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These are the race tips and results for Taunton run on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.


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Race 1 Taunton 12:30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 19f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
14029 Auenwirbel
Chase winner at Worcester in summer 2018 but more miss than hit since, including well held both starts this term.
lockedU525/90-
10-9Mitchell BastyanLaura Younglocked30/133/110
2315 The Weasel
Modest form in only bumper and beaten a long way on all hurdle starts, including on C&D handicap debut last month. First-time cheekpieces need to spark improvement.
locked4-5088
11-1Sam Twiston-DaviesNeil Mulhollandlocked14/17/150
31912 Flanagans Field
Veteran who won twice at selling handicap level last season. Sharper for reappearance when third at Plumpton in November but well beaten twice since.
locked14-4385
10-4Lewis StonesBernard Llewellynlocked25/120/120
45410 Vicenzo Mio
Has been placed a couple of times over fences this term but this veteran's losing run goes back to December 2013.
locked44-2345
10-8Nathan BrennanChris Gordonlocked10/16.5/135
5th9913 Shadow's Girl
Successful over 2m at Chepstow last winter and back to form when narrowly denied in 2m Plumpton selling handicap in November. Player if returning from a 3-month break in the same form.
locked26-4572
10-4Charlie PriceBernard Llewellynlocked6.5/114/1115
6th5117 Invicta Lake
Veteran C&D winner who is on a feasible mark but needs to bounce back from lesser runs the last twice to make a mark here.
locked43-85P8
10-0Tom BuckleySuzy Smithlocked12/110/117
7th3111 Linguine
On a lengthy losing run and has suffered heavy defeats in handicaps this season, including for this yard last twice. Has a first-time visor replacing cheekpieces.
locked907089
10-7Isabel WilliamsJackie Du Plessislocked20/15.5/173
8th35516 Candyman Can
Flat winner who is exposed as poor in this sphere. Some creditable efforts this term but latest Wincanton sixth wasn't one of them.
locked603456-
10-0Page FullerLaura Hurleylocked12/116/133
9th348 Dan Gun
C&D winner off 7 lb higher last season. Signs of a revival when third at Stratford in November and perhaps unsuited by heavy ground at Chepstow since.
locked7P0730
10-11Connor BraceDavid Bracelocked14/122/157
10th433 Airton
Landed a gamble off a career-low mark at Uttoxeter (23f) in September. Third on next 2 starts but below par at Doncaster (3m) latest. Back down in trip.
locked581338B
11-12Fergus GillardDavid Pipelocked8/16.5/119
11th48214 Polo The Mumm
Successful twice over fences in 2018/19 but out of sorts for Alexandra Dunn when last seen in autumn 2019. Had wind surgery ahead of this return for another stable.
locked2/68685-
10-4Bryony FrostJimmy Frostlocked22/128/127
12th836 Earthly
Modest winning stayer on Flat but well held in 3 runs over hurdles. May do better now on his handicap bow.
locked768
11-0Robert WilliamsBernard Llewellynlocked25/140/160
|PU|2374 Dubheen
Poor form in Ireland but would be by no means the first to improve for a switch to this yard. Interesting runner, particularly if betting vibes strong.
locked7859-PP
11-2Jason DixonDr Richard Newlandlocked5/14.5/110
|PU|451 Zero To Hero
Still without a win, but she arrives in good nick, third of 7 at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) 45 days ago. Can race off 2 lb lower mark so worth considering.
lockedP40393A
11-12A P HeskinSophie Leechlocked3/17/1133
|PU|1887 Rathnure Ranger
Maiden pointer who is yet to show much under Rules, finishing a distant third in Stratford handicap when last seen in August.
locked5708-F3
10-11Ben PosteKaty Pricelocked25/150/1100
|PU|4115 Fethard Flyer
Poor maiden hurdler who has been well held on his completed start over fences this season. Mark on the slide but others more obvious.
locked6P0F-F7
10-4Tom O'BrienPaul Hendersonlocked33/150/152
There are 16 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£53.30 £595.60 £1,575.20

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Race 2 Taunton 13:00 Novices Hurdle (Class 4) 19f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
1401 Allavina
Fairly useful bumper winner who opened her account over hurdles in 17f novice at Fontwell last month. Sort to go on improving, especially over this longer trip. Big player.
locked31-421
11-6Aidan ColemanOlly Murphylocked2.25/11.62/128
2198 Lilly Pedlar
Promise in bumpers but failed to build on hurdles debut second here when remote third at Wincanton (15f) 19 days ago. Remains with potential, especially over this longer trip.
locked7/5-23B
11-0Nico de BoinvilleNicky Hendersonlocked4.5/13.33/126
3344 Buttsbury Lady
Fair bumper winner who has shaped encouragingly when twice fourth over hurdles, patiently ridden at Newbury (2m4f) last time. Has more to offer so needs considering.
locked1544
11-0James BowenNicky Hendersonlocked8.5/15.5/135
4592 Global Harmony
Confirmed previous promise when off the mark over hurdles in 2m5f novice at Wincanton. Not disgraced under a penalty when second at Wetherby since so not taken lightly.
locked72-3312A
11-6Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked3.33/12.5/125
5th409 Rock On Rita
8/1, encouraging fourth of 9 in novice hurdle at Fontwell (17.7f, heavy) on NH debut 40 days ago. Winning pointer, so open to improvement and worth considering.
locked14
11-0Richie McLernonNeil Mulhollandlocked33/150/152
6th126 Home Farm House
Winning Irish pointer who (11/1) made encouraging start for new yard when fifth of 12 in Kempton bumper 12 days ago. Much respected now going hurdling.
locked1-5
11-0Tom ScudamoreDavid Pipelocked16/118/113
7th11810 Sakandi
Has failed to beat a rival in 2 bumpers 9 months apart (had breathing op in between). Lots to prove now going over hurdles.
locked0-0
11-0Sean HoulihanBob Bucklerlocked150/1300/1100
8th895 Cucumber Gin
Thrice-raced maiden. 150/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Lingfield (19.5f, heavy) 89 days ago. Tongue strap on with it to prove.
locked9/8-P
11-0Matt GriffithsNicky Martinlocked125/1200/160
|PU|347 Lady In Hiding
In the frame all 3 bumpers in 2019, but off 14 months/had wind op before well held in Newbury novice (2m, heavy) on hurdles bow last month. Needs to step forward now.
locked4/33-0
11-0Jonathan BurkeOliver Sherwoodlocked16/120/125
|PU|011 The Tithe
Jet Away mare. Dam point winner. Faces no easy introduction.
locked
11-0Stan SheppardKayley Woollacottlocked100/1300/1200
|PU|1912 Wee Fly Too
150/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Wincanton (21.4f, heavy) on NH debut 19 days ago. Tongue strap on with big step forward required.
lockedP
11-0Rex DinglePolly Gundrylocked150/1300/1100
There are 11 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£2.50 £8.80 £33.40

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Race 3 Taunton 13:30 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
1339 The Widdow Maker
Much improved when third under positive tactics in a novice at Wincanton last time and boasts excellent claims of opening his account against lesser opposition in a first-time hood.
locked9-783
11-2Harry CobdenColin Tizzardlocked0.5/11.62/1224
21811 Young O'Leary
Placed in points and (22/1) but not much to write home about in two novice hurdles to date, pulled up at Chepstow last time. Plenty to prove.
locked5P22-4PB
11-2David PrichardNigel Hawkelocked40/16/185
3346 Lusitanien
Well held in a bumper at Hereford prior to showing some aptitude when a distant third in a novice at Chepstow on hurdling bow. Needs to step up markedly from that if he's to feature.
locked03
11-2Adam WedgeEvan Williamslocked9/110/111
43558 That Ole Chestnut
Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser Drovers Lane and bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler Thats My Rabbit. However, his efforts in bumpers last season were not overly inspiring.
locked06-
11-2Matt GriffithsJeremy Scottlocked25/114/144
5th195 Kingcormac
Little impact in a couple of points and a novice hurdle at Wincanton. Set to struggle again.
lockedP67
11-2Micheal NolanNigel Hawkelocked40/122/145
6th3412 Courtly Love
Placed in points but first run since leaving Mrs L. Pomfret when pulled up in novice at Newbury (20.5f, 250/1) on hurdles bow 34 days ago. Hard to fancy.
locked52/28B-P
10-9James DaviesOliver Signylocked100/1200/1100
7th35114 Tibbie Dunbar
Modest maiden on the Flat. Hooded for 1st time when only seventh of 9 in handicap at Lingfield (11.6f) in August. Makes hurdles debut with her fitness to prove.
locked45-
10-9Tom ScudamoreStuart Kittowlocked25/120/120
|U|753 Druim Samhraidh
Fair form in bumpers in 2019, but was never involved on hurdles/stable debut here in January.
locked43D-0
11-2Mitchell BastyanJohnny Farrellylocked20/15.5/173
|U|702 Blackthorn Winter
No impact in a bumper at Catterick and is bred to need time and distance, so likely to have a considerate start to hurdling.
locked6A
11-2Conor BrassilJohnny Farrellylocked20/150/1150
|PU|694 Frankeur
Third in a couple of bumpers in France in spring 2019 but, having joined Dan Skelton, returned from a long absence with a sketchy display of jumping in a novice at Newbury on first crack at hurdling.
locked3/3-0
11-2Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked4/13/125
|PU|181 Big Chief
Sent off a big price prior to being pulled up in a novice at Chepstow on hurdling debut, so hard to make any sort of case for.
lockedP
11-2Conor O'FarrellNigel Hawkelocked100/1125/125
|PU|4647 Second Chapter
Arcadio gelding. Half-brother to useful hurdler Palmers Hill. Dam unraced half-sister to fair hurdler Lou's Coole Girl (19f winner). Winning pointer, last of 3 finishers last time (Nov 2019).
locked4F8/13-
11-2James BestMax Younglocked16/1150/1838
|PU|2210 Worth Knowing
Little show in bumpers, so hard to expect much from him now switched to hurdling.
lockedPP35-69
11-2Kai LenihanKatharine Davislocked100/1300/1200
|PU|66713 Flaming Red
Tailed-off last in 2 Flat maidens for Kevin Bishop in 2019. Very hard to make any sort of case for making hurdling debut after long absence.
locked
10-9Sean HoulihanRichard Hawkerlocked100/1300/1200
There are 14 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£2.20 £15.00 £89.20

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Race 4 Taunton 14:00 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 22f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
154 Ring The Moon
Right back on song since fitted with tongue strap and impressively bagged 2m4f Leicester handicap chase only 5 days ago. The one to beat under 7 lb penalty.
locked08PF21
11-77exAdam WedgeEvan Williamslocked1.25/11.62/130
2269 Leave My Alone
Right back on track of late, and gained breakthrough success in 3m handicap chase at Fakenham 26 days ago. More needed off 4 lb higher mark though.
locked706P-21B
10-7Richie McLernonRichenda Fordlocked4.5/15.5/122
3893 Minella Voucher
Dual winner last term and stepped up plenty on his reappearance run when third at Taunton 89 days ago. Not discounted after a break.
locked2144-U3
11-7Kielan WoodsAlexandra Dunnlocked12/125/1108
4892 Avoir De Soins
Left previous efforts well behind when getting up late to land 2m4f Lingfield handicap before good fourth there later in November. Returns from a break now and greatly respected.
locked07P-F14A
11-10Rex DingleAnthony Honeyballlocked3.5/16.5/186
5th87 Bellamy's Grey
Modest hurdler/chaser. 80/1, last of 9 in bumper at Lingfield 8 days ago. Back chasing up in trip with work to do.
locked656-P39
10-12Micheal NolanCarroll Graylocked28/118/136
6th825 Great Tempo
Modest winning chaser who has yet to hit form in two runs this term. Mark is slipping but others lot more persuasive.
locked417P-55
11-1Fergus GillardDavid Pipelocked10/16.5/135
7th401 Rossderrin
Modest maiden over hurdles/fences in Ireland. Off 5 months, remote fifth in Fontwell handicap for new yard last month. Needs to come on a lot.
locked64-PP15
11-12Tom ScudamoreKayley Woollacottlocked28/128/10
8th746 Triple Chief
Ended last season in a lull and below par both runs this term, remote third in 17f Bangor handicap 74 days ago. Back up in trip with plenty to prove.
locked3345-03
10-13Bryony FrostJimmy Frostlocked20/120/10
|F|6810 All Kings
Still a maiden after 24 runs but not disgraced when fifth of 14 in 19f Exeter handicap chase in December. Hard to enthuse over all the same.
locked5/3U-P55
10-6Joe AndersonBob Bucklerlocked20/112/140
|PU|268 Midnight Calamity
Lightly-raced mare who posted best effort this term in first-time blinkers when third in 2m5f Fakenham handicap chase. Not the best of jumpers so others still appeal more.
locked425-PP3
10-9Jay TidballBill Turnerlocked12/19/125
There are 10 runners in this race.
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£2.00 £11.70 £101.40

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Race 5 Taunton 14:30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) 16f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
1174 Rockadenn
Fairly useful jumper in France, winning completing 4-timer in Cagnes-Sur-Mer listed chase. Returns to hurdling having run out early in handicap chase at Musselburgh on debut for this yard.
locked11112-R
10-11Bryony FrostPaul Nichollslocked8/18.5/16
2671 Pic D'orhy
Won the Betfair Hurdle last year and, although he's gone backwards from a promising start over fences this term, he remains with potential as a hurdler.
lockedF61-2F4
11-12Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked5/19/180
31162 King Roland
Quickly made up into useful hurdler last term and produced an encouraging chasing debut when third in a novice at Uttoxeter on reappearance. Off a further 116 days since but mark looks reasonable.
locked11/212-3A
11-2Jonjo O'Neill JrHarry Frylocked2.25/11.75/122
44133 Masters Legacy
Nicely bred and was progressing well at this track when last seen, showing a good attitude to win a couple of novices. 13-month absence to overcome on hurdling debut, however.
locked211-B
10-12Micheal NolanPhilip Hobbslocked3/12.5/117
5th525 Totterdown
Useful hurdler who hasn't been in great form this term but went off too hard at Sandown 52 days ago. Mark is edging back down, so not a forlorn hope if he gets his own way in front.
locked13-3F95
10-8Liam HarrisonFergal O'Brienlocked6.5/16/18
6th337 River Bray
Has some temperament but he did manage a win at Wincanton in December and was quickly back to form when second in a handicap there a month ago. One to consider.
locked2-5U182
10-6Ciaran GethingsVictor Dartnalllocked7/111/157
7th706 Getaway Fred
Winning pointer who made up into a fairly useful hurdler last term but hasn't made any great impact over fences this term. Needs to improve back in this discipline.
locked32P-655
10-6A P HeskinColin Tizzardlocked20/120/10
|PU|1018 Pinson Du Rheu
Fairly useful jumper at up to 23f in France but jumped poorly when pulled up on British/stable debut, so no surprise to see him back over hurdles.
locked17F2-FP
10-1Kielan WoodsAlexandra Dunnlocked40/1100/1150
There are 8 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£10.50 £47.30 £191.00

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Race 6 Taunton 15:05 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 23f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
1828 Putdecashonthedash
Benefited from fitting of cheekpieces towards last season, scoring at Wincanton and almost following up here. However, he hasn't returned in same form, pulling up on both starts. Had wind op.
locked2F12-PP
11-0Tom BellamyKeiran Burkelocked11/19/118
2751 Storm Home
Poor strike rate but he's looked capable over fences and likely would have won over C&D last time had he jumped the last cleanly, going down by only a head. Big player.
locked5-335F2A
11-7Harry KimberColin Tizzardlocked2.75/14/145
3886 Jean Genie
Went close in handicap chases first 2 starts this term and player if able to bounce back from a lesser run at Doncaster in November. Had wind op since (also tongue tied first time).
locked474-225
11-0Charlie PriceTim Vaughanlocked5/18/160
4427 Seemingly So
Fair winner over hurdles. Runner-up first 2 starts over fences and contender if a lesser run at Wetherby last time can be forgiven. First-time blinkers replace cheekpieces.
locked7/P32-24B
11-0Aidan ColemanOlly Murphylocked5/14/120
5th335 Wagner
Maiden hurdle winner last March. Disappointing in a novice hurdle and handicap chase this season but clearly still very early in his career.
lockedU/131-56
11-4Rex DingleAnthony Honeyballlocked8/15/138
6th334 Broadclyst
Fairly useful chaser who went close to opening account in this sphere over C&D in December. However, not in the same form at Wincanton since and may again find one or two too good. Tongue tie added.
locked73PF24
11-4James DaviesChris Downlocked6/14.5/125
|PU|443 Sandy Boy
Irresolute hurdler but made a good start over fences when going close over this C&D in November. Never travelling when pulled up last time, but now 2 lb lower and claims if in the right mood.
lockedP2423P
11-4Richard JohnsonPhilip Hobbslocked6/17.5/125
|PU|242 Rathlin Rose
Veteran who has done most of his winning at Sandown and Ascot. Back to form when runner-up at Doncaster but added to an increasingly patchy recent record with two modest efforts since.
locked7-P62P6
11-6Tom ScudamoreDavid Pipelocked16/114/113
There are 8 runners in this race.
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£6.00 £51.50 £366.60

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Race 7 Taunton 15:40 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 24f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
13511 Puzzle Cache
Modest maiden hurdler who hasn't entirely disgraced herself in 4 starts for this yard, doing best work in the closing stages when third at Exeter last time (8 lengths adrift of Arctic Footprint).
locked50-5553
10-11Charlie HammondChris Downlocked7/15/129
23112 Follow That
Well held in a trio of novice hurdles, but found some improvement when third of 13 upped to 19f here on handicap debut last month. This further increase in trip may help and she merits respect.
locked4-49582
10-10Aidan ColemanOlly Murphylocked3.5/12/143
3345 Sound Of Music
Has shown ability in bumpers and mares' novice hurdles at up to 21.4f. Significant step forward is needed upped in trip for this handicap debut, but that's distinctly possible.
locked45-666B
11-5Paddy BrennanNoel Williamslocked5.5/18.5/155
4352 Arctic Footprint
Showed ability in maiden/novice company last term and produced her best effort by some way since switched to handicaps when runner-up at Exeter (23f, heavy) last time. Claims if able to build on that.
locked420-P72A
11-9Joe AndersonChris Downlocked7/18/114
5th264 Always Able
Lightly-raced maiden who has finished third on 2 of her last 3 starts, most recently off this mark at Fakenham (23.4f, heavy) where she sported first-time cheekpieces (retained). Not discounted.
locked47-8373
11-7Thomas DoggrellFiona Kehoelocked10/18/120
6th2026 Annual Flavour
Looked very limited in bumpers/over hurdles in Ireland and opposable starting out for new yard here off a stiff-looking mark.
locked609-548
11-4Page FullerOliver Signylocked20/133/165
7th1914 Emmas Dilemma
Efforts since joining this yard haven't been overly inspiring and hopes pinned on first-time visor making the difference here.
locked84-085P
10-5Nathan BrennanHannah Jameslocked20/150/1150
8th347 Kingsmill Gin
Best effort yet when fourth in a 17-runner 2½m Wincanton handicap in December. Possibly unsuited by testing conditions at Chepstow since and, now 2 lb lower, she may be worth another chance.
locked033-P40
11-4James BestJackie Du Plessislocked12/110/117
9th1910 Autumn Gold
Hard to warm to based on what she's achieved under Rules.
locked0-PP59
10-11Conor BrassilJohnny Farrellylocked33/150/152
10th891 Golden Glory
Ex-Irish hurdler who made a fairly positive start for this yard when third in a Hereford maiden last March. However, little impact switched to handicaps this season and improvement required.
locked49/73-77
11-12Sean HoulihanRobert Stephenslocked16/114/113
11th443 Shoot To Fame
Dual point winner, but efforts under Rules have been very modest and needs to raise her game now upped in trip with cheekpieces refitted.
locked36-5748
11-8Fergus GillardDavid Pipelocked20/17/165
12th815 Princess Roania
Winner on the Flat and also successful in a bumper, but she's 0-20 in this sphere.
locked57/4-697
10-3Micheal NolanCarroll Graylocked50/150/10
|PU|13817 Secret Palace
Modest maiden on the Flat for Rae Guest in 2015 and efforts over hurdles for this yard have been very poor indeed.
locked6P/8
10-2Ben PosteGail Haywoodlocked66/1125/189
There are 13 runners in this race.
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£4.50 £18.70 £146.20


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