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Good To Soft

Mark Taylor Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3812.2
  • 2m 3f 164y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 5m 8s
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Mark Taylor Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £24.70
  • Place: £4.90

Form: 6610-4

Last run: 167 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Just 2-42 in his career, the second of those wins coming at Taunton in March; effective at a variety of trips and nearly always completes so could take a hand if ready to go after six months off.

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12

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Dont Be Robin

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Richenda Ford

Three-time chase winner but latest was in 2021 and this 12yo struggled to get competitive on his five runs last year; 6lb wrong at weights.

25/1

4th

4

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Dont Be Robin

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

Three-time winner over fences (good/soft) but not since November 2021, and has been out of form this year; 4lb out of the weights here; needs first-time tongue-tie to aid his finishing effort.

10/1

6th

8

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:43 Stratford

Dont Be Robin

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

led narrowly, pressed leaders when headed 10th, ridden after 3 out, weakened after 2 out, tailed off

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: P5-P89

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Chase winner in March 2020, off a much higher mark, but downhill since and has shown very little in three starts for this yard; blinkers the hope of turning matters around.

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0

9

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:55 Fontwell

Ivilnoble

10st 3lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

midfield, not fluent 8th, towards rear before 11th, not fluent 12th

33/1

0

10

19th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Ivilnoble

10st 8lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Had a consistent run of form in defeat two winters ago and could be well handicapped, but a long absence has to temper enthusiasm.

14/1

6

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:30 Leicester

Ivilnoble

10st 11lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

Consistent between November and January, including four silver medals; looked beaten when unseating four out at Chepstow (3m2f) last month; capable of going well but has a modest strike-rate.

8/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -16772

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

No match for the winner when runner-up over C&D two weeks ago but that still represented a decent effort on his stable debut (was with Philip Hobbs); has never found it easy to win but enters the argument.

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8th

9

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

14:50 Plumpton

Auld Sod

10st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Cynthia Woods

Ran well from the front before weakening in a 2m5f handicap chase last time but he's now 2-49 overall and 10lb out of the weights here.

33/1

4th

6

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:10 Fontwell

Auld Sod

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Cynthia Woods

Proved he retains a modicum of ability when 40-1 third here (3m2f, good to soft) in May but was pulled up on all three subsequent appearances; 3lb wrong today; too risky.

20/1

Form: 53-PPP

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner; twice ran respectably in handicap chases in the spring but has been pulled up on latest three starts (has attracted support); hopes of a reversal in fortune rest on blinkers.

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13

31st Mar 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Larcadio

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Is further out of the weights than when pulled up over fences in January and he hasn't run over hurdles for two years but at least he is significantly lower in the weights now.

100/1

8

30th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

Larcadio

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

0-14 over fences; gave fairly good account when fifth behind Out The Glen and Spotty Dog at Leicester (2m6f, good to soft) this month but is effectively 4lb higher from further out of the weights today.

33/1

5th

12

12th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:20 Leicester

Larcadio

10st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Paul Henderson

Placed only once in 17 starts under rules; there has been some promise, as when not beaten far at Uttoxeter in November (2m4f, good), but backward steps since.

14/1

Form: 4/5403

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Maiden; didn't appear to stay 3m1f+ here on last month's chasing debut and drop back in trip could do the trick; visor on for first time (replacing cheekpieces) and not impossible after the latest display.

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5th

4

1st Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

On The Meter

11st 4lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: David Bridgwater

Maiden; didn't appear to stay 3m1f+ here on last month's chasing debut and drop back in trip could do the trick; visor on for first time (replacing cheekpieces) and not impossible after the latest display.

9/2

3rd

3

18th Oct 2021

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

15:50 Plumpton

On The Meter

11st 1lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: David Bridgwater

Promise in bumpers and in one hurdle race for Alan Jones before going missing for two years; quiet in three runs for current yard (latest his handicap debut) and now goes chasing over a new trip; these aids worn before but not in unison; much to prove.

10/1

10th

8

7th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:23 Worcester

On The Meter

11st 1lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: David Bridgwater

Promising in bumpers and on hurdle debut for Alan Jones, but disappeared for two years and no major promise in two runs this season; may do better now handicapping but has something to prove in terms of form.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1/P/5- D

Last run: 196 days

W: 12st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner but was pulled up in two points for these connections two seasons ago and quickly weakened out of contention when back under rules at Kempton in April; too many doubts.

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1

1st Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Statistical

12st 1lb

J: Kevin Jones

T: Heather Cobb

Dual chase winner but was pulled up in two points for these connections two seasons ago and quickly weakened out of contention when back under rules at Kempton in April; too many doubts.

25/1

Form: F27-94

Last run: 139 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Wasn't beaten too far on his latest start at Stratford in June (2m1f, stayed on) and worth another go at this trip but not the most consistent; doesn't always look the most straightforward so reservations.

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6th

9

20th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Postman

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Flat and hurdles winner who is 0-11 over fences but he's well handicapped on his best chase form and was a fair third in the mud over C&D 12 days ago; carried his head high in the closing stages on that race but mark continues to fall and he could be in the mix again.

13/2

3rd

5

8th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:30 Lingfield

Postman

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Flat and hurdles winner who is 0-10 over fences; plenty of those chase efforts (including on soft, although best efforts have been on less testing ground) make this look a good mark but his two starts last month were not among them.

8/1

6th

7

14th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Fontwell

Postman

10st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Seamus Mullins

Fair effort to be fourth at Stratford (2m1f, good) on his penultimate start but not consistent, as his efforts either side of that run only confirm; has never been lower in the weights but 0-9 as a chaser now.

14/1

Form: 214231 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Most consistent since going over fences and gained a second success in ready fashion at Fontwell a month ago (about 2m3f; soft); 4lb rise fair and obvious contender.

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11th

10

(4)

29th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

14:50 Lingfield (AW)

Air Hair Lair

9st 5lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Sheena West

took keen hold, midfield, nudged along and headway over 3f out

33/1

11th

4

(9)

10th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Air Hair Lair

9st 5lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Sheena West

in rear throughout (vet reported gelding to be lame on his right-fore and left-hind legs)

12/1

5

1st Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Air Hair Lair

11st 2lb

J: Marc Goldstein

T: Sheena West

Most consistent since going over fences and gained a second success in ready fashion at Fontwell a month ago (about 2m3f; soft); 4lb rise fair and obvious contender.

6/4

Form: 9P/64

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

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4th

7

9th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

14:22 Fakenham

Mister Robbo

10st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Deborah Faulkner

Triple point winner; hadn't shown much under rules until winning five-runner handicap chase at Taunton (2m6f, good) in November; that form has hardly been boosted since and he'll probably have to improve to follow up.

4/1

1st

7

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

14:55 Taunton

Mister Robbo

10st 1lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Deborah Faulkner

Triple point winner who has failed to finish within 25l of the winner in five starts under rules, including when racing freely in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Market Rasen (2m5f, good) a fortnight ago; enough to prove.

25/1

5th

8

11th Nov 2021

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

14:40 Market Rasen

Mister Robbo

10st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Deborah Faulkner

Three-time point winner who is unexposed under rules; well beaten when last of four in uncompetitive novice chase at Newton Abbot in September; sports cheekpieces for today's handicap debut.

25/1

Form: 6/FP-5

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all six starts and was tailed off behind Air Hair Lair on last month's handicap debut; lot to prove.

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2nd

9

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Born At Midnight

11st 6lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

Won twice over C&D within the space of a week last month and came right away from a subsequent winner (and Delgany Monarch) when defying the penalty; hiked up 11lb for that but has never been in better shape and goodish ground holds no terrors.

4/1

1st

2

11th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:00 Plumpton

Born At Midnight

11st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

prominent, in touch with leaders 6th

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £1575.00
Straight Forecast £1307.20
Tricast £4893.50
Trifecta £7210.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Air Hair Lair

RP Ratings:

Auld Sod

WEST COUNTRY:

On The Meter

Telegraph:

Air Hair Lair

Daily Mail:

Air Hair Lair

Daily Express:

Air Hair Lair

Daily Mirror:

Air Hair Lair

The Star:

Air Hair Lair

Daily Record:

Air Hair Lair

TOPSPEED:

Auld Sod

POSTDATA:

Auld Sod

The Times:

Auld Sod

The Guardian:

Auld Sod

The Sun:

Auld Sod