image-left-align HeyhoeBags Groove is a strong fancy to post his first success over hurdles in the 1.35 at Taunton on Wednesday. The former smart bumper horse should be too good for his thirteen rivals at the West Country course.

Indeed, it was disappointing to see Harry Fry’s decent sort touched off by a rank outsider at Newbury the other day but Taunton’s standard of opposition is weaker and the slight step up in trip should also be to the gelding’s advantage. Three seconds in a row doesn’t do full justice to Bags Groove’s ability and he can come home in front before going on to better things.