Home / March 14 / 14:00 Taunton

14:00 Taunton

Soft

William Hill Champion Hurdle Top Price Guarantee Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3430.98
  • 2m 3f 1y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 4m 58s
RTV
View Course
William Hill Champion Hurdle Top Price Guarantee Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.20

Form: -78431

Last run: 7 days

W: 12st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Beaten 5l on his handicap debut over shorter and then improved for the 2m4f to get off the mark at Southwell (good to soft); effectively 3lb lower here if taking the 10lb claim of Dylan Kitts into account; obvious claims.

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

1st

6

22nd Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Kempton

Highstakesplayer

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

disputed lead, pushed along 2 out, led clearly approaching last, good jump last, pushed out run-in, always doing enough

4/1

9

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 187y

Class 1

13:55 Newbury

Highstakesplayer

10st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

prominent, weakened quickly 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

4/1

1st

6

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Highstakesplayer

11st 6lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive sort who is 2-2 since switched to fences, both wins gained at Hereford (2m5f) in autumn 2022; absent since but has clear possibilities provided he returns in similar form; stays 3m; market support should be heeded.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 144653 CD

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Close fifth over C&D three weeks ago but was never dangerous when third at Hereford (2m5f) on Saturday and he's hard to win with.

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

3rd

10

12th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 5

16:38 Ludlow

Karakoram

10st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Grace Harris

Five wins over hurdles from 2m to 3m, the first of which was at this track and the latest was in March 2023; below form last term and Tuesday's run at Ffos Las off this career-low mark needs improving on markedly.

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 388135

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Bradley Harris claiming 10lb comes in handy off her current mark and she has been running well under similar conditions, from 2m to 2m4f; should be involved.

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

15

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Checkitsme

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Cynthia Woods

Has refused in two chases this spring; little appeal back hurdling from 6lb out of the handicap; aids worn in combination for first time.

66/1

10

9th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:30 Plumpton

Checkitsme

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Cynthia Woods

Has lost her way and refused on chasing debut (after wind surgery) 10 days ago; 6lb out of the handicap.

50/1

7

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Warwick

Checkitsme

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Cynthia Woods

held up in rear, not fluent 5th

25/1

Form: 5/1323

Last run: 125 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m7f good-ground handicap at Worcester last August and continued to run well afterwards (2m5f-2m7f); probably has little margin for error off a career-high mark and lacks a recent run, so with trip concerns as well, others appeal more.

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

6th

6

1st Jul 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Cry Wolf

11st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

prominent, ridden after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

4/1

1st

5

16th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Cry Wolf

10st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

Returned from break with two very underwhelming runs at Taunton last month (2m3f/2m; no headgear) and comes here with quite a bit to prove but today's move back up in trip ought to be in his favour and the first-time visor might give him a boost (wore cheekpieces for latest win).

11th

4

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:27 Taunton

Cry Wolf

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Alexandra Dunn

Form: 2-22PP D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Better chaser than hurdler and returned to this discipline over C&D only 11 days ago he was pulled up; limited appeal.

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

9

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:10 Wincanton

Minella Voucher

10st 10lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Alexandra Dunn

Things went swimmingly in September, hat-trick at 3m2f (good and good to soft); not had the same momentum since but just 2lb above the latest win and a revival is on the cards at some stage.

10/1

3rd

7

18th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:50 Wincanton

Minella Voucher

10st 12lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Alexandra Dunn

On fire in September when completing a hat-trick and the horse he beat the final time off this very mark won easily at Lingfield earlier this week; his last two efforts are the problem.

16/1

2

30th Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:15 Taunton

Minella Voucher

11st 11lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Alexandra Dunn

Hat-trick in September (all under Toby Wynne) and may have been feeling his exertions when well beaten soon after; still on a viable mark and stays well so hard to dismiss on return from a short break.

4/1

Form: 16P0P0

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Poor so far for this yard but he won a bumper in Ireland and he could very easily be seen in a different light now handicapping; has to be watched in the market.

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

8th

14

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

13:40 Taunton

Modreeney

10st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

held up in rear, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out

5/1

2nd

8

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

13:58 Ffos Las

Modreeney

10st 7lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

held up in rear before 1st, headway before 3 out, went second when not fluent 2 out, ridden and outpaced approaching last, kept on

6/4

10

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:00 Taunton

Modreeney

10st 4lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Won an Irish bumper in August 2021; perhaps a return to good ground today, this autumn's wind surgery and/or the first-time tongue-tie will help, but something needs to after the heavy defeats in his five starts in Britain.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3-348

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Disappointing as a jumper when bearing in mind that he won a 1m7f Group 3 in Germany; ran no race when tailed off behind Highstakesplayer last week at Southwell.

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

5

12th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Worcester

Ladykiller

11st 5lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

held up in rear, headway and bumped before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, disputing fourth and 5 lengths down when fell 2 out

5/2

1st

1

7th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:45 Uttoxeter

Ladykiller

12st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

travelled strongly, held up in behind leaders, smooth headway 2 out (usual 3 out), made strong challenge approaching last, led run-in, easily

7/2

Form: 3-2436 BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Sister to the yard's top chaser Dashel Drasher; bumper and novice promise; beaten about 16l and 10l in her two handicaps (2m/2m2f) but was in contention for a long way in both and there are races in her off this mark.

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

2nd

12

10th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Drash On Ruby

10st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

A maiden after nine hurdle runs but placed on all three appearances this season, most recently when third of 16 at Ffos Las (2m4f, good) last month; likely to be right in the thick of things again here.

7/2

3rd

5

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Drash On Ruby

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

0-8 over hurdles and 0-11 overall but placed on both appearances this season, more recently when second behind a very well-handicapped rival at Bangor (2m3f, good to soft) last month; high on the list.

100/30

2nd

4

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:35 Bangor-on-Dee

Drash On Ruby

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

0-7 over hurdles and more exposed than some of these but stayed on for third of 14 in Taunton handicap (2m3f, good) on seasonal debut in December and won't be far away if in similar form here.

9/1

Form: 0534

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced and enters handicaps on the back of an encouraging 10l fourth over 2m here (good to soft) last month; bred to appreciate this move back up in trip as well.

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

10th

7

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

19:00 Taunton

Start Point

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Inconsistent eight-race maiden but she shaped like a stayer when a rallying third in a Wincanton handicap (2m5f, good to soft) last month; mark continues to slide and she could be dangerous on this step up to 3m.

14/1

3rd

4

27th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

17:00 Wincanton

Start Point

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

midfield, prominent 6th, ridden before 2 out, soon outpaced, went third approaching last, no match for first two

14/1

13th

8

5th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:05 Ffos Las

Start Point

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Lightly raced after only five hurdles runs but absent since respectable sixth in Chepstow handicap (2m3f, good) last April and entitled to benefit from this outing.

16/1

Form: P4-0P7 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Beginning to look very regressive and cheekpieces are a cry for help.

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

7

26th Mar 2022

Good

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

14:53 Stratford

Linger

11st 1lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Claire Dyson

Useful in his prime but has struggled to get competitive this season (three starts); cheekpieces tried today; too much to prove.

66/1

5

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Linger

11st 1lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Claire Dyson

Beginning to look very regressive and cheekpieces are a cry for help.

50/1

7th

5

7th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Southwell

Linger

11st 12lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Claire Dyson

Useful hurdler back in the day but he's struggled to make an impact for this yard.

50/1

Form: 368

Last run: 129 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Just minor promise in two runs for Nigel Hawke and finished tailed off on his debut for this yard in a juvenile hurdle at Warwick; enters handicaps with plenty to prove.

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

10th

10

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:34 Newton Abbot

Mcgregors Charge

10st 0lb

J: James Best

T: Laura Hurley

6th

10

30th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:10 Wincanton

Mcgregors Charge

10st 0lb

J: Mr Peter Summers

T: Laura Hurley

Pulled up (albeit on soft ground) when 80-1 for recent handicap debut at Taunton (2m3f) and is effectively 10lb higher from out of the weights here.

50/1

10

14th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:00 Taunton

Mcgregors Charge

10st 0lb

J: David Prichard

T: Laura Hurley

Just minor promise in two runs for Nigel Hawke and finished tailed off on his debut for this yard in a juvenile hurdle at Warwick; enters handicaps with plenty to prove.

66/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £77.00
Straight Forecast £83.40
Tricast £323.20
Trifecta £289.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Highstakesplayer

POSTDATA:

Checkitsme

SPOTLIGHT:

Drash On Ruby

TOPSPEED:

Karakoram

Telegraph:

Checkitsme

Daily Express:

Checkitsme

Daily Mirror:

Checkitsme

WEST COUNTRY:

Drash On Ruby

The Times:

Highstakesplayer

The Guardian:

Highstakesplayer

Daily Mail:

Highstakesplayer

The Sun:

Highstakesplayer

The Star:

Highstakesplayer

Daily Record:

Highstakesplayer