Taunton

  • 16:20 Betfair. For Better Odds Maiden Open NH Flat Race2m 1f

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.20s
  • Off time: 16:21:11
16:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gee Hi (IRE) 12/1
2nd Rainbow Haze 16/1
3rd Dorset Naga 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4-3 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Dorset Naga 36
6 11-4 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (5) 4/15.00
2 0-5 Light Blue, Black hoop and sleeves, check cap Fleet Dawn 24
6 11-4 M J Coombe Mrs M Roberts (7) 66/167.00
3 1/ Dark green, pink and white striped sleeves, pink cap Gee Hi (IRE) 648
6 11-4 C R Egerton Sam Twiston-Davies 12/113.00
4 18P White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Glenwood Present (IRE) 47
5 11-4 R H Buckler James Best (7) 100/1101.00
5 5 Maroon, White hollow box, halved sleeves, quartered cap Presenting Arms (IRE) 66
5 11-4 P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 25/126.00
6 2 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Princely Player (IRE) 42
5 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/102.10
7 3F-42 Royal Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Rainbow Haze 29
6 11-4 P C Dando Mr B Moorcroft (5) 16/117.00
8 White, Purple hoop and sleeves Red River Run
5 11-4 M Hill Hadden Frost 50/151.00
9 03- YELLOW, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Suspect (GER) 314
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 11/112.00
10 80 Red, Grey diamond, Grey cap Just Fee 24
5 10-11 Nick Mitchell Nick Scholfield 200/1201.00
11 76 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves My Space 42
6 10-11 t Mrs F M Shaw Felix de Giles 100/1101.00
12 Light Blue, Purple hoop, Yellow cap Weld's Pride
5 10-11 R H Buckler Nathan Sweeney (5) 80/181.00
13 60 Purple and Red (quartered), halved sleeves, Purple cap Push To Exit 18
4 10-7 Mrs Caroline Keevil T J O'Brien 50/151.00
14 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Un Ami (FR)
4 10-7 Nick Williams J Reveley 5/16.00

Verdict

Despite an absence, it looks as though Suspect is Paul Nicholls' stable pick ahead of Presenting Arms. Dorset Naga has shown ability, as has Rainbow Haze, but points winner Glenwood Present has shown little under Rules and Gee Hi has been sidelined for a long time. PRINCELY PLAYER found only Trespasser too good over C&D six weeks ago and is certain to improve for the experience. He should go one better here though any market interest in newcomer Un Ami, who is a half-brother to the useful Son Amix, would be significant.