Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 17:55 Bathwick Tyres Taunton Novices' Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.20s
  • Off time: 17:55:10
17:55 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kings Bandit (IRE) 1/2
2nd King Edmund 5/2
3rd The Snappy Poet 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4-411 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Kings Bandit (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 11-11 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 1/21.50
2 55 Red, White seams, Red sleeves, White cap, Red stars Capitol Gain (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 10-13 George Baker A Tinkler 14/115.00
3 269P0 Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap Driving Well (IRE) 60
Nag me
6 10-13 A J Whiting C O'Farrell 50/151.00
4 0607 Purple, Mauve and Purple halved sleeves Foolsandorses (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 10-13 W de Best-Turner James Banks (5) 125/1126.00
5 7 Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves Gartan Boy 56
Nag me
6 10-13 Mrs A L M King C Poste 150/1151.00
6 4- White and royal blue diamonds, white sleeves, royal blue spots, white cap Geton Xmoor (IRE) 702
Nag me
7 10-13 Miss J Westwood W Kennedy 14/115.00
7 38130U White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 19
Nag me
11 10-13 t C Gordon Tom Cannon 125 5/23.50
8 4686 Yellow, dark blue hoop The Snappy Poet 22
Nag me
5 10-13 h J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 16/117.00
9 9P Pink, royal blue diamond, sleeves and cap Minister Of Mayhem 11
Nag me
4 10-7 p1 Nick Mitchell Nick Scholfield (ex1) 50/151.00
10 556 Emerald Green, White cross belts and sleeves, striped cap Harriet's Ark 13
Nag me
7 10-6 J S Smith M D Grant 100/1101.00
11 0-07F Dark Green and White check, striped sleeves Nowweareseven 18
Nag me
7 10-6 N A Twiston-Davies D Crosse 25/126.00
12 79 Emerald Green and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves Inside Out 17
Nag me
4 10-0 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 33/134.00

Verdict

KINGS BANDIT carries a double penalty but won by eight lengths over 2m here on his hurdling debut before beating a previous winner at Wetherby. He's difficult to oppose as few of the opposition have shown much in the way of ability so far. Capitol Gain has been beaten a total of 65 lengths in his two races to date over timber but King Edmund has won six times over fences, most recently at Kempton in January. The Snappy Poet showed some promise in bumpers but is likely to need more time.