Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 14:50 Better Prices On Betfair Mobile Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 13.30s
  • Off time: 14:50:46
14:50 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fox Appeal (IRE) 5/1
2nd Lord Crewe (IRE) 3/1
3rd Pavillon Bleu (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 50-131 White, Grey spots, White cap Fox Appeal (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-12 Miss E C Lavelle Stephen O'donovan (7) 130 5/16.00
2 121P3-2 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Chain Of Command (IRE) 89
Nag me
9 11-5 W Greatrex Timmy Murphy 123 8/19.00
3 9/5-1216 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Makhzoon (USA) 23
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8 11-3 v1 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 121 14/115.00
5 2224-F0 Black, pink cross of lorraine, pink and black halved sleeves, black and pink check cap Patsy Finnegan 34
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10 11-2 A King W Hutchinson 120 16/117.00
6 3-5PP82 BLACK, RED diamond, striped sleeves and diamond on cap Pavillon Bleu (FR) 10
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9 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 118 4/15.00
7 342/1-25 Black and Pink (quartered), Grey sleeves Express Leader 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-13 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 117 3/14.00
9 2121P3/ Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Right Option (IRE) 646
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8 10-9 p J L Flint R Flint 113 33/134.00
10 13212/1 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), BLACK sleeves Lord Crewe (IRE) 60
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 112 3/14.00
Non runners
4214-05Tigre D'aron (FR)511-2P F NichollsNon Runner120
82-43175Prince Of Denial (IRE)810-13Mrs A L M KingS Twiston-Davies117

Verdict

Express Leader looks the pick of Paul Nicholls' pair today, despite failing to justify favouritism at Exeter last month, as Tigre D'Aron was behind when Pavillon Bleu was just touched off by Carrickmines over C&D 10 days ago. Philip Hobbs also runs Lord Crewe, who won on his reappearance at Exeter in November, while Chain Of Command should improve for his second at Stratford in October. FOX APPEAL was put up 8lb after just scraping home over C&D last month but Emma Lavelle's charge is still heading in the right direction and useful claimer Stephen O'Donovan again takes off 7lb. The top weight can score again with Makhzoon now visored after disappointing at Chepstow.