• 13:15 toteexacta Flexi Betting Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £4,111 2nd £1,198 3rd £599
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.55s
  • Off time: 13:15:39
13:15 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Iolith (GER) 10/3
2nd Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 25/1
3rd Crystal Rock (IRE) 15/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 431322 Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Crystal Rock (IRE) 47
5 11-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 121 15/82.88
2 69-1 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Iolith (GER) 59
5 11-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 116 10/34.33
3 0-23371 Dark blue, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap Peqeno Diablo (IRE) 63
5 11-12 Miss C Dyson Ian Popham (5) 22/123.00
4 Red, Royal Blue sash and sleeves, Yellow cap Ange Guerrier (FR) 436
5 11-5 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 5/16.00
5 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Cool Strike (UAE) 103
4 11-5 A M Hales P J Brennan 16/117.00
6 4 Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap E Street Boy 211
Beaten Favourite
4 11-5 D Pipe T Scudamore 28/129.00
7 68 Yellow, Black sash, Orange cap, Royal Blue spots Hawkaller 41
5 11-5 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (5) 100/1101.00
8 F-150 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Master Milan (IRE) 20
4 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (3) 100/1101.00
9 Dark green, yellow hoop and armlets, orange cap Reginaldinho (UAE) 133
4 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 40/141.00
10 23-9 Emerald green, purple chevrons, white cap Shammick Boy (IRE) 47
5 11-5 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 20/121.00
11 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 82
4 11-5 M F Harris W Marston 25/126.00
12 5450 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, Yellow cap Superior Knight 43
6 11-5 t1 H J Evans D R Dennis 200/1201.00
13 4 PURPLE, PURPLE and YELLOW check sleeves, quartered cap Swinging Hawk (GER) 39
4 11-5 Ian Williams D C Costello 5/16.00
14 8 Red, white cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Our Flora 82
5 10-12 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 125/1126.00


The three previous winners set a decent standard in this, though Peqeno Diablo has his first start for a new stable having landed a maiden hurdle at Clonmel in October for Brian Jordan. Connections of Crystal Rock will be hoping for a change of fortune with the five-year-old having found one too good at both Kempton and Cheltenham last month. But the interesting one could be IOLITH, who was a fair performer on the Flat in Germany and cane good at the third time of asking over timber at Kempton. That was his first start for nine months so it will be a surprise if there's not more in the locker. Swinging Hawk shaped nicely at Aintree and is another to note along with newcomers Ange Guerrier and Reginaldinho.