Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 14:10 Rural Living Show 23rd March Selling Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.20s
  • Off time: 14:10:54
14:10 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bellflower Boy (IRE) 6/1
2nd Helium (FR) 13/2
3rd No To Trident 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-30353 Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
10 11-8 bt Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 128 6/17.00
2 33-13PP Purple, orange cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap, black star Red Jade 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-8 K Burke Nick Scholfield 117 28/129.00
3 100/12P- Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue and White quartered cap Advisor (FR) 400
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 M H Weston Mr T Weston (5) 110 14/115.00
4 002-355 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 28
Nag me
10 11-3 P W Middleton A P McCoy 105 10/34.33
5 563352 Black, orange epaulets, black sleeves, orange stars, black cap, orange star Get It On (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 115 9/43.25
6 6/553-6P WHITE, ROYAL BLUE triple diamond, ROYAL BLUE cap Gleannacreim (IRE) 19
Nag me
10 11-3 C J Gray M G Nolan (5) 64 200/1201.00
7 9U-385F Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap Helium (FR) 22
Nag me
8 11-3 A Dunn Mrs Alex Dunn (7) 110 13/27.50
8 1F7U2/2 Black and pink stripes, hooped sleeves, black cap No To Trident 11
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-3 J L Flint Thomas Flint (7) 99 4/15.00
9 303P-6 Dark Blue, Yellow hoop, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap Ten More (IRE) 72
Nag me
9 11-3 W G M Turner C J Davies (7) 40/141.00
10 9560P/ Dark Blue, Red sleeves, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap, Red stars First Spirit 707
Nag me
7 10-10 Miss Sarah Robinson Mr M Legg (7) 78 200/1201.00

Verdict

Many of these have their own ideas about the game, which explains why they've ended up in a seller. Recent Uttoxeter second Get It On finds little off the bridle but has generally competed at a higher level. NO TO TRIDENT was reappearing after a very long absence when runner-up to Crafty Roberto at Market Rasen. There might be a danger that he won't reproduce that run here but he was clear when falling at the last over this trip at Stratford the season before last so gets a tentative vote. Bellflower Boy has won 11 times over hurdles and fences and is clear on official ratings. This is his first appearance in a seller and he must go close but the once-useful Advisor and Helium are probably best watched today.