Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 17:05 Ronnie Wallace Hunters' Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £1,975 2nd £608 3rd £304
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.35s
  • Off time: 17:05:39
17:05 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benedictus (IRE) 9/1
2nd Coombe Hill 5/2
3rd King Cyrus (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-1732P Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Coombe Hill 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-6 Miss C Tizzard Mr D Edwards (3) 117 5/23.50
2 1-18211 Black, White chevron and armlets, hooped cap Kirkleigh 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 12-6 R Chanin Mr Thomas Chanin (7) 122 7/42.75
3 FPP61P Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves Benedictus (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 12-2 Miss J Western Mr J Barber (7) 116 9/110.00
4 P-32133 Dark blue, light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap How's My Friend 24
Nag me
8 12-2 J G Cann Miss A Bush (7) 108 7/18.00
5 13/414-2 Yellow, Dark Green spots, Yellow sleeves King Cyrus (IRE) 318
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 12-2 Ms E Oliver Mr M Woodward (7) 112 6/17.00
7 4-32353 PURPLE, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Carrickmines (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-12 b George Beilby Mr Matthew Hampton (7) 98 25/126.00
8 4-23232 Light Blue, Cerise yoke and cap, White sleeves Havenstone (IRE) 18
Nag me
12 11-12 Mrs C Budd Miss V Wade (7) 91 50/151.00
9 U114U1 Yellow, Black stripe and sleeves, quartered cap Prince Massini (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-12 Ian Prichard Miss C Prichard (7) 103 20/121.00
Non runners
67/26-313Martys Mission (IRE)1112-2D G PrichardMr David Prichard109

Verdict

KIRKEIGH isn't an easy ride but beat Coombe Hill by seven lengths at Wincanton in January, when subsequent Ludlow scorer Martys Mission was a well-beaten third, before edging out Gentle George at Chepstow and that's the best form on offer in this. How's My Friend is a regular here and finished ahead of Carrickmines when third over course and distance last time and makes more appeal than recent points winner Prince Massini. King Cyrus has a lengthy absence to overcome and it will be a surprise if Benedictus or Havenstone are good enough at this level.