Taunton

  • 16:20 Betfair. For Better Odds Maiden Open NH Flat Race2m 1f

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.20s
  • Off time: 16:21:11
16:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gee Hi (IRE) 12/1
2nd Rainbow Haze 16/1
3rd Dorset Naga 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 4-3 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Dorset Naga 36
Nag me
6 11-4 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (5) 4/15.00
2 0-5 Light Blue, Black hoop and sleeves, check cap Fleet Dawn 24
Nag me
6 11-4 M J Coombe Mrs M Roberts (7) 66/167.00
3 1/ Dark green, pink and white striped sleeves, pink cap Gee Hi (IRE) 648
Nag me
6 11-4 C R Egerton S Twiston-Davies 12/113.00
4 18P White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Glenwood Present (IRE) 47
Nag me
5 11-4 R H Buckler James Best (7) 100/1101.00
5 5 Maroon, White hollow box, halved sleeves, quartered cap Presenting Arms (IRE) 66
Nag me
5 11-4 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon (3) 25/126.00
6 2 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Princely Player (IRE) 42
Nag me
5 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/102.10
7 3F-42 Royal Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Rainbow Haze 29
Nag me
6 11-4 P C Dando Mr B Moorcroft (5) 16/117.00
8 White, Purple hoop and sleeves Red River Run
Nag me
5 11-4 M Hill Hadden Frost 50/151.00
9 03- YELLOW, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Suspect (GER) 314
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 11/112.00
10 80 Red, Grey diamond, Grey cap Just Fee 24
Nag me
5 10-11 Nick Mitchell Nick Scholfield 200/1201.00
11 76 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves My Space 42
Nag me
6 10-11 t Mrs F M Shaw Felix De Giles 100/1101.00
12 Light Blue, Purple hoop, Yellow cap Weld's Pride
Nag me
5 10-11 R H Buckler Nathan Sweeney (5) 80/181.00
13 60 Purple and Red (quartered), halved sleeves, Purple cap Push To Exit 18
Nag me
4 10-7 Mrs Caroline Keevil T J O'Brien 50/151.00
14 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Un Ami (FR)
Nag me
4 10-7 Nick Williams J Reveley 5/16.00

Verdict

Despite an absence, it looks as though Suspect is Paul Nicholls' stable pick ahead of Presenting Arms. Dorset Naga has shown ability, as has Rainbow Haze, but points winner Glenwood Present has shown little under Rules and Gee Hi has been sidelined for a long time. PRINCELY PLAYER found only Trespasser too good over C&D six weeks ago and is certain to improve for the experience. He should go one better here though any market interest in newcomer Un Ami, who is a half-brother to the useful Son Amix, would be significant.