Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 15:40 BBC Stargazing Live Here 10th January Handicap Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 46.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:21
15:40 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bennys Mist (IRE) 5/4
2nd Kellystown Lad (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9P6-158 Dark blue, emerald green hoop, quartered cap Rackham Lerouge (FR) 55
Nag me
8 11-12 h C E Longsdon N Fehily 120 8/19.00
2 111535 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Bennys Mist (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 119 5/42.25
3 1172-30 Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-8 bt Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 116 13/27.50
4 5P7P-33 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Kellystown Lad (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-5 T R George Gerald Quinn (7) 113 7/24.50
5 PF-0789 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Foxesbow (IRE) 63
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 109 16/117.00
6 122P-6U Black, red cross of lorraine, black sleeves, white armlets, white cap Ballyegan (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-9 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 103 13/27.50

Verdict

BENNYS MIST won twice over hurdles last May and completed a hat-trick when gaining a debut success over fences in a beginners' event at Exeter in October. He's been running well enough in handicaps to suggest he can get back to winning ways with the form of his latest run at Newbury working out very well. Foxesbow was in fine form early in his career over fences winning his fifth handicap off a mark of 112. He's down 3lb here and though his recent form leaves plenty to be desired don't be surprised by a revival. Bellflower Boy is much better over hurdles but can race from a massive 21lb lower over fences while Ballyegan has the ability to get involved with his lowly weight. Kellystown Lad had been running poorly over fences before a couple of better runs over hurdles and though Rackham Lerouge takes a drop in grade he may find the ground too testing.