TAUNTON Racecourse has secured a coup for Thursday's card with the addition of the Peterborough Chase, the first ever Class 1 steeplechase to take place at the track.

Legendary names including Cue Card and Josses Hill are currently on the 10-horse card, with the main event slotting in at 2.45pm and the first race moved from 12.30pm to noon.

The Peterborough Chase was originally scheduled to take place at Huntingdon on Sunday but was abandoned due to snow.

The card in full:

Cue Card - One of the biggest names in UK racing, the Colin Tizzard-trained Cue Card has a wealth of experience on the big stage. A three-time winner of the Betfair Chase at Haydock, the 11-year-old can also count the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham and this year's Betfair Ascot Chase among his 16 career victories.

Frodon - The five-year-old, trained by Paul Nicholls, won last December's Gold Cup Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham and finished third in the Christy1965 Chase at Ascot in November.

God’s Own – This vastly experienced horse has had Westcountry success in the past with a win in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter in 2014. Also impressively won the JLT Melling Chase at Aintree last year, beating Vautour.

Josses Hill – The reigning champion of this race, having won the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon last year, Josses Hill has also earned race wins at Aintree and Ascot with several places at Cheltenham over the years.

Kylemore Lough – Started well before being pulled up in recent Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham, with trainer Harry Fry admitting they are going “back to the drawing board” with their plans for the eight-year-old with eight career wins.

Long House Hall - Nine-year-old with a good record at Cheltenham, including a win in the 2015 Sportingbet Handicap Hurdle and a runners-up spot in last year's Coral Cup.

Max Ward - Tom George-trained eight-year-old with four victories, including one at Taunton in April 2014.

Ptit Zig – Paul Nicholls-trained, ran in the Peterborough Chase two years ago but fell at the last.

Top Notch – Won the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on November 25 and earned second place in the JLT Novices’ Chase on Cheltenham Festival Thursday earlier this year.

Vanituex - Snapped up by local trainer David Pipe from Nicky Henderson for £125,000 in October, Vaniteux was twice a winner at Listed level in 2015/16.

The first of the eight races begins at noon - ticket information is available at tauntonracecourse.co.uk.

A shuttle bus runs between Taunton railway station and the racecourse - the bus leaves two hours before the first race and returns half an hour after the start of the last (3.50).