Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 13:10 toteexacta Novices' Chase2m 3f

  • Winner £3,764 2nd £1,097 3rd £549
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.20s
  • Off time: 13:10:44
13:10 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Menorah (IRE) 1/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 115-4U4 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Menorah (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 1/41.25
2 44-1152 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE stripes, hooped cap Royale's Charter 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 Nick Williams N Fehily 5/16.00
3 85-1140 Dark Blue, White chevron, checked sleeves, White cap Suburban Bay 49
Nag me
6 11-0 A King W Hutchinson 120 9/110.00

Verdict

The potentially high-class MENORAH would almost certainly have won on his chasing bow at Exeter had he not blundered and unseated Richard Johnson at the second-last. He had a spin over hurdles earlier this month to get his confidence back and should make no mistake today. Royale's Charter was useful over hurdles and runner-up to Kumbeshwar over fences at Hereford last month. He can improve while Suburban Bay won twice over timber in the summer but may need the experience here.