November 24 / 15.20 Taunton

15.20 Taunton

Good

Mike Trickey And Geoff White Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4629.1
  • 2m 2f 40y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Mike Trickey And Geoff White Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 78/3-U

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Maiden but she attracted market support on her return from an absence for a new stable at Ludlow and looked to be going okay in behind the easy winner when slipping and unseating her rider on the run to four out; while that was a bit too far out to make any firm predictions about how close she would have finished she certainly showed enough to think she can make an impact over fences from a basement mark.
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1st

11

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Miladygrace

10st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Maiden but she attracted market support on her return from an absence for a new stable at Ludlow and looked to be going okay in behind the easy winner when slipping and unseating her rider on the run to four out; while that was a bit too far out to make any firm predictions about how close she would have finished she certainly showed enough to think she can make an impact over fences from a basement mark.

9/4

5

3rd Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

15:40 Ludlow

Miladygrace

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Maiden; didn't fare too badly when third at Uttoxeter on her chasing debut 14 months ago (only outing for Oliver Greenall) but absent since; could have a say on debut for yard among the winners but being 6lb out of the handicap doesn't help.

13/2

13/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 3U6-28

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Record currently stands at 0-18 but he has finished second three times, including a short-head defeat in a Ffos Las chase (good) under Peter Summers last month; possibly unsuited by much softer ground when well beaten back there since; yard's good form provides hope that he can bounce back under what could be more favourable conditions this time.
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2nd

7

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Folly Gate

11st 6lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Jane Williams

Record currently stands at 0-18 but he has finished second three times, including a short-head defeat in a Ffos Las chase (good) under Peter Summers last month; possibly unsuited by much softer ground when well beaten back there since; yard's good form provides hope that he can bounce back under what could be more favourable conditions this time.

13/2

8th

6

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Ffos Las

Folly Gate

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 4 out

3/1

2nd

5

9th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Ffos Las

Folly Gate

11st 0lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Mrs Jane Williams

held up in rear, hit 5th, headway 4 out, went third after 3 out, ridden after last, every chance inside final 110yds, just held

9/2

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 1752U8

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Hurdle winner at Uttoxeter in July; runner-up on Plumpton chase debut in September but well beaten on his completed start since; needs first-time cheekpieces (added to regular tongue-strap) to help him get back on track.
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3rd

10

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Agent Saonois

10st 2lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Neil Mulholland

Hurdle winner at Uttoxeter in July; runner-up on Plumpton chase debut in September but well beaten on his completed start since; needs first-time cheekpieces (added to regular tongue-strap) to help him get back on track.

14/1

8th

12

28th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Uttoxeter

Agent Saonois

10st 4lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

towards rear of midfield, headway 10th, weakened home turn, tailed off

12/1

5th

6

23rd Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

17:30 Fontwell

Agent Saonois

10st 5lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Neil Mulholland

in touch with leaders, headway last (usual 2 out), soon ridden, kept on but not pace to challenge

4/1

Form: 553-26

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
14-race maiden; placed for the second time over fences when 9l second at Exeter (2m1f, good to firm) on his reappearance in October but not in the same form when a remote sixth at Hereford since.
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4th

9

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Gaelic Thunder

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Honour

14-race maiden; placed for the second time over fences when 9l second at Exeter (2m1f, good to firm) on his reappearance in October but not in the same form when a remote sixth at Hereford since.

12/1

6th

9

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Gaelic Thunder

10st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Honour

13-race maiden but he's run respectably in the last two of his three chase runs and his latest second at Exeter (2m1f, good to firm) was after six months off; could have more to offer in this sphere and he's in the mix off 2lb lower than last time.

5/1

2nd

7

18th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

Gaelic Thunder

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Chris Honour

in rear, pecked on landing 4th, good jump and went third 5 out, ridden 3 out, went second after 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

16/1

14/1

Form: 324732 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Has certainly been kept busy since joining this yard, with this his 20th start of the season, but his latest second of four at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) shows he's still in reasonable heart; will need to step up on that form if he's to go one better here, though.
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9

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

12:23 Bangor-on-Dee

Dindin

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: David Pipe

Kept very busy this season, with the highlight his good-ground win at Warwick (2m4f) in September; gave pretty good account when second of four at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) a fortnight ago and had winning form on heavy ground when trained in France but was soundly beaten at Taunton on Thursday.

16/1

5th

3

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Dindin

11st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Has certainly been kept busy since joining this yard, with this his 20th start of the season, but his latest second of four at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) shows he's still in reasonable heart; will need to step up on that form if he's to go one better here, though.

14/1

3rd

6

1st Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Warwick

Dindin

10st 8lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Had a lot of racing this year and now has to bounce back from laboured efforts over 2m7f and 2m3f; certainly capable of a bold show off this mark if he did revive.

14/1

Form: 73-525

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
His runner-up effort at Market Rasen (2m1f, good) in July came in a two-finisher race and he could only manage fifth of 11 at Southwell eight weeks ago; mark has eased another 2lb but it's not enough to tempt.
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6th

4

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Go As You Please

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

His runner-up effort at Market Rasen (2m1f, good) in July came in a two-finisher race and he could only manage fifth of 11 at Southwell eight weeks ago; mark has eased another 2lb but it's not enough to tempt.

14/1

5th

2

27th Sep 2022

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:51 Southwell

Go As You Please

11st 11lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

jumped right throughout, disputed lead, chased leaders 4th, ridden and weakened from 2 out

4/1

3

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

18:10 Market Rasen

Go As You Please

11st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Paul Webber

Back to form when chasing home Getaway Jewel over C&D last time; 3lb pull for beating of just over 1l so fair chance of turning the tables.

13/2

Form: P869-3

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Out of sorts for Paul Nolan in Ireland in the spring and he was beaten 52l into third at Ludlow (2m, good) on his return for a new stable three weeks ago; can only watch after that.
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7th

5

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Call Me Freddie

11st 9lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Richenda Ford

Out of sorts for Paul Nolan in Ireland in the spring and he was beaten 52l into third at Ludlow (2m, good) on his return for a new stable three weeks ago; can only watch after that.

33/1

3rd

2

3rd Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

15:40 Ludlow

Call Me Freddie

11st 11lb

J: James Bowen

T: Richenda Ford

Ex-Irish; hurdle winner (3m) but well beaten in two chases when last seen in the spring; bought for £10,000 in May; radically down in trip for British debut and probably best watched.

14/1

Form: 8P97-

Last run: 275 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
No more than hinted at ability in three qualifying runs over hurdles at the start of the year; more realistic chance now handicapping off a basement mark on his chase debut/reappearance; betting should provide more clues.
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8th

8

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Estate Italiana

10st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

No more than hinted at ability in three qualifying runs over hurdles at the start of the year; more realistic chance now handicapping off a basement mark on his chase debut/reappearance; betting should provide more clues.

20/1

Form: 36-722 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Enjoys a sharp track and arrives on the back of a pair of runner-up efforts over hurdles at Warwick this autumn; however, he was beaten upwards of 42l on his first attempts over fences in the spring so he does need to prove he's effective as a chaser.
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1

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Opening Bid

12st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Enjoys a sharp track and arrives on the back of a pair of runner-up efforts over hurdles at Warwick this autumn; however, he was beaten upwards of 42l on his first attempts over fences in the spring so he does need to prove he's effective as a chaser.

11/2

2nd

12

1st Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Warwick

Opening Bid

11st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Enjoys a sharp track and he won this race 12 months ago off a 9lb higher mark so has to be of strong interest after his return to form here a month ago.

6/1

2nd

1

6th Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Warwick

Opening Bid

12st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

jumped left on occasions, led, ridden home turn, headed approaching last, every chance when carried left run-in, no extra towards finish

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 100-33

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Won a 2m Warwick handicap hurdle off 2lb higher in March; not quite at the same level when third on both chase starts this season but he was a bit better than the result over an extended 2m3f at Plumpton latterly, fading after seeming to do a bit too much too soon; this slight drop back in trip should suit; contender for in-form stable.
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2

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Stanley Pincombe

11st 13lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Won a 2m Warwick handicap hurdle off 2lb higher in March; not quite at the same level when third on both chase starts this season but he was a bit better than the result over an extended 2m3f at Plumpton latterly, fading after seeming to do a bit too much too soon; this slight drop back in trip should suit; contender for in-form stable.

11/2

3rd

2

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Stanley Pincombe

12st 1lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Chris Gordon

Won his only hurdle race off this mark (March) and it was a positive chase debut despite finishing a well-held third of five over this far at Fontwell; that was after 161 days away so could strip fitter.

5/1

Form: 8244-3

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Reached the frame in handicap hurdles at up to 3m last season; last of three finishers on her 2m7f Worcester chase debut/reappearance four weeks ago, but she was beaten only 5.5l despite jumping repeatedly to her right at that left-handed course; the first two haven't done much for that form since but she does rate a possible improver now going right-handed; also down in trip.
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6

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Lazy Sunday

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Reached the frame in handicap hurdles at up to 3m last season; last of three finishers on her 2m7f Worcester chase debut/reappearance four weeks ago, but she was beaten only 5.5l despite jumping repeatedly to her right at that left-handed course; the first two haven't done much for that form since but she does rate a possible improver now going right-handed; also down in trip.

6/1

3rd

5

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Worcester

Lazy Sunday

10st 12lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

prominent, soon raced in second, jumped right 3rd, pressed leader 8th, led 11th, jumped right 5 out, jumped right and headed 3 out, ridden after 2 out, no extra run-in

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £52.30
Straight Forecast £58.48
Tricast £485.86
Trifecta £764.50

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Opening Bid

The Guardian:

Lazy Sunday

RP Ratings:

Folly Gate

D Express:

Miladygrace

Telegraph:

Dindin

SPOTLIGHT:

Stanley Pincombe

Daily Mirror:

Lazy Sunday

POSTDATA:

Folly Gate

The Star:

Miladygrace

The Sun:

Dindin

The Times:

Opening Bid

Daily Mail:

Opening Bid

Daily Record:

Opening Bid