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Kings College Taunton Junior “National Hunt” Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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Kings College Taunton Junior “National Hunt” Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

1/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.54
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Clear with last Saturday's Aintree Listed race winner Liari when a promising second of 11 on his 1m7f Wincanton debut (soft) 46 days ago; sets a good standard and he's likely capable of even better; hard to get away from.

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1st

4

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Inside Man

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Clear with last Saturday's Aintree Listed race winner Liari when a promising second of 11 on his 1m7f Wincanton debut (soft) 46 days ago; sets a good standard and he's likely capable of even better; hard to get away from.

1/2

2nd

4

29th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:19 Wincanton

Inside Man

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

15,000euros yearling; third living foal; half-brother to a French hurdle winner; dam lightly raced French 2m1f/2m2f hurdle winner; would not be the first unraced horse from this stable to run well in a juvenile hurdle.

10/1

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8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: O2

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Looked set for third (of three remaining) when running out at the final flight on his Hereford debut; achieved more when second at Kempton (2m, good to soft) 17 days ago but he was beaten 23l by Captain Marvellous and bumps into another promising Jane Williams runner here.

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5th

13

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Great Valley

10st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, jumped right 1st, outpaced from 2 out, no extra run-in

3/1

2nd

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Great Valley

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Dan Skelton

Looked set for third (of three remaining) when running out at the final flight on his Hereford debut; achieved more when second at Kempton (2m, good to soft) 17 days ago but he was beaten 23l by Captain Marvellous and bumps into another promising Jane Williams runner here.

8/1

33/1

  • Place: £15.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

3 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Half-sister to a couple of quite useful winners on the Flat and her dam was also successful on the level (1m2f/11.7f); worth a precautionary betting check for a stable among the winners.

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2nd

7

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

13:35 Chepstow

Speiriuil

10st 7lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

sweating, in touch with leaders, short of room and switched right before 2 out, soon outpaced, rallied approaching last, soon went second, no match for winner

10/1

2nd

8

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:25 Ludlow

Speiriuil

10st 7lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Half-sister to a couple of quite useful winners on the Flat; jumping improved as the race progressed at Taunton (good to soft) and crept into the frame, albeit some 15l off the winner; will have to improve.

14/1

3rd

11

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Speiriuil

10st 7lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Half-sister to a couple of quite useful winners on the Flat and her dam was also successful on the level (1m2f/11.7f); worth a precautionary betting check for a stable among the winners.

33/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

No obvious paper appeal and would be a surprise winner on debut.

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4th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Lord Of All Saints

11st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

No obvious paper appeal and would be a surprise winner on debut.

50/1

Form: 7

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed a bit when seventh of 15 in 1m5f Exeter bumper on debut but not enough to suggest he's likely to make a successful switch to hurdles now.

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5th

1

5th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

12:25 Ludlow

Catboy

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Has a good bit to find with the best of these on RPRs and latest third at Exeter came in a three-runner race.

20/1

3rd

1

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

12:55 Exeter

Catboy

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

pressed winner, lost second after 2 out, weakened run-in

12/1

Form: 38

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten 21l when third in 2m Ludlow juvenile hurdle on debut and comfortably held at Exeter since; first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) need to spark major improvement.

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10th

16

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Pivotal Sky

10st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

never going well, always behind, tailed off

40/1

6th

9

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Pivotal Sky

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Beaten 21l when third in 2m Ludlow juvenile hurdle on debut and comfortably held at Exeter since; first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) need to spark major improvement.

66/1

8th

7

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

12:20 Exeter

Pivotal Sky

11st 0lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

Only a modest third, beaten 21l, in similar event at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) on debut; again wears cheekpieces; may improve for that experience but needs a big step forward on bare figures.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Cost £29,000 as a 2yo and is out of a mare who was placed over 1m3f in France; from a respected stable but has a useful standard to aim at on debut.

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7th

6

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Kingly Fighter

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Cost £29,000 as a 2yo and is out of a mare who was placed over 1m3f in France; from a respected stable but has a useful standard to aim at on debut.

7/1

Form: 58

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Comfortably held in two bumpers ahead of this switch to hurdles.

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1

(7)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bobacious

9st 12lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Georgina Nicholls

Whiff of promise in bumpers; jumped poorly on his hurdle debut nine weeks ago; fair standard to aim at now switching to the Flat.

50/1

0

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Bobacious

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

Comfortably held in two bumpers ahead of this switch to hurdles.

20/1

8th

2

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:20 Ludlow

Bobacious

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Georgina Nicholls

in touch with leaders

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to 2m3f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Bal Kauto and out of a close relation to Kauto Star; the betting should help guide to expectations.

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0

5

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Kauto Castillo

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Martin Keighley

Half-brother to 2m3f-2m7f hurdle/chase winner Bal Kauto and out of a close relation to Kauto Star; the betting should help guide to expectations.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

By Mukhadram and the first foal of a 2m hurdle winner from a decent family; the yard can ready one and it'll be interesting to see what the betting makes of him.

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0

8

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Outside Half

11st 0lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

By Mukhadram and the first foal of a 2m hurdle winner from a decent family; the yard can ready one and it'll be interesting to see what the betting makes of him.

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam unplaced 11.5f, half-sister to 5f Listed winner out of 1m 2yo winner; probably best watched on debut.

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0

10

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:20 Taunton

Vinnie ONeil

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Sam Allwood

Third foal; dam unplaced 11.5f, half-sister to 5f Listed winner out of 1m 2yo winner; probably best watched on debut.

50/1

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