Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 16:50 Kingston Veterinary Group 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.25s
  • Off time: 16:50:46
16:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King's Legacy (IRE) 6/4
2nd Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 5/2
3rd Whistlejacquet 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 56-2412 Yellow, Black stars, Black and Yellow halved sleeves, Black cap, Yellow stars Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-8 V R A Dartnall Edward Glassonbury (10) 119 5/23.50
2 1226-1 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Whistlejacquet 30
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-8 A King R Thornton 7/24.50
3 21- RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap King's Legacy (IRE) 376
Nag me
6 11-1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 6/42.50
4 8-8P Maroon, Pink chevron, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon stars, Light Blue cap, Maroon star Ninogaro (FR) 34
Nag me
5 11-1 Miss L Blackford Nick Scholfield 250/1251.00
5 15P3-PP Red, emerald green triple diamond Not Another Barney (IRE) 285
Nag me
7 11-1 Mrs H R J Nelmes O Nelmes 250/1251.00
6 360 Yellow, Purple triple diamond and armlets Robbers Bridge (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 11-1 V R A Dartnall R Greene 66/167.00
7 17 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Shinrock Hill (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 11-1 D Pipe Danny Cook (3) 33/134.00
8 331-P44 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Southerness 28
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6 11-1 C J Down C Honour (3) 115 17/29.50
9 05-U893 Black and Orange (quartered), Black sleeves, Orange seams and cap Canshebemine 84
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6 10-8 t J D Frost Hadden Frost (3) 70 150/1151.00
10 PPP-80P Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Pink cap Silver Emblem 28
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5 10-8 C Heard L Heard 200/1201.00
11 450 Maroon, Light Blue hoop, Dark Green sleeves, Light Blue cap Raspbary 34
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4 10-7 J W Mullins J Derham (7) 100/1101.00
12 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Sarika (FR)
Nag me
4 10-7 Nick Williams D A Jacob 14/115.00

Verdict

WHISTLEJACQUET has done nothing wrong to date and is taken to see off strong challenges from Sir Kezbaah, Shinrock Hill and King's Legacy. The selection was well-fancied on his hurdling debut at the track and duly obliged with a cosy success. His jumping in the main was good and with further improvement to come he can carry his penalty to victory. Also penalised is Sir Kezbaah who was a ready Lingfield winner in January, and he has already run well in defeat under a penalty, whilst King's Legacy looks a big player on his hurdling bow. He triumphed in a Kempton bumper a year ago, and whilst the form doesn't look anything out of the ordinary, there could be untold improvement now tackling hurdles (comes from the family of Hors La Lois III). Robbers Bridge will be eligible for handicaps after this run, Shinrock Hill is a former point-to-point winner and he should have learnt plenty from a Southwell run last month although this trip will be sharp enough, whilst Southerness has run some good races in defeat this year and may sneak a place. Newcomer Sarika is an interesting recruit from France and the yard has thrived with similar horses. However the story has been with all of them that there is massive improvement from first to second runs and therefore today may not be the day. An interesting finale then, where Whistlejacquet gets the nod.