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Race 1 Taunton 12:-28 Selling Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

243 Wajaaha
Fairly useful hurdler who capitalised on the drop in grade in first-time cheekpieces at Plumpton in November and followed up back on the level at Dundalk 11 days later. Not quite in the same form there last week but still rates the one to beat back over hurdles.
11-6Philip ByrnesC Byrneslocked0.67/10.5/125
474 Poseidon
Useful chaser at best who ran poorly at Cheltenham in October. Fared little better back on the level at Dundalk 13 days ago but takes a marked drop in grade here and needs respecting. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.
11-0Sean BowenGordon Elliottlocked3.33/13.33/10
285 True Romance
Fair hurdler who took a step back in the right direction dropped in grade when second of 10 in selling hurdle at this course (19f, good, 5/6) 28 days ago. This demands a bit more, though.
11-0Thomas DoggrellNeil Mulhollandlocked7/14.5/136
392 Kanukankan
Sold out of Philip Hobbs' yard for just £4,000 but landed a Market Rasen novice on debut for new connections in August. Chased home an improver at Stratford but underperformed by some way dropped into a claimer at Huntingdon last time. Has left Charles & Adam Pogson.
11-6 Philip ArmsonBarry Brennanlocked25/150/1100
287 Yaazaain
Poor maiden hurdler who ran one of his better races without landing a blow when 14 lengths third of 10 in selling event at this course (19f, good, 10/1) 28 days ago. Firmly up against it again.
11-0Tom CannonNigel Hawkelocked66/133/150
286 Vanderbilt
Poor hurdler. Remains a maiden after 39 NH runs and failed to back up dubious latest effort when sixth of 10 in selling hurdle at this course (19f, good, 10/1) 4 weeks ago. Easily opposed.
11-0Fergus GillardMark Gillardlocked150/1100/133
There are 6 runners in this race.

Race 2 Taunton 13:00 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

86 Baliyad
7-y-o who bagged a Stratford selling handicap in September and has run well in defeat on his last 2 starts (claimer at Ludlow 8 days ago). Should give another good account.
10-9Finn LambertMatt Sheppardlocked3.5/13.33/15
2383 Per Vino Veritas
Modest form over hurdles to date. Disappointing at Exeter when last seen but could make his presence felt if able to bounce back after 7 months off.
11-8Brendan PowellJoe Tizzardlocked4/12.5/138
191 Vazir
Fairly useful 1m4f Flat winner but hasn't yet matched that form over hurdles. Not discredited at Huntingdon on return and now fitted with cheekpieces down in grade.
12-0Tom CannonAlan Kinglocked4/14.5/113
164 Alghazaal
Fairly useful on the Flat and while he's not proven as good over hurdles he has shaped a bit better than the bare result on both outings this season. Not discounted in a weak affair.
11-2Paul O'BrienCharlie Longsdonlocked7.5/110/133
387 Ya Know Yaseff
Successful sole start in Irish points. Yet to achieve much over hurdles but could prove a different proposition now handicapping from a lowly mark.
10-9 Philip ArmsonDavid Pipelocked10/122/1120
275 Force De Frap
Fair form over hurdles and fences in France and first signs of encouragement in Britain over at Southwell last month, not settling but showing a bit in front for a fair way. Dropped another 5 lb and back down in trip now.
10-12Harrison BeswickEmma-Jane Bishoplocked14/116/114
179 Just Deegeeteebee
Unplaced in bumpers for Dai Burchell and fared no better so far over hurdles. Tongue tied for handicap debut.
10-5Connor BraceFergal O'Brienlocked14/110/129
3014 Angus De Bull
First run since leaving John O'Shea when last of 13 in handicap hurdle at Hereford last time. Out of the weights and yet to show anything but stable is going well.
10-2Ben PosteRyan Potterlocked14/166/1371
26910 Modreeney
Fair Irish bumper winner, but little impact in 5 starts over hurdles for current yard. Tongue tied for seasonal debut but hard to make a case for.
10-4Ellis CollierChristian Williamslocked25/16/176
268 Jack The Farmer
Poor hurdler who has been let down by his jumping in recent starts. Unlikely to make an impact.
10-6Thomasina EystonBen Lundlocked28/118/136
5942 Mr Sociable
Modest form at best over hurdles but his profile is far from convincing and he has a 19-month absence to overcome.
11-12Bryan CarverChris Downlocked40/166/165
26011 Alfa Dawn
Fair maiden on Flat for Phillip Makin, but hasn't shown much so far over obstacles. Returns to hurdling after 8 months off.
10-3Sean BowenPeter Bowenlocked40/166/165
4612 Bells Of Rutland
Limited maiden hurdler who is set for another struggle.
10-2Alan JohnsTim Vaughanlocked50/133/134
27313 Christopher Clive
No sign of encouragement for Jeremy Scott and hasn't been seen for 9 months. Hard to make a case for.
10-2David PrichardClaire Harrislocked50/133/134
There are 14 runners in this race.

Race 3 Taunton 13:35 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

281 Rubaud
Useful performer on the Flat in France and improved markedly from his hurdling debut when landing a 7-runner novice over C&D last month. Plenty more to come and should be involved.
11-7Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked1/10.62/138
172 Brentford Hope
Smart Flat winner who was runner-up in a novice at Ludlow on hurdling debut. Open to improvement, and looks to have plenty in favour on less testing ground. Strong claims.
11-0Brendan PowellRichard Hugheslocked1.25/11.38/110
1296 Invincible De Mee
Well-bred sort who showed ability in French bumpers but is likely to have an educational start to hurdling.
11-0Alan JohnsTim Vaughanlocked8/125/1213
197 Let It Shine
Just modest form in a pair of bumpers and no impact in a novice at Huntingdon on first go over hurdles.
11-0Ben PosteMichael Scudamorelocked20/140/1100
2811 Sassified
Fairly useful on Flat (stays 11f) in Ireland for Johnny Murtagh and shaped as if in need of the run on after 13 months off when sixth in a novice at Market Rasen on hurdling debut. Should improve.
11-0Tom O'BrienPhilip Hobbslocked20/114/130
448 Little Pi
Dunaden gelding who showed limited encouragement whrn down the field in a bumper at Bangor on debut 44 days ago. Others preferred.
11-0Stan SheppardMatt Sheppardlocked66/166/10
2210 Sailed Away
Made frame sole start in point bumper and shaped with some encouragement on Rules debut at Bangor in September. Has left Stuart Edmunds ahead of hurdle debut. Tongue strap on for 1st time.
11-0 Philip ArmsonAlexandra Dunnlocked66/150/124
2413 Nous Esperons
Beaten a fair way on sole start for David Pipe in a Wincanton bumper in January and down the field in a novice at Exeter on first go over hurdles.
10-7Ben JonesPhilip Hobbslocked100/1100/10
134 Gun Runner Cash
From a successful jumps family and perfect start when landing a Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott in April. Below that level since, including for new connections, and plenty on second hurdling start.
11-0Thomasina EystonBen Lundlocked100/1150/150
3699 Russies Dream
Little encouragement in a couple of bumpers and off a year prior to this hurdling debut, so hard to make a case for.
11-0Bryan CarverChris Downlocked100/1150/150
2012 The Rain King
Fairly useful on Flat (stays 8.5f), successful at Windsor in May but has been below form since and well held first two starts over hurdles.
11-0Fergus GillardAlexandra Dunnlocked100/180/120
203 Clay
Fairly useful maiden on Flat for Richard Hannon (stays 1¼m) but lost his form in that sphere and stable/hurdling debut in a novice at Chepstow was uninspiring.
11-0Jack QuinlanNeil Kinglocked150/1150/10
145 Instant Gambler
Maiden Irish pointer who was only eighth in a C&D novice on completed start over hurdles. Others preferred.
11-0Adam WedgeAlexandra Dunnlocked150/1250/167
2014 Shee's A Stella
No promise so far in bumpers/over hurdles.
10-7Alexander ThorneDebra Hamerlocked200/1250/125
There are 14 runners in this race.

Race 4 Taunton 15:08 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 23f

241 Dan's Chosen
Fair maiden hurdler who has quickly proven better over fences, left with a simple task when off the mark at Fakenham in October. Didn't find a great deal when fourth off this mark at Exeter (24.2f) next time but claims here nonetheless.
12-0Tom O'BrienPhilip Hobbslocked2.5/10.83/167
173 Airtothethrone
Placed both starts in Irish points and good second on hurdles debut at Ffos Las last November. Fair start to chase career when third of 8 at Ludlow (23.8f) recently and definite chance if able to build on that.
11-11Alan JohnsTim Vaughanlocked2.5/12.25/110
177 Layerthorpe
Landed a hat-trick in staying handicap hurdles in 2019. Pulled up on recent chase debut at Ludlow but was entitled to need that following 16 months off and this run should be more revealing.
10-11Ben JonesDebra Hamerlocked10/118/180
1134 Go Fox
Flat winner who opened his account in this sphere at Perth last September. Hasn't fired in 4 subsequent starts in this sphere, though, and limited appeal now switched to fences.
11-10Jack QuinlanNeil Kinglocked16/125/156
385 Ho Que Oui
All the better for return when winning 6-runner handicap chase at Ffos Las (21f) but well held next 2 starts and she now has a bit to prove.
11-4Fergus GillardAlexandra Dunnlocked20/120/10
179 Toad Of Toad Hall
Didn't need to improve when off the mark in 3-runner handicap chase at Fontwell (3¼m) in June. No impact in 2 starts since returning from a break, though, and it's probably best to look elsewhere.
10-6 Philip ArmsonAlexandra Dunnlocked28/112/157
508 Shirocco's Delight
Modest hurdler in Ireland and not even at that level for current yard, pulled up on return at Fontwell in October. Hard to warm to now switched to fences.
10-7Tom CannonAnna Newton-Smithlocked28/118/136
53411 Botus Fleming
Appears to be of little account and looks set for another struggle.
10-2Harry KimberJackie Du Plessislocked35/116/154
1210 Old Page
Successful between the flags during the spring and didn't shape badly on chase debut at Cartmel in August. However, no show both subsequent completions and he needs to get back on track.
10-2James BestAytach Sadiklocked50/150/10
202 Barrowmount
Made a winning hurdles debut at Stratford (2¾m) in May last year but has shown little spark in 3 starts since returning from a 16-month absence. Best watched on chase debut.
11-12Micheal NolanSeamus Mullinslocked50/133/134
There are 10 runners in this race.

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