Taunton

  • 16:45 Friends Of Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £2,055 2nd £599 3rd £300
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.80s
  • Off time: 16:46:28
16:45 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Body Gold (ARG) 16/1
2nd Bright Decision 10/1
3rd The Composer 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0066 Yellow, dark blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue star Mr Bachster (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 11-12 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 95 10/111.00
2 P-42864 Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Casual Garcia 105
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 t Mark Gillard T J Phelan (3) 95 16/117.00
3 00-P44P Maroon and Dark Green stripes, Beige and Yellow striped sleeves, Black and White striped cap Cosavita (FR) 15
Nag me
6 11-11 v1 D A Rees Mr J F Mathias (7) 94 16/117.00
4 9P-0974 Emerald Green, Beige disc, quartered cap Red Lancer 19
Nag me
10 11-10 J A T de Giles Felix de Giles 93 33/134.00
5 4007 Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap E Street Boy 19
Nag me
5 11-9 D Pipe T Scudamore 92 6/17.00
6 0PU8/5-0 Emerald green, maroon stars, emerald green sleeves Gilt Free (IRE) 25
Nag me
9 11-9 p1 George Baker A Tinkler 92 22/123.00
7 P6P862 Dark Blue, White diamond, White cap, Dark Blue spots Chilbury Hill (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 11-7 K Bishop Giles Hawkins (5) 90 3/14.00
8 7-P7503 Light green, purple star and star on cap Bright Decision 50
Nag me
5 11-3 v1 Miss J S Davis D Crosse 86 10/111.00
9 0800-99 White, Royal Blue sash, striped sleeves and cap Kaycee (IRE) 104
Nag me
6 10-13 R Curtis M D Grant 82 33/134.00
10 0780 Dark green, orange halved sleeves, dark green and orange quartered cap Body Gold (ARG) 49
Nag me
8 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 79 16/117.00
11 4800 Purple, large White spots, Purple sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Jewellery (IRE) 21
Nag me
4 10-6 Mrs A M Thorpe O Dayman (7) 85 8/19.00
12 0P65-63 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap The Composer 90
Nag me
9 10-3 M Blanshard Gerard Tumelty 72 9/110.00
13 P74249 Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Lady Of Ashcott 23
Nag me
5 10-0 p N P Mulholland D C Costello 66 7/18.00
14 607-579 Emerald Green, White epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Jack Rio (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 10-0 t1 Mrs L J Young J W Farrelly 65 40/141.00

Verdict

Some of these would probably struggle to win a seller nowadays though Chilbury Hill was runner-up over 2m4f at Hereford last time and is only a pound higher than when successful over fences just under a year ago. The Composer has always looked capable of winning a minor contest off this kind of mark but is still a maiden after 17 attempts. Victor Dartnall's team has been in good form so it would be no surprise to see top weight Mr Bachster step up on what he's achieved so far but this represents a significant drop in grade for E STREET BOY. He fared a little better when allowed to bowl along in front at Wincanton earlier in the month and could be difficult to pass at this level if similar tactics are employed today