Taunton

  • 16:15 Family Fun Day Meeting 4th April Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 26.60s
  • Off time: 16:15:17
16:15 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Admiral Blake 9/4
2nd Man Of Leisure 10/3
3rd Kastani Beach (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 950 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Bold Raider (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 95 9/25.50
2 5/807-01 Brown, Turquoise Blue sleeves and cap Kastani Beach (IRE) 114
Nag me
7 11-12 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 95 20/121.00
3 P/06-05P Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star My Friend Riquet (FR) 230
Nag me
6 11-11 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 94 50/151.00
4 F24-822 White, red epaulets and armlets, red and yellow check cap Man Of Leisure 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-9 Mrs P N Dutfield James Best (3) 92 10/34.33
5 7943-9P Dark Blue, Light Blue braces, halved sleeves, quartered cap No Through Road 15
Nag me
6 11-8 M Scudamore A Tinkler 91 28/129.00
6 33/008-6 LIGHT BLUE, WHITE spots, armlets and cap Sarenice (FR) 141
Nag me
7 11-7 J D Frost Hadden Frost 90 14/115.00
7 33-6P40 Yellow, dark green seams, chevrons on sleeves, dark green cap Posh Emily 11
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-7 p R J Hodges Nick Scholfield 90 7/18.00
8 19F647 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Billy Blade 35
Nag me
6 11-6 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 89 12/113.00
9 4/3U0-57 Royal blue, pink chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Venir Rouge 68
Nag me
9 11-4 t1 H Whittington N Fehily 87 40/141.00
10 P5735-4 Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Revaader 12
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5 11-4 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 87 50/151.00
11 3/PPUP6- Black, orange hoops, black sleeves, orange stars, striped cap Sumdancer (NZ) 312
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11 10-12 K Bishop Mr J Park (7) 81 33/134.00
12 2532/U6 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE hoop, checked sleeves and cap Spirit of Lake (IRE) 72
Nag me
11 10-9 Karen George Gerard Tumelty 78 40/141.00
13 9PP-252 Emerald Green, White epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Admiral Blake 35
Nag me
6 10-0 Mrs L J Young D C Costello 69 9/43.25

Verdict

Kastani Beach won a point-to-point in the autumn but has yet to make the frame under Rules. Man Of Leisure has been knocking on the door lately, but is creeping up the weights again and Admiral Blake was still beaten 10 lengths when second at Lingfield last time, though will probably handle this ground better than most. Three of POSH EMILY's four career wins have come on this course and, though she is probably not the force of old, Ron Hodges' mare is 7lb lower than her last winning mark and back over her best trip today. She gets a tentative vote as Billy Blade blows hot and cold and Bold Raider has done little to justify top weight.