Taunton

  • 15:20 Read Donald McCain's Column On Betfair Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £10,128 2nd £2,992 3rd £1,496 4th £749
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.50s
  • Off time: 15:20:12
15:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ranjaan (FR) 7/2
2nd Third Intention (IRE) 7/2
3rd Devil To Pay 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2271-67 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 67
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 142 7/24.50
2 1/1124P- RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Dunraven Storm (IRE) 310
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 142 7/18.00
3 195-311 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Bally Legend 41
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 Mrs Caroline Keevil T J O'Brien 139 8/19.00
4 61-1300 Dark Blue, Beige star Street Entertainer (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 t D Pipe F J Hayes (10) 136 33/134.00
5 32-2614 Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star Salontyre (GER) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-0 p B J Llewellyn James Best (7) 130 40/141.00
6 432/11- Emerald green, red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Devil To Pay 286
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 A King Wayne Hutchinson 125 10/111.00
7 3/P-6221 Light blue, pink cap Drumshambo (USA) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-6 Miss V Williams S Thomas 122 6/17.00
8 17-00F6 Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Numide (FR) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 B R Millman J W Farrelly 122 28/129.00
9 2F1 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Ranjaan (FR) 23
Nag me
4 10-5 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 132 7/24.50
10 415P-P Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Moose Moran (USA) 251
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-4 b1 D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 120 11/112.00
11 663-62 Black, pink chevron, white sleeves, pink cap Prince Of Dreams 20
Nag me
5 10-2 Ed De Giles Felix de Giles 118 12/113.00
12 331R37/ Light Blue, Black hoop and sleeves, check cap San Marino (FR) 704
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 M J Coombe R Mahon (3) 113 50/151.00

Verdict

This looks a cracking contest with the four-year-old Ranjaan sure to be popular after getting off the mark at Kempton, though the second has let the form down since. Bally Legend improved to land a competitive handicap at Cheltenham last month but Third Intention has find life tough this season, though has been taking on decent opposition. David Pipe's pair Street Entertainer and Moose Moran both have the past form to figure, while Salontyre goes well here and Dunraven Storm and Devil To Pay could be interesting returning from a lay-off. DRUMSHAMBO was all out to beat Prince Of Dreams over C&D last month and the latter is a couple of pounds better off today. But Venetia Williams' six-year-old has been on an upward curve all winter and could be a bit of value to follow up in this better grade.