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These are the race tips and results for Taunton run on Thursday 8th April 2021.


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Race 1 Taunton 13:25 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
1246 Tulin
Fair Flat winner in France and belied market weakness when making successful start over hurdles for yard in C&D event 3 weeks ago, seeing things out well. Open to improvement and hard to oppose.
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11-0Lorcan WilliamsPaul Nichollslocked0.62/10.36/142
2587 Castel Gandolfo
Fair ex-Irish maiden on the Flat who shaped with promise when placed both starts over hurdles in November. Well held in jumpers' bumper after 11 weeks off last time and tongue tie goes on.
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10-8Paddy BrennanFergal O'Brienlocked2.25/12.5/111
388 Monete
Some eye-catching Flat form in Germany after just 2 runs in 2020 but offered little sent hurdling at Ludlow last week.
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10-1Robert DunneNick Mitchelllocked12/133/1175
4164 Man Of The Sea
Well held on hurdles debut over C&D recently and likely to have stamina doubts in this sphere (best up to 7.5f on Flat, and only modest, too).
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11-0James BestNeil Mulhollandlocked33/122/133
5th353 Gamalou D'Alene
Just modest form in bumper/2 Ludlow hurdles. Probably wants further.
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11-0Tom BellamyNigel locked33/150/152
6th162 Gaelic Thunder
Well held in bumpers/C&D novice hurdle.
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11-0Bryan CarverChris Honourlocked150/1150/10
|PU|5245 Top Power
Fairly useful maiden on Flat at 3 yrs (stays 1½m). Sold from Andrew Balding only 1,000 gns since last seen but no surprise if he were up to making an impact in this sphere for new yard.
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11-0Kieren BuckleyNigel Hawkelocked8/112/150
|PU|841 Delta River
Fair maiden at up to 1m on the Flat for Richard Hannon.
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11-0Caoilin QuinnKatharine Davislocked66/166/10
There are 8 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£1.20 £1.90 £12.10

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Race 2 Taunton 14:00 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 19f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
||247 Blazing Saddles
Fair 1m4f winner on Flat who gained breakthrough success in this sphere in 2m handicap at Stratford 24 days ago. Up 6 lb but he's not taken lightly.
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11-4Matt GriffithsJeremy Scottlocked5/15/10
1161 Chez Hans
Maiden hurdler but he's knocking on the door, excellent second of 10 in 2m handicap here 16 days ago. Can make his presence felt again upped in trip despite 3 lb rise.
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12-0Angus CheledaPaul Nichollslocked2.13/11.5/130
2204 Cheng Gong
Left previous hurdling runs well behind when landing C&D handicap last month. However, took little interest when pulled up at Fakenham last time so others are preferred. Blinkers replace cheekpieces.
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11-12Tom BellamyNeil Kinglocked16/110/138
3249 Presuming Ed
Lightly-raced maiden hurdler. Creditable seventh of 13 to Blazing Saddles on handicap bow at Stratford 24 days ago, though carried his head awkardly having pulled hard. Others are more persuasive.
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11-0Ben JonesPhilip Hobbslocked14/14.5/168
4348 Passing Shadow
Without a win but in good form until below-par sixth at Doncaster last month. Others are better treated at these weights.
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11-3Lilly PinchinGraeme McPhersonlocked9/18.5/16
5th166 Folly Gate
Fair maiden hurdler. Not disgrced given he raced freely when fifth of 10 in 2m handicap here 16 days ago. No forlorn hope off a reduced mark.
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11-6Chester WilliamsMrs Jane Williamslocked9/110/111
6th146111 Merchant In Milan
Yet to show anything in points and over hurdles. Goes handicapping now with lots to prove.
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10-0Jamie MooreHelen Nelmeslocked100/140/160
7th3110 Opine
Yet to get his head in front, but had wind op before fifth of 16 in 2m Southwell handicap 31 days ago, fading late on first run for 3 months. Blinkers on and well worth considering off a good mark.
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10-11Kevin BroganJonjo O'Neilllocked6/15.5/18
8th245 Fanfan La Colmine
Best run over hurdles when fifth in 2m Wincantion novice in February but he failed to back it up on his handicap debut here 24 days ago. Needs a big step forward.
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11-7James DaviesChris Downlocked25/120/120
9th163 Makety
Fairly useful maiden hurdler for Oliver Sherwood but below form both runs for new yard after 8 months off, seventh of 10 in 2m handicap here 16 days ago. Has something to prove.
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11-12Nick ScholfieldColin Heardlocked25/133/132
There are 10 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£2.00 £17.20 £60.40

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Race 3 Taunton 14:30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
11711 Mi Laddo
AW Flat winner for this yard in January. Shaped better than result in 2m Plumpton handicap on return to hurdling last month, unable to sustain eye-catching mid-race move. On the shortlist.
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10-0Mitchell BastyanMilton Harrislocked5/16/120
2144 Eva's Diva
Lost way for Phil Middleton this season but has shown slightly better signs for new yard. Drops back to 2m now having been eased a further 3 lb in the weights.
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11-5Caoilin QuinnD J Jeffreyslocked4/16/150
3248 Valentine's Turf
Lightly-raced maiden hurdler, not disgraced when sixth in 2m Stratford handicap last month but it underlines that he needs a bit more from his mark.
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10-11Charlie PriceBernard Llewellynlocked14/14.5/168
4523 Yaazaain
Fair maiden on the Flat in France in 2019, but hasn't shown much over hurdles for this yard. Also well held on AW Flat and a jumpers bumper last twice. Tricky to weight up at present.
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11-6Jordan NailorNigel locked12/122/183
5th155 Ventura Magic
Not at best at Hereford last time but his efforts prior to that had been respectable and his mark continues to ease.
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11-5Tom BellamyNeil Kinglocked6/17/117
6th356 Motdepas
Poor form over hurdles but did offer more than previously when fifth of 16 in 19f handicap here last month, fading late on. That race has thrown up winners. One of more interesting types.
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11-2Jamie MooreGary Moorelocked6/15/117
7th142 Karakoram
Fair 2m winning hurdler who also proved consistent last season. Yet to hit top form this term but he is starting to look well treated.
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11-8Ben JonesGrace Harrislocked9/17.5/117
8th1211 San Agustin
Modest form in 2 bumpers last summer. Similar story in 3 attempts over hurdles but he does appeal as one who could go on to better things now handicapping.
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11-12Stan SheppardTom Laceylocked6.5/111/169
9th367 Alramz
Modest maiden on Flat and beaten a long way starting out for hurdles for new yard in recent months. More chance now handicapping, though.
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11-0Lucy GardnerSue Gardnerlocked20/128/140
10th14013 Thomas Blossom
Poor hurdler/chaser nowadays. Below par when last seen in November and easily opposed from 7 lb out of the handicap.
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10-0Lewis StonesRichard Harperlocked20/1100/1400
11th1710 Freedom Chimes
Long-standing maiden. At least gets a chance to race off his proper mark here, though, and yard have had winners recently.
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10-2Ben PosteRosemary Gassonlocked12/114/117
12th249 Dido
Six-time winner between the flags but still a maiden under Rules and arrives on the back of 2 moody displays here.
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10-6Ciaran GethingsAlexandra Dunnlocked12/140/1233
There are 12 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£7.00 £41.60 £220.70

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Race 4 Taunton 15:05 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 16f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
1993 Theocrat
Went the wrong way from hurdling debut in the winter and opening mark doesn't look overly appealing. Fit from a spin on the Flat.
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11-7Kieren BuckleyNigel Hawkelocked5.5/14/127
2355 An Tailliur
Well held in a bumper/novice hurdles in recent months but very much the sort to do better now handicapping on firmer ground. Very much one to consider.
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11-4William KennedyJonjo O'Neilllocked5.5/13.2/142
3247 Letsbe Avenue
Fair 1m Flat winner. In the process of showing improved form (still in front) when falling 2 out in Ludlow handicap on penultimate outing, then not ideally placed at Stratford last time. Considered.
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10-13Jay TidballBill Turnerlocked8/15/138
41411 Shadow's Girl
Poor handicap hurdler who has underperformed the last twice. Others preferred.
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10-0Charlie PriceBernard Llewellynlocked10/110/10
5th1410 Flanagans Field
Veteran who is well treated and hasn't been disgraced of late, so merits consideration for all he's likely vulnerable to less-exposed types.
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10-0Lewis StonesBernard Llewellynlocked8/16.5/119
6th311 Don Juan Du Gouet
Scored twice for Henry Daly last term, but has been badly out of sorts for his current yard.
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11-12Archie BellamyNigel locked14/118/129
7th8619 Serveontime
Exposed maiden but has been placed off higher marks, including when third in C&D handicap when last seen 2 years ago. Big ask on return.
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10-7Jamie MooreHelen Nelmeslocked8.5/114/165
8th1412 Lucky Circle
Poor maiden on Flat and no solid form over hurdles.
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10-0David PrichardLaura Hurleylocked33/150/152
9th1142 Troed Y Parc
Has only hinted at ability in bumpers/over hurdles to this point, but he's bred to be better than a mark of 96 and has a tongue tie applied for his handicap debut.
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11-9Bryan CarverChris Honourlocked4.5/16.5/144
10th5446 Time Is Time
Lost his way in Ireland and returns from 18 months with plenty to prove for a new stable.
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11-1Conor RingSarah Robinsonlocked50/1125/1150
|PU|1408 Johni Boxit
In fair form on the Flat of late but has yet to threaten over hurdles, pulled up at Wincanton 140 days ago. Plenty to prove.
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10-9Patrick CowleyBrian Barrlocked40/120/150
There are 11 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£4.90 £21.70 £67.60

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Race 5 Taunton 15:40 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 24f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
||76 Lady Kk
Showed much-improved form to get off the mark hard held at Ffos Las (21.8f) 7 days ago. Wisely turned out under a penalty and the manner of that success suggests she will prove tough to beat.
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10-07exRex DingleJeremy Scottlocked0.91/10.73/120
||1004 Captain Tommy
Has a couple of creditable runner-up efforts at Bangor to his name this term but well below par when last seen at Newbury (26f) in December. Had wind op since and returns with yard amongst the winners
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10-8A P HeskinHarry Whittingtonlocked12/18.5/129
||253 Diomede Des Mottes
Dual hurdles winner who has had a disappointing season all told dropping away quickly early final circuit at Warwick (26f) in March. Eased 4 lb but he's tough to assess at present.
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10-12Mr Tristan DurrellDan Skeltonlocked9/118/1100
1561 Calva D'Auge
Improved this season, winning handicaps here/Newbury during second half of last year. Underwhelming display in jumpers bumper in February but no surprise to see a better showing back over timber.
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11-12Angus CheledaPaul Nichollslocked3.33/13.33/10
21705 Umndeni
Won twice in 2018/19 but very lightly raced and largely underwhelming since. Exeter second in October was more like it but absent again since.
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10-8Ben JonesPhilip Hobbslocked5.5/16.5/118
There are 5 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£3.20 £18.20 £25.40

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Race 6 Taunton 16:15 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 18f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
||241 Fleck Ivy
Successful Irish pointer who confirmed the promise of his chasing debut when winning 12-runner handicap at Plumpton (19.8f) 24 days ago, again jumping soundly and going with enthusiasm. More to come.
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12-7Harrison BeswickRichard J Bandeylocked1.88/11.88/10
||73 Arcade Attraction
Attracted support and resumed winning ways back over fences in 11-runner handicap at Ffos Las (19.4f) last week. Has to be respected under 7 lb penalty.
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12-57exNiall MooreEvan Williamslocked3.5/12/143
||1735 Veiled Secret
Went close to opening his chase account at Market Rasen (19.2f) when last seen in October (final run for Tom Symonds). However, returns 4 lb higher for new yard, so more will be needed.
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11-5Tom BellamyMatt Sheppardlocked5/13.5/130
1246 Royal Plaza
Fair chaser at his best but not easy to catch right and folded quickly here last time. Others more persuasive.
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10-8James BestKatie Stephenslocked20/116/120
2632 Demon D'aunou
Hinted at a revival under a considerate ride at Wincanton last time and is potentially well handicapped now, so he's one to note in the betting.
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12-6William MarshallJonjo O'Neilllocked5/17/140
There are 5 runners in this race.
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£16.60 £39.90 £48.30

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Race 7 Taunton 16:55 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 23f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
||305 Shattered Glass
Irish point winner who has shown more spark switched to fences following a wind op, best effort yet when finding just one too good at Market Rasen (3m). Can't have been right at Exeter.
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11-0Brendan PowellMichael Scudamorelocked3.33/13.5/15
||179 Ector
Good second back chasing Hereford in November but has merely underlined his inconsistency with 3 poor runs since. 5 lb out of the weights.
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10-0Harry BannisterWarren Greatrexlocked9/17/122
||56 Golden Poet
Runner-up twice over fences this term and was possibly unsuited by conditions when failing to get home at Wincanton last month. Hampered and fell early on Saturday.
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10-13Ben GodfreyKeiran Burkelocked6.5/110/154
||103 Orchestrated
Popped up over fences each season for David Bridgwater and confirmed he retains some ability with headgear back on when second at Fontwell 10 days ago. Needs to back that up.
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11-5Miss Lorna BrookeLady Susan Brookelocked7/116/1129
||108 Thestopperdunne
Little form of worth.
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10-0Shane QuinlanKevin Bishoplocked40/116/160
||97 Minella Style
Still looking for first win and not in much form over hurdles this season.
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10-0Charlie HammondClaire Dysonlocked22/118/118
11182 Legend Of Zorro
Successful at Wincanton from this mark in November 2019. Lightly raced and nowhere near that level all 3 outings since but has joined a yard having a good season.
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11-6Bryan CarverChris Honourlocked2.75/11.88/132
2154 Minella Voucher
Dual winner last term and building up a solid record at this level, placed on last 3 starts. Steps up in trip and has to go on the shortlist.
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11-4Nick ScholfieldAlexandra Dunnlocked4.5/17/156
3351 Leith Hill Lad
Seemed to lose confidence over fences for Charlie Longsdon and has offered little in various company for new yard.
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11-12Harrison BeswickRichard J Bandeylocked20/112/140
There are 9 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£2.70 £18.10 £119.20

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Race 8 Taunton 17:30 NH Flat Race (Class 5) 16f

POS DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
||04 Trust The Dreams
Farhh gelding. Half-brother to 7f/1m winner City Bridge. Dam, ran once on Flat, half-sister to useful hurdler (stayed 21f) Loch Ard. Makes plenty of appeal on paper.
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11-5Tom BellamyAlan Kinglocked12/17/142
||219 Toutatis
Promising start when placed in Kempton and Doncaster bumpers but needs more still to prevail here.
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10-13Paddy BrennanFergal O'Brienlocked10/18/120
||06 Lallygag
It's Gino brother to 3 winners, including stable star, smart hurdler/very smart chaser Lalor who won bumper on debut. Of obvious interest.
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10-13Ben GodfreyKayley Woollacottlocked11/118/164
||12510 Hazy Dream
Stayed on gradually for second in Exeter bumper in December but it amounts to just poor form.
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10-12Miss Harriet Chris Downlocked22/150/1127
11033 Kandoo Kid
Kapgarde gelding from the family of top stable performer Politologue. Encouraging fourth in decent Ascot bumper on debut in November then not seen to best effect in messy Wincanton race on Boxing Day.
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11-5Lorcan WilliamsPaul Nichollslocked1.75/12.5/143
2351 American Gerry
Promise in points and again on bumper debut for Chris Gordon over C&D last month, running on well for second under this rider. Should improve for new yard.
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11-5Nathan BrennanHughie Morrisonlocked2/11.88/16
305 Here Hare Here
£24,000 3-y-o, Masterstroke gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Fraternel and 17f French chase winner Espoir du Turf.
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10-13Caoilin QuinnWarren Greatrexlocked16/19/144
31528 Rock Legend
Half-brother to 5 winners, notably high-class hurdler Wicklow Brave. Failed to meet expectations in 3-y-o Aintree bumper on debut in November but given a break since and could progress.
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10-13Mr Tristan DurrellDan Skeltonlocked6.5/111/169
There are 8 runners in this race.
Results:ran
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£2.70 £8.40 £47.80


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