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These are the race tips and results for Taunton run on Thursday 24th November 2022.

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Race 1 Taunton 12:40 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

101 Timeforatune
Smart bumper performer who left hurdles debut effort well behind when making all in a 15-runner Exeter novice (16.7f, good to soft), despite repeatedly wandering/hanging approaching his obstacles. Fitting of cheekpieces may help in that respect and he remains open to improvement.
11-7Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked0.44/10.25/143
336 Mamoon Star
Made the frame on 3 of his 4 starts in bumpers, including when fourth of 11 on return at Cheltenham (16.4f, soft) last month. Should have a future over hurdles and entitled to have a say here.
11-0Paddy BrennanFergal O'Brienlocked3.5/12.5/129
1412 Ooh Betty
Point winner travelled kindly when fourth in 8-runner novice at Stratford on Rules debut last month. Did well to finish as close as she did when third in a 19f novice here next time and this filly remains capable of better.
10-7Ben JonesBen Clarkelocked12/114/117
2708 Talimar Pearl
Last of 9 on sole point start in February and will only be of interest on Rules debut if the market vibes are notably positive.
11-0Brendan PowellJoe Tizzardlocked20/133/165
147 Royal Sam
Winner of sole start between the flags last December but he didn't show much in a bumper/maiden hurdle for Evan Williams last season. Again failed to make an impact on recent C&D reappearance for new yard.
11-0Mitchell BastyanMilton Harrislocked33/133/10
304 Imperial Measure
Half-brother to useful hurdler Coffee and clear signs of ability without being knocked about when mid-field in a 2m Chepstow bumper on debut last month. Place possibilities if able to build on that now switched to hurdles.
11-0Adam WedgeEvan Williamslocked33/140/121
1729 Via Dante
Failed to land a real blow in a couple of starts between the flags earlier this year but joined a top yard as he embarks on a career under Rules, so it'll be interesting to see what the market makes of him,
11-0David NoonanDavid Pipelocked33/166/1100
3702 Blueblood
Some fair efforts in bumpers for previous connections in Ireland but offered little in 2 starts over hurdles for new yard last November.
11-0Theo GillardMark Gillardlocked100/1125/125
223 Champagne Gift
No show in 2 starts under Rules so far and is probably more one for handicaps in due course.
11-0Tom BellamyD J Jeffreyslocked100/1125/125
195 Inspector Lynley
Safely held in a couple of bumpers and beaten a long way when last of 4 on hurdles debut at Wincanton.
11-0Richie McLernonNeil Mulhollandlocked100/1100/10
1011 Bashful Kate
Beaten a long way both starts to date and yard saddles a more interesting candidate in Via Dante.
10-7Philip ArmsonDavid Pipelocked150/1125/117
There are 11 runners in this race.

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Race 2 Taunton 13:10 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

2834 Can You Call
Fairly useful hurdler/chaser who ended last term with success in handicap chase at Catterick (19.2f) 9 months ago. Holds leading form claims on his return back hurdling.
11-0Adam WedgeEvan Williamslocked0.83/11.25/151
221 American Sniper
Runner-up sole in Irish point and has made a promising start under Rules, landing 15-runner Chepstow maiden hurdle 22 days ago. May do better and he's well in the mix.
11-7Tom ScudamoreDavid Pipelocked1.63/11.5/18
239 Tedwin Hills
Has hinted at promise with fourth in Uttoxter bumper and eighth in novice hurdle at Warwick (19f) 23 days ago. Should progress.
11-0Tom BellamyEmma Lavellelocked14/110/129
288 I Shut That D'Or
Fair in bumpers and hinted at promise on his hurdling debut when seventh of 13 in novice at Stratford (16.3f) 28 days ago. Hooded for 1st time. Can do better.
11-0Brendan PowellJoe Tizzardlocked14/114/10
86 Fame And Fun
Fair at best in bumpers but well held both starts in this sphere at Hereford and Warwick. Has plenty to prove.
11-0Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked25/120/120
242 A Definite Getaway
28/1, eighth of 15 in novice hurdle (28/1) at Hereford (19.7f, good to soft) on NH debut 24 days ago. Needs to step forward.
11-0Nico de BoinvilleBen Paulinglocked33/114/158
305 Dark Duomo
18/1, eighth of 10 in bumper at Bangor on NH debut 30 days ago. Makes hurdles debut with tongue strap on for 1st time and this Milan gelding is no forlorn hope.
11-0Ben JonesPhilip Hobbslocked33/180/1142
2487 Instant Gambler
Maiden Irish pointer who was badly hampered and unseated first in novice hurdle at Wincanton on NH debut 8 months ago. Market can guide.
11-0Richie McLernonAlexandra Dunnlocked66/1125/189
2403 Call Me Tlalok
200/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time, pulled up in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (23.3f) 8 months ago. Has lots to find back down in trip.
11-0Harry KimberKeiran Burkelocked125/1125/10
1011 Lady Amy
Poor form in bumpers for Laura Hurley. 100/1, unseated rider 1st in novice at Exeter (18.5f) on yard/hurdles bow 10 days ago. Others still appeal more.
10-7David NoonanElla Pickardlocked150/166/156
There are 10 runners in this race.

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Race 3 Taunton 13:45 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 24f

91 Jet Of Magic
Improved for the fitting of cheekpieces towards the end of last season and having joined Paul Nicholls, was heavily backed to make it 3 wins from his last 4 outings on return at Hereford 9 days ago. In form 7-lb claimer booked and he could well take some stopping.
12-77exMr Freddie GordonPaul Nichollslocked1.38/11.5/19
142 I Spy A Diva
Bumper winner made the most of a good opportunity to get off the mark over hurdles at Ludlow last month. Completed a simple task under a penalty at this track (19f, good) a fortnight ago and will need to progress again back in handicap company for the hat-trick.
12-2Kai LenihanKim Baileylocked3.5/13/114
406 Maroochi
Made the frame on her first 5 starts of the campaign and deservedly opened her account at Newton Abbot in September, though had to settle for a share of the spoils. Would likely have finished second had she completed back there last month so she has to be of interest.
10-4Harry KimberKeiran Burkelocked7/13.33/152
323 Bumpy Johnson
Yet to add to his Fontwell bumper win and after a breathing operation, returned with a respectable fourth sporting a first-time tongue tie at Ffos Las last month. That should've blow away any cobwebs and the cheekpieces go back on today.
12-0Tom ScudamoreDavid Pipelocked7/16.5/17
404 Let's Have Another
Opened his account with a very easy win in 5-runner Market Rasen novice back in April and took his form up a notch albeit in far from convincing fashion when doubling his tally there just under 6 weeks ago. Back in handicap company today and more is required.
12-0Fergus GregoryOlly Murphylocked8/110/125
285 Nickelsonthedime
Belatedly opened his account under Rules when scoring in handicap at Warwick (25f) in May and again ran creditably when third back there later the same month. May have just needed his reappearance at Worcester 4 weeks ago so he's not dismissed.
11-10Mr Joshua NewmanKayley Woollacottlocked14/112/114
There are 6 runners in this race.

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Race 4 Taunton 14:20 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 23f

212 Huelgoat
Unbeaten over fences, and he completed a four-timer in match at Newbury three weeks ago. Another 2 lb rise may not prevent him bringing up the 5-timer.
12-0Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked1.75/12.75/157
203 Minella Buster
Irish point/hurdles winner who has taken a big step forward over fences, making a winning chase bow at Kempton before excellent third of 11 in handicap chase at Exeter (24.2f) 20 days ago. Firmly in the picture.
12-0Tom BellamyEmma Lavellelocked4/16/150
326 Investment Manager
Fair winner at 22f over hurdles. 10/3, made a promising start in this sphere when second of 8 in handicap at Ffos Las (19.4f) 32 days ago. Open to improvement.
11-4Brendan PowellJoe Tizzardlocked6.5/16.5/10
308 Kayf Hernando
Fair winner at 20f over hurdles. 11/2, encouraging fourth of 8 in handicap at Bangor (24f) on his debut over fences 30 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Should progress.
11-2Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked8/14.5/144
405 Potters Venture
Fairly useful hurdler for Philip Hobbs who finally matched that form over fences on his yard debut when bagging 4-runner handicap at Newton Abbot (25.8f) 40 days ago. Enters calculations.
11-4Harry KimberKeiran Burkelocked10/13/170
171 Tip Top Cat
Completed a hat-trick around 3m over hurdles last winter but he went with little fluency when last of 7 in handicap at Kempton (21f) 17 days ago. Switches to chasing with something to prove.
12-2Liam HarrisonFergal O'Brienlocked10/114/140
187 Helios Allen
Won at Chepstow last term and not disgraced for his new yard when fifth of 6 in 3m handicap hurdle at Ffos Las 18 days ago. Much respected on his chase debut.
11-4David NoonanJane Williamslocked12/114/117
3554 Enemenemynemo
Placed in Irish point and has made the frame in three of his four runs over hurdles, showing fair form. Off 11 months but this chasing type is no forlorn hope on his first go over fences.
11-10Max KendrickD J Jeffreyslocked16/128/175
There are 8 runners in this race.

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Race 5 Taunton 14:50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 19f

119 Irish Hill
Fairly useful on the Flat in Germany and did well in this sphere last season, winning juvenile here in December and a Chepstow handicap. Seemed to benefit from a wind op when second at Fontwell 11 days ago and he's one to consider
11-2Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked2.75/11.75/136
212 Itso Fury
Placed all 4 starts in bumpers and very promising start to hurdles career, winning both starts at around 21f. Value for extra at Ludlow and opening mark may well underestimate him.
11-11Jonjo O'Neill JrJonjo O'Neilllocked3.33/13/110
1412 Love Actually
Winning pointer who left previous hurdling form behind when scoring on handicap debut at this C&D in January. Maintained unbeaten course record a fortnight ago and she's not yet exposed.
10-3Harry KimberKeiran Burkelocked5.5/12.5/155
2221 Quoi De Neuf
Point winner who belatedly confirmed chase debut promise when successful over fences here in December. Excuses for Haydock run when last seen in April and given chance by the handicapper on return switched to hurdles.
12-0Adam WedgeEvan Williamslocked9/122/1144
386 Pasvolsky
Cashed in on a career-low mark in 3-runner chase at Plumpton last month. This is s deeper race but he's fully effective over hurdles and is up just 1 lb so he can be a factor again for in-form yard.
11-5Mr Freddie GordonChris Gordonlocked12/19/125
3510 Petrastar
Completed a hat-trick in novice hurdles in 2020. Looked to have lost his way but back from 10 months off and runner-up effort at Ludlow was promising. Back up in trip.
11-1Tom BellamyD J Jeffreyslocked14/118/129
555 Wee Willie Nail
Career-best effort when landing 16-runner novice at Gowran in September. Since left Gordon Elliott for £15,000 and needs to improve on that form now handicapping.
11-6Jamie BraceRichard Harperlocked18/166/1267
72811 Nobel Joshua
Fortunate winner of 23.9f handicap at Taunton in November 2020. Off since so well-being taken on trust, for all he's in good hands.
10-13Tom ScudamoreDavid Pipelocked22/140/182
934 Notre Pari
Took advantage of a drop in class (in cheekpieces) when successful over hurdles at Fontwell (19.2f) in March. Form figures this season flatter him, well held in a match over fences in August.
11-10William KennedyOlly Murphylocked33/150/152
There are 9 runners in this race.

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Race 6 Taunton 15:20 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 18f

2111 Miladygrace
Sole run for Oliver Greenall when third of 10 in handicap chase at Uttoxeter on debut over fences last September. Travelling well when unseating rider after the fifth-last on return/debut for new yard at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) and leading claims here granted a clear round.
10-2Adam WedgeMartin Keighleylocked3/18/1167
286 Lazy Sunday
Didn't always look an easy ride over hurdles last season but she showed an aptitude for this game when third on return/chase debut at Worcester (23f, heavy). Combination of drop back in trip and better ground here should help, and she's one to consider.
11-7Charlie DeutschRichard locked4/12.75/131
242 Stanley Pincombe
Warwick hurdles winner in March and showed more spark at the second time of asking over fences when third at Plumpton (19.8f, good). Down another 2 lb and he's not without each-way hope.
11-13Mr Freddie GordonChris Gordonlocked5/13.5/130
231 Opening Bid
Successful off an 11 lb higher mark over hurdles at Warwick last November and has returned to form the last twice, hitting the crossbar in 2m handicaps at that course. However, he hasn't shown much in 3 previous attempts in this sphere.
12-2James DaviesChris Downlocked5.5/14.5/118
187 Folly Gate
Remains a maiden following 18 starts overall but he has performed with credit on several occasions, not least when just touched off on return in a 2m Ffos Las handicap chase last month. However, he was well held over the same C&D next time.
11-6Mr Peter SummersJane Williamslocked7/16.5/17
2710 Agent Saonois
Opened hurdles account when scoring over 2m at Uttoxeter during the summer and performed to similar level at the first attempt over fences when runner-up at Plumpton (19.8f, good to firm) in September. However, he completely misfired last time and now tried in cheekpieces.
10-2Tom ScudamoreNeil Mulhollandlocked12/19/125
249 Gaelic Thunder
Poor maiden over hurdles and while he put in a good shift when third from 6 lb out of the weights on return in a handicap chase at Exeter, his subsequent Hereford display was inauspicious.
10-2David NoonanChris Honourlocked14/114/10
113 Dindin
French import who finally got his head in front on these shores when scoring by a wide margin at Warwick in September. Rather hit-and-miss since, though, and while his recent Fontwell effort was a decent one, others make more appeal here.
11-11Philip ArmsonDavid Pipelocked18/125/139
584 Go As You Please
Tricky sort who hasn't exactly covered himself in glory since landing a 4-runner Warwick handicap chase last September. Conversely, he is now 6 lb below that winning mark, so there is cause for optimism.
11-9Richie McLernonPaul Webberlocked25/128/112
2758 Estate Italiana
Offered precious little in 3 starts over hurdles last season and he's hard to warm to on this chase debut following 9 months off.
10-7Ben JonesAlexandra Dunnlocked40/140/10
215 Call Me Freddie
Hurdles winner over 3m in Ireland but record stands at 1-12 in that sphere and he hasn't shown much in 3 starts since switched to fences, including on debut for new yard at Ludlow 3 weeks ago.
11-9Jonjo O'Neill JrRichenda Fordlocked50/166/132
There are 11 runners in this race.

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Race 7 Taunton 15:50 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 19f

2452 Moveit Like Minnie
Dual-bumper winner who has yet to scale those heights over hurdles, May have found 19.6f too much of a test last time and he really should be a big player from this mark. Tongue tie on.
12-1Finn LambertNigel locked4.5/12.5/144
163 Colony Queen
Useful Flat performer, winning all 3 starts in 2021 for John Mackie. Best effort yet over hurdles when second at Huntingdon and there's surely more to come now handicapping.
11-12Tom ScudamoreDavid Pipelocked5/15.5/110
71 No No Tonic
Better than ever when recording second Wincanton win over 19.8f last week. Carries penalty for that but likely to give it another very good go.
12-47exTheo GillardMark Gillardlocked5.5/17.5/136
4113 Cobbs Corner
Career best when winning 8-runner handicap hurdle at Fakenham (20f, good, 11/2) 41 days ago, soon clear. 4 lb rise fair and is one for shortlist.
10-5James DaviesNick Giffordlocked7/15/129
19612 Mickyh
Doubled career tally at Stratford (18.6f) in April and good placed efforts later that spring. Since left Adam West and market may be revealing on reappearance.
10-12Richie McLernonNeil Mulhollandlocked7.5/111/147
525 Land Of My Delight
Fair maiden who saw his run of good form come to an end when fading fourth of 7 in handicap hurdle at Stratford (22f) 52 days ago. Remains open to progress.
11-11Tom BellamyD J Jeffreyslocked8/122/1175
2211 Karakoram
Chepstow winner in March and arrives on the back of a brace of placed efforts at that venue. Clearly in good nick but more exposed than some.
11-1Joe AndersonGrace Harrislocked8.5/17/118
286 Callisto's King
Fair in bumpers and was seemingly brought along with handicaps in mind across a trio of starts in novice hurdles. Big price and low-key handicap debut last month fitted with a tongue tie.
11-10Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked9/14/156
1764 Line Of Descent
In frame in pair of juvenile hurdles but flopped both starts in handicaps and didn't show much back on the level when last seen in July.
11-11Brendan PowellWarren Greatrexlocked12/125/1108
5916 Presgrave
Fair on Flat in Ireland but has merely hinted at ability over hurdles for this yard and is hard to fancy from out of weights.
10-2Angus CheledaJimmy Frostlocked25/140/160
128 After The Fox
Scored at Chepstow in January but has failed to fire subsequently, including on reappearance 12 days ago. Cheekpieces still off.
11-7David NoonanJane Williamslocked28/125/111
329 Harde Fashion
Fair in bumpers for Kim Bailey but has to yet to build on a promising first run over hurdles for this yard. Cheekpieces need to spark him into life.
11-6Jamie BraceDaniel Bournelocked50/133/134
1610 Wise Glory
Winless over hurdles for Paul Nicholls and has proved more miss than hit on the Flat and over hurdles for present stable.
11-2Conor RingGrace Harrislocked66/1125/189
24214 Broadoak
Bred to stay well but just minor promise in his qualifying runs and has had another breathing op.
10-5Ben GodfreyFiona Shawlocked66/166/10
1815 Good Greef
Poor form in bumpers and only completed once from 4 starts over hurdles. Tough to fancy on handicap bow.
10-2Richard PatrickRobert Lukelocked100/1125/125
There are 15 runners in this race.