Taunton

  • 14:30 Rural Living Show Here 23rd March Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 47.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:31
14:30 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Last Bridge 14/1
2nd Silky Bob (IRE) 9/1
3rd Spaceman 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-099P Pale blue, cherry spots, blue cap Seymour Alfie 15
7 11-12 b1 M Sheppard C Poste 95 40/141.00
2 2-808P LIGHT BLUE and ORANGE diamonds, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, ORANGE star Chosen Dream (IRE) 15
5 11-9 t1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 92 5/16.00
3 354466 Grey, pink star, grey sleeves, pink stars, grey cap, pink star Petie Mcsweetie (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
6 11-7 R Woollacott D A Jacob 90 12/113.00
4 35-4P8P Red and emerald green (quartered), royal blue sleeves and cap Realignment (IRE) 16
8 11-6 t Mrs C M Hamilton Mr R G Henderson (7) 89 50/151.00
5 7/04523 BLACK, YELLOW stars, WHITE sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Gilzean (IRE) 49
Beaten Favourite
7 11-6 A M Hales Killian Moore (7) 89 4/15.00
6 P31/P57 Emerald Green, White chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Winnie Wood 63
Distance Winner
9 11-5 p1 Mrs H Cobb Joshua Moore (3) 88 66/167.00
7 37747 Royal Blue, Black sleeves, White cap, Blue hoop Wheelavher 45
7 11-3 t Miss C Dyson Nick Scholfield 86 9/110.00
8 3607-7 Red, yellow hoop, red sleeves, dark blue armlets, red and yellow hooped cap Silky Bob (IRE) 128
7 11-1 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 84 9/110.00
9 41/P-322 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Bernard 43
Distance Winner
13 10-12 p K Bishop Mr J Park (7) 81 4/15.00
11 327-765 Royal Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow spots Spaceman 200
10 10-9 b M R Bosley Mr Z Baker (7) 78 25/126.00
12 09/6552 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Starlet Mandy (IRE) 12
10 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 69 4/15.00
13 60890/0 Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams Jim Job Jones 33
9 10-0 N P Mulholland Mr Chris Meehan (10) 69 33/134.00
14 P-U7PP7 Gold, Blue and Gold quartered cap The Last Bridge 23
6 10-0 Mrs S Johnson R Johnson (ex1) 69 14/115.00
15 73-7P9P Red, Royal blue armlets, quartered cap Exiles Return (IRE) 82
Distance Winner
11 10-0 Mrs J G Retter M J Quinlan (3) 64 66/167.00
Non runners
100P/88P-9Jigsaw Financial (IRE)710-10Mrs L J YoungNon Runner79

Verdict

A very ordinary contest but the lightly-raced Starlet Mandy has to go on the short-list as she is only 3lb higher than her recent course and distance third on similar going. Petie Mcsweetie has shown some promise over hurdles and was sent off favourite over fences at Towcester last time, only to disappoint. Chosen Dream also ran a shocker last time, pulling up along with Seymour Alfie in the same Doncaster race earlier this month. Bernard stays well and has only found Jupiter Rex too good in a couple of recent races over track and trip. Only a pound higher than when successful at Hereford last April, he must be thereabouts but GILZEAN has more scope. With Killian Moore again taking off 7lb, he can finally get his head in front today.