• 13:40 Taunton Racecourse Owners Club Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.60s
  • Off time: 13:42:27
13:40 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Workbench (FR) 10/1
2nd Be All Man (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 541183 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 16
Distance Winner
10 11-5 P W Middleton Ryan Hatch (7) 123 13/27.50
2 3-34411 Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Be All Man (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
6 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 122 9/25.50
3 907/2-33 Dark green, beige diamond, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap Elsafeer (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
8 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 118 11/26.50
4 1322-64 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Bullet Street (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 10-11 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 115 2/13.00
5 4233-41 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Gandalfe (FR) 25
Distance Winner
8 10-10 b D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 114 7/18.00
6 78/5280- Red, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green and Red check cap Workbench (FR) 236
5 10-9 t1 D Skelton R Mahon 113 10/111.00
7 413463 Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap Violets Boy (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
6 10-8 B G Powell A Tinkler 112 8/19.00


Alwaystheoptimist has struggled off higher marks since landing a double last month and it remains to be seen how Be All Man copes with a further 5lb rise as he bids for a hat-trick. Gandalfe finally opened his account over fences with a victory at Huntingdon but an 11lb rise looks likely to anchor him. Elsafeer wasn't disgraced in soft ground at Sandown on his chasing bow but BULLET STREET fared even better on his first start over fences at Ludlow. Beaten seven lengths on his first outing since May, Evan Williams' charge should be sharper for this and gets the nod.