Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 14:40 'David Hall . . . Been To 'Em All' Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.80s
  • Off time: 14:40:43
14:40 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Irving 11/4
2nd Cup Final (IRE) 10/11
3rd Magic Money 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0 Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Arcas (IRE) 39
Nag me
4 10-12 A E Jones T J O'Brien 200/1201.00
2 76- Yellow, emerald green cross of lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap Barista (IRE) 24
Nag me
5 10-12 B Forsey W P Kavanagh (3) 66/167.00
3 4- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cup Final (IRE) 207
Nag me
4 10-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 10/111.91
4 10-4 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Famousandfearless (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 10-12 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 11/112.00
5 6 Beige, Maroon Cross of Lorraine and diamond on cap Frozen Over 35
Nag me
5 10-12 C J Down Giles Hawkins (3) 40/141.00
6 Mauve, white chevron, purple sleeves Hint Of Mint 483
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-12 Nick Williams N Fehily 33/134.00
7 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Irving 76
Nag me
5 10-12 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 11/43.75
8 White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap Red Seventy 110
Nag me
4 10-12 b D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 40/141.00
9 2-0 Black, purple sleeves, red spots The Kvilleken 26
Nag me
5 10-12 M Keighley Ian Popham 33/134.00
10 U13-1P5 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets The Wealerdealer (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 28/129.00
11 40848/P- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap Watchmetail (IRE) 267
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7 10-12 J F Panvert C O'Farrell 200/1201.00
12 42F-U99 Red, emerald green sleeves, red stars, striped cap Wicklewood 28
Nag me
7 10-12 ht Mark Gillard T J Phelan 76 200/1201.00
13 39-51 Brown, Pink seams, Pink cap Magic Money 36
Nag me
5 10-11 K C Bailey Jack Sherwood (7) 6/17.00

Verdict

CUP FINAL finished a close-up fourth in a Wincanton bumper in April, despite meeting trouble in-running. The race has worked out quite well and Nicky Henderson's gelding can make a winning debut over hurdles. Irving looks a big danger as he won four times on the Flat in his native Germany and will have been well schooled. Famousandfearless was a little keen on his hurdles bow at Wetherby and faded in the closing stages. The drop back in trip might help while Magic Money won a mares' hurdle at Ludlow last time, though has more to do here under a penalty.