Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 15:25 Xmas Fair 12th December Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 7.50s
  • Off time: 15:25:12
15:25 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Milosam (IRE) 2/1
2nd Flugzeug 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/0U257- Emerald Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets Brandon Thomas (IRE) 321
Nag me
7 11-12 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 100 12/113.00
2 3-47514 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Midnight Lira 15
Nag me
6 11-7 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 95 5/16.00
3 P-08723 Black and pink stripes, hooped sleeves, black cap Landenstown Star (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-7 pt Mark Gillard T J Phelan 95 20/121.00
4 2575/6F Red, Black sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Rozolenn (FR) 11
Nag me
8 11-6 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (5) 94 9/43.25
5 00/P2-15 Grey, Mauve chevron, Mauve cap Gingers Reflection 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 t C J Gray Jon Park (7) 92 10/111.00
6 85-P26F Mauve and Black diamonds, Mauve sleeves and cap Flugzeug 11
Nag me
5 10-2 J W Mullins Kevin Jones (7) 76 10/111.00
7 704-4P1 Purple, Mauve epaulets, armlets and star on cap Milosam (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-1 b1 P J Hobbs James Best (3) 75 2/13.00

Verdict

Fontwell winner Midnight Lira failed to cope with a rise in the weights and step up in class last time. She's not easily dismissed back at this level and makes more appeal than Landenstown Star as the latter has to compete off a much higher mark back over fences. Rozolenn was still in contention when falling at Fontwell on his latest start and is preferred to Flugzeug, who also fell in the same race. MILOSAM will need to step up on his recent win over course and distance but there's every chance he will having only his third start over the larger obstacles - Philip Hobbs' charge gets the vote.