is worth supporting.
1pt win Glance Back