Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 12:40 Welcome To Reciprocal Annual Members Selling Hurdle2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.07s
  • Off time: 12:40:36
12:40 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st If I Had Him (IRE) 7/2
2nd Dark Energy 10/1
3rd Cortinas (GER) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F05332 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Dark Energy 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 t M Scudamore J Kington (3) 106 10/111.00
2 5-U5617 Orange, Dark Green hoops and armlets, quartered cap Cruchain (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon (3) 118 10/34.33
3 2/2221P- DARK GREEN, RED seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bless My Soul 243
Nag me
7 10-12 R J Hodges Matt Griffiths (7) 20/121.00
4 P20-8PR Dark blue, white cross belts, hooped sleeves and hooped cap Border Castle 14
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 Michael Blake Nick Scholfield 130 5/16.00
5 473324 ROYAL BLUE and ORANGE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, ORANGE star Cortinas (GER) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 t C J Mann Peter Toole (3) 110 6/17.00
6 0 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Cridda Boy 23
Nag me
4 10-12 t1 S C Burrough Nathan Sweeney (7) 66/167.00
7 39440-4 Red, White stars on sleeves If I Had Him (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 p1 George Baker A Tinkler 110 7/24.50
8 9PPP-P0 Yellow, Black epaulets, Black cap Lethal Gun (IRE) 30
Nag me
8 10-12 t N R Mitchell Mr J Banks (7) 60 150/1151.00
9 P- Royal Blue, Yellow hoops, Royal Blue sleeves and cap May Boy 388
Nag me
4 10-12 R J Hodges Ian Popham (5) 100/1101.00
10 4-899 Black, Emerald Green hoop, hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Operachy 30
Nag me
5 10-12 J D Frost T O'Connor (5) 78 100/1101.00
12 322886 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Stir On The Sea (IRE) 9
Nag me
4 10-5 b1 J D Frost T J O'Brien 92 22/123.00
13 2760 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Beige sleeves and cap Try Cat 14
Nag me
4 10-5 t P J Hobbs R P Flint 99 13/27.50
Non runners
113-33P8PSupernoverre (IRE)410-12A E JonesT Messenger100

Verdict

If I Had Him showed a modicum of promise on his debut over timber but is quickly dropped into this grade which rates a concern, and he's taken on with CRUCHAIN. Jonjo O'Neill's charge was well backed before disappointing at Sandown when last seen but this represents a markedly easier test and on his previous Huntingdon win he'd go close with ground conditions ideal. Dark Energy caught the eye three starts back when given a tender ride but was readily brushed aside at Ludlow, albeit by a subsequent winner. With that in mind Border Castle, whose best form would wipe the floor with these, is considered the biggest threat. However, he refused to race when last seen and, having been pulled-up prior to that, has something to prove now.