Talking takes Listed honours at Taunton

Curran runner supplements previous Aintree win.

  • Wednesday 30 December
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Talking About You landed her second Listed success when making most of the running in the Byerley Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Taunton.

The Sean Curran-trained filly had earned her first black type on her previous start at Aintree and backed that up with a game display on her ninth run over the smaller obstacles since August.

As in her recent races, Talking About You was to the fore from the outset, sharing the pace-making duties with Perfect Myth, the 13-8 favourite.

The pair were still vying for the lead until after the third-last flight left where Talking About You (2-1) started to take a clear advantage.

Pushed out by Harry Bannister, the daughter of Sixties Icon stuck on gamely to score by two and a quarter lengths from Will Victory.

Perfect Myth was five and a half lengths away in third place.

Curran said: “We’ve found the key to her. She’s a bit tricky before the race, but she gets on with it then.

“She keeps surprising me, which is handy. She’s won two Listed races now – brilliant.

“She handled the ground better than the rest and she’ll jump a lot better on better ground.”

Curran will now have to work out where to go with Talking About You in the future.

“It’s a shame Aintree’s Festival is a long way away. I’d opt for there more than Cheltenham. None of those races are easy at Cheltenham or Aintree,” said the Swindon handler.

“I don’t think we have a whole load of options. I’m not sure what to do.

“I’ll sit down and see what we can do.

“The owner (Ian McGready) has a few quid in the kitty and he’s a good mate. He’s been a great supporter of mine when I was race riding, so he’s always 100 per cent behind me.”

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