Taunton

  • 16:00 Bathwick Tyres Midsomer Norton Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 16:02:05
16:00 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Queenswood Bay
1st Withy Mills 14/1
2nd Whispering Harry 11/4
3rd Just Spot 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 362428/ White, red and maroon hooped sleeves and cap Whichever 649
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 R T Phillips S Quinlan 100 25/126.00
2 706 Orange, beige triple diamond and sleeves Moratab (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 11-12 t1 K Burke Felix De Giles 100 14/115.00
3 5F-7580 Pink, Black and White diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap, Black star Nether Stream (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 David Dennis Jake Hodson (7) 100 33/134.00
4 37/P67P- Purple and White diamonds, White sleeves Businessmoney Judi 429
Nag me
8 11-11 t K Burke Paul Moloney 99 28/129.00
5 PR233-P Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Just Spot 87
Nag me
7 11-9 K Bishop Jon Park (10) 97 16/117.00
6 2222/6F White, Black chevrons, White sleeves, Red stars and cap Chance Encounter (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 11-9 Miss L Blackford Mr C Smith (7) 97 8/19.00
7 831/P74- Dark blue, yellow stars, armlets and stars on cap Zouti (FR) 313
Nag me
6 11-3 G L Moore Mr G Gorman (7) 91 25/126.00
8 501703 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Whispering Harry 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 Henry Oliver R Thornton 88 11/43.75
9 0-57U83 Emerald Green, White epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Camptown Lady 18
Nag me
5 10-13 Mrs L J Young D C Costello 87 17/29.50
10 0/80397 Dark blue and red diamonds, red sleeves, dark blue armlets Miles of Sunshine 19
Nag me
9 10-11 R J Hodges Ian Popham 85 20/121.00
11 482FU4 Red, Black Stars Pagham Belle 33
Nag me
6 10-9 t N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 83 13/27.50
12 044-U98 Light Green and White (quartered), halved sleeves Withy Mills 37
Nag me
9 10-6 bt K Bishop James Best (3) 80 14/115.00
14 848-03 White, Light Blue hoops, striped sleeves, Light Blue cap Juicy Legend 23
Nag me
7 10-5 C Gordon Tom Cannon 79 12/113.00
15 325448 Orange, Red Cross of Lorraine Karl Marx (IRE) 43
Nag me
4 10-4 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 89 25/126.00
16 5/87-P99 White, dark blue and red halved sleeves Moneymix 42
Nag me
7 10-1 b1 Miss A Brewer W Kennedy 75 8/19.00
17 P53-0PP Mauve, White diamond, quartered cap Jambobo 19
Nag me
5 10-1 b C J Down J M Davies 75 66/167.00
Non runners
139/F775-Queenswood Bay810-6David DennisA Freeman80

Verdict

Whispering Harry was third over track and trip last month, finishing well ahead of Miles Of Sunshine in a race in which Jambobo was pulled up. He'll be near the head of the market for a modest finale while Chance Encounter was chasing the leaders, though under pressure, when falling three out at Wincanton last time. MORATAB is unexposed and ran well for a long way in a better race at Plumpton a couple of weeks ago. The handicapper hasn't done him any favours but he probably has the potential to be better than these. Pagham Belle and Fontwell third Juicy Legend could be the pick of the remainder.