Taunton

  • 14:50 Armada Dental Practice Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.30s
  • Off time: 14:50:37
14:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yetholm (USA) 11/8
2nd Take Me There 4/1
3rd Boogie Dancer 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1199-18 Black, large White spots and sleeves, striped cap Take Me There 46
Distance Winner
6 11-7 John Berry P J Brennan 4/15.00
2 0 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap More Than That (IRE) 46
5 11-0 D Pipe J W Farrelly (3) 200/1201.00
3 0 Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Murfreesboro 18
6 11-0 A E Jones J Mogford 100/1101.00
4 9 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Persian Storm (GER) 16
5 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 22/123.00
5 60 Purple, Pink sash, sleeves and cap Unanswered 53
5 11-0 A King Wayne Hutchinson 66/167.00
6 8P-0000 RED, MAUVE chevrons, RED sleeves and cap Boogie Dancer 24
5 10-7 H S Howe Hadden Frost (3) 84 66/167.00
7 74 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Excape (IRE) 23
4 10-7 t1 N J Henderson M Foley 7/24.50
8 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Fly With The Stars (USA) 111
4 10-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 12/113.00
9 36 Pink, Maroon stars, Mauve sleeves, Maroon stars, Mauve cap, Maroon stars Guydus (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
5 10-7 Miss V Williams S Thomas 14/115.00
10 0 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Jackers 117
4 10-7 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 25/126.00
11 FPF BLACK, YELLOW braces and cap Soviet Cat (IRE) 7
4 10-7 t S C Burrough Mr P Toole (7) 150/1151.00
12 Cerise, Royal Blue cap, Cerise spots Strong Market 615
4 10-7 J Scott R Walford 150/1151.00
13 84 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Yetholm (USA) 17
4 10-7 P J Hobbs R Flint (5) 11/82.38

Verdict

There was little to choose between YETHOLM and Excape on the flat and it is the same over hurdles but the former has had less racing, may be open to more improvement and he gets the vote with the main danger rated as Fly With The Stars. David Pipe's gelding lacks any experience over hurdles but is the highest rated of these on the flat and, with the yard more than capable of producing one to win first time out, he has to be respected. Alan King's Unanswered has been well held in both starts in bumpers and looks best watched at this stage, while John Berry's Take Me There is likely to struggle under his penalty as he did when disappointing at Market Rasen behind Whisky Magic when last seen over timber. Guydus has shown some promise in two starts in bumpers and may do better now switched to hurdles by Venetia Williams but a bigger threat is likely to come from Nicky Henderson's Excape, who should appreciate the drop in class having run in the Adonis last time. Preference though is for Yetholm, who was lightly raced on the flat for James Fanshawe and has shown promise in both starts over timber; he can open his account today.