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12:55 Taunton

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Jetset Tours And Flights Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB) (Div I)

  • Prize money: £4955.32
  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Jetset Tours And Flights Novices’ Hurdle (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qual’) (GBB) (Div I)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.10
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1100-1 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won a Listed bumper (on soft) before coming up well short at the two big spring festivals; pushed along to lead on the final turn and came nearly 10l clear on hurdling debut at Hereford (2m, good); penalised but a nice prospect.

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2nd

3

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Kempton

Fiercely Proud

11st 5lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Good third in similar event at Doncaster (2m, good) four weeks ago, taking hurdles form figures to 113, and ties in closely with Lump Sum on that effort; acts on soft; major contender.

100/30

3rd

1

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:30 Doncaster

Fiercely Proud

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Ben Pauling

Won a Listed bumper (on soft) before coming up well short at the spring festivals; the form of his debut hurdle win at Hereford (through the second) gives him the beating of Lump Sum and the front two came clear when he followed up in gritty fashion at Taunton (2m, good to soft); entered in the Supreme.

5/1

10/1

  • Place: £8.10

Form:

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £110,000 after impressing in an Irish point (3m, yielding to soft); there were not many positives to take from his bumper run at Newbury (good to soft; 13-2) but he should be capable of much better.

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2nd

10

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Ryans Rocket

11st 0lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Bought for £110,000 after impressing in an Irish point (3m, yielding to soft); there were not many positives to take from his bumper run at Newbury (good to soft; 13-2) but he should be capable of much better.

10/1

10th

11

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 4

16:10 Newbury

Ryans Rocket

11st 2lb

J: Paddy Brennan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Recorded a 4l success in small-field Irish point just over a year ago (second start); subsequently sold for £110,000; half-brother to a bumper/hurdle winner; needs a close look.

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 54-3

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Built on his bumper promise when finishing a clear third at Worcester in May (2m, good); that wasn't the strongest of races but he's out of a smart jumper and should progress further.

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5th

9

25th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:35 Huntingdon

Tregele

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Fair third on last month's Taunton comeback (2m) and goes handicapping at the earliest opportunity off an understandable mark; smart dam won plenty over hurdles and fences at up to 2m5f, including the Lady Protectress that follows this race; very interesting contender.

11/2

Form: 1- C

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Raced prominently and readily drew clear of a subsequent hurdle winner (trained by Paul Nicholls) in his bumper here in April on good to soft; that was a nice start for a horse with a good jumping pedigree (will stay well).

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0

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Geezer Rockstar

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harry Fry

Unable to land a telling blow and arguably a shade disappointing when well-held fourth on last month's seasonal/hurdle debut at Taunton (2m, good to soft) but created pretty good impression when ready winner of 13-runner bumper there (good to soft) last April and retains significant potential.

4/1

4th

5

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Geezer Rockstar

11st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Raced prominently and readily drew clear of a subsequent hurdle winner (trained by Paul Nicholls) in his bumper here in April on good to soft; that was a nice start for a horse with a good jumping pedigree (will stay well).

4/1

Form: 22

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Could do with settling better but this fair Flat performer has chased home smart prospects in his two runs over hurdles and this task might be a tad easier; strong claims if handling this softer ground.

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6th

3

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Beny Nahar Road

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Fair maiden on Flat; could do with settling a lot better and, after seconds at Wincanton and Newbury once switched to hurdling, he underperformed over C&D on his third attempt; makes handicap hurdle debut and has a hood and tongue-tie, both for the first time.

5/1

5th

3

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Beny Nahar Road

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Could do with settling better but this fair Flat performer has chased home smart prospects in his two runs over hurdles and this task might be a tad easier; strong claims if handling this softer ground.

4/1

2nd

1

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:40 Newbury

Beny Nahar Road

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Could do with settling better on this second hurdle start but he showed some promise when 10l runner-up at Wincanton (1m7f, good) three weeks ago and this talented Flat maiden is open to improvement for his top yard.

6/1

Form: 47-

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

1m7f Flat winner on heavy ground in France; the only blip in his four runs there was in April (hurdle) when last seen; probably up against it in a race of this nature.

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8

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Not Now Kanne

10st 10lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

held up in rear

4/1

0

9

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Not Now Kanne

10st 7lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Flat winner at 1m7f (heavy) in France as 3yo and showed ability over hurdles there, too; would have needed his latest run on debut for new yard in December and of more interest now handicapping.

25/1

Form: 3 BF

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced half-sister to stable's Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; made hurdling debut over 2m4f at Plumpton (good to soft) and did well to finish a closing third after a bad blunder four out had him on the back foot; while clearly open to improvement, this drop in trip wouldn't be an obvious positive.

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7th

1

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 2

13:15 Warwick

Avada Kedavra

11st 7lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Nicky Henderson

Out of an unraced half-sister to the stable's Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; made hurdling debut over 2m4f at Plumpton (good to soft) and finished third after a bad blunder four out had him on the back foot; below form dropped to 2m next time and needs major overall improvement.

14/1

7th

2

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Avada Kedavra

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Out of an unraced half-sister to stable's Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth; made hurdling debut over 2m4f at Plumpton (good to soft) and did well to finish a closing third after a bad blunder four out had him on the back foot; while clearly open to improvement, this drop in trip wouldn't be an obvious positive.

100/30

Form: 574

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off in a bumper and two hurdle races, latterly trying 2m7f at Exeter; very opposable.

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8th

14

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Nomoreblackjack

10st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Keiran Burke

Tailed off in a bumper and two hurdle races, latterly trying 2m7f at Exeter; very opposable.

100/1

4th

6

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:55 Exeter

Nomoreblackjack

10st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Keiran Burke

Well beaten in two maiden points, a bumper and 1m7f maiden hurdle; looks bred more for this sort of trip.

50/1

Form: 7-48

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten a long way in two heavy-ground bumpers and in a novice here on good two weeks ago.

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4th

4

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Getuptheyard

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Nigel Hawke

Like a few in here, he's performed to a modest standard in novice events but consequently goes handicapping at a realistic level; worth checking in the betting.

12/1

6th

6

6th Feb 2024

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Getuptheyard

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Nigel Hawke

Beaten a long way in two heavy-ground bumpers and two 2m Taunton novice hurdles on better ground; tongue tied for those last two.

100/1

Form: 6

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Always towards the rear when beaten 21l in a good-ground bumper at Hereford (13-2); could show more on this different ground.

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3rd

12

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 5

16:15 Doncaster

My Friend Sean

10st 13lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

pressed leader, led 4th

10/1

Form: 83

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bought for £65,000 after winning a point; beaten about 15l in under rules in an Ascot bumper and Ffos Las maiden (soft both times); others appeal more.

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3rd

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:35 Exeter

Chauffeur Driven

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Joined David Pipe after Irish point win last May; made satisfactory hurdle debut when third at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in November but was soundly beaten at Taunton (2m, good to soft) last month; improvement needed.

8/1

Form: 79

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

In top hands but hasn't offered a great deal in either run, latterly sent off at 80-1 in a Kempton novice.

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12th

7

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Huckleberry Sting

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Dan Skelton

In top hands but hasn't offered a great deal in either run, latterly sent off at 80-1 in a Kempton novice.

100/1

9th

8

13th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

12:45 Kempton

Huckleberry Sting

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

With a top stable but made low-key bumper debut when seventh of ten at Worcester (good to soft; raced freely) last month; needs to take a huge step forward here.

12/1

7th

5

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:05 Worcester

Huckleberry Sting

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Sixth foal; closely related to 2m4f/2m7f hurdle winner If Karl's Berg Did, half-brother to 2m4f hurdle winner Merry Berry; dam bumper and 2m1f hurdle/chase winner, half-sister to seven Flat/jumps winners; from a top yard and needs a close look.

5/1

33/1

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Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Had a lot of Flat racing in France and won a 1m3f soft-ground handicap at Windsor in April on his third run for David Pipe; left that yard after a poor final run and looks best watched on hurdling debut.

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0

12

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:25 Exeter

Talap

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Gordon Edwards

Had a lot of Flat racing in France and won a 1m3f soft-ground handicap at Windsor in April on his third run for David Pipe; left that yard after a poor final run and he showed nothing on his switch to hurdling at Taunton.

100/1

13th

11

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Talap

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Gordon Edwards

Had a lot of Flat racing in France and won a 1m3f soft-ground handicap at Windsor in April on his third run for David Pipe; left that yard after a poor final run and looks best watched on hurdling debut.

33/1

14th

1

(6)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:26 Newbury

Talap

9st 9lb

J: Tom Queally

T: David Pipe

midfield

7/1

Form: 0-40

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Easily his best run when 18l fourth behind a well-supported stablemate in a 1m7f maiden on soft at Wincanton; his following run at Exeter was thoroughly underwhelming.

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4th

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Thurley

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tended to hang but showed signs of ability when fourth of ten finishers on C&D hurdle debut in October; didn't run much of a race at Exeter on sole completion since though and hard to support after that.

100/1

0

12

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Thurley

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Easily his best run when 18l fourth behind a well-supported stablemate in a 1m7f maiden on soft at Wincanton; his following run at Exeter was thoroughly underwhelming.

66/1

11th

12

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

13:15 Exeter

Thurley

11st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Well beaten on both starts but his fourth of 15 at 40-1 at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) on recent hurdle debut was a step in the right direction, and his pedigree provides hope he'll continue to improve; each-way possible.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £508.00
Straight Forecast £701.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fiercely Proud

RP RATINGS:

Beny Nahar Road

LAMBOURN:

Avada Kedavra

Telegraph:

Geezer Rockstar

POSTDATA:

Chauffeur Driven

Daily Mirror:

Avada Kedavra

D Express:

Geezer Rockstar

TOPSPEED:

Fiercely Proud

The Times:

Fiercely Proud

The Guardian:

Fiercely Proud

The Sun:

Fiercely Proud

WEST COUNTRY:

Beny Nahar Road

Daily Mail:

Beny Nahar Road

The Star:

Beny Nahar Road

Daily Record:

Beny Nahar Road