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These are the race tips and results for Taunton run on Thursday 26th November 2020.

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Race 1 Taunton 12:41 Novices Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

12310 Runswick Bay
Debut bumper winner who was just touched off on Exeter hurdle debut (18.5f) in October. Filled same spot in a hotter race there the following month and remains open to improvement.
10-12Ben JonesEmma Lavellelocked2.13/11.75/118
2312 Confirmation Bias
Fairly useful bumper winner from good NH family who was easy to back and disappointed on Ayr hurdling debut last month, but is surely capable of better judged on bumper form.
10-12Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked3.33/13/110
3184 Dorking Lad
Proved too free in a Huntingdon bumper on debut but took well to hurdling before his absence seemingly told (off 8 months) at Sandown (2m) 18 days ago. Will improve.
10-12Jamie MooreGary Moorelocked3/13.5/117
4295 Duc De Bourbon
In need of the experience in bumpers but was in the process of showing more when falling at the last (held in share of second) on Fakenham hurdle debut (2m) last month. Should do better.
10-12Jonjo O'Neill JrPaul Nichollslocked10/116/160
5th793 Dont Go Gentle
Improved plenty from hurdling debut when fourth in a Newton Abbot novice (18.5f) in September, though promised even more than he delivered for much of way.
10-12Tom BellamyNigel locked14/118/129
6th267 Grisbi De Berce
Clear signs of ability in a bumper/Ascot novice hurdle 8 months apart but needs to settle down if he's to do better. Hooded for 1st time.
10-12Tom CannonAlan Kinglocked10/18.5/115
7th201 Baignard
Maiden pointer who went with no promise fitted with a hood on Fontwell Rules debut 20 days ago.
10-12Fergus GillardNick Mitchelllocked100/1150/150
8th811 Spanish Jump
Left debut form well behind on the back of a breathing operation when third of 9 in a 2m novice hurdle at Warwick (soft) last week. Turned out again quickly but is open to further improvement.
10-12Robbie PowerJonjo O'Neilllocked7.5/120/1167
9th3076 Etoile Rebelle
Failed to meet expectations in a Huntingdon bumper on debut 10 months ago and has since left Olly Murphy/had a breathing operation.
10-12Lorcan WilliamsPaul Nichollslocked16/19/144
|U|2549 Presuming Ed
Little impact in a pair of bumpers but offered a bit more fitted with a hood when third in a maiden hurdle over C&D in March, running on but not match for principals. Capable of better.
10-12Tom O'BrienPhilip Hobbslocked20/133/165
10th2113 Toad Of Toad Hall
Well beaten in a Newbury bumper on recent debut.
10-12Kielan WoodsAlexandra Dunnlocked200/1250/125
11th2012 The Longest Day
Unplaced sole start in bumpers but showed a bit sent hurdling when 21 lengths third of 7 in an ordinary maiden at Hexham (20.1f) 20 days ago, plugging on straight.
10-12Page FullerJamie Snowdenlocked40/1150/1275
12th5498 Minimalistic
Definite Article gelding. Dam unraced sister to bumper winner/useful hurdler (stayed 2½m) Grangeclare Lark. Multiple point winner, including last time (May 2019).
10-12Bryony FrostJimmy Frostlocked80/180/10
|RR|3214 Valentines Jewel
Flemensfirth filly. Dam unraced half-sister to useful hurdler/very smart chaser (stayed 3m) Big Fella Thanks. Last of 7 in point bumper on debut in October.
10-5Micheal NolanAlexandra Dunnlocked200/1250/125
There are 14 runners in this race.
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Race 2 Taunton 13:11 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 24f

1156 Nobel Joshua
Opened his account over hurdles at Clonmel (3m) in September (final outing for Gordon Elliott). Cemented a positive start for current yard when second at Exeter (23.1f) 15 days ago and of interest.
11-7Fergus GillardDavid Pipelocked3/14/133
2385 Hugos Other Horse
Fair bumper winner who ran to a similar level in a pair of maiden hurdles last term. Well held on reappearance at Plumpton but looks interesting now upped significantly in trip for handicap debut.
11-10Harry CobdenPaul Nichollslocked4/18/1100
3322 Honest Exchange
Dual Irish point winner who made a pleasing start under Rules when third in an Exeter novice. Badly hampered at Newton Abbot on return but turned in a lacklustre effort at Wincanton last time.
11-12Robbie PowerColin Tizzardlocked10/114/140
4214 Captain Woodie
Fragile sort who went backwards from his chasing debut in first-time cheekpieces/tongue strap at Market Rasen last time. Back over hurdles with something to prove.
11-10Jeremiah McGrathNicky Hendersonlocked10/118/180
5th309 Arkyn
AW bumper winner who showed fair form over hurdles last term. Not disgraced when sixth of 13 in Newton Abbot handicap on reappearance but suffered a heavy defeat at Chepstow last time.
11-5Tom BellamyAlan Kinglocked7/114/1100
6th301 The Newest One
Took a step forward upped in trip when third on Ludlow handicap debut in February. Likely last month's reappearance at Bangor was needed, so one to consider with that under his belt.
11-12Mr Zac BakerNigel locked8/14.5/144
7th3511 Golden Glory
Ex-Irish hurdler who has yet to better modest form, but has been given a chance by the handicapper and this step up to 3m ought to suit. Tongue tied.
11-0Sean HoulihanRobert Stephenslocked28/150/179
8th298 Vinnie's Getaway
Bumper winner who was placed first 3 starts over hurdles, including on Ludlow handicap debut/reappearance (2m). However, ran no sort of race upped to this trip at Fakenham last time.
11-5Richard JohnsonOlly Murphylocked9/19/10
9th167 Frankie Baby
Is already building up a rather patchy record, failing to repeat his third in a Stratford novice hurdle at Lingfield 16 days ago. Back up in trip for handicap debut.
11-6Harry BannisterWarren Greatrexlocked16/125/156
|F|263 Ask Henry
Left with a simple task when opening account over hurdles at Musselburgh in February. Not disgraced when fifth of 9 on Ascot handicap debut latest but he made rather hard work of it.
11-11Kielan WoodsGraeme McPhersonlocked9/13.5/161
|PU|3210 Fubar
Fair maiden hurdler who was knocking on the door earlier in the season but found good run coming to a halt at Wincanton last month. Needs to bounce back.
11-4David BassKim Baileylocked10/18/120
There are 11 runners in this race.
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Race 3 Taunton 13:41 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 16f

1177 Sid Hoodie
Improved when landing 2m mares' handicaps at Uttoxeter and Warwick last season. However, below par in a trio of outings this season but the handicapper continues to relinquish his grip.
11-4Harry BannisterCharlie Mannlocked10/112/120
2353 John Constable
Smart handicapper at best and confirmed he retains plenty of ability when runner-up at Uttoxeter in July. However, underlined why he's such a frustrating sort nowadays when well beaten since.
11-10Isabel WilliamsEvan Williamslocked6/15/117
31332 High Change
Winner of 2m bumper at Ffos Las in June 2019. Some promise when third on hurdling debut last year but hasn't progressed in both starts since, including when third on return at Uttoxeter in July.
11-12Jeremiah McGrathCharles Hillslocked5/17/140
4174 Peckinpah
Fair maiden on Flat (stays 9.5f) and showed ability in 3 runs over hurdles last season. Not seen to best effect when third on handicap debut at Kempton 17 days ago and must be taken seriously here.
11-8Tom CannonAlan Kinglocked2/15/1150
5th156 The Garrison
Opened his account in 2m Uttoxeter handicap in October but failed to back it up the last twice, only sixth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Exeter (16.8f, good to soft, 12/1) 15 days ago. Others preferred.
11-7Ben JonesGrace Harrislocked20/15.5/173
6th248 Lex Eleven
Just modest form, at best, thus far over hurdles, latest when third of 8 in handicap hurdle at Hereford (16.2f, good to soft) 24 days ago. In good hands and may yet do better.
11-1Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked6/16/10
7th321 Pasley
Fairly useful winner at 14f on Flat but expensive to follow over hurdles. Possibly needed the run on first outing since leaving Joseph O'Brien after 3 months off at Wincanton last month.
12-1Jonjo O'Neill JrJonjo O'Neilllocked14/110/129
8th245 First Quest
Was bang there when falling at the last at Kempton (16f) on debut for new yard last season and showed benefit of reappearance when fourth at Plumpton earlier this month. Merits consideration.
11-8Harry ReedNeil Mulhollandlocked4/14/10
9th249 Temur Khan
Fair 12f Flat winner but only poor form in a trio of starts over hurdles this autumn and is one to keep an eye on in the market on handicap debut.
10-6Lee EdwardsTony Carrolllocked25/133/132
There are 9 runners in this race.
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£12.60 £93.80 £520.90

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Race 4 Taunton 14:11 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 23f

19011 Favori De Sivola
Modest form over hurdles, again let down by jumping on handicap debut at Wincanton. Looked rusty sent chasing after 9 months off at Fontwell in August. Tongue strap/headgear on.
10-3David NoonanNick Williamslocked12/116/133
2353 Sandy Boy
Scored twice last season, including under this good conditional, but his attitude has deteriorated, and he once again turned it in at Lingfield last time. Makes chase debut.
11-7Ben JonesPhilip Hobbslocked5/16.5/130
3242 Kauto The King
Much improved from hurdles form when easily taking 7-runner handicap at Wincanton (20.2f, good) on debut over fences and backed that up when third under a penalty at Hereford. Should go well again.
11-12Robbie PowerColin Tizzardlocked2.25/12.25/10
42851 Normandy Soldier
Novice hurdle winner who was below form at Ascot on final outing in February but looks the part for chasing so well worth a second look.
11-13Micheal NolanRichard locked11/112/19
5th1710 Troed Y Melin
Runner-up both completed starts over fences for Jimmy Frost. Went one better back with former yard at Exeter (19.2f) on return but found out off revised mark at Chepstow since.
10-6Bryan CarverChris Honourlocked9/17/122
6th208 Ebony Gale
Returned after 10 months off with encouraging second in 20f handicap chase at Huntingdon on debut over fences. However, added to patchy record at Warwick next time. Headgear now reached for.
11-2Tom O'BrienPhilip Hobbslocked11/112/19
7th186 Romanor
Now operating from below the mark he was successful from over 21f at Stratford in July but has failed to convince since. Significantly up in trip now.
11-3Daniel SansomSeamus Mullinslocked12/120/167
8th195 Hey Bud
Fairly useful hurdler who shaped promisingly when third in 21f handicap chase at Stratford on return. However, not in anything like the same form when well held at Wincanton since. Headgear applied.
11-5Matt GriffithsJeremy Scottlocked8.5/16.5/124
9th249 Faint Hope
Winner of a handicap hurdle at Kempton in May 2018 but pulled up at Ffos Las later that month. Shaped as if retaining ability after 2 years off when fifth on chase bow at Hereford this month.
11-2Lorcan WilliamsGrace Harrislocked33/114/158
10th2724 Forgetthesmalltalk
Very good return from 19 months off when second at Kempton (3m) a year ago but struggled at Newbury sole start since in February. Chase debut.
11-6Tom CannonAlan Kinglocked6.5/18.5/131
11th287 God Knows Why
Runner-up in Irish maiden points. Efforts over hurdles at Taunton and Newton Abbot not completely devoid of promise, but this demands a significant step forward on chase/handicap bow.
11-3Jack TudorChristian Williamslocked9/128/1211
There are 11 runners in this race.
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Race 5 Taunton 14:41 Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) 19f

1261 Calva D'Auge
Dual winner of novice events last season, but ended that campaign on a low-key note and again failed to fire on return/handicap debut at Ayr (2m).
12-0Mr Angus CheledaPaul Nichollslocked9/114/156
2183 Nordic Combined
Opened hurdles account over 16.5f here on final run of last term. Not disgraced in handicaps at Fontwell and Sandown this season, but possibly a shade too high in the weights at present.
11-11Fergus GillardDavid Pipelocked7.5/15/133
3362 Air Horse One
Successful at Ffos Las last year and creditable third over C&D (record at Taunton reads 2123) in January. Not disgraced on Fontwell reappearance and he has slipped to an attractive mark.
11-12Lorcan MurtaghHarry Frylocked8/19/113
442813 Kuraka
Well beaten all 3 starts in 2019 and probably best watched on debut for new yard following a 14-month layoff.
11-1Matt GriffithsJeremy Scottlocked20/150/1150
5th219 Fair Mountain
Fine second in competitive contest at Market Rasen in July, but well below par otherwise this year and it's best to look elsewhere.
11-5Harry SkeltonDan Skeltonlocked14/112/114
6th2610 Ballyhill
Very useful when on-song, particularly over fences, but offered little last season and hasn't fared any better back in this sphere the last twice.
11-4Mr Zac BakerNigel locked25/118/128
7th296 Foreign Secretary
Hurdles winner for John Halley in Ireland and placed on 2 of his 4 starts for new connections, runner-up off this mark here (16.5f) last month. Still, more needed if he's to go one better this time.
11-8Charlie HammondDr Richard Newlandlocked11/112/19
8th3814 Organdi
Notched third success over hurdles in a Ludlow mares' handicap last October. However, struggled off this mark at Kempton a month later and absent since.
11-11Daniel HiskettRichard Phillipslocked33/125/124
9th1415 Olympic Honour
Signed off last season on a winning note and stepped up on inauspicious reappearance when third (subsequently promoted to second) over 16.5f here 2 weeks ago. Place possibilities.
10-13Isabel WilliamsEvan Williamslocked12/114/117
10th168 Final List
Sold cheaply after losing his way for Gordon Elliott and beaten a country mile starting out for this yard at Lingfield.
11-5Ben JonesGrace Harrislocked100/1200/1100
11th1814 Sheshoon Sonny
Fairly useful bumper winner who has finished in the money on 4 of his 6 starts in this sphere, good third on return/handicap bow at Sandown (2m). Step back up in trip will help and merits respect.
10-13Tom BellamyAlan Kinglocked4.5/14.5/10
12th145 Tight Call
Looked better than ever when adding to his tally at Ludlow (21.2f) a fortnight ago. 6 lb rise fair enough, but another personal best will be needed in order to follow up in this stronger race.
11-10Alan JohnsTim Vaughanlocked9/19/10
13th3512 Dave And Bernie
Ended time with Michael Barry in Ireland in good form and produced a career-best when making a winning start for this yard at Ludlow (15.8f). 5 lb rise fair and another bold show anticipated.
11-3Tom O'BrienOliver Signylocked5/19/180
14th34616 Adman Sam
Wide-margin winner of Warwick handicap chase on debut for this yard last November, but absent since misfiring at Ffos Las a month later and opposable back in this sphere.
10-11Lee EdwardsDave Robertslocked25/166/1164
15th187 Melekhov
Dual bumper winner who struck at the third attempt over hurdles at Exeter (17f) in April 2019. However, well held sole start last term and recent Sandown reappearance wasn't overly encouraging either.
11-6Richard JohnsonPhilip Hobbslocked12/19/125
|PU|4211 Chantecler
Firmly back on track when winning 2 of his first 3 starts for this yard, the latest at Hexham in September, but it was alarming how quickly he beat a retreat off this mark at Wincanton last time.
11-3Nico de BoinvilleNicky Hendersonlocked9/116/178
There are 16 runners in this race.
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£21.00 £144.70 £755.10

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Race 6 Taunton 15:11 Handicap Chase (Class 5) 22f

1214 De Barley Basket
Just second chase start when an improved winner over 21.5f at Market Rasen 3 weeks ago. Has the potential for better again so a 6 lb rise may not stop him.
11-7David BassBen Paulinglocked1.5/12.25/150
2202 Write It Down
Winning reappearance at Perth in August and similar form when reaching the frame at Huntingdon and Warwick on his last 2 starts. Ought to be competitive again.
11-11Jonjo O'Neill JrJonjo O'Neilllocked2.75/12.25/118
3185 Minella Voucher
Dual winner last term but was struggling when unseating 2 out on Stratford reappearance 18 days ago.
11-7Kielan WoodsAlexandra Dunnlocked28/128/10
4181 Apple Mack
Fair maiden hurdler who ran to a similar level of form in a couple of novice handicap chase last November. May have needed the run on Stratford return 18 days ago and ought to be sharper now.
11-12Micheal NolanRichard locked8/15/138
5th1510 All Kings
Still a maiden following 22 attempts under Rules and also a maiden pointer. Pulled up on recent Exeter reappearance and it's easy enough to look elsewhere.
11-0Sean HoulihanBob Bucklerlocked33/150/152
6th8278 Drumhart
Modest chaser when last seen under Rules. Has won a few times in points since but recent efforts in that sphere nothing to get excited about ahead of Rules return.
11-3Lee EdwardsAlastair Ralphlocked25/125/10
|PU|406 Bolving
Bumper winner. Been rather expensive to follow over fences but he was better than the result on last month's Stratford return, fading late on under an aggressive ride.
11-6Tom O'BrienVictor Dartnalllocked5/15.5/110
|PU|157 One For Dunstan
Just modest over hurdles. Never figured in Exeter maiden on chase debut 15 days ago but this a more realistic assignment and his second in point provides hope for better over fences.
11-4Bryan CarverRobert Walfordlocked7/110/143
|PU|579 Ri An Rian
Opened account in Tipperary chase on final start for Liz Doyle in July 2018, but yet to get seriously competitive for current yard, albeit his latest outing was probably needed after 15 months off.
11-0Tom CannonLaura Monganlocked22/125/114
|PU|4803 Come On Charlie
Dual hurdle winner for Philip Hobbs and also runner-up in Kempton handicap chase in May 2019. However, he ran poorly setting out for this yard over hurdles in August 2019 and hasn't been seen since.
11-8Stan SheppardBarry Leavylocked25/180/1220
There are 10 runners in this race.
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Race 7 Taunton 15:41 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 19f

1716 Sehayli
One-time fair Flat performer who has improved to land handicaps at Hereford and Wincanton this month. Escapes a penalty for latter success and obvious chance of completing the hat-trick.
11-0Kevin BroganJohnny Farrellylocked1.1/11.5/136
22912 Espressino
Jumped with greater fluency when opening his account in a C&D handicap last month. 4 lb rise tolerable, but no great surprise were he to find one or two too good this time.
11-4Bryan CarverChris Downlocked7.5/15/133
32914 Marilyn Monroe
Point/bumper winner who left previous efforts in this sphere well behind when making a winning return/handicap bow over 3m here. 5 lb rise fair and should go close if coping with drop back in trip.
11-1Harry CobdenAnthony Honeyballlocked2.75/12.75/10
45835 Calarules
Missed whole of last season and while he's on a winning mark for this comeback, it's likely that the run will be needed.
11-10Charlie PriceTim Vaughanlocked20/166/1230
5th238 Potters Vision
Signs of ability in bumpers for Alan King, but no real impact in 3 starts over hurdles for new yard and needs to raise her game now pitched into a handicap.
11-7Richard PatrickEmma Lavellelocked16/122/138
6th2811 Panatos
Improved on last season's 3 efforts over hurdles when third on return/handicap debut at Newton Abbot (16.8f). 2 lb lower now and not without hope if able to build on that effort now upped in trip.
11-5Fergus GillardAlexandra Dunnlocked14/120/143
7th443 Memphis Bleek
Winless following 8 attempts on the level for Ivan Furtado, and hasn't come close to hitting the target in 7 starts since switched to hurdles.
11-11Lee EdwardsAlastair Ralphlocked12/133/1175
8th306 Nye Bevan
Pulled up on return at Perth (sent off favourite) and again prominent in the betting when well held at Chepstow last month. 4 lb lower now and perhaps worth another chance.
11-9Tom BellamyNigel locked14/125/179
9th309 Cougar Kid
Placed off higher marks than this on a few occasions last season, but failed to step up on fair reappearance effort when down the field at Chepstow. Cheekpieces refitted.
11-7Miss Brodie John O'Shealocked28/133/118
|F|2981 Neetside
Dual point winner who produced best effort yet under Rules when going close in a heavy-ground C&D handicap in January. Not in the same form back here the following month, though, and absent since.
11-11Sean HoulihanTim Dennislocked22/133/150
|F|4010 Test Valley
Poor maiden on Flat/over hurdles and set for another struggle on handicap debut in this sphere.
11-5Charlie HammondTracey locked66/1150/1127
10th50215 Catchin Time
Has found winning difficult in recent times and probably best watched following a 16-month absence.
11-0Mr David PrichardLaura Hurleylocked33/1150/1355
11th374 Howaboutrightnow
No real impact over hurdles last season and similar story in a couple of attempts over fences this time round. Blinkers/tongue strap applied back in this sphere.
11-10David NoonanStuart Kittowlocked40/128/130
12th1713 Alkademon
Poor maiden hurdler on balance and was never travelling when out with the washing at Chepstow (19.4f) earlier this month.
11-2Micheal NolanLinda Blackfordlocked66/1125/189
13th1417 Berboru
Maiden who looks to have lost her way, held again in a seller in first-time cheekpieces a fortnight ago.
11-0Stan SheppardBarry Brennanlocked66/180/121
|PU|352 Capac
Landed a bumper on debut here in April 2019, but yet to fire over hurdles and was beaten a long way on last month's handicap bow at Carlisle.
11-11Alan JohnsTom Laceylocked16/110/138
There are 16 runners in this race.
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