• 16:20 Greyhound Inn At Staple Fitzpaine Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.80s
  • Off time: 16:20:25
16:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Speedy Directa (GER) 7/4
2nd Bon Spiel 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-24048 Dark blue, beige cross belts, striped sleeves, quartered cap Beattie Green 19
5 11-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 91 9/43.25
2 50/0P0P Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Megabill (IRE) 26
Course Winner
8 11-6 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (5) 85 16/117.00
3 423434 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Bon Spiel 70
8 11-2 C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 81 6/17.00
4 988860 Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves Speedy Directa (GER) 42
Distance Winner
9 11-0 vt B G Powell Brendan Powell (5) 79 7/42.75
5 046P05 Brown, light blue braces Capdalight (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
9 11-0 P Henderson P J Brennan 79 7/18.00
6 1914-P3 Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), checked sleeves Brilliant (GER) 24
Beaten Favourite
9 10-6 v Mrs D A Hamer Aodhagan Conlon (5) 71 15/28.50


Hard to make a strong case for any of these as Brilliant's best form as all been in selling company at Fakenham and the once-useful winner on the Flat, Bon Spiel, continues to disappoint over hurdles. Bumper winner BEATTIE GREEN hasn't looked any great shakes over timber either, although his best run was a fourth at this course in January, so David Pipe's charge gets a token vote back at this track. The remainder are all difficult to fancy on what little they've shown so far.