• 13:40 Annual Membership Proves Great Value Beginners' Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 33.90s
  • Off time: 13:40:35
13:40 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Emperor's Choice (IRE) 6/4
2nd Shuil Royale (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 32/166-5 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Di Kaprio (FR) 72
7 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 122 9/110.00
2 1-87222 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
6 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 119 6/42.50
3 75/234-5 Yellow, Red Diamond, Red and Yellow quartered cap Forgive Intrusion (IRE) 12
9 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 100/1101.00
4 89P1-32 Black And White Check, Yellow Sleeves and Cap Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 p D Pipe C O'Farrell 25/126.00
5 F1411-9 Red, Black braces, Black and Red hooped sleeves, quartered cap Fromthetop (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
7 11-0 M Scudamore A Tinkler 50/151.00
6 4/2241-3 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Guess Again (IRE) 25
8 11-0 t1 D Pipe T Scudamore 9/25.50
7 3731F-F Emerald Green, White chevrons, Orange cap Shuil Royale (IRE) 45
8 11-0 D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 126 2/13.00


Guess Again, a winner over hurdles at Hexham for Ferdy Murphy, was always likely to do better over fences and will be better for his first run for David Pipe over timber here last month. He looks better than stablemate Franklin Roosevelt at this stage and is definitely on the short-list. Emperor's Choice is very consistent and its hard to see him out of the frame. He jumps well and stays on stoutly but may not have the scope to cope with SHUIL ROYALE. Potential punters will need to forgive his last fence fall at Ascot where he would have finished runner-up to Minella Class with a couple of useful performers behind at the time. Twice a winner over hurdles and in bumpers, he has the quality to do better if getting round safely. None of the remainder can be completely discounted in what could be an informative event.