Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 18:20 Bathwick Tyres Bath Handicap Chase2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.94s
  • Off time: 18:20:13
18:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Australia Day (IRE) 5/1
2nd Coole River (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2114/04- Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Australia Day (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 P R Webber L Treadwell 140 5/16.00
2 14876P- Light Blue, Purple chevron, quartered cap Passato (GER) 49
Nag me
9 11-9 t Miss J S Davis P J Brennan 137 9/110.00
3 434534- Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves Falcon Island 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 pt C L Tizzard J Tizzard 132 3/14.00
4 11/2352- Light green, black diamond, diamonds on sleeves Coole River (IRE) 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-11 pt Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 125 10/34.33
5 9456F4- Emerald green, red cross belts, red and emerald green hooped sleeves, red cap Regal D'estruval (FR) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-10 h Dr R D P Newland Nick Scholfield 124 8/19.00
6 484612- Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Sublime Talent (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-6 t Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 120 3/14.00

Verdict

Australia Day is effective on the Flat and over hurdles and fences but didn't show much sparkle on his reappearance on Polytrack. Passato also looks up against it while Regal D'estruval has finished tailed off in two of his last three starts and fell in the other. FALCON ISLAND is still 5lb higher than his last win but this represents a drop in grade for Colin Tizzard's useful chaser and he looks the one to beat ahead of last month's Ludlow second Sublime Talent and Exeter runner-up Coole River, who has never raced on ground this fast before.