November 25 / 15.25 Taunton

15.25 Taunton Good

Short Run Press – The Proper Book Binders Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3430.98
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 4m 42s
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Short Run Press – The Proper Book Binders Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.30
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 003822 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Further is probably preferable but he's run well to finish second the last twice at Hereford (2m5f, good to firm) and here (3m, good to soft), and he might not be far away.
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3rd

2

8th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Taunton

Kendelu

11st 11lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

In fine form towards the end of 2021, winning twice on good ground here, including at today's distance; has had excuses since (inadequate trip last time) and could bounce back here with conditions in his favour.

6/1

12th

4

8th Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Kendelu

12st 10lb

In fine form at the end of 2021, winning twice at Taunton (2m3f and 3m, both good ground), but he ran poorly on hat-trick bid at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft) on Boxing Day; today's considerably shorter trip raises major doubts.

14/1

6th

4

26th Dec 2021

Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

12:06 Huntingdon

Kendelu

11st 9lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Thriving at present, chasing a hat-trick after a pair of wins at Taunton (2m3f and 3m, both good ground); good value for latest success as he was badly messed around at the start; 9lb rise against stronger opposition will demand more of him; best on good/good to soft but seems to handle soft.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 31-342

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who was a fair second of five in a Newton Abbot novice (2m1f, good) in August on his last hurdle run, and he stays well on the Flat so could have more to offer in this code now up in trip in handicaps.
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5th

5

(1)

30th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:46 Goodwood

Independence

9st 10lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Brian Barr

3rd

8

31st Mar 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Warwick

Independence

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Brian Barr

Has been running well over hurdles and on the AW but is up in grade from his Taunton second in November (2m3f, good) and will do well to shake the principals.

7/1

4th

2

(1)

7th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

12:35 Lingfield (AW)

Independence

10st 11lb

Bumper winner with placed form in similar races to this on the AW and he went close over hurdles in November; rated way inferior to Vorashann in that discipline but respected on his Flat exploits.

7/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 414-2F CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won over C&D (good) in March and good second at Newton Abbot (2m2f, good) in May; returned from a break here (2m, good to firm) last month and was just in front when falling two out; can go well once more.
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6th

6

4th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:05 Newton Abbot

Poet’s Reflection

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

4th

5

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:27 Taunton

Poet’s Reflection

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Linda Blackford

10th

17

26th Dec 2021

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:28 Wincanton

Poet’s Reflection

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Linda Blackford

Winner of mares' novice handicap at Taunton in March (2m3f, good) and has been running creditably of late (led when falling two out on penultimate start); will do well to fend off less exposed rivals though.

9/1

Form: -71262

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won in Jersey in August and has run some fair races in Britain since, with a near-5l second at Stratford (2m2f, good) last time; however, continues to edge up the weights so needs to find something extra to score today.
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5th

8

18th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

20:20 Southwell

Masterdream

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

1st

15

11th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Worcester

Masterdream

10st 11lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

4th

11

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:25 Taunton

Masterdream

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Won in Jersey in August and has run some fair races in Britain since, with a near-5l second at Stratford (2m2f, good) last time; however, continues to edge up the weights so needs to find something extra to score today.

12/1

OUR TIP

5/4

Form: -36211 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Things have clicked for this lightly raced 6yo, with wins at Stratford (2m2f, good) and Wincanton (1m7f, good); won eased down last week in a conditionals/amateurs handicap and escapes a penalty; should be tough to beat.
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5th

1

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:25 Taunton

Norley

12st 1lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Things have clicked for this lightly raced 6yo, with wins at Stratford (2m2f, good) and Wincanton (1m7f, good); won eased down last week in a conditionals/amateurs handicap and escapes a penalty; should be tough to beat.

5/4

1st

3

18th Nov 2021

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Norley

11st 11lb

J: Mr Beau Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Runner-up at Exeter before going one better from the front off an unchanged mark at Stratford (2m2f, good); only 4lb higher for this and no reason why he shouldn't threaten once more.

7/2

1st

1

28th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

15:25 Stratford

Norley

11st 12lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Two good runs from his last three starts, probably facing a tough task attempting to give plenty of weight to one who was making it 2-2 in handicaps, in an amateur jockeys' race at Exeter last week (2m2f, good; pair clear); should have plenty going for him off the same mark (up 3lb in future).

9/4

Form: 165622 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Won at Newton Abbot (2m2f, soft) in June and has returned to form the last twice, going close at Stratford (2m2f, good) and Newton Abbot (2m1f, heavy); could be in the mix once more.
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8th

10

9th Dec 2021

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

Alramz

11st 1lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Close second twice in October (2m2f, good/2m1f, heavy) but wasn't in the same form when behind Kendelu here (2m3f, good) last month and probably needs today's longer trip to unlock some improvement.

16/1

6th

6

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:25 Taunton

Alramz

11st 3lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Won at Newton Abbot (2m2f, soft) in June and has returned to form the last twice, going close at Stratford (2m2f, good) and Newton Abbot (2m1f, heavy); could be in the mix once more.

9/1

2nd

6

21st Oct 2021

Heavy

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

14:58 Newton Abbot

Alramz

10st 10lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

Just over 4l clear of Richie Valentine when finally off the mark over 2m2f here in June (soft; 4lb higher today) and that rival has won twice as chaser since; possible only a wide passage at Stratford cost this 5yo another success five days ago and, due to go up 4lb for that, he enters the reckoning.

11/2

8/1

Form: 6-3342

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
0-9 but showed improved form in this headgear combination last time, when a 3l second to a progressive winner at Huntingdon (2m4f, good); this 4yo may have more to offer for his good yard and could be a contender up 2lb.
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9

5th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:50 Worcester

Alberic

11st 2lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

3rd

3

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 5

16:40 Market Rasen

Alberic

11st 6lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

1st

5

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Wincanton

Alberic

11st 7lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Progressive over hurdles in recent starts for new trainer and off the mark when 5-4 favourite in 13-runner conditionals' handicap at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) last time, narrowly but perhaps with more in the tank; up 6lb and this 5yo from the family of the stable's very useful chaser Chance Du Roy makes his chase debut.

5/2

33/1

Form: 05-87

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Makes handicap debut off a basement mark and he's one to keep an eye on the betting, but he's been well beaten at big odds on all four starts and improvement is required.
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5

11th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Eairsidh

10st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

Made a respiratory noise here two starts ago; improved for fitting of tongue-tie over C&D (good) later in January, finishing a very solid second (split subsequent winners); may well build on that effort; respected off just 2lb higher.

3/1

2nd

13

25th Jan 2022

Good

2m 4f 25y

Class 5

13:50 Leicester

Eairsidh

10st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Ali Stronge

Didn't hang about over hurdles and he was tailed off over C&D only 13 days ago on his chase debut; however, interesting that he was made favourite for that and now goes in a tongue-tie; may do better, for all that he's 5lb out of the weights.

13/2

8th

10

12th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

13:20 Leicester

Eairsidh

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ali Stronge

Only had four runs over hurdles, last time beaten 14l on his handicap debut at Taunton (2m3f, good); that's something he might build on now sent chasing.

10/1

Form: 63-940

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at big odds this autumn in his first three handicaps and he's hard to fancy.
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7th

13

16th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Whataboutwalt

10st 5lb

J: Mr Charlie O’Shea

T: Claire Harris

Had bits of earlier form but well beaten at big odds this autumn in his first four handicaps; now tries another step up in trip.

50/1

9th

9

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:25 Taunton

Whataboutwalt

10st 11lb

J: David Prichard

T: Claire Harris

Well beaten at big odds this autumn in his first three handicaps and he's hard to fancy.

100/1

11th

13

2nd Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

15:55 Exeter

Whataboutwalt

11st 1lb

J: David Prichard

T: Claire Harris

Well beaten in two handicaps for new stable last month (good/heavy); needs to learn to settle better; very difficult to enthuse over.

50/1

20/1

Form: P06594 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Five-time hurdle winner who was a fair fourth here (2m, good to firm) last month and today's longer trip may be a plus; however, he's struggled to get competitive this year and others are more compelling.
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10th

12

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:25 Taunton

Nachi Falls

10st 5lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Five-time hurdle winner who was a fair fourth here (2m, good to firm) last month and today's longer trip may be a plus; however, he's struggled to get competitive this year and others are more compelling.

20/1

4th

9

27th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Nachi Falls

10st 7lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Five wins over hurdles but has looked largely out of form this year, including at Exeter last week.

33/1

9th

11

19th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

12:30 Exeter

Nachi Falls

10st 7lb

J: Miss Molly Legg

T: Nigel Hawke

Five-time winner over hurdles, but has regressed this year; stayed on from a long way off the pace to take fifth at Market Rasen (2m2f, good) in August but more persuasive evidence of a return to form is needed.

16/1

Form: 5-0251 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Went close on stable debut at Bangor (2m3f, good) in August and bounced back from lesser run to win at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) 12 days ago; this 7yo is up 7lb to a career-high mark so there are some reservations about him following up, but he can't be ruled out given his current good heart.
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8th

6

19th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 5

15:50 Sedgefield

Akkapenko

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

10

25th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

13:55 Newton Abbot

Akkapenko

10st 13lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Front-running win over 2m4f at Uttoxeter (good; effective on good to soft) for previous yard in November but soundly beaten since, including for new trainer at Taunton when regular tongue-tie left off (still missing).

7th

5

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:38 Taunton

Akkapenko

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Made virtually all to win for Dai Burchell at Uttoxeter (2m4f, good) in November but his subsequent runs were disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him on today's stable debut; usual tongue-tie left off.

14/1

Form: 54P5

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 5yo who has shown some ability across his four starts and improvement is possible, but he's not obviously well treated for today's handicap debut.
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8

14th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Dellboy Trotter

10st 6lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Tracey Leeson

Eight-race maiden who has not progressed and was a well-held sixth of ten in a Fakenham handicap (2m4f, good; 40-1) 11 days ago; no appeal.

25/1

6th

9

3rd May 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Dellboy Trotter

10st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Tracey Leeson

5th

9

10th Apr 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

16:40 Stratford

Dellboy Trotter

10st 2lb

J: Chris Ward

T: Tracey Leeson

Lightly raced 6yo who ran well for a fair way at Stratford (2m6f, good) last time, where he failed to settle, and he could benefit from this drop back in trip; however, he's now been pulled up/tailed off in his first two handicaps and others arrive with more solid claims.

25/1

Form: 70P325 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Returned to form in these blinkers last month and enters calculations judged on his second to Norley at Stratford (2m2f, good); however, a lesser run followed at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) and he needs to bounce back.
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6

22nd May 2022

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

13:50 Fakenham

Rebel Royal

11st 3lb

J: Page Fuller

T: Ben Case

The return of blinkers worked initially as he ran well to make the frame in a pair of 2m2f handicaps at Stratford, but his last two efforts weren't so encouraging; reservations have returned.

10/1

7

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:25 Taunton

Rebel Royal

11st 1lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Ben Case

Returned to form in these blinkers last month and enters calculations judged on his second to Norley at Stratford (2m2f, good); however, a lesser run followed at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) and he needs to bounce back.

16/1

5th

5

9th Nov 2021

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

15:00 Huntingdon

Rebel Royal

11st 3lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Ben Case

Last win was over fences here two years ago off a 27lb higher mark and the blinkers have triggered a return to some form, having made the frame in 2m2f handicap hurdles at Stratford; this longer trip in his favour.

7/1

Form: 3/7-36

Last run: 156 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
10yo who is a longstanding maiden but he kept on for third of 15 at Fontwell (2m1f, good to firm) in May and soft ground may not have suited at Newton Abbot next time; not ruled out each-way now back from a break.
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14

25th Nov 2021

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:25 Taunton

Serveontime

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Helen Nelmes

10yo who is a longstanding maiden but he kept on for third of 15 at Fontwell (2m1f, good to firm) in May and soft ground may not have suited at Newton Abbot next time; not ruled out each-way now back from a break.

33/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Norley

TOPSPEED:

Alberic

The Times:

Independence

POSTDATA:

Kendelu

Daily Mirror:

Poet's Reflection

The Star:

Akkapenko

Daily Express:

Alberic

RP Ratings:

Norley

WEST COUNTRY:

Norley

Telegraph:

Norley

The Guardian:

Norley

Daily Mail:

Norley

The Sun:

Norley

Daily Record:

Norley