Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 16:30 totequickpick Handicap Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.45s
  • Off time: 16:30:31
16:30 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Violin Davis (FR) 10/3
2nd Qianshan Leader (IRE) 14/1
3rd Holmwood Legend 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-1211P PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Prince Tom 166
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 11-12 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 135 9/25.50
3 3856-03 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Holmwood Legend 47
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
12 11-11 t N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (3) 134 25/126.00
5 0-73111 Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Violin Davis (FR) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 t H Fry Ryan Mahon (3) 133 10/34.33
7 115620 Light green, purple star and star on cap Nataani (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-7 vt Miss J S Davis R P Mclernon 130 10/111.00
8 0P-5643 Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 26
Nag me
8 11-5 pt P R Webber L Treadwell 128 15/28.50
9 64115-P Purple and Yellow (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Qianshan Leader (IRE) 166
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-5 p1 Miss E C Lavelle Nick Scholfield 128 14/115.00
10 2-35104 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Time For Spring (IRE) 69
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 C E Longsdon N Fehily 128 7/18.00
13 11487P Purple, Pink epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Inside Dealer (IRE) 95
Nag me
9 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 123 8/19.00
15 31P00-2 WHITE, BLACK diamond, DARK BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK cap Palace Jester 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 t D Pipe C O'Farrell (7) 121 9/25.50
Non runners
213/1P0-6As De Fer (FR)711-12A J HoneyballS Thomas135
422241PMidnight Sail1011-11A KingCharlie Huxley134
64-15419Richard's Sundance (IRE)1111-10V R A DartnallHarry Skelton133
11U38421Ballypatrick (IRE)711-4M R ChannonC O'Farrell127
12158-0U4Song Sung Blue (IRE)1011-4C L TizzardJ M Davies127
147U2624Fine Parchment (IRE)1010-13C J MannMr H A A Bannister122

Verdict

The merit of Ballypatrick's win at Fakenham is open to debate but he's by no means badly handicapped here. The mare Violin Davis has rattled up a hat-trick over the larger obstacles but this is her toughest task to date while Prince Tom and Midnight sail were both pulled up last time and have a bit to prove now. Richard's Sundance will ensure this is run at a good gallop while Fine Parchment also likes to race up with the pace as does Sarando, who has been lightly-raced over fences recently. TIME FOR SPRING has been waiting for the better ground and was just beaten off a similar mark over course and distance last season as well as running well at the Cheltenham Festival. He could be worth an interest in this if Noel Fehily can deliver him late. Qianshan Leader hasn't been seen since pulling up on his reappearance in October but has the past form to figure and Palace Jester still has time on his side and is preferred to the veteran Holmwood Legend and Nataani, now visored, of the others.