Taunton

  • 14:10 Castle Hotel In Taunton 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.10s
  • Off time: 14:10:30
14:10 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saphir Du Rheu (FR) 7/4
2nd God Of The Kop (IRE) 2/1
3rd Orabora 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 24-1F Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Orabora 31
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 9/25.50
2 36-5 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Boss In Boots (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 11-5 J W Mullins A Thornton 40/141.00
3 0 Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Comical Red 22
Nag me
5 11-5 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 200/1201.00
4 1P-0 Pink and Maroon diabolo, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Maroon star Cool George 39
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 Miss J du Plessis Mr K Edgar (7) 16/117.00
5 P-4214 Light green, white stars, royal blue sleeves, light green stars, light green cap, royal blue star Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 89
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (3) 20/121.00
6 218-F36 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap God Of The Kop (IRE) 38
Nag me
6 11-5 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 120 2/13.00
7 6/7-5 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Military Precision (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 11-5 D Pipe T Scudamore 33/134.00
8 P-8 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Mr Mistopheles (IRE) 59
Nag me
5 11-5 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 100/1101.00
9 P-754P White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap Onedin Line 12
Nag me
5 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 50/151.00
10 2/4- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Reyes Magos (IRE) 587
Nag me
7 11-5 t1 S Durack C O'Farrell 12/113.00
11 2-469 Grey and orange stripes, grey sleeves, orange cap, grey spots Standing Ovation (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 11-5 D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 50/151.00
12 6-90 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Sylvan Legend 39
Nag me
5 11-5 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ryan Mahon (3) 125/1126.00
14 33 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Saphir Du Rheu (FR) 38
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 7/42.75
Non runners
131-450The Nephew (IRE)511-5Jonjo O'NeillD Elsworth

Verdict

Winning bumper God Of The Kop may have made a successful start over timber at Worcester but for being impeded and falling two out and was also hampered at Newbury last time. He deserves a change of luck and could get it here though ORABORA may prove more than a match. Philip Hobbs' charge won a maiden hurdle at Chepstow, for which he is penalised, and was in touch going nicely when falling at the third last in a much better race at Exeter. He can give weight all round and gain compensation as Paul Nicholls' Saphir Du Rheu looked anything but a safe jumper on his UK debut at Newbury and will need to jump much better here.