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14:45 Taunton

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 7f 198y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.60

Form: FP-530

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Back on song when close third of ten in handicap at Exeter (2m7f, good) before a puzzling run at Cheltenham when never in the hunt; has yet to win a race but the ability is there to put that right off current mark.

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

9th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Moka De Vassy

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

prominent

12/1

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:35 Doncaster

Moka De Vassy

11st 11lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Jane Williams

in touch with leaders, jumped left 1st

7/1

9th

6

21st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Lingfield

Moka De Vassy

10st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Not one to set your clock by but he has flashes of good form and had one of his better days when beating three rivals at Taunton (3m, good to soft) three weeks ago; 2lb rise is nothing to get down about but this is appreciably tougher than that.

6/1

Form: 2-223

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

All four runs have been respectable, latterly when third on handicap debut at Exeter (2m2f); takes a marked step up in distance here and there's stamina in the pedigree.

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

2nd

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

King Of The Lake

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led but pestered, raced in second before 4th, led before 3 out, headed just before 2 out, weakened inside final 110yds

3/1

2nd

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

King Of The Lake

11st 7lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

midfield

7/4

2nd

5

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

14:45 Taunton

King Of The Lake

10st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

raced in fourth and detached, headway after 3 out, went third before 2 out, stayed on run-in, went second towards finish

11/4

Form: 212-34 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won 2m5f Kempton novice hurdle (good to soft); chasing this season, running well for a long way behind the smart Le Patron first time out and then making a few errors when beaten 7l here (2m7f); suspicion that he's well handicapped and cheekpieces are added for this return to hurdles.

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

3rd

4

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

14:45 Taunton

Game Winner

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

led narrowly or disputed lead, mistake 9th, hit 3 out, headed final 110yds, soon no extra, lost second towards finish

15/8

4th

4

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:05 Taunton

Game Winner

11st 12lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Won 2m5f Kempton novice hurdle (good to soft) last season; came up against smart Le Patron in 2m4f Sandown handicap on chase/seasonal debut and was in second until a bad mistake two out seemed to knock the stuffing out of him; runs off 3lb lower this afternoon and is likely to have a big say if his stamina holds.

11/4

3rd

5

12th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 3

13:05 Sandown

Game Winner

10st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Harry Derham

Solid three-race campaign as a novice hurdler this January-April, easily making all at 1-5 in a four-runner race for his win (Kempton 2m5f, good to soft); put in his place by the winner there next time but should embark on chase career with plenty of potential.

6/1

Form: 171-6P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Dual winner of hurdle races at around 3m on slow ground; 5lb higher than the more recent of those in April; below par on both starts this season, the latest a chase; bit to prove; cheekpieces go on.

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

7th

7

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Ballydisco

11st 6lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Won twice over hurdles last spring (3m/2m7f, heavy/good to soft) and is below last winning mark; could capitalise at some stage but this season has been disappointing (hurdles/fences) and needs to get back on track.

12/1

4

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Ballydisco

11st 7lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Scored twice over hurdles last spring, including off 2lb higher; not in the same form this season, including in both chase attempts; chance partly depends on how well he takes to new headgear.

14/1

4th

4

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:43 Uttoxeter

Ballydisco

11st 11lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Two wins at around 3m over hurdles but he was well held in that sphere four weeks ago and that was after a pulled-up effort on his chase debut at Chepstow (saddle slipped after a bad mistake); has something to prove back over fences and this is a new trip.

8/1

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