Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 17:20 Bathwick Tyres Taunton Amateur Riders' Maiden Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £2,634 2nd £810 3rd £405
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 46.75s
  • Off time: 17:20:20
17:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st I'm The Article (IRE) 13/8
2nd Captain Kelly (IRE) 4/6
3rd Portmeade 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 15/2713- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Captain Kelly (IRE) 61
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 t P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 118 4/61.67
3 P66277- WHITE, ROYAL BLUE triple diamond, ROYAL BLUE cap Gleannacreim (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 v1 C J Gray Mr C Gethings (7) 69 16/117.00
4 113F/F4- Dark green and beige (quartered), dark green and red check sleeves and cap I'm The Article (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 H Fry Mr J Barber (5) 13/82.62
5 P54377- Grey, black epaulets More Glory (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 11-2 W K Goldsworthy Mr Matthew Barber (5) 16/117.00
6 U39/6P9- Maroon, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap Obscurity (IRE) 111
Nag me
5 11-2 p1 J G Portman Mr J Harding (7) 69 33/134.00
7 248467- Royal Blue, Red sash, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves Portmeade 203
Nag me
11 11-2 Mrs E B Scott Mr J Park (7) 69 50/151.00
8 R4/2529- Yellow, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves Trakeur (FR) 16
Nag me
6 11-2 b1 Mark Gillard Mr N De Boinville 25/126.00
9 49- Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Up Your Game (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 11-2 J W Mullins Mr Kevin Jones (5) 12/113.00
Non runners
11/PP-Accordion Exhibit (IRE)711-2F M O'BrienMr C P Shoemark

Verdict

CAPTAIN KELLY is likely to be sent off a short-priced favourite for this opener. Successful in a jumpers' bumper at Wolverhampton in January, he was a shade disappointing when only third at Doncaster back over hurdles but wasn't beaten far and these look a modest bunch. I'm The Article showed promise when fourth at Chepstow and may be the one for forecast-backers as bumper winner Accordion Exhibit has been pulled up in both starts over timber. More Glory looks best of the rest.