November 24 / 14.50 Taunton

14.50 Taunton

Good

Bet At racingtv.com Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6753.04
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
RTV
View Course
Bet At racingtv.com Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 231-22 C BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
The first of two wins around 2m last season came here; made an excellent return to action after wind surgery when narrowly denied over an extended 2m1f at Fontwell (good) 11 days ago; turns out again before a 3lb rise kicks in; sure to go close at the least if coping with a second outing in quick succession after a break.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

9

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Irish Hill

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

The first of two wins around 2m last season came here; made an excellent return to action after wind surgery when narrowly denied over an extended 2m1f at Fontwell (good) 11 days ago; turns out again before a 3lb rise kicks in; sure to go close at the least if coping with a second outing in quick succession after a break.

11/4

2nd

4

13th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 3

14:40 Fontwell

Irish Hill

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, shaken up home turn, pushed along before 2 out, pressed leader last, carried slightly right after last, ridden and made challenge inside final 110yds, kept on and just held

11/4

3/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 322-11

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Made it 2-2 over hurdles when seeing off a fellow hurdle debut scorer at Ludlow (2m5f, good) three weeks ago; those successes came in small-field events so this is certainly a more competitive scenario but he looks a useful prospect.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Itso Fury

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Made it 2-2 over hurdles when seeing off a fellow hurdle debut scorer at Ludlow (2m5f, good) three weeks ago; those successes came in small-field events so this is certainly a more competitive scenario but he looks a useful prospect.

3/1

1st

1

3rd Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 2

16:14 Ludlow

Itso Fury

11st 7lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Placed in all four bumper starts and had little trouble justifying short odds on his Warwick hurdling debut five weeks ago, over this trip; much sterner test awaits under a penalty but clearly has potential.

5/4

16/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 7/6P-2

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won his first three races over hurdles in 2020 (all novices); lost his way badly on his next four outings but showed a good chunk of his old ability still remains when second of six on his Ludlow reappearance (2m, good to firm) five weeks ago; needs to build on that now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

10

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Petrastar

11st 1lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Won his first three races over hurdles in 2020 (all novices); lost his way badly on his next four outings but showed a good chunk of his old ability still remains when second of six on his Ludlow reappearance (2m, good to firm) five weeks ago; needs to build on that now.

16/1

2nd

2

20th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:40 Ludlow

Petrastar

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

led, mistake and ridden 3 out, headed 2 out, 4 lengths down last, no match for winner

15/2

Form: 143-51 D

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Now a dual hurdle and chase winner having returned from a break to score in a small field over fences at Plumpton (2m3f, good) last month; in a deeper race back over hurdles but Freddie Gordon takes 7lb off this time and the stable is in good form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Pasvolsky

11st 5lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Now a dual hurdle and chase winner having returned from a break to score in a small field over fences at Plumpton (2m3f, good) last month; in a deeper race back over hurdles but Freddie Gordon takes 7lb off this time and the stable is in good form.

11/1

Form: 153-61 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 3lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Left her reappearance run well behind when landing a second C&D success (good) a fortnight ago; ought to remain competitive after a 3lb rise.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

12

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Love Actually

10st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Left her reappearance run well behind when landing a second C&D success (good) a fortnight ago; ought to remain competitive after a 3lb rise.

9/1

1st

6

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:10 Taunton

Love Actually

11st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Ran flat on her return from a break at Worcester last month but she's an Irish point winner who opened her rules account over C&D in January (good to soft; handicap debut) and then ran well when hitting the frame at Uttoxeter; chance if back to anything like her best.

6/1

1st

6

10th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:10 Taunton

Love Actually

11st 3lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Keiran Burke

Ran flat on her return from a break at Worcester last month but she's an Irish point winner who opened her rules account over C&D in January (good to soft; handicap debut) and then ran well when hitting the frame at Uttoxeter; chance if back to anything like her best.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1332P- C

Last run: 222 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Largely consistent over fences last season, including a 2m2f course success; reverts to hurdles for the first time since early-2020 on his reappearance; has gone well fresh before.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Quoi De Neuf

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Largely consistent over fences last season, including a 2m2f course success; reverts to hurdles for the first time since early-2020 on his reappearance; has gone well fresh before.

8/1

Form: -1112P D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Notched three chase wins at the start of the summer but his run of good form came to abrupt halt when distant second of four at Uttoxeter in July and he was pulled up back from a break at Stratford four weeks ago; has a bit to prove now reverting to hurdles.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Kauto The King

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Notched three chase wins at the start of the summer but his run of good form came to abrupt halt when distant second of four at Uttoxeter in July and he was pulled up back from a break at Stratford four weeks ago; has a bit to prove now reverting to hurdles.

14/1

5

27th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

15:15 Stratford

Kauto The King

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, led 2nd, hit and headed 8th, soon ridden, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before last

5/1

Form: 31-322 D

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Three wins over hurdles, most recently at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) in March when tried in cheekpieces for the first time; blinkered first time, remote second in a match race over fences when last seen in August; cheekpieces make a quick return now back hurdling; only 1lb above that winning Fontwell mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Notre Pari

11st 10lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Olly Murphy

Three wins over hurdles, most recently at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) in March when tried in cheekpieces for the first time; blinkered first time, remote second in a match race over fences when last seen in August; cheekpieces make a quick return now back hurdling; only 1lb above that winning Fontwell mark.

14/1

2nd

2

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 165y

Class 3

16:30 Fontwell

Notre Pari

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Olly Murphy

jumped slightly right throughout, prominent, nudged along with one circuit to go, shaken up after 9th, ridden home turn, well held from 2 out

11/10

Form: -24241

Last run: 55 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Came good at the sixth time of asking over hurdles in 2m Gowran maiden (yielding) in September; subsequently sold out of Gordon Elliott's stable for £15,000; hard to argue his opening handicap mark looks lenient; probably best to look elsewhere.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Wee Willie Nail

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Richard Harper

Came good at the sixth time of asking over hurdles in 2m Gowran maiden (yielding) in September; subsequently sold out of Gordon Elliott's stable for £15,000; hard to argue his opening handicap mark looks lenient; probably best to look elsewhere.

12/1

3

31st Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

14:30 Wexford

Wee Willie Nail

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Some useful efforts in defeat before taking advantage of a good opportunity in weakish Gowran maiden last month (2m, yielding); acts on soft too; tougher task here so needs to improve.

9/2

4th

7

16th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 165y

14:25 Downpatrick

Wee Willie Nail

11st 7lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway after 3 out, in touch with leaders when pushed along after 2 out, keeping on when bumped last, weakened and lost third towards finish

6/1

Form: 2-P18P D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Recorded his third hurdle win when scoring off 4lb lower at Worcester (2m4f, good) in August but he has a bit to prove afer two heavy defeats since (chase latterly); has first-time cheekpieces added to his regular tongue-strap.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Translink

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Recorded his third hurdle win when scoring off 4lb lower at Worcester (2m4f, good) in August but he has a bit to prove afer two heavy defeats since (chase latterly); has first-time cheekpieces added to his regular tongue-strap.

25/1

2

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

15:35 Hereford

Translink

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Recorded his third hurdle win when scoring off 4lb lower at Worcester (2m4f, good) in August but he was disappointing in his follow-up bid at Southwell last month; has something to prove after that heavy defeat and was pulled up in his only previous chase run in May.

15/2

8th

1

27th Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:36 Southwell

Translink

12st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

midfield, chased leaders 5th, weakened from 3 out (trainer's rep had no explanation for the poor form shown)

100/30

Form: 224516 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
First run after wind surgery when narrowly prevailing in a 2m4f handicap at Carlisle (good to soft) but a 3lb rise found her out at Exeter since.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Mulberry Hill

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

First run after wind surgery when narrowly prevailing in a 2m4f handicap at Carlisle (good to soft) but a 3lb rise found her out at Exeter since.

16/1

6th

1

4th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:50 Exeter

Mulberry Hill

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent

8/1

6th

1

4th Nov 2022

Good

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:50 Exeter

Mulberry Hill

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

prominent

8/1

Form: 51421/ C

Last run: 728 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Off since winning the 3m novice handicap on this card two years ago; drops in trip on his belated return but he races off that successful mark and the stable is in form so it'll be interesting to see if there's any strength behind him in the betting.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:50 Taunton

Nobel Joshua

10st 13lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Off since winning the 3m novice handicap on this card two years ago; drops in trip on his belated return but he races off that successful mark and the stable is in form so it'll be interesting to see if there's any strength behind him in the betting.

11/1

Non-runners

Kauto The King, Translink, Mulberry Hill

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £7.40
Straight Forecast £7.48
Tricast £67.05
Trifecta £65.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Irish Hill

WEST COUNTRY:

Itso Fury

The Times:

Love Actually

RP Ratings:

Irish Hill

TOPSPEED:

Irish Hill

POSTDATA:

Irish Hill

The Guardian:

Irish Hill

Daily Mail:

Irish Hill

D Express:

Irish Hill

Telegraph:

Itso Fury

The Sun:

Itso Fury

Daily Record:

Itso Fury

Daily Mirror:

Love Actually

The Star:

Love Actually