Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 15:50 Menvier By Cooper Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.30s
  • Off time: 15:50:39
15:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Katchmore (IRE) 5/4
2nd Dragon's Den (IRE) 6/1
3rd James Pollard (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11P434 Light Blue, Black and Light Blue striped sleeves, Red cap Miss Tenacious 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 R J Hodges D F O'Regan 116 14/115.00
2 315126 Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Baccalaureate (FR) 86
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-11 t Mrs A M Thorpe Brendan Powell (5) 115 20/121.00
3 312661 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star James Pollard (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 11-11 t B J Llewellyn Mr R J Williams (7) 115 20/121.00
4 5/2403-6 Light Blue, Maroon spots, Light Blue sleeves, Maroon cap, Light Blue spots Quarton (IRE) 19
Nag me
5 11-8 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (5) 112 10/111.00
5 162-88P Dark Blue and White check, Pink sleeves and cap Katchmore (IRE) 102
Nag me
5 11-8 p1 D Pipe T Scudamore 112 5/42.25
6 37-3365 White, red seams on sleeves Egypt Mill Spirit (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-2 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 106 7/18.00
7 71F745 Beige, Maroon Cross of Lorraine and diamond on cap Dragon's Den (IRE) 51
Nag me
5 11-0 C J Down A Glassonbury 104 6/17.00
8 46-3374 White, Maroon star, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Sun Quest 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-13 S D Dixon W P Kavanagh (3) 103 20/121.00
9 4850P7 Brown, light blue braces Lucy's Legend (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 10-13 P Henderson Nick Scholfield 103 28/129.00
10 2-666 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Jawhary 53
Nag me
5 10-8 P J Hobbs James Best (7) 98 9/110.00
11 408 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, White cap Nova Sam (FR) 23
Nag me
4 10-4 P J Hobbs Giles Hawkins (3) 102 66/167.00

Verdict

Miss Tenacious has crept up the weights without winning and Baccalaureate's most recent wins came in selling races. JAMES POLLARD makes more appeal as he won a shade cosily at Plumpton a fortnight ago and this looks no tougher. He beat the re-opposing Dragon's Den at Wincanton last October so Egypt Mill Spirit could prove a bigger threat given he showed a bit more at Sandown last time and he's preferred to the Philip Hobbs-trained duo Jawhary and Nova Sam lurking at the bottom of the weights. Irish import Quarton looks best of the remainder after his respectable sixth at Ludlow last month.