November 24 / 15.50 Taunton

15.50 Taunton

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  • Prize money: £4302.34
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 22246- BF

Last run: 245 days

W: 12st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten when upped to 2m3f at Chepstow in March and needs to settle better; however, this lightly raced 5yo has potential off this mark based on his previous promise, and he's bred to be suited by this sort of trip; no surprise to see a good run now in a tongue-tie on reappearance.
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1st

2

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Moveit Like Minnie

12st 1lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Soundly beaten when upped to 2m3f at Chepstow in March and needs to settle better; however, this lightly raced 5yo has potential off this mark based on his previous promise, and he's bred to be suited by this sort of trip; no surprise to see a good run now in a tongue-tie on reappearance.

7/1

11/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 9474-5

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
16-1, beaten 18l when fifth of 11 on last month's handicap debut at Worcester (2m); however, this lightly raced 5yo is in top hands and his pedigree hints he may be well served by this longer trip; not ruled out.
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2nd

6

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Callisto’s King

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

16-1, beaten 18l when fifth of 11 on last month's handicap debut at Worcester (2m); however, this lightly raced 5yo is in top hands and his pedigree hints he may be well served by this longer trip; not ruled out.

11/1

5th

1

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Worcester

Callisto’s King

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

towards rear of midfield, pushed along after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, minor headway from last, never on terms

8/1

25/1

  • Place: £9.30

Form: 6-7P64

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Fair fourth of 11 in selling handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) in September last time out; however, this maiden is in a tougher race here and is 4lb out of the handicap; others are more compelling.
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3rd

16

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Presgrave

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Fair fourth of 11 in selling handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) in September last time out; however, this maiden is in a tougher race here and is 4lb out of the handicap; others are more compelling.

25/1

6th

8

30th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

19:40 Newton Abbot

Presgrave

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Jimmy Frost

in touch with leaders, prominent 4th, ridden after 3 out, weakened home turn

20/1

Form: 16-432 CD BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Won twice last season (good to soft/good; including C&D) and running well this autumn, finishing second at Chepstow most recently; every chance he'll be bang there.
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4th

11

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Karakoram

11st 1lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

Won twice last season (good to soft/good; including C&D) and running well this autumn, finishing second at Chepstow most recently; every chance he'll be bang there.

6/1

2nd

11

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:52 Chepstow

Karakoram

10st 8lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

Only 3-52 but two of those wins came last season over hurdles and it's been a solid start to this campaign; he was doing his best work late over 2m here last week and this is more his trip; considered.

9/2

3rd

10

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Karakoram

10st 13lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

midfield, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, headway from last, kept on well and went third towards finish

7/1

Form: 005-24

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Weakened into a well-beaten fourth of seven when upped in trip at Stratford (2m6f, good) last month but he stayed on well for second on his handicap debut at Worcester (2m, good) in July, and on that evidence he's of interest at today's distance; lightly raced and not written off.
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5th

5

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Land Of My Delight

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Weakened into a well-beaten fourth of seven when upped in trip at Stratford (2m6f, good) last month but he stayed on well for second on his handicap debut at Worcester (2m, good) in July, and on that evidence he's of interest at today's distance; lightly raced and not written off.

8/1

20

11th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Land Of My Delight

10st 2lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Kept on well to take second of nine on handicap debut at Worcester (2m, good) in July; he was disappointing, however, when trying 2m6f at Stratford (again on good) early last month; needs to resume improvement.

33/1

4th

6

3rd Oct 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 4

15:20 Stratford

Land Of My Delight

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

held up in rear, headway after 7th, disputing second after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened home turn, lost third run-in

4/1

Form: 1540-7 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Now just 1lb higher than when winning at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) in January and might have needed recent reappearance run at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good; down the field); both wins have come on soft and he could do with rain.
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6th

8

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

After The Fox

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Now just 1lb higher than when winning at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) in January and might have needed recent reappearance run at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good; down the field); both wins have come on soft and he could do with rain.

16/1

7th

7

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

15:22 Uttoxeter

After The Fox

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 3rd, shaken up and lost ground before 3 out, soon beaten

12/1

Form: 430-5

Last run: 176 days

W: 11st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Useful on the Flat in 2021 and showed some promise in juvenile hurdles last winter; however, he's struggled on his three runs since (two over hurdles, one on the Flat) and he needs to get back on track.
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7th

4

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Line Of Descent

11st 11lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Warren Greatrex

Useful on the Flat in 2021 and showed some promise in juvenile hurdles last winter; however, he's struggled on his three runs since (two over hurdles, one on the Flat) and he needs to get back on track.

16/1

Form: 057-31

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Returned from break to post his first win, at Fakenham (2m4f, good) last month; that was just his tenth start and he could have more to offer.
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13

25th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Doncaster

Cobbs Corner

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Came good over hurdles at seventh attempt, at Fakenham (2m4f, good) six weeks ago; 2lb out of the weights in more competitive race here, though, and was safely held at Taunton yesterday.

14/1

8th

13

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Cobbs Corner

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Returned from break to post his first win, at Fakenham (2m4f, good) last month; that was just his tenth start and he could have more to offer.

6/1

8

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:07 Huntingdon

Cobbs Corner

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Back from a break to secure first career success in a 2m4f handicap at Fakenham (good) and he had a bit in hand off just 4lb lower; no reason why he shouldn't go well again.

7/2

Form: 15-341 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Easily made all at Wincanton (2m4f, good) last Thursday; that course brings out the best in her but she's run with credit on both visits here and has to be respected under a 7lb penalty.
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9th

1

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

No No Tonic

12st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Easily made all at Wincanton (2m4f, good) last Thursday; that course brings out the best in her but she's run with credit on both visits here and has to be respected under a 7lb penalty.

5/1

1st

4

17th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

15:15 Wincanton

No No Tonic

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

Bolted up in first-time blinkers over 1m7f here in March; respectable displays since and stays this trip but still 8lb above the winning mark and handicapper looks in charge for now.

12/1

4th

2

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

No No Tonic

11st 12lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Mark Gillard

led, pushed along 3 out, ridden 2 out, soon drifted left, headed approaching last, no extra and lost two places final 110yds

10/1

Form: 674-P6

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Went close on hurdle debut last October and his mark continues to fall, but he's struggled to get competitive in handicaps and needs to raise his game in first-time headgear.
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10th

9

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Harde Fashion

11st 6lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Daniel Bourne

Went close on hurdle debut last October and his mark continues to fall, but he's struggled to get competitive in handicaps and needs to raise his game in first-time headgear.

50/1

6th

5

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Ffos Las

Harde Fashion

11st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

midfield, mistake 4th, in rear when slow jump 6th, ridden home turn, lost touch 3 out

14/1

33/1

Form: P06-

Last run: 242 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at big odds last season in his three novice hurdles (2m/2m3f, good-soft); however, having had a second wind operation he now goes handicapping off a lowly mark and is one to watch in the betting.
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11th

14

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Broadoak

10st 5lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

Well beaten at big odds last season in his three novice hurdles (2m/2m3f, good-soft); however, having had a second wind operation he now goes handicapping off a lowly mark and is one to watch in the betting.

33/1

Form: 8513-2 D BF

Last run: 196 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Two wins earlier this year for Adam West (2m4f/2m2f, soft/good) and good second in May on final run for that yard; he's a player on this stable debut if resuming in the same good heart.
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12th

12

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Mickyh

10st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Two wins earlier this year for Adam West (2m4f/2m2f, soft/good) and good second in May on final run for that yard; he's a player on this stable debut if resuming in the same good heart.

13/2

66/1

Form: 37-509

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Some good runs on the Flat this year and based on that form he's on an attractive mark in this code; however, he's been tailed off at 66-1 in handicap hurdles the last twice and has plenty to prove.
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13th

10

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Wise Glory

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Some good runs on the Flat this year and based on that form he's on an attractive mark in this code; however, he's been tailed off at 66-1 in handicap hurdles the last twice and has plenty to prove.

66/1

9th

11

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

17:15 Hereford

Wise Glory

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Capable Flat handicapper for Simon and Ed Crisford; still searching for a first win over hurdles (0-7) and it's difficult to draw any positives from his most recent run at Chepstow (2m good to soft; 15th of 16); 5lb lower.

66/1

15th

3

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:10 Chepstow

Wise Glory

11st 12lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3 out, soon ridden and lost ground, weakened quickly before 2 out

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: U82 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Useful Flat winner at up to 1m3f and she's got better this autumn with each of her three hurdle starts, finishing second at Huntingdon (2m, good) most recently; well treated for this handicap hurdle debut if able to tap into some more of her Flat ability.
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3

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Colony Queen

11st 12lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Useful Flat winner at up to 1m3f and she's got better this autumn with each of her three hurdle starts, finishing second at Huntingdon (2m, good) most recently; well treated for this handicap hurdle debut if able to tap into some more of her Flat ability.

9/2

2nd

2

8th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

14:07 Huntingdon

Colony Queen

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders

4/1

8th

2

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:45 Ffos Las

Colony Queen

11st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

held up in rear, hit 4th, pushed along 3 out, soon outpaced and held, weakened approaching last

12/1

Form: /767/5

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

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7

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Uther Pendragon

11st 7lb

J: William Kennedy

T: J S Moore

5th

3

17th Nov 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:25 Wincanton

Uther Pendragon

11st 4lb

J: Mr Lewis Saunders

T: J S Moore

Hasn't been seen over hurdles since the end of 2020; very busy on the Flat since but winless since June of that year and not as good as he was; others have better credentials.

20/1

6th

4

(9)

27th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Uther Pendragon

9st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: J S Moore

soon soon led at steady pace, ridden and headed under 2f out, lost position and beaten 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

Form: 0-P4PP

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Has shown very little across her seven starts and she was pulled up at 125-1 on her recent handicap debut at Ffos Las.
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15

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:50 Taunton

Good Greef

10st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Robert Luke

Has shown very little across her seven starts and she was pulled up at 125-1 on her recent handicap debut at Ffos Las.

100/1

7

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Ffos Las

Good Greef

10st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Robert Luke

Her best effort came over C&D in June but it is just modest form and she has something to prove now handicapping on the slowest ground she will have faced.

33/1

Non-runners

Uther Pendragon

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £24.90
Straight Forecast £13.78
Tricast £356.94
Trifecta £603.10

Selections

POSTDATA:

No No Tonic

SPOTLIGHT:

Colony Queen

RP Ratings:

Moveit Like Minnie

The Guardian:

Cobbs Corner

LAMBOURN:

Line Of Descent

The Sun:

Karakoram

Daily Mail:

Moveit Like Minnie

The Star:

Cobbs Corner

WEST COUNTRY:

No No Tonic

The Times:

No No Tonic

D Express:

No No Tonic

Telegraph:

Colony Queen

Daily Mirror:

Colony Queen

Daily Record:

Colony Queen