• 14:20 totequadpot Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.80s
  • Off time: 14:20:41
14:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grumeti 11/2
2nd Ted Spread 13/8
3rd Ifyouletmefinish (IRE) 25/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 221 Emerald green, red cross belts, red and emerald green hooped sleeves, red cap Rowan Tiger 11
Distance Winner
5 11-12 Dr R D P Newland A P McCoy 118 11/26.50
2 2 Maroon, Light Blue triple diamond and armlets, Light Blue cap, Maroon diamond Battlecat 66
4 11-5 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 8/19.00
3 23-1227 Emerald green and black stripes, red cap Castletown Bridge (IRE) 15
4 11-5 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 16/117.00
4 7-749 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Clever Dick (IRE) 17
5 11-5 D Pipe Thomas Bellamy (7) 66/167.00
5 Black and Light Blue check, halved sleeves Copperwood 65
6 11-5 M Blanshard Jimmy McCarthy 125/1126.00
6 Yellow, Dark Blue stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue cap Dukes Art 96
5 11-5 D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 66/167.00
7 19 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Ifyouletmefinish (IRE) 41
4 11-5 t J Scott T J O'Brien 25/126.00
10 133-0 LIGHT BLUE, WHITE spots, armlets and cap Sarenice (FR) 59
5 11-5 J D Frost Hadden Frost 100/1101.00
11 4 Light Blue and Maroon (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets Ted Spread 42
4 11-5 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 13/82.62
12 4 Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap War Singer (USA) 16
4 11-5 t1 D Pipe T Scudamore 10/34.33
13 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Grumeti 110
Beaten Favourite
3 10-6 A King Wayne Hutchinson 11/26.50
14 Red, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Home Run (GER) 126
3 10-6 D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 40/141.00
Non runners
823Jodawes (USA)411-5G L MooreJoshua Moore113
9New Christmas (USA)411-5C J DownJ M Davies


Successful five times on the Flat in France, War Singer ran well for a long way in what looked an above-average novice event at Newbury earlier this month and should prove best of David Pipe's quartet here. But we still prefer TED SPREAD, who was also taking on decent opposition on his hurdling debut at Ascot. He finished fourth but endured a troubled passage and probably has more to offer. Rowan Tiger wasn't winning out of turn at Bangor and should give another good account while Battlecat ran well against the useful Prospect Wells at Chepstow and is open to improvement. Castletown Bridge has been a little disappointing over hurdles so far however.