Taunton

  • 13:20 European Breeders' Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.00s
  • Off time: 13:22:17
13:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Nelson's Bridge (IRE) 3/1
2nd Dualla Lord (IRE) 4/5
3rd Sunglasses (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00-14 Yellow, Red star, armlets and star on cap Moorlands Jack 214
7 11-11 P C Dando Mr B Moorcroft (5) 66/167.00
2 36-1473 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star 18
Distance Winner
6 11-11 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 117 17/29.50
3 1111-2F Pink, White Chevron, White cap Dualla Lord (IRE) 69
7 11-5 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 4/51.80
4 2/ Black and red diabolo, red sleeves, dark green armlets, red cap Harrys Boy 935
7 11-5 T Symonds Nathan Cook (10) 50/151.00
5 3F-U79 Purple, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green cap Hatters River (IRE) 22
5 11-5 Mrs S Nock Timmy Murphy 66/167.00
6 20 Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Kilrye (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 66/167.00
7 1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Nelson's Bridge (IRE) 36
5 11-5 N J Henderson A Tinkler 3/14.00
8 80 Mauve, red stars and sleeves, mauve cap North London 18
5 11-5 J D Frost Hadden Frost 200/1201.00
9 4 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets Notarfbad (IRE) 19
6 11-5 J Scott Nick Scholfield 25/126.00
10 00 Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue diabolo,diamond on Light Blue cap Shaddaii (FR) 20
6 11-5 Mrs Caroline Keevil T J O'Brien 100/1101.00
11 22 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Sunglasses (IRE) 35
5 11-5 N J Henderson J McGrath (5) 10/111.00
12 590-P Royal Blue, Pink hoop, pink sleeves, Royal blue armlets Trevis 52
5 11-5 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 50/151.00
13 0 ROYAL BLUE, white sash, white cap, black diamond Up With The Lark 21
7 11-5 Mrs A L M King T Messenger 200/1201.00
14 41-F Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Victor Echo (IRE) 31
6 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 16/117.00

Verdict

DUALLA LORD ran the 129-rated Rev It Up to a length on his hurdling debut at Chepstow before being pitched in at the deep end over fences behind Grands Crus and Champion Court at Cheltenham. He fell that day but was still in touch when departing and can finally open his account under Rules here. Moorlands Jack and Theatrical Star probably have a bit to do under penalties but Nelson's Bridge is interesting having won a Bangor bumper last month and Nicky Henderson also runs Sunglasses, who found only Close House too good on his hurdling debut at Towcester. Victor Echo was beaten when falling at Bangor last month but it would be no surprise if he put up a better effort here.