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15:25 Taunton

Good To Soft

Williamhill Stayers Hurdle Top Price Guarantee Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8713.65
  • 3m 4f 85y
  • Class 3
  • 11 runners
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Williamhill Stayers Hurdle Top Price Guarantee Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: U-5110 C

Last run: 30 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Ended 2022 with two wins, the latter gained in Lincolnshire National at Market Rasen (3m3f, good to soft) on Boxing Day; jumped poorly and was well beaten at Uttoxeter last month but could still have untapped potential over marathon trips.

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15th

18

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Bangers And Cash

10st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Won three times last season, including over 3m3f/3m4f, and following a wind op he ran well when third here (3m, good to soft) last month; proven at the trip and an each-way case can be made now back up in distance.

33/1

3rd

6

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

16:10 Sandown

Bangers And Cash

11st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Has got better with each run this season, fading only late on when fourth of eight over C&D (good) five weeks ago; has since had wind surgery; back to his last winning mark and unlikely to be far away.

11/2

4th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:45 Sandown

Bangers And Cash

11st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Ran respectably in first-time cheekpieces at Newbury (3m2f) five weeks ago while shaping as if this drop back in trip will suit; only 1lb above last winning mark; enters calculations in the retained headgear.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: -1365P D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Thorough stayer who won last season's Lincolnshire National at Market Rasen (3m3f, soft) and was very respectable fifth in Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) in January; ran poorly when switched back to hurdling last time but has possibilities here if perked up by a change of headgear.

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1

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Sidi Ismael

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: David Pipe

10yo who is having a substandard campaign, but last month's fifth at Plumpton was a step back in the right direction and he's well handicapped on last season's marathon chase form (including on soft); not ruled out.

14/1

5th

2

7th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 4f 102y

Class 3

14:50 Plumpton

Sidi Ismael

11st 9lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Well-held fifth in this last year off 2lb higher; ended that campaign well with two seconds over 3m4f and a blind eye could be turned to this season's no-shows for one reason or another (lost his action last time).

40/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 184353 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won by 7l off 4lb higher mark at Uttoxeter (3m, good) last June and won't mind what the weather does here; hasn't really fired since returning from a break in November; battled on from poor position to take modest third at Exeter (3m6f, good) last month but needs to up his game here.

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3rd

8

27th Jun 2023

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 4

19:30 Newton Abbot

Premier Dtroice

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Katy Price

Seemingly back in good form at Warwick (3m2f, good) last month, where he battled on well to press Nickelsonthedime in the closing stages, but was last of five when favourite at Fontwell 11 days ago and it's hard to know what to expect from him here.

11/2

5th

3

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

19:55 Fontwell

Premier Dtroice

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Katy Price

pressed leader, led after 1st, pressed leader when headed 3rd, ridden after 3 out, stayed on until no extra inside final 110yds

5/1

2nd

3

31st May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 2f 0y

Class 4

17:40 Warwick

Premier Dtroice

11st 9lb

J: Mr Zac Baker

T: Katy Price

Thorough stayer who was placed in two chases and a hurdle towards end of last season; probably on a good mark over hurdles but needs to bounce back quickly from lacklustre run over fences a fortnight ago; fully effective on good ground; unproven on good to firm.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2F-F43

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won two chases last winter (2m4f/2m3f) and was seemingly back in good form when keeping on well for close third here (2m7f, good) last month; still on a workable mark and looks well worth a crack at today's trip.

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2nd

3

12th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:50 Market Rasen

Frenchy Du Large

12st 0lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Venetia Williams

All wins at around 2m4f, but not disgraced over 2m7f-3m4f last season (clear of Ladronne when runner-up over 3m1f in first-time cheekpieces at Haydock last time); headgear retained and a possible.

4/1

2nd

2

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 125y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Frenchy Du Large

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

The winner of two chases last winter (2m4f/2m3f) and back to that sort of form in his last two runs (2m7f/3m4f); tries hard enough so whether the new cheekpieces will assist remains to be seen.

16/1

4th

2

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Frenchy Du Large

11st 12lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Venetia Williams

Won two chases last winter (2m4f/2m3f) and was seemingly back in good form when keeping on well for close third here (2m7f, good) last month; still on a workable mark and looks well worth a crack at today's trip.

9/2

Form: P31/32

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Back from long absence with two good runs at Wincanton this winter (both 3m1f, good to soft); will be favoured by any rain here and looks a very good candidate for today's step up in trip; major player.

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5th

4

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Golden Sovereign

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

3m2f winner on soft ground but hasn't been at his best this season following wind surgery, from 3m to 3m6f; tongue-tie joins cheekpieces sported the last twice; others appeal more.

7/1

5th

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Golden Sovereign

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

3m2f winner on soft ground but hasn't offered a great deal when sent further; has yet to get going this season and the cheekpieces didn't appear to have much of an effect when a tailed-off third at Exeter last month.

6/1

3rd

6

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:40 Exeter

Golden Sovereign

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Two good runs last winter, following a long absence, and he's well handicapped on that form; however, he's been well below his best on both outings this season and a major turnaround is needed now in cheekpieces.

14/1

Form: /635P5

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on old form but ended 2022 with some very disappointing efforts for Nicky Henderson and needs to have been revitalised by the switch to a new stable; first run beyond 3m2f.

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0

3

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

15:05 Lingfield

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

Won off 18lb higher at Newbury (3m, good to soft) for Nicky Henderson in November 2019 but he's not seen much action since and has been pulled up in three of his last four runs; has plenty to prove and his tactical speed will be tested back at this trip.

33/1

0

4

5th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Warwick

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 12lb

J: Mr Daniel Kyne

T: Katharine Davis

A three-time hurdles/chase winner (from 2m4f to 3m) in 2019 for Nicky Henderson but well below par last season and pulled up on his sole outing for Christian Williams in 3m4f Taunton handicap chase in March; cheekpieces go on for another new yard here with plenty to prove.

33/1

6

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Diablo De Rouhet

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Very well handicapped on old form but ended 2022 with some very disappointing efforts for Nicky Henderson and needs to have been revitalised by the switch to a new stable; first run beyond 3m2f.

16/1

Form: 1-1PP4

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Gained all four chase wins at Chepstow (2m7f-3m2f, good/soft); bounced back from two duff efforts with pretty good fourth at Uttoxeter (3m, good to soft) last month but today's switch to a right-handed track may not be ideal, and it's a concern that he has bled from the nose on two of his last three appearances.

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9th

12

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Wayfinder

10st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Gained all four chase wins at Chepstow but his third on the Old course here (3m1f, good to soft) in October was right up there with his best form; ran very poorly (albeit on heavy ground) last time and has a point to prove.

20/1

Form: 6P-449

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 9lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Now 3lb lower than when winning last season's Veterans' Final at Sandown (3m, heavy) and wasn't beaten far in this year's edition of that contest but has become very unreliable and ran no race at Warwick yesterday.

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8

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Prime Venture

11st 9lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

Now 3lb lower than when winning last season's Veterans' Final at Sandown (3m, heavy) and wasn't beaten far in this year's edition of that contest but has become very unreliable and ran no race at Warwick yesterday.

16/1

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Prime Venture

12st 2lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

12yo who hasn't been at his best on his three runs this season but it wasn't a bad performance in the veterans' final at Sandown in January last time and he's now 8lb lower than when a fair sixth in last season's Scottish Grand National; stays well and is not ruled out.

11/1

9th

10

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Prime Venture

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won this race last year by 9l on heavy going; has the same mark today, having failed to get near that form since but he was 50-1 in two top handicaps last April and this season's two runs were over hurdles; it would not be a shock were he to surge back to form this afternoon.

4/1

Form: 3-17PP

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Returned from 508-day absence to make winning stable debut at Ffos Las (3m, soft) in November but his form has nosedived since, and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task here.

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9

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Alminar

10st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Returned from 508-day absence to make winning stable debut at Ffos Las (3m, soft) in November but his form has nosedived since, and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task here.

33/1

9

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

15:30 Chepstow

Alminar

11st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Became more miss than hit for Nigel Hawke; absent 508 days before winning at Ffos Las (soft; 1lb higher today) in November at his first attempt for new yard but he's taken major backward steps in his two starts since.

16/1

Form: 422U63

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Without a win since 2020 but was creditable second in Southern National at Fontwell (3m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) in November and shaped very much as though today's move back up in trip will suit when staying-on third here (2m7f, good) last month; one to consider.

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6th

4

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

14:10 Newton Abbot

Premiumaccess

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped left throughout, raced in third, mistake 6th, bumped rival 3 out, soon lost position

10/1

4th

3

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

16:35 Newton Abbot

Premiumaccess

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up off 7lb higher in Southern National at Fontwell (3m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) in November but not firing on all cylinders since; weakened into well-held fourth here (3m2f, good) on latest outing in May; needs to turn a corner; versatile ground-wise.

5/1

4th

5

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:30 Newton Abbot

Premiumaccess

10st 12lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Has reached the frame several times since October, including when a fair fourth at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last time; well treated on his best chase form but he's now 1-16 in this sphere and that win was in December 2020; others look stronger.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £529.00
Straight Forecast £726.30
Tricast £2894.30
Trifecta £6105.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Golden Sovereign

D Express:

Frenchy Du Large

Daily Mail:

Bangers And Cash

The Star:

Frenchy Du Large

POSTDATA:

Golden Sovereign

WEST COUNTRY:

Golden Sovereign

The Times:

Golden Sovereign

Telegraph:

Golden Sovereign

The Guardian:

Golden Sovereign

Daily Mirror:

Golden Sovereign

The Sun:

Golden Sovereign

Daily Record:

Golden Sovereign