Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 14:50 Bell Inn At Watchet Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £4,449 2nd £1,297 3rd £649
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 44.27s
  • Off time: 14:50:27
14:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thedeboftheyear 5/1
2nd Gambo (IRE) 12/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3182PP Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Teenage Kicks (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 t P Gundry Mr R G Henderson (7) 120 14/115.00
2 213220 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Spirit Of Barbados (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-10 t D Pipe T Scudamore 118 9/25.50
3 2109-1P Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Gambo (IRE) 86
Nag me
6 11-9 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (5) 117 12/53.40
4 4242 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Floreat 24
Nag me
5 11-8 N J Henderson A Tinkler 116 13/27.50
5 2P6P61 Dark blue, yellow stripe, checked sleeves, yellow cap Father Probus 11
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-4 b F M O'Brien P J Brennan 112 11/43.75
6 553-503 White, Red diamond, striped sleeves, Red cap Thedeboftheyear 95
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-1 C J Down Matt Griffiths (5) 109 5/16.00

Verdict

Spirit Of Barbados had been in good form before a recent below-par run though he does look in the handicapper's grip now, while Gambo failed to complete last time having scored at Chepstow before that. Father Probus was winning for the first time when successful at Taunton recently and is up 7lb for his trouble, but FLOREAT looks capable of further progress. He went close when stepped up to 3m for the first time at Fakenham last month and it would be no surprise if he finds enough improvement to land today's contest off only a 2lb higher mark.