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14:02 Taunton

Good To Firm

Taunton Racecourse Business Club Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £5228.16
  • 2m 2f 40y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 4m 43s
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Taunton Racecourse Business Club Novices’ Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.50

Form: P35232

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Placed in four of his six chase starts, including the latest three; runner-up at Wincanton 18 days ago, after making the running, and has to figure strongly in calculations but career record is just 1-27.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

8th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 164y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

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10st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Joe Tizzard

Just held on to win off 3lb lower at Taunton (2m2f, good to firm) in November but not seen since tame effort over 2m7f there a fortnight later; had another wind op in December (his fourth); others in this line-up appeal more.

6/1

4th

5

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

13:55 Taunton

Catch The Cuban

10st 8lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Colin Tizzard

Having been running consistently well at up to 3m1f, he got off the mark over fences here (2m2f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; a 4lb rise is fair and he should be fine now back up in trip; solid claims.

9/4

1st

5

11th Nov 2021

Good To Firm

2m 2f 40y

Class 4

14:02 Taunton

Catch The Cuban

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Placed in four of his six chase starts, including the latest three; runner-up at Wincanton 18 days ago, after making the running, and has to figure strongly in calculations but career record is just 1-27.

9/4

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 04-524 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Only a 4yo but already had 17 career starts; runner-up to a subsequent winner at Sedgefield on chasing debut and repeat of that would give him leading claims; less convincing at Kempton next time, however, and there is a lingering doubt about him on good to firm ground.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Naizagai

11st 12lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Without a win after five starts over fences but has shown some aptitude for the game, including finishing second on his chase debut here (2m1f good to soft); returns from a break during which he has had wind surgery.

7/2

4th

5

12th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 201y

Class 4

14:20 Leicester

Naizagai

11st 0lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

His form has been up and down over fences and he was soundly beaten at Warwick last month; however, he finished second on two of his four chase starts, going close at Taunton (2m2f, good to firm) two starts ago, and he can't be ruled out; versatile ground-wise.

3/1

4th

13

9th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:30 Warwick

Naizagai

10st 9lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

1-10 over hurdles; has gone close in two of his three runs over fences, pushing the winner to a head at Taunton (2m2f) last time despite hanging left throughout according to his rider; Warwick should suit and so might blinkers (replacing cheekpieces); good chance.

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 262F-3 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Hurdles winner (good to firm) and runner-up on both completed chasing starts last season; hard to know what to make of his Exeter third last month (race run in thick fog) but certainly not helped by a mistake; may well be left with a good chance in this small field.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Caspers Court

11st 3lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Four-time hurdle winner on good/good to firm (twice here); not firing on all cylinders this season, though, and seems unlikely to stage the necessary revival on today's ground.

40/1

7th

2

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Taunton

Caspers Court

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Kayley Woollacott

A four-time winner over hurdles but his form has taken a turn for the worse since back-to-back wins earlier this year.

12/1

0

4

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Caspers Court

11st 2lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Kayley Woollacott

Form has suffered a marked dip since winning consecutive 2m5f hurdles (both on good) in February/March; others safer.

10/1

Form: 332115

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Found her form with a vengeance with Stratford and Worcester wins in the summer but tailed off at the latter track when last seen two months ago; down in class and may bounce back but something to prove now.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

16:45 Hereford

Admirals Sunset

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: David Weston

Won over fences in pretty good style in the spring and switches back to hurdling off a lower mark but it's hard to know what to expect from her after a heavy defeat in her latest chase.

12/1

5th

5

31st Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

18:00 Stratford

Admirals Sunset

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: David Weston

held up in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 7th, not fluent 8th

5/1

Form: 065256

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Maiden; consistent efforts in Irish maiden hurdles this season; bought for £17,000 last month and new trainer wasting no time in sending this 4yo over fences, on handicap debut; market a help and could figure strongly.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

3

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

13:30 Stratford

Heronord

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Last month's win at Newton Abbot (2m, good to soft) was a first victory at the 24th attempt, and he was a well-beaten second of four at Market Rasen (2m1f, good to soft) last time; however, he bumped into a progressive winner and could be involved today; also effective on good ground.

2/1

2nd

5

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 4

14:45 Market Rasen

Heronord

10st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Runner-up over hurdles (2m, good) in June and back to form when winning over fences at Newton Abbot (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; unproven on soft/heavy; that was a first victory at the 24th attempt but he had 4l to spare and remains well treated on past exploits.

4/1

1st

4

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newton Abbot

Heronord

10st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Runner-up over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m, good) last month and remains very well handicapped on some of last year's chasing form but weakened rather tamely here (over hurdles) three weeks ago and career strike-rate is now 0-23; all his best form was recorded on good/good to firm ground.

11/4

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