November 24 / 15.50 Taunton

15.50

Good

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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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13

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Moveit Like Minnie

11st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position 5th, dropped to rear 3 out, lost touch and pulled up before 2 out

25/1

13

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Moveit Like Minnie

11st 0lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position 5th, dropped to rear 3 out, lost touch and pulled up before 2 out

25/1

9th

10

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Moveit Like Minnie

10st 13lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Back-to-back handicap wins before a creditable fourth to the classy Luccia at Ascot; ran just okay in the Betfair Hurdle but he's a player on that penultimate effort.

14/1

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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12th

9

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Callistos King

11st 3lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

held up in rear, headway before 3 out

14/1

3

18th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Callistos King

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, prominent

5/1

4th

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Worcester

Callistos King

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Fair and consistent hurdler who posted a solid third in first-time cheekpieces in 3m Stratford handicap 22 days ago; interesting chasing debutant for his top yard.

5/2

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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12

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Presgrave

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

in touch with leaders, bad mistake and nearly lost jockey 2nd, soon towards rear, ridden and weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

33/1

15

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:55 Taunton

Presgrave

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Finished behind fellow maiden Gorcombe Moonshine at Exeter most recently but ran well (40-1 third) over 2m3f here in November and has place claims if back to that form.

16/1

7th

15

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:40 Exeter

Presgrave

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Ran well from the front when third at Taunton last November but nothing like as good on only start since, at that track last month; cheekpieces worn in both of those races now left off; 0-18 in career.

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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9th

10

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

21:00 Stratford

Karakoram

10st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Grace Harris

Well handicapped even on what he was showing as recently as last year but has had a lot of racing and become a law unto himself.

14/1

6th

12

22nd May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

20:40 Southwell

Karakoram

10st 6lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

5-73; now 14lb lower than when last successful at Taunton (3m, good to soft) in March 2023; best recent effort when placed at Ludlow (2m5f, good) ten days ago; interesting to see if he can build on that.

7/2

6th

12

22nd May 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

20:40 Southwell

Karakoram

10st 6lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

5-73; now 14lb lower than when last successful at Taunton (3m, good to soft) in March 2023; best recent effort when placed at Ludlow (2m5f, good) ten days ago; interesting to see if he can build on that.

7/2

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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8th

4

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Worcester

Land Of My Delight

11st 9lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

midfield, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out

5/1

6th

7

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

17:30 Huntingdon

Land Of My Delight

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: D J Jeffreys

Seven-race maiden who struggled when well backed on soft ground in January and hasn't raced again since; might be seen to better effect on good ground, though, and it will be interesting to observe his strength in the market today.

10/1

3

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:00 Hereford

Land Of My Delight

11st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: D J Jeffreys

Not beaten far at Taunton on latest start (2m3f, good) and possibly still open to improvement after just six career starts; likely to need a step forward if he's to gain a first success. however.

5/1

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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7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

After The Fox

10st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Below best over hurdles this season and has made inauspicious start to chasing career this spring; seems versatile regarding ground but is yet to convince stamina-wise over 3m; not the percentage call.

10/1

4

8th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

14:15 Newton Abbot

After The Fox

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Both hurdle wins gained on soft; not at his best this season and finished some way behind Kap Chidley when both made their chasing debuts at Chepstow last month; work to do, therefore.

7/1

5th

10

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

After The Fox

11st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won a soft-ground handicap hurdle here 13 months ago off a 4lb higher mark; hasn't found his best form this season though and now tried his hand over fences.

16/1

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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5th

6

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

16:40 Cartmel

Line Of Descent

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Won three races at up to 2m4f last season, including over 2m1f here in May (good); 12lb higher now, but close third after a break off 1lb lower at Ffos Las last time (2m3f, good to soft); chance.

15/8

5th

6

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

16:40 Cartmel

Line Of Descent

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Won three races at up to 2m4f last season, including over 2m1f here in May (good); 12lb higher now, but close third after a break off 1lb lower at Ffos Las last time (2m3f, good to soft); chance.

15/8

3rd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Line Of Descent

11st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Three wins over fences in April-June 2023 but he's had mixed results in last four runs and was only fifth of seven at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in his final start last year; not sure what to expect back from 195 days off and interesting to see how he figures in market.

7/1

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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5th

6

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Cobbs Corner

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

held up in rear, outpaced 3 out, lost touch 2 out, tailed off

8/1

5th

10

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Cobbs Corner

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Won off today's mark over hurdles at Fakenham (2m4f, good) in October 2022; made quite promising seasonal/chase debut at Hereford (2m, good) last month but was not travelling well when brought down at Hereford 19 days ago and his overall record is not compelling.

6/1

0

11

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Cobbs Corner

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nick Gifford

Just 1-10 over hurdles but made a quite promising seasonal/chase debut when fourth over C&D (good) this month and can pose a potent threat if that outing has brought him on; 1lb out of the weights.

5/1

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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1st

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

No No Tonic

11st 13lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Mark Gillard

prominent

14/1

5th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Kempton

No No Tonic

11st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Mark Gillard

Veteran who has done her winning at Wincanton; form dipped there on Boxing Day, following two placed efforts; first run at Kempton and isn't the percentage call.

14/1

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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15th

15

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Harde Fashion

10st 8lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Daniel Bourne

Went close on stable/hurdle debut in October 2021 but generally very disappointing since; not seen since pulled up in Hereford handicap last December and has too much to prove.

50/1

10

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Harde Fashion

11st 3lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Daniel Bourne

Maiden (0-12); continues to plummet in the weights after a somewhat tepid effort in first-time cheekpieces at Taunton (2m3f, good; 33-1) four weeks ago; safer to look elsewhere.

50/1

6

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

Harde Fashion

11st 2lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Daniel Bourne

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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9th

12

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

Pulled up in four consecutive handicap chases since last spring and now 0-12 overall; huge leap of faith required to support him here; 3lb wrong.

66/1

0

10

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: Fiona Shaw

held up in rear

25/1

0

7

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:42 Fontwell

Broadoak

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Fiona Shaw

0-10; placed twice over fences on good ground, at up to 2m4f last season; form tailed off in the spring; returns with a bit to prove, including if it's soft ground and from 5lb out of the handicap.

25/1

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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0

8

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Lingfield

Mickyh

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Adam West

Has perhaps lost his confidence since falling at Fontwell in April; potentially on a decent mark and he's back with his former trainer; not without hope.

15/2

0

12

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Mickyh

10st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Dual hurdle winner but has produced two weak finishes since taking a heavy fall in April; best watched on chase debut.

16/1

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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10th

1

(10)

17th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Wise Glory

9st 11lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Grace Harris

prominent

10/1

5th

2

(6)

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 5

16:55 Windsor

Wise Glory

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Grace Harris

Hasn't won in almost three years and has regressed since joining from Paul Nicholls; was running poorly over hurdles when last seen and is hard to fancy.

16/1

11

(2)

14th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 179y

Class 4

16:15 Leicester

Wise Glory

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Grace Harris

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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5th

4

(8)

2nd Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

15:25 Southwell (AW)

Colony Queen

9st 9lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Pipe

Hasn't really shone over hurdles for current yard but she's a ten-time Flat winner who won all three of her runs for John Mackie in 2021 (1m2f/1m3f); acts on Tapeta and she should be well handicapped.

14/1

6th

2

30th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 1

14:15 Taunton

Colony Queen

11st 4lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Ten Flat wins but yet to strike over hurdles; well beaten in a handicap here nine days ago; blinkers added to the tongue-strap worn then.

50/1

8th

6

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

12:53 Taunton

Colony Queen

11st 7lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Took a step forward when second in a Huntingdon novice (2m, good) last month on her third hurdle start, and she reportedly lost her action when pulled up on subsequent handicap debut here; has potential off her current mark in view of her useful Flat ability; a tongue-tie goes on; could go well.

6/1

Form: /767/5

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

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3rd

6

(3)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

13:45 Bath

Uther Pendragon

8st 9lb

J: Shariq Mohd

T: J S Moore

Course winner who wasn't disgraced when sixth of ten in 1m2f handicap here eight days ago; this veteran is one for the shortlist now stepping up in trip.

16/1

6th

11

(2)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:25 Bath

Uther Pendragon

8st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: J S Moore

Veteran who does a lot of his racing here; better effort behind Jimmy Mark over C&D a fortnight ago and holds each-way claims but he finds winning tough these days.

12/1

4th

14

(8)

24th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

17:30 Bath

Uther Pendragon

8st 9lb

J: Shariq Mohd

T: J S Moore

Won this in 2019, the first of three course wins; mixed fortunes here last year, winning over 11.5f (July) but struggling over 1m5f (October); winter AW form okay, and entitled to strip fitter for last week's run (first for three months); others more convincing.

18/1

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