Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 14:40 Hippychick Novices' Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.90s
  • Off time: 14:40:23
14:40 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cantlow (IRE) 4/9

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 03-5221 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cantlow (IRE) 21
Nag me
8 11-4 P R Webber A P McCoy 140 4/91.44
3 9300-2F Red, Grey stars, Red sleeves and cap Dare Me (IRE) 17
Nag me
9 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 130 5/23.50
4 306756 White, red cross of lorraine, white sleeves, red stars and cap Dark Oasis 53
Nag me
7 10-12 D L Williams Christian Williams 150/1151.00
5 517233- Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star One In A Milan (IRE) 259
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 10/111.00
Non runners
24303F-7Bobcatbilly (IRE)710-12Ian WilliamsHarry Skelton

Verdict

One In A Milan won a maiden hurdle in Ireland just over a year ago and performed with credit in handicaps subsequently. He was always likely to do better over fences and is one to keep an eye on. Dare Me, twice a winning hurdler and bumper, made too many mistakes on his chasing bow at Ludlow but still managed to finish close up behind Carrigmorna King. He couldn't have been fancied to beat Simonsig in a Grade 2 at Ascot on his next start but may have been unfortunate to come down when the leader fell in front of him. He should make a nice chaser but at this stage CANTLOW may prove too strong. Paul Webber's charge, who finished a close third in the Pertemps Hurdle Final at Cheltenham, looked as though a longer trip would suit when narrowly beaten on his first two starts over fences then defied a mistake to score in convincing style at Plumpton.