Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 14:10 Higos For Your Commercial Insurance Services Novices' Hurdle3m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.30s
  • Off time: 14:11:54
14:10 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aerial (FR) 8/15
2nd Demographic (USA) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12/626-7 RED, WHITE seams, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves and cap Aerial (FR) 54
Nag me
7 10-12 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 139 8/151.53
2 5-6 YELLOW, MAUVE spots and sleeves, MAUVE and YELLOW quartered cap Demographic (USA) 67
Nag me
4 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle Richard O'dea (10) 7/24.50
3 520/80 Dark blue and red diamonds, red sleeves, dark blue armlets Miles of Sunshine 8
Nag me
8 10-12 R J Hodges C O'Farrell 50/151.00
4 143- Royal blue, red hoop, halved sleeves, red and white hooped cap Power Of God (IRE) 276
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 9/25.50
5 7PP/UF0 Black, Black and Emerald Green check cap Lady Oaksey 29
Nag me
7 10-5 R H Buckler Gerard Tumelty 100/1101.00

Verdict

AERIAL, a four times winner over fences including in Grade 3 company, was second in a Grade 2 hurdle at Cheltenham a year ago. Though disappointing on his reappearance, there will be no excuses today if he fails to open his account over the larger obstacles. Demographic should improve on his sixth at Uttoxeter but whether the extra yardage will suit is anybody's guess. Power Of God did win over 3m between the flags and then showed promise in bumpers. He may be the one to cash in if the selection flops again.