November 24 / 12.40 Taunton

12.40 Taunton

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Join Racing TV Now “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Join Racing TV Now “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div I)

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 239-4

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Failed to win in four bumpers but he did acquit himself well in some above-average contests and he should be up to playing a prominent role in a race like this now hurdling; the one likely to give Timforatune most to think about.
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1st

6

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Mamoon Star

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Failed to win in four bumpers but he did acquit himself well in some above-average contests and he should be up to playing a prominent role in a race like this now hurdling; the one likely to give Timforatune most to think about.

3/1

4th

13

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 87y

Class 2

17:00 Cheltenham

Mamoon Star

10st 13lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

led, raced in second when headed after 3f, shaken up home turn, switched right when held inside final furlong, stayed on

14/1

4/9

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 118-41 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Smart bumper performer who hung left under pressure but still comfortably landed the odds on his second hurdle start at Exeter (2m, good) ten days ago; cheekpieces go on now; the one to beat again.
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2nd

1

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Timeforatune

11st 7lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Smart bumper performer who hung left under pressure but still comfortably landed the odds on his second hurdle start at Exeter (2m, good) ten days ago; cheekpieces go on now; the one to beat again.

4/9

1st

13

14th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

Timeforatune

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Three bumper wins included a Listed race at Cheltenham; trainer is adamant that he needed the run when fourth on his hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) and that was a stronger race than this.

Evs

4th

8

26th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:00 Chepstow

Timeforatune

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

took keen hold, prominent, jumped left 2nd, not fluent 5 out, pushed along when carried left 3 out, weakened from 2 out

11/4

12/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 43

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Bought for £10,000 after winning an Irish point; has shown a bit when reaching the frame in maiden/novice hurdles for new connections this autumn (2m3f here latterly) but this drop in trip isn't sure to play to her strengths.
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3rd

12

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Ooh Betty

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Bought for £10,000 after winning an Irish point; has shown a bit when reaching the frame in maiden/novice hurdles for new connections this autumn (2m3f here latterly) but this drop in trip isn't sure to play to her strengths.

12/1

3rd

7

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:50 Taunton

Ooh Betty

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Bought for £10,000 after winning an Irish point, beating one who is now with Harry Fry (unraced); disappointing that she couldn't show a bit more at Stratford (2m6f, good; tongue tied).

10/1

4th

9

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

14:05 Stratford

Ooh Betty

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

towards rear of midfield, headway 7th, led home turn, soon ridden, headed and weakening when mistake last

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Last of nine in a 2m point bumper in February but the fact he went off a short-priced favourite suggests that much better was anticipated; worth a second look in the betting on hurdle debut.
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4th

8

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Talimar Pearl

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Last of nine in a 2m point bumper in February but the fact he went off a short-priced favourite suggests that much better was anticipated; worth a second look in the betting on hurdle debut.

25/1

Form: 6-45

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
2m4f point winner on soft ground but hasn't achieved much in a bumper and two hurdles under rules (trained by Evan Williams on first two starts); probably more one for handicaps a bit further down the line.
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5th

7

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Royal Sam

11st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

2m4f point winner on soft ground but hasn't achieved much in a bumper and two hurdles under rules (trained by Evan Williams on first two starts); probably more one for handicaps a bit further down the line.

33/1

5th

6

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Royal Sam

11st 4lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

2m4f point winner on soft ground; had two runs for Evan Williams, when beaten 10l in a Sedgefield bumper and triple that in a maiden hurdle at Fontwell (2m5f, good).

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 50

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Close second of four in Irish maiden point (3m, good to yielding) last November but tailed off in two hurdles for current yard.
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6th

3

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Champagne Gift

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Close second of four in Irish maiden point (3m, good to yielding) last November but tailed off in two hurdles for current yard.

100/1

15th

3

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

14:52 Chepstow

Champagne Gift

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

Close second of four in Irish maiden point (3m, good to yielding) last November on his second start, but he was tailed off at 28-1 in a novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) this June on his sole rules outing.

100/1

Form: 6

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Half-brother to Flat/useful hurdle winner Coffee but never involved when 19l sixth on last month's Chepstow bumper debut; that doesn't mark him down as an obvious one to make a winning start over hurdles.
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7th

4

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Imperial Measure

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Half-brother to Flat/useful hurdle winner Coffee but never involved when 19l sixth on last month's Chepstow bumper debut; that doesn't mark him down as an obvious one to make a winning start over hurdles.

25/1

6th

6

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

16:50 Chepstow

Imperial Measure

10st 13lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

towards rear, pushed along and some headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
No significant impact in a couple of 3m British points earlier in the year; hooded for hurdle debut; best watched unless the betting strongly hints otherwise.
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8th

9

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Via Dante

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

No significant impact in a couple of 3m British points earlier in the year; hooded for hurdle debut; best watched unless the betting strongly hints otherwise.

50/1

Form: 00

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Big odds and well beaten in maiden/novice hurdles in recent weeks.
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9th

11

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Bashful Kate

10st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Big odds and well beaten in maiden/novice hurdles in recent weeks.

250/1

13th

2

14th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Bashful Kate

11st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Only female in the field when tailed off in a maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft; 125-1); can only be watched on the back of that.

66/1

16

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:22 Chepstow

Bashful Kate

10st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Third reported foal; dam unraced half-sister to bumper/useful 3m hurdle/chase winner Adams Island out of bumper winning half-sister to Flat/useful bumper/2m-3m hurdle/chase winner Colm's Rock; only female in the field.

25/1

100/1

Form: 54473-

Last run: 370 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Unplaced in five Irish bumpers and no impact in two hurdles in Britain last November (distant last of three second occasion); likely outsider on return.
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10th

2

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Blueblood

11st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Unplaced in five Irish bumpers and no impact in two hurdles in Britain last November (distant last of three second occasion); likely outsider on return.

100/1

Form: 7-54

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Showed a bit on his second bumper start but distant last of four on his Worcester hurdle debut 19 days ago; easy to look elsewhere.
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5

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

Inspector Lynley

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Showed a bit on his second bumper start but distant last of four on his Worcester hurdle debut 19 days ago; easy to look elsewhere.

100/1

4th

4

5th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 3

15:25 Wincanton

Inspector Lynley

11st 0lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Fifth in a run-of-the-mill Worcester bumper this summer and he shouldn't be good enough.

40/1

5th

4

31st Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Worcester

Inspector Lynley

11st 2lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in behind leaders, headway over 3f out, disputing third when ridden over 2f out, weakened final 110yds

25/1

Form: 7/67

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
In top hands and definitely has ability; whether he's up to giving Timeforatune a run for his money remains to be seen but he should be involved in the battle for minor honours.
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10

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:40 Taunton

William Of York

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

In top hands and definitely has ability; whether he's up to giving Timeforatune a run for his money remains to be seen but he should be involved in the battle for minor honours.

10/1

7th

13

16th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Warwick

William Of York

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Midfield in Kempton bumper and Wetherby novice hurdle 20 months apart; may be sharper for the latter run and looks a possible improver for major stable; drops back in trip.

14/1

6th

6

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

13:50 Wetherby

William Of York

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

novicey jumping, towards rear, minor headway after 4 out, niggled along and no extra from 3 out

11/1

Non-runners

William Of York

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Payout
Exacta £6.60
Straight Forecast £3.97
Trifecta £20.10

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