Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 16:50 Royal Devon Yeomanry Open Hunters' Chase2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £1,976 2nd £608 3rd £304
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 53.30s
  • Off time: 16:50:46
16:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King Cyrus (IRE) 9/4
2nd Whizzaar 4/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11P67P Mauve, orange stars, mauve sleeves, mauve cap, orange star Henri Prends Garde (FR) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-4 R Hambleton Mr Joshua Harris (7) 92 28/129.00
2 F/11221- Yellow, Dark Blue spots, sleeves and spots on cap Whizzaar 375
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 12-4 R Woollacott Mr J F Mathias (3) 131 4/51.80
3 11-224R Red, Light Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Light Blue cap Armoury House 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 12-0 D Buckett Miss C Boxall (7) 96 11/26.50
4 513/13-4 Yellow, Dark Green spots, Yellow sleeves King Cyrus (IRE) 305
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 12-0 Ms E Oliver Mr M Woodward (7) 118 9/43.25
5 PP5-33P Scarlet, Primrose sleeves, Red and Royal Blue quartered cap Novi Sad (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
14 12-0 Mrs K Fanshawe Miss Rachel King (3) 106 28/129.00
6 P55P/PP Emerald green, royal blue cross belts, armlets and cap Petitjean 15
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-10 p1 Richard A Thomas Mr B J Poste (5) 115 66/167.00

Verdict

WHIZZAAR is a cut above the competition in this. He hasn't raced for over a year but scored over C&D when last seen and is the one to beat if running anywhere near his official rating. Armoury House looks next best despite having plenty to find with the selection on today's terms. He's a C&D winner and, having raced in a point-to-point recently, should have a fitness advantage over the other course winners King Cyrus and Novi Sad. Henri Prends Garde and Petitjean are harder to fancy and probably best watched on this occasion.