Taunton racecourse situated in Somerset offers National Hunt racing on the oval course. The home straight has a decline in which riders massively increase speed making an exciting fast finish. There are 15 meetings every year through the winter months and is known as the youngest jumps course in the UK. Horse racing at Taunton started back in 1927 with some notable horses starting they’re debut here going on to do well in they’re racing career.
The fences are relatively easy on the sharp right handed course. The ground through the winter months is often better than any racecourse in the UK. The course is 1 mile and a quarter with undulations especially on the run in. The first fence on the home straight can catch a lot of novice riders out with the downhill run. Taking time on this jump and coming from the back is best as there is plenty of ground to make up to come through.
There is no draw bias at Taunton due to being primarily a National Hunt course. As with all jumps courses it comes down to the best jumper who keeps the pace. Taunton racecourse is suited to galloping horses that can make up plenty of headway on the home straight. Similar form can be replicated from Ludlow, Folkestone, Hereford and Kempton. All this info is used in our Taunton horse racing tips.
When looking at betting trends, Sam Twiston-Davies and Noel Fehily are the jockeys who really do well at Taunton. Impressive strike rates from both jockeys with Sam at 36% and Fehily at 41% this year so far. Nicholls and Fry are trainers to look out for with Fry having the most success with 11 wins from 25 runs.
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