Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 15:40 Bathwick Tyres Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 33.70s
  • Off time: 15:40:43
15:40 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Barizan (IRE) 25/1
2nd Home Run (GER) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9/81313- White, black cap Oscar Nominee (IRE) 340
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (3) 139 5/16.00
2 21-121 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Sametegal (FR) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 138 6/42.50
3 15-4448 Light Blue, Black hoop and sleeves, check cap Chesil Beach Boy 45
Nag me
10 11-1 M J Coombe M J Quinlan (3) 128 13/27.50
4 7-12914 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Meganisi (IRE) 60
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 127 7/24.50
5 111112 Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star Home Run (GER) 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-11 p D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 124 11/26.50
6 1F1U-07 White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Barizan (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 122 25/126.00

Verdict

The four-year-old SAMETEGAL has won three of his five starts over hurdles and was only beaten a length in a Grade 2 at Doncaster on his penultimate outing. He's been done favours by the assessor on his handicap debut but Harry Derham's claim is a plus and he may well be good enough to beat his elders. Home Run's five-timer in December and January included two victories over track and trip but he was beaten here off his new mark 12 days ago while Oscar Nominee has a welter burden on his return to action, though had some good form around this time last year including a third at The Festival. Meganisi won well at Newbury in November but that form hasn't worked out and he was the first beaten in a Grade 2 at Ascot subsequently.