Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 14:45 European Breeders' Fund Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £3,426 2nd £998 3rd £500
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 45.36s
  • Off time: 14:45:59
14:45 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seren Cwmtudu (IRE) 5/1
2nd Violin Davis (FR) 15/2
3rd Some Secret 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 7-00 Pink, Light Green cross belts and armlets Betty Browneyes 61
Nag me
6 11-3 T R George J Tizzard 100/1101.00
2 8 Pink and White diamonds, White sleeves, Pink cap China Sky (IRE) 240
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-3 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/15.00
3 20-674 Pink, Dark Blue hoop, Dark Blue cap Definitley Lovely 67
Nag me
6 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 9/43.25
4 57-UF White, black chevrons, emerald green sleeves and cap Lady Karabaya 10
Nag me
6 11-3 Miss H C Knight Hadden Frost 28/129.00
5 80 Red, white cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Our Flora 11
Nag me
6 11-3 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 100/1101.00
6 6-438 Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves Sapphire Rouge (IRE) 25
Nag me
5 11-3 J W Mullins Mr Kevin Jones (7) 18/119.00
7 47-336 Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Seren Cwmtudu (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 5/16.00
8 20-4P Blue, White stripe and cap Some Secret 62
Nag me
6 11-3 C J Down J M Davies 50/151.00
9 51R6 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Spe Salvi (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-3 D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 7/24.50
10 27-19 Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Violin Davis (FR) 49
Nag me
5 11-3 P F Nicholls J Tizzard 15/28.50

Verdict

China Sky was beaten a long way when favourite for a Bangor bumper last May but could do better now faced with a set of hurdles. Violin Davis made mistakes when down the field on her debut over timber at Kempton but will know more today and probably has more scope than Towcester fourth Definitley Lovely and recent Ffos Las sixth Seren Cwmtudu. SPE SALVI caught the eye in a bumper at Kempton last month, however, in her first start since running out when in the lead at Fontwell in September. She isn't an easy ride but clearly has ability and this probably won't take much winning.