Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 16:20 IRL Independent Racecourses Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 52.16s
  • Off time: 16:20:54
16:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Area Access (IRE) 9/2
2nd Captain Sharpe 12/1
3rd The Happy Warrior 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 67P-003 Purple and White diamonds, White sleeves Businessmoney Judi 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 pt K Burke Mr Matthew Hampton (7) 100 8/19.00
2 266-307 WHITE, BLACK diamond, DARK BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK cap Keep The Cash (IRE) 204
Nag me
6 11-9 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 97 6/17.00
3 031213 White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets The Happy Warrior 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-8 R H Buckler Gary Derwin (7) 96 3/14.00
5 2-4210P Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Pink cap Little Eaglet (IRE) 191
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10 11-4 C Heard L Heard 92 20/121.00
6 6004-00 Light blue, black sash, armlets and hoop on cap Calusa Star 23
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5 11-4 b1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 92 12/113.00
7 36P544 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Captain Sharpe 15
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6 11-1 t B J Llewellyn Hadden Frost 89 12/113.00
8 68-6045 Black, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Yellow cap, Black star Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 p B J Llewellyn Robert Williams (5) 87 10/111.00
9 5-0007 Royal blue, white seams, halved sleeves and star on cap Spunky 17
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5 10-11 t Marc Barber D Crosse 85 50/151.00
10 00-36P8 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Goodacres Garden (IRE) 18
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7 10-8 S Lycett D Elsworth 82 16/117.00
11 F51-008 Emerald Green and Red (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Red armlets, White cap Area Access (IRE) 93
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6 10-5 C J Mann Mr H A A Bannister (7) 79 9/25.50
13 0-807 Mauve and Pink (quartered), Pink sleeves Kill Van Kull (IRE) 108
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5 10-1 t1 Marc Barber Donal Devereux 75 50/151.00
14 2355P6 Black and pink stripes, hooped sleeves, black cap Landenstown Star (IRE) 20
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9 10-0 b Mark Gillard Thomas Cheesman (7) 69 12/113.00
15 0-F5005 White, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Clear Mix 20
Nag me
6 10-0 t Mrs S Gardner W Kennedy 69 20/121.00
Non runners
4222/6F7Chance Encounter (IRE)811-7Miss L BlackfordMr C Smith95
121/P-0000Until The Man (IRE)710-3Miss N L-BeavisJ M Davies77

Verdict

THE HAPPY WARRIOR is one of the few arriving in any sort of form having scored here and at Exeter in recent weeks. Although beaten off a 7lb lower mark last time, Gary Derwin's claim takes care of the extra and it's difficult to find an alternative. Keep The Cash looked to have some ability when placed at Stratford last May but hasn't been seen since August and has plenty of weight as does Businessmoney Judi, though the latter has won three times over hurdles and looked to be coming back to something like her old form last time. Captain Sharpe has been well beaten in sellers and stablemate Going Nowhere Fast looks to have a better chance though his only success came at plating level. Calusa Star has shown nothing but tackles a longer trip on his handicap debut which could bring about some improvement.