Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 16:10 Bathwick Tyres Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £6,823 2nd £2,003 3rd £1,002 4th £501
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.90s
  • Off time: 16:10:34
16:10 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thunderstorm (IRE) 4/5
2nd Teshali (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4212-P7 Maroon and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, maroon cap, orange star Bold Chief (IRE) 76
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 pt H Fry Mr M G Cooney (7) 131 4/15.00
2 1581/72 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Spanish Treasure (GER) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 131 16/117.00
3 1B09-44 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Star of Angels 75
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-11 b D Pipe T Scudamore 130 9/25.50
4 94/1111 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Thunderstorm (IRE) 11 (ex7)
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 115 4/51.80
5 32-4042 Grey and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves Teshali (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-10 t A Middleton James Banks (7) 115 8/19.00

Verdict

Thunderstorm has gone up 29lb since his winning run began and he only scraped home by a neck at Market Rasen earlier this month but McCoy, who has been in the saddle for all of his victories to date, takes the ride again and he can't be ignored. Spanish Treasure runs over hurdles for the first time in almost two years but was only beaten half-a-length in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton last month and Teshali was beaten less than a length off today's mark at Ludlow and is running into form. But we'll take a chance on STAR OF ANGELS, who has dropped to a decent mark and still has a couple of entries at Cheltenham. He showed enough when fourth to At Fishers Cross at Newbury in December to suggest he can be a factor in this. Bold Chief had decent form as a novice last season but hasn't reproduced that so far in handicaps.