Taunton

  • 14:30 European Breeders' Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £3,426 2nd £998 3rd £500
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.00s
  • Off time: 14:30:08
14:30 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Ferof (FR) 1/7
2nd His Lordship 25/1
3rd Kim Tian Road (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3112-F3 YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Al Ferof (FR) 22
Nag me
6 11-5 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 1/71.14
3 0P Light Blue, Maroon braces, striped cap Another Round (IRE) 37
Nag me
7 11-5 b1 Mrs L J Young M Goldstein (3) 100/1101.00
4 4/0- BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Barton Cliche 628
Nag me
6 11-5 N P Mulholland D C Costello 25/126.00
5 0 Light blue, dark blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Dapple Prince (IRE) 83
Nag me
6 11-5 T R Gretton D A Jacob 100/1101.00
6 4-0 Dark blue, light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap His Lordship 251
Nag me
7 11-5 J G Cann Nick Scholfield 25/126.00
7 F-P Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Kadalkin (FR) 262
Nag me
5 11-5 N J Hawke L Heard 40/141.00
8 8 Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves, dark blue cap Ronnie Ronalde (IRE) 19
Nag me
6 11-5 Nick Mitchell Ian Popham (5) 22/123.00
10 0- Light Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Sir Ocus 347
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-5 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 18/119.00
11 9/7P Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Tanners Emperor 78
Nag me
7 11-5 Miss C Dyson T J Phelan (3) 100/1101.00
12 43-4P8 Black, pink epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, pink star Big Knickers 12
Nag me
6 10-12 N P Mulholland Matt O'connor (5) 18/119.00
13 957F02 Beige and maroon (quartered), beige sleeves, maroon stars, beige cap, maroon star Kim Tian Road (IRE) 158
Nag me
5 10-12 M Hill R P Mclernon (3) 14/115.00
14 0-PP Yellow, Dark Brown hoop, quartered cap Midnight Paradise 19
Nag me
5 10-12 pt N P Mulholland M J Quinlan (7) 100/1101.00
Non runners
225Amaury De Lusignan (IRE)511-5G L MooreJ E Moore
97Shootin The Breeze (IRE)611-5D PipeNon Runner

Verdict

AL FEROF was second in last year's Champion Bumper and would almost certainly have made a winning start over hurdles had he not come down two out at Cheltenham last month. Subsequently third in the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle at Newbury, Paul Nicholls' gelding looks as though he only has to complete to get off the mark here. Amaury De Lusignan was engaged at Newbury yesterday, while Kim Tian Road hasn't raced since finishing second for David Marnane in a Tramore bumper in August. So the one for forecast-backers may be Shootin The Breeze, who stayed on nicely up the straight when seventh to Minella Class at Newbury and will be suited by the extra.