November 24 / 13.10 Taunton

13.10

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

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

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 22U1 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Runner-up in an Irish point and filled the same position in two bumpers at Worcester in the summer; won a 2m Chepstow maiden (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago on his completed start over hurdles; likely to play a prominent role.
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7th

5

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

American Sniper

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Returned to form in this headgear combination to win big-field handicap at Cheltenham (2m5f, good to soft) in November and fair fourth at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) next time; also effective on soft ground and this step back up in trip is worth a go; not ruled out.

13/2

4th

2

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Taunton

American Sniper

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Not the easiest to catch right but the front two came clear when he returned to winning ways at Cheltenham (2m5f, good to soft) on latest start, with first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces back on; seems fine on soft ground and not without hope of defying a 6lb rise if holding his form.

3/1

4/5

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /5F31- D

Last run: 283 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who was runner-up in maiden/novice hurdles over 2m in early-2021; took his form up another notch over fences last season culminating with a 2m3f Catterick novice handicap success on soft; leading form claims back hurdling on reappearance.
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3rd

3

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

14:50 Ludlow

Can You Call

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Made a good return to chasing when neck second at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) and ran respectably at Taunton next time; in the mix.

4/1

7

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 2

13:05 Chepstow

Can You Call

9st 13lb

T: Evan Williams

3rd

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

Can You Call

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Clearcut winner over fences at Catterick (2m3f, soft) in February 2022; also successful in handicap at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in an all-hurdle campaign last season and made a good return to chasing when going down by only a neck at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) 44 days ago; that form looks solid and a 5lb rise is unlikely to prevent another prominent showing.

7/2

16/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 665-00

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Failed to progress in three bumpers last term and has suffered two heavy defeats over hurdles on his return to action; no surprise to see him do better at some point but he's tough to make a good case for here.
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5th

8

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 4

14:25 Taunton

Fame And Fun

11st 1lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

2m3f course winner on handicap debut over hurdles last December, when 11lb lower; peak effort came when winning at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in April, when 1lb lower; well beaten here on final start of last season and didn't jump well on chase debut at Kempton last month; bit to prove.

12/1

0

6

22nd Oct 2023

Good

2m 2f 0y

Class 4

14:20 Kempton

Fame And Fun

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual handicap hurdle winner last season, latterly in military riders' race at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in April; not in same form at Taunton a fortnight later but has a fighting chance here if he takes to fences.

11/2

Form: 8

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
In good hands but tailed off in a Bangor bumper last month; tongue-tie is quickly reached for now switching to hurdles.
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9th

11

5th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 5

16:07 Carlisle

Dark Duomo

10st 4lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

6yo who has shown some ability but he was soundly beaten this winter on his first two chase starts, and tailed off back over hurdles last time.

25/1

9th

11

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 4

13:40 Wetherby

Dark Duomo

10st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Has shown some ability and perhaps this return to hurdling will be a positive, but he has a patchy profile and others have more obvious claims.

16/1

4th

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

15:05 Catterick

Dark Duomo

10st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

towards rear but in touch with leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 5 out, outpaced and struggling after 4 out, went remote fourth last

8/1

Form: 24-7

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Reached the frame in a couple of bumpers (good to soft/soft) in the spring; never threatened from midfield on his Stratford hurdle but it's possible he'll strip fitter for the run; hooded first time; place claims.
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0

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

I Shut That DOr

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in touch with leaders, not fluent 5th

6/1

0

5

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

14:03 Wincanton

I Shut That DOr

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Low-mileage 5yo who caused a 50-1 surprise in novice hurdle here (2m5f, good to soft) just under a year ago; well held when third of four on seasonal/chase debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in October but that form looks much better now than it did at the time; unseated rider last time; could have a say.

6/1

Form: 8

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
From a stable enjoying a good season but he didn't offer any immediate encouragement when a remote eighth in 2m3f Hereford maiden hurdle on his debut 24 days ago.
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2nd

1

6th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:45 Southwell

A Definite Getaway

11st 4lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

raced in second, ridden when outpaced before 2 out, rallied but hampered approaching last, switched right run-in, stayed on until no extra towards finish

10/11

2nd

1

11th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

13:40 Huntingdon

A Definite Getaway

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

disputed lead at slow pace, headed and chased clear leader 2nd, pressed leader 6th, led after 7th, ridden and faced challenge approaching last, not fluent and headed last, kept on, just held

11/8

2nd

1

9th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:09 Market Rasen

A Definite Getaway

11st 6lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Ben Pauling

in touch with leaders

5/1

Form: 4-8

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Half-brother to three winners; showed a bit when fourth in a bumper at Uttoxeter last October but never involved switched to hurdles at Warwick a year later; early days but he needs to have come on a lot for that run.
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3rd

3

21st Nov 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:30 Hereford

Tedwin Hills

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Record of 231 since switched to fences and the form has substance; jumped well and made all at Huntingdon (2m7f, good; won by 10l) most recently; could well defy an 8lb rise with further progress on the cards.

6/4

1st

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Tedwin Hills

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Still a maiden; decent second over 2m4f at Southwell and seemed to stay the 3m okay when third to Great D'Ange at Market Rasen; looks handicapped about right but should be competitive.

11/2

3rd

4

30th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:20 Market Rasen

Tedwin Hills

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Eight-race maiden who was a creditable second at Southwell on his chase debut earlier this month (2m4f, good, second run after wind surgery); bred to stay 3m; interesting.

5/2

Form: U-

Last run: 248 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
0-4 in Irish points, although he was set to be placed before last-fence fall on final start; 66-1, badly hampered and unseated first on Wincanton hurdle debut in March.
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9th

13

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:30 Taunton

Instant Gambler

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Alexandra Dunn

Displayed some ability in points and a market check is advised on handicap debut, but he's shown very little under rules.

33/1

12

7th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:30 Taunton

Instant Gambler

10st 2lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Alexandra Dunn

Showed some ability in Irish maiden points and he goes handicapping off a basement mark in a first-time hood; however, he's very hard to fancy on the evidence of his first four hurdle starts.

33/1

Form: 8P-

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
No show in two novice hurdles last term; has had wind surgery; stable's very good strike-rate this season provides hope for better but would need to see market support to consider.
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5

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Call Me Tlalok

10st 13lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

took keen hold, led narrowly, slow jump and headed 11th, ridden and dropped to rear after 12th, became detached 13th, pulled up before 14th

8/1

9th

4

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

13:53 Taunton

Call Me Tlalok

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Has struggled at big prices in three novice hurdles (2m/2m7f), most recently when beaten out of sight here (2m, good; first run after wind op) on his return last month; can only be watched.

100/1

9th

3

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:10 Taunton

Call Me Tlalok

11st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

No show in two novice hurdles last term; has had wind surgery; stable's very good strike-rate this season provides hope for better but would need to see market support to consider.

66/1

Form: 80

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Point winner; with a leading stable but well beaten in two novice hurdles; probably more one for handicaps.
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10th

5

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Yeomen Warder

11st 4lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

always towards rear

15/2

5

31st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Yeomen Warder

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Hard to work up enthusiasm for what he achieved in novice hurdles but he won his only point completion last winter and this modest event could be a ripe plum for picking now he goes handicapping up in trip.

100/30

7

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

12:15 Uttoxeter

Yeomen Warder

10st 13lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Point winner in 2021; failed to land any sort of blow in three novice hurdles towards end of last year but makes his handicap debut in a low-grade event; no surprise if he gets much more competitive this time.

9/2

Form: 7756-U

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
No better than modest in bumpers for Laura Hurley and sent off at 100-1 when unseating at the first on her hurdle debut/reappearance for a new stable ten days ago
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13

31st May 2023

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Lady Amy

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

Struggled in bumpers and has been the same story in four hurdle runs since November; now goes handicapping after wind surgery but this is a tough task from 9lb out of the weights.

50/1

7th

4

9th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:05 Wincanton

Lady Amy

11st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd

100/1

6th

3

5th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:00 Ffos Las

Lady Amy

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

held up in last but in touch with leaders, lost touch home turn, tailed off

100/1

Non-runners

Yeomen Warder

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Payout
Exacta £3.70
Straight Forecast £3.77
Trifecta £22.50

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