Taunton

  • 12:30 EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.90s
  • Off time: 12:31:41
12:30 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Horizontal Speed (IRE) 4/6
2nd Kayfleur 5/2
3rd Spending Time 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 S2-1221 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Horizontal Speed (IRE) 19
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-12 P J Hobbs C J Davies (7) 128 4/61.67
2 78 Dark Blue and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Maroon cap Brave Encounter (IRE) 30
6 11-2 Mrs S Gardner James Best (3) 100/1101.00
3 0 Purple and pink diabolo, pink and purple chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Castarnie 66
6 11-2 R Walford Felix de Giles 66/167.00
4 143-4 Royal blue, red hoop, halved sleeves, red and white hooped cap Power Of God (IRE) 37
6 11-2 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 14/115.00
5 879 Yellow and Black diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap Proper Job 21
6 11-2 p1 P Gundry A Thornton 66/167.00
6 80 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Spending Time 70
5 11-2 C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (7) 8/19.00
7 9-0 Brown and Orange diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Orange star Starship Trouper 70
6 11-2 N P Mulholland D C Costello 66/167.00
8 2-060 Black, purple sleeves, red spots The Kvilleken 20
6 11-2 M Keighley Ian Popham 14/115.00
9 63 White, Purple hoop and sleeves Y A Bon (IRE) 243
6 11-2 M Hill Hadden Frost 25/126.00
10 36-121 White, Black chevron and hoop on cap Kayfleur 31
5 11-1 H D Daly R Thornton 120 5/23.50

Verdict

Comfortable Ludlow winner KAYFLEUR gets 11lb from Horizontal Speed, not taking into account Chris Davies' claim. That may be enough for Henry Daly's mare to double her tally over timber, though the latter is proven over track and trip on heavy ground. It will be a surprise if any of the others are involved at the business end, though winning pointer Power Of God probably needed his run behind Aerial over 3m here.