AvB Auto Select is Off Turn On

These are the race tips and results for Taunton run on Thursday 10th November 2022.


AvB - Pattern - Place

Race 1 Taunton 13:15 Selling Hurdle (Class 5) 19f

DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
446 True Romance
Winless over hurdles since 2019 but ran well when runner-up at Worcester this summer. Lost chance with bad mistake on latest hurdles start but looks the one to beat on peak form.
locked0/2-3239
11-2Thomas DoggrellNeil Mulhollandlocked1.2/10.83/131
71 Iron Heart
Eleven runs since last win in 2021 and has been folding worrying tamely in handicaps recently, though this is a much weaker race than he normally contests so no surprise to see him make more of an impact.
locked526U49A
11-8Philip ArmsonDavid Pipelocked2.5/13.33/133
3608 Vision Clear
Second at Fakenham on most recent completed hurdles start (fell when odds-on in similar selling event next outing). Showed nothing on Flat returning from 11-month break last time but still of interest in this company on last year's form.
locked5/5042F-B
11-2Niall HoulihanGary Moorelocked6.5/19/138
237 Vanderbilt
38-race maiden was grossly flattered by his proximity to the exciting Lallygag when second in 3-runner novice at Exeter last time. More needed.
locked433-442
11-2Ben GodfreyMark Gillardlocked12/110/117
4095 Offaly Star
More miss than hit for Sam Curling in Ireland and was last of 3 finishers in a point since last seen in May.
lockedP370P-3
11-2Toby WynneGordon Edwardslocked16/120/125
163 Lord Bill
Form of his 100/1-second at Chepstow in April very much rates a standout amongst an otherwise underwhelming profile. Pulled up on handicap debut there on return.
locked79928-P
11-2Conor RingGrace Harrislocked20/125/125
239 Yaazaain
Runner-up in selling handicap at Newton Abbot in September but ran poorly last time and others looks much better treated on these terms.
locked940228
11-2Tom BuckleyNigel Hawkelocked28/110/164
294 Octavius Sabini
From a top family but went with little promise on debut for Jessica Bedi last month and looks opposable having been sold cheaply. Tongue tie goes on.
locked5
11-2Danny BurtonJoe Pontinglocked33/128/115
1862 Bert Saxby
Leading Light gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler No Hiding Place. Unplaced both completed starts in Irish points. Doesn't make much appeal on Rules debut.
lockedPP8-8
11-2Jamie BraceAlexandra Dunnlocked50/180/160
3510 No Reaction
Still a maiden and little impact in 5 runs for this yard. No better for breathing-op at Worcester last time. Cheekpieces now applied.
locked59P8P-9
10-9Liam HarrisonJake Thomas locked66/166/10
There are 10 runners in this race.

AvB - Pattern - Place

Race 2 Taunton 13:50 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 19f

DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
213 I Spy A Diva
Bumper winner made the most of a good opportunity to get off the mark over hurdles at Ludlow 21 days ago. The one to beat under a penalty.
locked2P232-1
11-0David BassKim Baileylocked0.4/10.3/125
2525 Urban Soldier
€28,000 Soldier of Fortune gelding from a top yard. Raced alone on inside when down the field in bumper here in March and is likely capable of better now hurdling.
locked8-A
11-0Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked3.33/14.5/135
147 Ooh Betty
Point winner travelled kindly when fourth in 8-runner novice at Stratford (22f) on Rules debut a fortnight ago. Didn't find much for pressure, which tempers enthusiasm, but she looks open to improvement.
locked7-14B
10-6Ben JonesBen Clarkelocked10/15.5/145
454 Just Deegeeteebee
Unplaced in bumpers for Dai Burchell and fared no better sent hurdling for this yard at Newton Abbot in September. Opposable.
locked500-8
11-0Connor BraceFergal O'Brienlocked28/150/179
231 Dannystory
Second on final run in points but no impact in bumper/maiden hurdle this autumn.
locked4-P243
11-0Ben GodfreyHarriet Brownlocked50/1125/1150
266 Sans Of Gold
Unplaced completed start in points and hasn't offered much in 2 runs over different trips hurdling so far. Others preferred.
locked5-P47
10-13Angus CheledaJimmy Frostlocked100/1150/150
162 Earth Spirit
Little sign of ability, including in points.
locked445FP0
11-0Mr Geoff Tracey locked250/1250/10
There are 7 runners in this race.

AvB - Pattern - Place

Race 3 Taunton 14:25 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 18f

DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
2104 Ile De Jersey
Made winning yard debut in juvenile fillies' hurdle at Ludlow in February. Promises to be suited by this longer trip on chase debut and merits respect with improvement likely.
locked211327-B
11-1James BowenNicky Hendersonlocked1.88/12.25/120
2942 Midnight Midge
Runner-up on 3 of his 8 starts over fences and looks to be starting out for new yard on reasonable mark having ended last season in a bit of a lull. Worth a market check.
lockedPP/2257-
11-9Ben JonesPhilip Hobbslocked2.75/12.12/123
151 Mascat
Fairly useful on Flat and scored again over hurdles at Newton Abbot (16.7f) in June. Not particularly a chaser on looks but has shown plenty in similar events the last twice and can't be ignored in this field.
locked8-12322A
12-0Thomas DoggrellJoe Tizzardlocked4/12.5/138
245 Mordred
Created good impression when making winning start over fences at Sedgefield in September. Disappointing back over hurdles last time but remains likely to progress in this sphere and can make an impact from 5 lb higher mark.
locked4-64115
10-7Mitchell BastyanMilton Harrislocked5/18.5/170
193 Point Him Out
Fairly useful at up to 9f on the Flat in the US and made it third time lucky over hurdles at Stratford (2m) in March. Never landed a blow on chase debut at Kelso on return 19 days ago and looks too high in the weights.
locked6412-6
11-9Joe AndersonEmma Lavellelocked8.5/112/141
There are 5 runners in this race.

AvB - Pattern - Place

Race 4 Taunton 15:00 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
2577 Rubaud
A useful performer on the Flat in France, looked badly in need of experience when pitched into the Grade 2 Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton on his stable/hurdling debut. Can do much better on his return having had a wind op.
locked8-
11-4Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked0.8/10.5/138
223 Dancing Harry
Notched fourth Flat success when taking a 1¾m Salisbury handicap in June. Bred to make a jumper and stepped up on hurdling debut form when third in maiden at Fontwell (19.2f) last month. Can continue his progress.
locked53
11-4Charlie DeutschRoger Teallocked2.75/12.25/118
738 Nina's Field
Poor handicapper on the Flat in Jersey (stays 9f), who finished down the field when last seen in August. However, appeals as the type that his trainer could do better with now switched to hurdling.
lockedB
10-11Tom ScudamoreNeil Mulhollandlocked8/140/1400
1906 Royal Sam
Winning pointer who has looked one for the longer term in a bumper and novice hurdle under Rules so far, well held on his hurdles bow at Fontwell (21.8f) in May. First run for yard after leaving Evan Williams.
locked16-4A
11-4Mitchell BastyanMilton Harrislocked12/16.5/146
825 Regulator
Modest handicapper on the Flat (stays 1¼m) who made an unpromising hurdling debut when pulled up in a Newton Abbot novice in August. Has been running respectably on the level since, but much more needed back over hurdles.
lockedP
11-4Philip ArmsonAlexandra Dunnlocked28/166/1136
341 Alkhattaaf
Modest on the Flat (stays 2m) and showed a bit on hurdling bow despite finishing well held in a Chepstow novice (2m) in October. Possibly unsuited by heavy conditions back on the Flat last time. Likely to need longer distances.
locked6
11-4James DaviesChris Downlocked66/118/173
104 Gavroche D'allier
Last on his sole outing in bumpers for T. J. O'Mara a year ago but, having finished in the frame in 3 of 4 starts in points subsequently, offered little when down the field on stable/hurdling debut at Huntingdon 10 days ago.
locked44427-0
11-4Harry ReedMilton Harrislocked150/1100/133
There are 7 runners in this race.

AvB - Pattern - Place

Race 5 Taunton 15:35 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 23f

DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
142 Bebraveforglory
Made a winning yard debut over hurdles in February and, back up in trip, opened his account over fences on his return at Stratford (22.6f) 14 days ago. Remains lightly raced and can follow up with more to come.
locked0/5133-1
11-10Adam WedgeEvan Williamslocked1.75/11.62/17
273 Oceans Red
Three-time winner over fences with his latest success at Sedgefield in October. Ran creditably under a penalty when runner-up at Fakenham (24.2f) 9 days later, looking in control when mistake last. Respected.
locked183312
11-9Toby WynneOliver Greenall & locked3.5/12.5/129
145 Master Blaze
Fairly useful hurdler/chaser in France but underwhelmed for this yard last winter and has fared no better in both starts of the current campaign. Cheekpieces now return as he goes up in trip for his handicap chase debut.
locked1696-47B
11-1Philip ArmsonDavid Pipelocked5.5/18/145
181 Boagrius
Eased in weights and confirmed more positive signs to end losing run at Worcester (23f) in October. Below-par at Ffos Las 17 days later, but remains on a workable mark so could bounce back.
locked656215A
12-0James BowenTom Georgelocked6.5/14/138
3537 Born At Midnight
Unlucky not to justify strong support in novice handicap (5/2) at Ludlow (23.8f, good) in November last year, in control when falling 2 out. Capable of going well off current mark if ready to go after 11 months off.
lockedFP/5B2F-
10-9Harry KimberBill Turnerlocked8/114/175
234 Troed Y Melin
Back to form with a bang when scoring over extended 25f at Warwick in May but has gone the wrong way since that effort. Back down to last winning mark again, though is a risky proposition at present.
lockedP-15P36
11-4Bryan CarverChris Honourlocked12/120/167
266 Eairsidh
Improved fitted with a tongue strap when runner-up in novice handicap at Leicester (20.1f) in January, However, that remains a standout effort having disappointed both starts since, including on his return last month.
locked7882P-5
10-9James DaviesAli Strongelocked14/122/157
728 Treacys Jim
Remains a maiden after 20 NH runs. From well out of the handicap, fell at the fifth at Newton Abbot on his latest outing in August. Back up in trip but others preferred.
lockedP-3233F
10-8Angus CheledaJimmy Frostlocked66/128/158
There are 8 runners in this race.

AvB - Pattern - Place

Race 6 Taunton 16:10 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 19f

DSLR HORSE WGT JOCKEY TRAINER XP 1ST LT -% %
356 Love Actually
Winning pointer who left previous hurdling form behind when scoring on handicap debut at this C&D in January. Looked rusty after 6 months off when sixth at Worcester (20f) last month. Could do better with that run behind her.
locked56153-6
11-3Harry KimberKeiran Burkelocked3/11.62/146
1921 Midnight Callisto
Opened account over hurdles at Exeter in February and back on track when winning mares' handicap at Stratford (16.3f) in April. Made a late blunder when third at Kempton on her latest outing in May. Respected on her return.
locked23151-3A
11-13Ben GodfreyAnthony Honeyballlocked3.33/13.2/14
513 Choral Work
Built on promising hurdling debut (for Ellmarie Holden) when scoring in novice here (16.5f) in February. Runner-up next 2 starts but disappointing in handicaps both outings since. Needs to bounce back in first-time cheekpieces.
locked2122-54
11-10Fergus GregoryOlly Murphylocked3.33/17.5/1125
302 Molliana
Likeable mare who is pretty prolific in Jersey, completing hat-trick at Les Landes in June. After a spell on the Flat, good effort back hurdling when fourth at Hereford last month and last year's winner of this race can go well again.
locked16-1114B
11-12Tom ScudamoreNeil Mulhollandlocked3.5/14.5/129
3634 Tibbie Dunbar
Has taken well to hurdling, showing much-improved form when off the mark on handicap debut at Exeter (16.7f) in November last year. Run best excused next time and has since gained a first success on the level. Major player.
locked75/2216-
11-10David NoonanStuart Kittowlocked9/110/111
1427 Sweet Nightingale
Off the mark in mares' handicap at Newton Abbot (18.5f) in May and not seen to best effect when down the field there when last seen the following month. Needs to find more on her return to action.
locked53-1337
11-2Charlie DeutschPolly Gundrylocked14/17/150
475 Diplomatie
Fair on Flat in France (stays 13f) and has run to a similar level in 3 starts over hurdles, winning a claimer at Nimes in September. Well held in similar event last time though. First run for yard after leaving D. Satalia as she makes handicap bow.
locked7
11-9Miss Victoria Oliver Sherwoodlocked20/133/165
There are 7 runners in this race.

TOP