Taunton

  • 15:20 SIS Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.86s
  • Off time: 15:20:40
15:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dovils Date 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/11-329 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves Foggy's Wall (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (3) 118 11/102.10
2 9-FF576 Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Minella Definitely (IRE) 9
Nag me
7 11-9 bt N P Mulholland R Johnson 115 13/82.62
3 143-95 Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Dovils Date 11
Nag me
5 11-5 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 111 5/16.00
5 7571P0 Black, White stars and armlets Big John Cannon (IRE) 22
Nag me
4 10-10 b1 S-J Davies W Kennedy 110 16/117.00
Non runners
4076-143Taste The Wine (IRE)811-5B J LlewellynRobert Williams111

Verdict

Dual bumper winner Foggy's Wall looked better suited by a longer trip than this when runner-up here in December and clearly didn't take to Polytrack in a jumper's bumper at Kempton. MINELLA DEFINITELY, who has been chasing without success, landed a novice hurdle at Wincanton last February after which he was highly tried. He reverted to hurdles with a fair effort last time and is given the nod. Dovils Date won a novice hurdle at Musselburgh in 2012 but hasn't had much racing subsequently and was beaten a long way at Ludlow last time. Taste The Wine last won over hurdles in May and has been racing on the Flat. That victory came over 2m3f so this could prove on the short side. Big John Cannon landed a claiming hurdle at Ludlow in December but has been tailed off in his recent starts.