Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 15:55 toteexacta Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £15,825 2nd £4,675 3rd £2,338 4th £1,170
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.50s
  • Off time: 15:56:29
15:55 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Weekend Millionair (IRE) 7/1
2nd Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 3/1
3rd Benbane Head (USA) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 144U7-P ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Zaynar (FR) 21
Nag me
8 11-10 b D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 142 22/123.00
3 67-2354 PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Royal Charm (FR) 63
Nag me
8 11-4 p P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 136 12/113.00
4 P-71858 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Ogee 33
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-3 Mrs P Robeson J A McCarthy 135 20/121.00
5 42-2862 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Water Garden (FR) 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 p D Pipe C O'Farrell 132 3/14.00
7 23219 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon (3) 130 3/14.00
10 155634 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Weekend Millionair (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 10-8 p1 D Pipe Nick Scholfield (7) 126 7/18.00
11 6032F5 Light Blue, Chocolate sash Phare Isle (IRE) 40
Nag me
8 10-7 pt B I Case Killian Moore (5) 125 12/113.00
13 59U140 Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Benbane Head (USA) 125
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-5 t M Keighley Ian Popham (3) 123 7/24.50
14 64-5120 Black and Yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Fred The Shred (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 K Bishop Mr J Park (7) 122 10/111.00
Non runners
1F01-026Cucumber Run (IRE)811-12N J HendersonGary Derwin144
632F-117Billy Merriott (IRE)710-12H FryN Fehily130
8137173Monetary Fund (USA)710-12Miss V WilliamsL Treadwell130
910-5356Volador (IRE)910-10P J HobbsM G Nolan128
1271133PWho Owns Me (IRE)710-6C J MannP N O'Brien124
151102-P8Mic's Delight (IRE)910-4V R A DartnallHarry Skelton122
16726221Promised Wings (GER)610-2C GordonTom Cannon120

Verdict

There seems no reason why Newbury second Water Garden won't go close again, despite a slight rise in the weights. Monetary Fund is closely matched with David Pipe's grey, however, and also preferred to Pipe's other runner, Weekend Millionair, who has yet to prove conclusively that he stays this far. Who Owns Me looks as though he's had a enough for now but Promised Wings bolted up on heavy ground in lesser company at Newbury last time and could go well again despite the 7lb higher mark. AAIM TO PROSPER landed a gamble of good ground at Doncaster last month before trying his luck in a Grade 1 novices' event at Cheltenham. He never figured that day but will be a lot happier here and can get back to winning ways. Billy Merriott ran a shocker at Sandown last time when on a hat-trick but can be forgiven that effort on account of the going and looks the pick of the remainder.