• 15:50 Follow Taunton Racecourse On Facebook 'Newcomers' Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 1f

  • Winner £2,060 2nd £600 3rd £300
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.30s
  • Off time: 15:50:28
15:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Doctor Harper (IRE) 2/1
2nd August Hill (IRE) 33/1
3rd Western Jo (IRE) 8/1


No Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Doctor Harper (IRE)
4 11-7 D Pipe C O'Farrell 2/13.00
2 Grey, dark blue braces Fighter Jet
4 11-7 A King R Thornton 10/111.00
3 Black, pink seams, diamonds on sleeves and cap Such A Legend
4 11-7 K C Bailey J M Maguire 9/25.50
4 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Western Jo (IRE)
4 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 8/19.00
5 Pink, Maroon star August Hill (IRE)
4 11-0 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 33/134.00
7 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Bois Des Aigles (FR)
3 10-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 14/115.00
8 Emerald Green, Yellow cross belts, White sleeves and cap Jolly Good Pepper
3 10-7 R H Buckler Rachael Green (3) 50/151.00
9 DARK GREEN, RED cross belts, DARK GREEN and BEIGE striped sleeves, RED cap Milor De La Borie (FR)
3 10-7 D Pipe F J Hayes (10) 25/126.00
10 Dark Green, Yellow epaulets, halved sleeves and star on cap Motorhead
3 10-7 Mat Salaman James Banks (7) 40/141.00
11 Royal blue, orange star, royal blue sleeves, orange stars and cap Very Noble (FR)
3 10-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 11/43.75
12 Cerise, Gold sleeves, Cerise cap, Gold spots Diner Au Parc
3 10-0 Mrs Caroline Keevil Harry Skelton 66/167.00
Non runners
6Rose Of The World (IRE)411-0Miss J S DavisWayne Hutchinson


With several of these newcomers representing powerful NH yards, the betting should prove an accurate guide. Paul Nicholls runs the French-bred Very Noble and he will be near the head of the market while Western Jo looks the pick of Philip Hobbs' pair on breeding and jockey bookings. David Pipe saddles three and we fancy the superbly-bred DOCTOR HARPER, a son of Presenting, to come out best ahead of Bois Des Aigles and Milor De La Borie and land this. Fighter Jet is also feared but Such A Legend will probably do better over further and with a set of obstacles to negotiate.