Taunton

  • 13:05 Wraxall Vineyard 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.80s
  • Off time: 13:08:04
13:05 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Skyfarmer 8/11
2nd Badger Wood 66/1
3rd Elmore Back (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 F/1231-1 Light Blue, White stripe and armlets The Skyfarmer 48
Distance Winner
5 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 8/111.73
2 140 White, red sleeves, white and red check cap Badger Wood 28
4 10-12 G R I Smyly David England 66/167.00
3 8 Emerald Green, Red braces, armlets and cap Baksheesh 180
4 10-12 Mrs S Gardner James Best (3) 100/1101.00
4 0-430 Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Bandol (IRE) 19
5 10-12 Mrs L J Young Tom Cannon 100/1101.00
5 24- White, royal blue braces and armlets, royal blue and white hooped cap Elmore Back (IRE) 223
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 C J Mann M D Grant 14/115.00
6 10-40 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Famousandfearless (IRE) 14
5 10-12 D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 25/126.00
7 7-9 Yellow, black cross belts, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Forrardon Xmoor 7
4 10-12 J Westwood W T Kennedy 100/1101.00
8 26/ Emerald green, scarlet hooped sleeves and cap Prasina Russata (IRE) 703
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 25/126.00
9 71/2-4 Emerald green, yellow star, red and white striped sleeves, red cap Presenting The Way 25
Distance Winner
6 10-12 H Fry R Mahon 6/17.00
10 13-1P57 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets The Wealerdealer (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 10-12 D Pipe Mr M Heard (7) 16/117.00
11 7-395 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Very Noble (FR) 19
4 10-12 t P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 7/24.50
12 3-7 WHITE, BLACK diamond, DARK BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK cap Party Girls (FR) 36
5 10-5 t D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 50/151.00

Verdict

Already a winner of a point-to-point and a bumper, THE SKYFARMER made a winning debut over timber at Newton Abbot on his reappearance. It's difficult to see any of the opposition lowering his colours in this and Philip Hobbs' charge can shrug off a penalty and go in again. Elmore Back and Presenting The Way have been placed in bumpers and make their hurdling bows. They'll be hoping to do better than the likes of Badger Wood and Famousandfearless, both well beaten over timber so far. Very Noble produced a better effort at Wincanton on his first start over obstacles and looks the main threat to the selection.