January 10 / 15.30 Taunton

15.30 Taunton

Soft

Geoffrey Bosley “Tally Ho” Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3594.36
  • 2m 7f 3y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 6m 19s
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Geoffrey Bosley “Tally Ho” Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form:

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Modest fourth on recent chasing debut here (3m2f+) and will need to improve for the experience; runner-up over hurdles last February (18 ran) which shows she has the ability; has attracted support.
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5th

3

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:52 Taunton

Queen Of The Court

11st 7lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Grant Cann

4

30th Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:55 Wincanton

Queen Of The Court

10st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Grant Cann

0-11 over hurdles but 2-5 over fences, with both wins gained at Taunton this year (2m7f, soft/2m5f, good to soft); not at best when last in action and may prefer ground slower than good, but can make her presence felt here.

3/1

5th

4

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Queen Of The Court

11st 10lb

J: Archie Bellamy

T: Grant Cann

Maiden hurdler but now 2-4 over fences after winning at Taunton again three weeks ago (2m5f, good to soft), getting up late in the day; Archie Bellamy rides again off 5lb higher mark; in the mix over a trip she stays.

4/1

2nd
2
Artemision

12/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form:

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Maiden; nothing in first two chasing attempts and, although he did better in cheekpieces at Leicester last month, may need a good deal more.
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3

10th Apr 2022

Good

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

16:05 Stratford

Artemision

11st 8lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

3rd

2

16th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Artemision

11st 12lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Shaped as if his turn might be near when 12l second to a well-backed favourite at Taunton (2m7f, soft) but reportedly had a breathing issue next time; bit risky, but there's a big run in him.

10/1

10th

4

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 28y

Class 5

16:07 Sedgefield

Artemision

11st 10lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

Eight-race maiden, but he shaped as if his turn was near when 12l second to a well-backed favourite at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last month, making much of the running; dropping back in trip should be no problem; major player.

5/1

3rd
6
Duc Kauto

16/1

  • Place: £9.70

Form:

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Won on his chasing debut in October 2019 but has lost his way, finishing last at Wincanton most recently (behind Black Centaur); too many doubts.
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8th

7

20th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 5

13:00 Ludlow

Duc Kauto

11st 1lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Colin Tizzard

Won on his chasing debut (2m) in October 2019; mostly disappointing since but signs of emerging from the doldrums when 13l third of 11 at Taunton (2m7f, soft) ten days ago; dangerous if building on that.

8/1

3rd

6

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Duc Kauto

11st 13lb

Won on his chasing debut in October 2019 but has lost his way, finishing last at Wincanton most recently (behind Black Centaur); too many doubts.

16/1

8th

4

14th Dec 2021

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:30 Wincanton

Duc Kauto

11st 11lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Colin Tizzard

Not seen a lot of action since making a successful chase debut over 2m here more than two years ago and has pulled up in his last two races, both after absences and either side of wind surgery; plenty to prove at present and he's trying a new trip.

5/1

4th
7
Feodora

5/1

Form:

Last run: 293 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Maiden; unable to land a blow on her handicap hurdle debut last March and absent since; perhaps switch to chasing will bring out some improvement.
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4th

7

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Feodora

11st 11lb

Maiden; unable to land a blow on her handicap hurdle debut last March and absent since; perhaps switch to chasing will bring out some improvement.

5/1

3/1

Form: C

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Seems to reserve his best for this track, with figures of 4212; the win was over 2m2f but stamina didn't look an issue when close second over hurdles two starts ago (3m); fair third at Wincanton latest and seriously considered, despite a big weight.
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4th

3

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Young O’Leary

11st 9lb

J: David Prichard

T: Tim Vaughan

Hasn't really threatened in latest three chasing starts but was narrowly beaten (off 8lb higher) over hurdles on his stable debut last November; good chance if he could produce that again and yard among the winners.

5/1

7th

8

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:38 Taunton

Young O’Leary

11st 4lb

J: David Prichard

T: Tim Vaughan

Rallied well to win off today's mark here (2m2f, good; also has form on heavy) for Nigel Hawke just under a year ago and was close second over hurdles here (3m, good) on seasonal/stable debut in November; not quite in same form in two subsequent chases but might be boosted by the addition of cheekpieces today.

10/1

5th

1

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Young O’Leary

12st 4lb

Seems to reserve his best for this track, with figures of 4212; the win was over 2m2f but stamina didn't look an issue when close second over hurdles two starts ago (3m); fair third at Wincanton latest and seriously considered, despite a big weight.

3/1

6th
10
Treacys Jim

33/1

Form:

Last run: 61 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Maiden; runner-up at Newton Abbot last April but very modest either side of that; pulled up on latest start in November; 3lb out of the weights.
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3rd

4

1st Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

15:05 Newton Abbot

Treacys Jim

11st 4lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

led, pressed leader when headed after 4th, pushed along after 9th, ridden when lost second after 4 out, weakened after 3 out, tailed off

33/1

9

21st Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

19:30 Newton Abbot

Treacys Jim

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Outclassed in a novice chase last time but was pulled up in an Exeter handicap the run before and he's now 0-16 under rules; opposable in first-time cheekpieces.

25/1

3rd

2

4th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

13:15 Newton Abbot

Treacys Jim

11st 0lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Jimmy Frost

Pulled up in an Exeter handicap chase last time to make it 0-11 over fences; now 0-15 overall under rules and he should be outclassed.

33/1

13/2

Form: C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Very good at completing and, although he is only 3-44 in his career, two of those wins have come in the last five outings; not at his best latest but more likely than some to give supporters a runs for their money.
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4th

7

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Dont Be Robin

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Versatile type who was a clearcut winner off this mark at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November but he's been well held in all four subsequent runs; return to this trip is no problem but his overall record now stands at 3-47 and others are more convincing.

14/1

4th

6

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

15:40 Wincanton

Dont Be Robin

11st 3lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Latest of three wins (40 attempts under rules) came by 12l over 2m3f at Plumpton in November but he's been way below that level in his three starts since; drops back from 2m7f and 2m5f; 3lb above that last winning mark and would be a player on one of his better days.

8/1

6th

10

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

16:15 Taunton

Dont Be Robin

10st 12lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Triple chase winner (once here) who seems very versatile regarding trip and ground; hasn't really fired on either start since success at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November, though.

10/1

12/1

Form: D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Doncaster winner in February 2020 (off this mark) but has raced only three times since; tailed off at Southwell last month on return from more than a year off and a few questions to answer.
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3rd

4

21st Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:15 Plumpton

Minella Examiner

11st 3lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

Won off 10lb higher in February 2020 but returned from a layoff with three disappointing runs this winter, most recently when swapping usual cheekpieces for first-time visor last month; comes here with a lot to prove but this is uncompetitive.

11/2

3

14th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

14:45 Plumpton

Minella Examiner

11st 7lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Warren Greatrex

Won off 10lb higher in February 2020 but returned from a layoff with three disappointing runs this winter, most recently when swapping usual cheekpieces for first-time visor last month; comes here with a lot to prove; non-runner.

2

10th Feb 2022

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 5

14:10 Doncaster

Minella Examiner

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Warren Greatrex

Hasn't offered much obvious encouragement in two comeback runs this winter but the fact he won this race off 5lb higher in 2020 makes him a dangerous one to discount, particularly if a change of headgear (first-time visor for cheekpieces) has a reviving effect.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run: 27 days

W: 12st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Plumpton winner last March (blinkered for first time) but showed nothing in next two starts; better effort in this combination of aids at Wincanton latest and could play a part if repeating it.
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4

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Black Centaur

12st 12lb

Plumpton winner last March (blinkered for first time) but showed nothing in next two starts; better effort in this combination of aids at Wincanton latest and could play a part if repeating it.

5/1

2

4th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:50 Hereford

Black Centaur

11st 12lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Chris Gordon

Won in first-time blinkers over 3m1f at Plumpton last March (good) but ordinary efforts since, trying cheekpieces two starts ago and then this headgear combination three weeks ago at Wincanton.

12/1

4th

1

14th Dec 2021

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:30 Wincanton

Black Centaur

12st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Chris Gordon

Won in first-time blinkers over 3m1f at Plumpton in March (good) but has performed poorly since then, again in blinkers and last time with cheekpieces tried (behind Abbey Street); no great significance in the return of a tongue-tie and it remains to be seen what he'll make of a visor.

5/1

14/1

Form:

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Was running well (over shorter) in handicaps in the spring of 2019, including an Exeter win; absent for 20 months before heavy defeat over hurdles here 11 days ago; should do better back chasing but stamina an issue.
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6th

14

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Ericas Lad

10st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Won over shorter here in March 2019, since when he's only had the four runs; has been worryingly below par in his two runs following a mammoth absence.

10/1

9

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Ericas Lad

10st 0lb

Was running well (over shorter) in handicaps in the spring of 2019, including an Exeter win; absent for 20 months before heavy defeat over hurdles here 11 days ago; should do better back chasing but stamina an issue.

14/1

9th

13

30th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:15 Taunton

Ericas Lad

10st 0lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Had taken well to chasing and was in form when last seen in the spring of 2019; this only his fifth run over hurdles but has a long absence to overcome and is well out of the weights.

20/1

33/1

Form:

Last run: 204 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Maiden; placed over hurdles (for Robert Walford); little in two starts for current yard last summer and hopes pinned on wind surgery providing the answer; 5lb out of the handicap.
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5th

9

4th May 2022

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:30 Newton Abbot

Hot Smoked

10st 2lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Claire Hitch

Modest; races enthusiastically, and as a result had little left down the home straight on recent hurdles return at Exeter (2m mares' maiden; 250-1); tongue-tie and cheekpieces worn in unison, and officially 5lb 'wrong'; safe to look elsewhere.

40/1

4th

4

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

16:40 Exeter

Hot Smoked

11st 4lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Claire Hitch

Modest performer now and has shown little in three chases for this yard; first hurdling start since January 2021; cheekpieces return.

100/1

11

10th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

15:30 Taunton

Hot Smoked

10st 0lb

Maiden; placed over hurdles (for Robert Walford); little in two starts for current yard last summer and hopes pinned on wind surgery providing the answer; 5lb out of the handicap.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £285.00
Straight Forecast £321.60
Tricast £6258.50
Trifecta £4371.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Young O'Leary

TOPSPEED:

Dont Be Robin

RP Ratings:

Black Centaur

Daily Mirror:

Feodora

The Times:

Queen Of The Court

The Star:

Duc Kauto

Telegraph:

Young O'Leary

The Guardian:

Young O'Leary

Daily Express:

Young O'Leary

The Sun:

Young O'Leary

Daily Record:

Young O'Leary

POSTDATA:

Black Centaur

WEST COUNTRY:

Dont Be Robin

Daily Mail:

Dont Be Robin