Today's racecards

Taunton

  • 14:20 totepool.com Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £11,546 2nd £4,334 3rd £2,170 4th £1,082
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 39.00s
  • Off time: 14:21:14
14:20 Taunton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mischievous Milly (IRE) 11/2
2nd Ma Filleule (FR) 4/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1212-13 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap Call Me A Star 29
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-2 h A King R Thornton 128 3/14.00
2 129-11 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Doyly Carte 25
Nag me
4 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 8/19.00
5 35 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Loyaute (FR) 37
Nag me
5 11-2 C J Down J M Davies 50/151.00
6 1P-5312 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Ma Filleule (FR) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 132 4/61.67
7 221 Black and red check, striped sleeves Mischievous Milly (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 11-2 O Sherwood A P McCoy 11/26.50
8 25229-3 Dark Blue, White cross belts, White cap, Dark Blue star Wishes And Stars (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-2 T Dennis C O'Farrell 107 28/129.00
Non runners
32231-24Eleven Fifty Nine611-2A J HoneyballRachael Green125
413-1012Hidden Identity (IRE)611-2Tim VaughanR Johnson120
9Scarlett Fever310-3Noel QuinlanNon Runner

Verdict

Call Me A Star and Eleven Fifty Nine are old rivals. The former invariably comes out on top when they meet but both have a bit to find if they are to overturn Newbury running with MA FILLEULE. Nicky Henderson's filly was only beaten a neck by She Ranks Me on that occasion and the winner has franked the form since. The latter is trained by Donald McCain, who saddles Doyly Carte here. She is worth a try in this grade after easy wins at Musselburgh and Catterick but was behind Eleven Fifty Nine and Call Me A Star in a Listed Aintree bumper in April. Mischievous Milly's Fakenham win was impressive and she shouldn't be ignored while Hidden Identity has some useful form in the book and is another to consider.