TAUNTON Racecourse hosts its popular Ladies Day meeting tomorrow (Thursday), when the first of the seven races on the card is due off at 2.05pm.

With 62 runners declared and good going, another great afternoon’s National Hunt action looks to be assured.

All of the leading trainers, including Philip Hobbs, Paul Nicholls, Nicky Henderson, David Pipe, Alan King, Gary Moore and Harry Fry, have horses declared.

The most valuable race on the card is the Dave Criddle Travel Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) at 3.50pm, in which the Taunton Racecourse Owners Club horse At Its Own Expense, a winner last time out, trained by Hobbs and ridden by Sean Houlihan, is expected to start as favourite.

The other horse to keep an eye out for in this race is the Nicholls-trained Capitaine, ridden by Lorcan Williams.

One of the entries in the The Hunters Chase at 5pm is Gunner Road, a 10-year-old chestnut gelding owned by HM The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, who may or may not be in attendance.

In addition to the racing action on the course, the Best Dressed Ladies competition, sponsored by Dave Criddle Travel, will offer a first prize of a weekend for two in Paris.

For all the latest information, log onto the course website.