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16:08 Taunton

Soft

UK Gun Repairs Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 2m 7f 198y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 6m 35s
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UK Gun Repairs Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: -80737 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Had wind surgery in December 2020 and competitive only once (3m third at Ludlow on penultimate start) in his six starts since; way down the weights and he was off two months before latest start, but there are clear risks.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

12th

13

28th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:10 Chepstow

Trixster

10st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Respectable minor honours in three of his first four starts this season but well beaten next time and jumping proved his undoing on latest; now switches back from chasing to his first hurdle run since last April; 7lb lower than his chase mark and also wears headgear for the first time.

12/1

6

9th Mar 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

13:30 Wincanton

Trixster

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

didn't jump well, held up in rear, blundered and unseated rider 11th

6/1

6th

2

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Trixster

11st 13lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Tim Vaughan

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, not fluent 11th, ridden after 5 out, mistake 4 out, made no impression

7/2

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 22F-66 D

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Runner-up four times over fences last term; not disgraced on reappearance in December but tailed off in first-time headgear on Boxing Day; has sunk in the weights and reverts to hurdling for first time in three years.

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0

1

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:45 Southwell

Big Difference

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Two small-field wins (2m4f/3m1f) over fences last year but he's struggled in last four runs including when pulled up at Perth in June; with new yard now and he needs to turn things around after a short break; visor reapplied.

7/1

4

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Big Difference

11st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tim Reed

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 10th, lost ground from 13th

16/1

6th

4

16th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 19y

Class 4

15:25 Newcastle

Big Difference

11st 6lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Tim Reed

midfield, towards rear with one circuit to go

14/1

Form: 7673

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Hooded on penultimate start; 8-1, much more like it when third of 11 on handicap debut at Bangor (upped to 2m7f, soft) three weeks ago, which puts him firmly in the picture in this weak race and these are early days.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

24th May 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

14:32 Southwell

Money Spinner

11st 11lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Just a respectable fifth at Warwick (3m1f, good) three weeks ago and now 0-7 over hurdles but was third in two soft-ground handicaps in February/March (2m7f/3m) and may yet have a bigger run in him.

9/4

5th

11

2nd May 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Warwick

Money Spinner

10st 12lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Well behind several of these when a below-form ninth over 3m2f here last time (good ground) but has a chance on earlier form on soft ground.

9/1

9th

4

31st Mar 2022

Good

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Money Spinner

11st 1lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Philip Hobbs

Two good efforts in soft-ground staying handicaps of late (without and with a hood), plugging on at the same pace in a fair 3m handicap at Taunton last month (3m); should be very competitive off the same mark.

5/2

Form: -53347

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Not so good as he was in the last two seasons and he's now a 15-race maiden; weakened markedly when he tried 2m7f (upped from 2m5f) at Market Rasen last time, admittedly after two months off but he's not the most persuasive for stamina.

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8

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Steady Away

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Claire Harris

Maiden (0-20) who steadily lost his way for Nicky Martin, unseating his rider on his last couple of appearances for that trainer; soundly beaten in two starts for Claire Harris; very difficult to fancy despite easing in the weights in newly applied headgear.

40/1

14th

12

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Steady Away

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Claire Harris

towards rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along 7th, ridden and struggling home turn, got well behind from 3 out, tailed off

33/1

4th

8

21st Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:55 Worcester

Steady Away

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Claire Harris

held up in rear, shaken up after 4th, struggling after 6th, mistake 7th, weakened 3 out, tailed off when left in poor fourth last

25/1

Form: 446408

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Hat-trick for Ben Pauling in March 2019; very well treated judged on his four placed efforts in a row last spring but declined in the autumn and met with very heavy defeats on his two runs for new yard.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

8

3rd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:08 Taunton

Shanroe Tic Tec

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Hat-trick for Ben Pauling in March 2019; very well treated judged on his four placed efforts in a row last spring but declined in the autumn and met with very heavy defeats on his two runs for new yard.

33/1

8th

9

14th Jan 2022

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

13:00 Huntingdon

Shanroe Tic Tec

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Triple hurdle winner (once here) for Ben Pauling during purple patch in March 2019 but left that stable after below-par run in claimer here in October; struggled when back in a handicap for new yard last month.

33/1

14th

1

17th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

12:15 Uttoxeter

Shanroe Tic Tec

11st 12lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Winless since his hat-trick in early 2019 and was beaten in a claimer on his final run for Ben Pauling; was entitled to have run better in that.

20/1

Form: 2-125P

Last run: 45 days

W: 12st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won at Newton Abbot (2m5f, heavy) in October on his handicap/seasonal debut and good second over 2m3f next time; two major backward steps have followed, however, so plenty now has to be taken on trust; new trip.

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0

3

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Investment Manager

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in rear throughout, jumped left 2nd, reminder with one circuit to go, ridden and weakened after 14th, tailed off when pulled up 15th

9/2

2nd

1

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:55 Newton Abbot

Investment Manager

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led at steady pace, joined 8th, headed 10th, led again 14th

5/2

2nd

5

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:45 Newton Abbot

Investment Manager

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, outpaced 16th, rallied after 3 out, challenging 2 out, kept on run-in

9/2

Form: 54323 BF

Last run: 1 day

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Wind surgery, tongue tied and down to his shortest trip when close second of 13 on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) in January, making most; creditable third in the 4.50 Wincanton yesterday over 2m5f but whether he turns out again so quickly remains to be seen.

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8

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:15 Ludlow

Smoking Pigeon

11st 5lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Low-mileage 9yo whose jumping improved as the race went on at Huntingdon and ran out a 5l winner (2m7f, good to soft); still unexposed over fences but his overall record is patchy and he faded into a well-held fifth at Kempton (3m, good) last time; returns after a short break but he comes with risks attached.

5/1

5th

7

10th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Kempton

Smoking Pigeon

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Low-mileage 9yo whose jumping improved as the race went on at Huntingdon and ran out a 5l winner (2m7f, good to soft); 6lb higher this time in what looks a better race, but needs considering.

100/30

1st

3

13th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:30 Huntingdon

Smoking Pigeon

11st 10lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Placed in two soft-ground handicap hurdles in early part of last year (2m3f here/2m5f) and made quite promising seasonal/chase debut when third here (2m4f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; remains lightly raced for his age and could have untapped potential at around 3m.

4/1

Form: 584-85

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has run in two bumpers and three maiden/novice hurdles; 66-1 when fifth of eight to an impressive winner at Kempton (upped to 3m, soft) last time, which seemed to be improved form and he should be much more interesting now that he goes handicapping.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

16:25 Naas

Rideau Canal

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Maiden for Alan King; ran respectably in all three runs for this yard early last year, including handicaps at 2m7f and 1m7f; can win races off this mark but would need to see market support after a year out.

8/1

5th

9

12th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 89y

15:07 Naas

Rideau Canal

11st 5lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Modest form for Alan King; improved on his Irish debut when third at Fairyhouse; another respectable effort last time was over 2m7f at Thurles; this trip may be short of his optimum.

10/1

4th

2

9th Feb 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 182y

16:25 Thurles

Rideau Canal

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Modest form for Alan King; improved on his Irish debut when third to Maggie Walsh at Fairyhouse; should appreciate the step up in trip and has an each-way chance.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £232.00
Straight Forecast £244.90
Trifecta £506.00

Selections

The Times:

Money Spinner

POSTDATA:

Smoking Pigeon

SPOTLIGHT:

Rideau Canal

WEST COUNTRY:

Investment Manager

RP Ratings:

Trixster

TOPSPEED:

Shanroe Tic Tec

The Guardian:

Money Spinner

Daily Express:

Money Spinner

Daily Mirror:

Money Spinner

The Star:

Money Spinner

Daily Record:

Money Spinner

Telegraph:

Smoking Pigeon

Daily Mail:

Smoking Pigeon

The Sun:

Smoking Pigeon