Taunton

  • 14:00 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 42.05s
  • Off time: 14:00:45
14:00 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Edmund Kean (IRE) 8/11
2nd Minella For Party (IRE) 14/1
3rd Kauto D'aloes (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1-41 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Edmund Kean (IRE) 4
6 11-9 D Pipe C O'Farrell 8/111.73
2 PP6 Pink and dark green stripes, black sleeves, pink cap Fanjos Luck (IRE) 33
6 11-2 A E Jones Gary Derwin (7) 250/1251.00
3 2980 LIGHT BLUE and ORANGE diamonds, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, ORANGE star Feast Of Fire (IRE) 15
6 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill N D Fehily 40/141.00
4 9-0 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Folly Farm (IRE) 82
5 11-2 R Woollacott A P Cawley 66/167.00
5 0-4 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star It's A New Day 19
5 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill W T Kennedy 20/121.00
6 1/3-749 Mauve, White spots, White cap, Mauve spots Minella For Party (IRE) 52
6 11-2 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 14/115.00
7 9-380 Red and dark green check Monderon (FR) 11
6 11-2 R G Hawker Robert Hawker (7) 66/167.00
8 0-0 Yellow, Dark Brown hoop, quartered cap Newmans Boy 9
6 11-2 h N P Mulholland D C Costello 150/1151.00
9 5U/399-0 DARK GREEN, LIGHT GREEN stripe, striped sleeves, hooped cap Prudent George 49
7 11-2 J D Frost Hadden Frost 200/1201.00
10 90 Dark Blue and Red (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Rode Runner 20
5 11-2 R G Hawker Matt Griffiths (3) 250/1251.00
11 1-4509 White, Mauve stars The Nephew (IRE) 14
5 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 40/141.00
12 43 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Upswing (IRE) 19
5 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 7/24.50
13 9 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Bois Des Aigles (FR) 68
4 10-7 D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 50/151.00
14 5-0 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Beige sleeves and cap Kauto D'aloes (FR) 280
4 10-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 9/25.50

Verdict

EDMUND KEAN won a much better race at Fakenham on Friday by six lengths. He wouldn't need to run up to that form to land this under a penalty. Jonjo O'Neill runs four but Upswing appears his best hope of bringing home some prize money as he was third on his hurdling debut at Towcester and has more scope than Feast Of Fire, It's A New Day and The Nephew. Paul Nicholls has newcomer Kauto D'aloes in the line-up and he shouldn't be ignored though fences may eventually bring out the best in the four-year-old.