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15:10 Taunton

Soft

William Hill Stayers Hurdle Top Price Guarantee Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7951.16
  • 3m 4f 85y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
  • Win time: 7m 43s
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William Hill Stayers Hurdle Top Price Guarantee Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1-42U1 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

This is only his tenth start and stamina seemingly won him the day over 2m7f (good to soft) here a month ago; up 7lb but a race of this nature can bring him on.

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

5

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Revels Hill

10st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

prominent

13/2

3rd

8

29th Apr 2023

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

14:15 Sandown

Revels Hill

10st 6lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Harry Fry

Has a a solid record over extreme trips, namely a success at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last spring, creditable fourth (despite being badly hampered) in the London National over C&D in December and clear second behind Coolvalla at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) last month; may well have more to offer at this sort of distance; all rules wins under Kevin Brogan, who is back on board today; very appealing.

11/2

2nd

1

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

14:52 Exeter

Revels Hill

12st 0lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Harry Fry

Won at Taunton (2m7f and 3m4f) on his final starts of last season and has produced three solid efforts in defeat this term from 2m5f to 3m5f; cheekpieces did him no harm latterly when third in a strong 3m handicap at Ascot and this longer trip is probably a better fit these days.

2/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 38-F24 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Former Welsh Grand National runner-up so he stays well; below his best this season and was behind Dawson City last time, but these conditions suit and he's well handicapped.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

11

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

The Two Amigos

10st 5lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Second to Secret Reprieve in the Welsh National three years back and went one better in this season's renewal when ultra-game after racing in the firing line throughout; a 5lb higher mark is by no means the end of the world and his proven ability to cope in a race of this nature is a big selling point; on the shortlist.

11/1

10

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

14:40 Haydock

The Two Amigos

10st 6lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Third in this race two years ago (soft) and he was a gallant front-running winner of the Welsh National (3m6f, soft) last time out; today's better ground may not be ideal but he's nevertheless produced some good performances on good to soft ground and he's not ruled out up 5lb since Chepstow.

12/1

1st

17

27th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 1

14:50 Chepstow

The Two Amigos

10st 6lb

J: David Prichard

T: Nicky Martin

Often front-runner; fifth in this race in 2019 and runner-up in the January 2021 version; the latter came off a mark 15lb higher than today's, his final run last term was a step back in the right direction and latest start also showed that plenty of ability remains; ridden by David Prichard last five starts; case can be made.

25/1

Form: 243741 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Made the most of his lower chase mark when leading late on over 2m7f here (good to soft) three weeks ago; up 5lb but he has a feather weight and this trip promises to suit.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

21st Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 4

13:23 Taunton

Some Detail

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Nigel Hawke

Ended last season with two creditable efforts in marathon chases and he returned from another break with a respectable fourth at Exeter (3m6f, good to soft) 19 days ago; takes a big drop back in trip but his last win came over 2m7f here in February and he could be dangerous.

9/2

4th

9

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Some Detail

11st 0lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Ended last season with two creditable efforts in marathon chases but he's not been at his best over hurdles and fences in his two runs this term; mark is sliding but he's still 3lb higher than for his chase win and has an overall record of 3-36; others preferred.

12/1

3rd

4

5th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Some Detail

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

raced in second, joined leader 13th, pushed along after 14th, ridden before 3 out, lost second before 2 out, weakened approaching last

9/2

Form: -18453 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Beaten just under 10l into third last time at Exeter (3m6f, soft) in a race he knew well, being twice a previous winner; assured stamina could bring him into it.

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3rd

3

29th Apr 2022

Good

4m 0f 97y

Class 4

19:35 Cheltenham

Dawson City

12st 2lb

J: Miss Chloe Emsley

T: Polly Gundry

4th

6

14th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:10 Taunton

Dawson City

10st 12lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Polly Gundry

Beaten just under 10l into third last time at Exeter (3m6f, soft) in a race he knew well, being twice a previous winner; assured stamina could bring him into it.

8/1

3rd

5

25th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:50 Exeter

Dawson City

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Polly Gundry

Won this in 2018 and 2019 and creditable third last year; have to forgive a lacklustre effort over 3m here last month but no surprise to see him firmly in the argument back at the marathon trip.

12/1

Form: 345474 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 6lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Goes well fresh so no good thing to improve on last week's remote fourth at Newbury (3m2f, soft); tongue-tie tried there is soon left off here; should be well handicapped but sliding mark looks warranted.

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8

23rd Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 210y

Class 2

14:05 Aintree

Minellacelebration

11st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

in rear throughout, weakened and pulled up after 13th

13/2

5th

2

14th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:10 Taunton

Minellacelebration

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Goes well fresh so no good thing to improve on last week's remote fourth at Newbury (3m2f, soft); tongue-tie tried there is soon left off here; should be well handicapped but sliding mark looks warranted.

8/1

4th

4

5th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 1f 214y

Class 2

13:15 Newbury

Minellacelebration

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Defied a 4lb higher mark in similar event at Aintree (3m1f, soft) in 2020; less appealing on the balance of this season's form but has possibilities if helped by first-time tongue-tie back from a break.

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 26P-1P

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Won a veterans' chase over 3m at Sandown in November on his return from second wind surgery and perhaps didn't handle the heavy ground (fine on soft) when pulled up in another there two months later; goes well fresh so another break is a positive; unraced beyond 3m2f, over which he's won.

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Verdict Starting price

1

6th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 3

15:00 Ludlow

Wandrin Star

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Pulled up the last twice and has always struggled with his consistency, but he's a very capable chaser off this sort of mark when on a going day; the ground will be fine.

16/1

7

16th Nov 2022

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:15 Warwick

Wandrin Star

11st 2lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

midfield

10/1

Form: 6-5470

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Ran well to be fourth in the Welsh National after starting slowly but trainer changes the headgear (from cheekpieces) after heavy defeats subsequently; danger to all should that prove an inspired move.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Achille

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

No win since April 2019; placed in last season's Welsh Grand National and is now 29lb lower but looked badly out of sorts this winter; swapped cheekpieces for refitted blinkers at Chepstow 16 days ago and there was an upturn but he was 10l behind the winner Domaine De L'Isle so still has work to do.

6/1

3rd

3

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Achille

11st 9lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Teenager who hasn't won since April 2019; placed over C&D (soft) in last season's Welsh Grand National and is now 26lb lower but has looked badly out of sorts this winter and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task today; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

7/1

5th

1

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Achille

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Fourth off 21lb higher in last season's Welsh Grand National but soundly beaten in all his completed races since; 13yo who is hard to approach with confidence at present.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £62.00
Straight Forecast £70.20
Trifecta £91.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Revels Hill

The Guardian:

Some Detail

TOPSPEED:

Achille

RP Ratings:

The Two Amigos

The Sun:

Dawson City

WEST COUNTRY:

Revels Hill

The Times:

Revels Hill

Telegraph:

Revels Hill

Daily Mail:

Revels Hill

Daily Mirror:

Some Detail

Daily Record:

Some Detail

The Star:

The Two Amigos

POSTDATA:

Achille

Daily Express:

Achille