• 15:10 Taunton's Richest Race Meeting - Saturday 19th January Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,764 2nd £1,097 3rd £549
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.60s
  • Off time: 15:10:24
15:10 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Extremely So 3/1
2nd Tornado In Milan (IRE) 4/1
3rd Pret A Thou (FR) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4FUU1F- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Scoter Fontaine (FR) 324
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 117 4/15.00
2 P30/P35- Orange, dark blue chevrons and armlets, hooped cap Hoback Junction (IRE) 286
9 11-10 F Brennan R Johnson 115 10/111.00
3 0-04830 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW and ROYAL BLUE diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW cap Scottish Boogie (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
6 11-10 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 115 8/19.00
4 213-265 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Tornado In Milan (IRE) 30
7 11-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 114 4/15.00
5 0/0002-3 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 10
10 11-7 P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 112 7/18.00
6 1/0P1P- Orange, maroon chevron, black cap Buckie Boy (IRE) 293
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-5 N J Henderson A Tinkler 110 15/28.50
7 7F-785P Yellow, purple hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Pret A Thou (FR) 16
10 11-4 p J Groucott Harry Challoner (5) 109 20/121.00
9 313-002 Mauve, White diamond, quartered cap Extremely So 8
Distance Winner
7 10-4 C J Down J M Davies 95 3/14.00
10 98/F537 ORANGE, large EMERALD GREEN spots, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE spots, ORANGE cap, WHITE spots Party Palace 69
Distance Winner
9 10-0 H S Howe Giles Hawkins (3)(ex2) 88 50/151.00
Non runners
83P3-524Flying Phoenix511-1D BurchellChristian Williams106


It's no surprise to see Scoter Fontaine back over hurdles after failing to complete the course in four of his last five starts over fences, winning the other. He's produced some decent efforts over timber without winning and though absent since February his trainer knows how to get one ready. Hoback Junction won twice over hurdles in 2010 but hasn't had much racing subsequently while the lightly-raced Tornado In Milan has been pulling too hard in his races. Alwaystheoptimist ran a fine race at Ludlow a year ago but didn't reappear until last month where he weakened quickly from the second last. That should have done him good but Buckie Boy appears to need quicker ground. Flying Phoenix is well enough weighted but it's EXTREMELY SO who is given the nod as she produced her best run for some time when runner-up to Home Run over the C&D last time and can race from the same mark.