Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 12:40 Higos Insurance Services Bridgwater Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.90s
  • Off time: 12:41:50
12:40 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Western Approaches 11/4
2nd Calaf 13/2
3rd Barista (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23/11-P0 PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN hoop, WHITE cap Kim Tian Road (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 M Hill Hadden Frost 115 3/14.00
2 5523P- Dark blue, emerald green star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, dark blue cap, emerald green stars Calaf 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 113 13/27.50
3 3-37457 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Ladies Dancing 28
Nag me
7 11-6 C J Down J M Davies 109 11/26.50
4 564-P Red and White (quartered), White sleeves and cap Shivsingh 28
Nag me
4 11-4 M Hill C Wallis (5) 107 16/117.00
5 76-46 Yellow, emerald green cross of lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap Barista (IRE) 7
Nag me
5 11-2 B Forsey C O'Farrell 105 12/113.00
6 361586 Beige and emerald green stripes, beige sleeves Advisor (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 104 25/126.00
7 116-652 Light blue, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white seams, blue hoop Western Approaches 8
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 t Ian Williams W Kennedy 102 11/43.75
8 3P/0297- Scarlet, Emerald Green sleeves, Black and Emerald Green hooped cap Consulate (IRE) 390
Nag me
9 10-13 G F Edwards James Best (3) 102 10/111.00
9 154-237 Beige, brown hoop and armlets Lady Bridget 18
Nag me
5 10-0 pt Mark Gillard Thomas Cheesman (7) 82 12/113.00

Verdict

WESTERN APPROACHES was racing off a 5lb higher mark when runner-up to Flying Phoenix at Ludlow last week. She's won over 2m3f so the step back up in distance should suit Ian Williams' mare, who is the one to beat against largely modest opposition. The once-useful Advisor has been well beaten in sellers lately while Calaf is still a maiden over hurdles, though did win over 1m4f on the Flat in October. Ladies Dancing is slowly coming down the weights but hasn't shown much so far this season and likewise Kim Tian Road.