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14:40 Taunton

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  • 2m 0f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

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Surface: Turf

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33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £68.50
  • Place: £7.50

Form: 35P

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Placed in two Irish points last spring and in a Market Rasen bumper on stable debut in November, but moderate over hurdles including when pulled up at Kempton (2m5f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; best watched for now.

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1st

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Just One Surf

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Placed in two Irish points last spring and in a Market Rasen bumper on stable debut in November, but moderate over hurdles including when pulled up at Kempton (2m5f, soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; best watched for now.

33/1

5

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Kempton

Just One Surf

11st 5lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Placed in two Irish points last spring and in Market Rasen bumper (good to soft) on rules debut in November but his hurdling debut in December was very disappointing and he's not the most obvious answer here; tongue-tie fitted.

16/1

11/10

  • Place: £1.10

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Successful in his only start on the Flat in the French Provinces (1m5f, good) last October; his dam won over hurdles in France and much respected for top yard that has won this race twice in the past five years, including with a hurdles newcomer.

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2nd

12

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Byzantium

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Successful in his only start on the Flat in the French Provinces (1m5f, good) last October; his dam won over hurdles in France and much respected for top yard that has won this race twice in the past five years, including with a hurdles newcomer.

11/10

14/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 4-067

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Unplaced in both bumpers and (with a tongue-tie enlisted) in two starts over hurdles; not without promise but may be one for handicaps in due course.

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3rd

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Tout Sur Moi

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Unplaced in both bumpers and (with a tongue-tie enlisted) in two starts over hurdles; not without promise but may be one for handicaps in due course.

14/1

7th

8

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:55 Ludlow

Tout Sur Moi

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Showed some promise in similar event at Taunton (2m, soft; finished sixth of 14) last month on hurdles debut and third start overall; looks open to improvement.

16/1

6th

10

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

13:25 Taunton

Tout Sur Moi

11st 8lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Out of a well-connected mare and displayed promise in both bumpers last year; should have a future over jumps but needs to improve to make a significant impact today; tongue-tie fitted.

25/1

10/1

Form: 44

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

1-14 on the Flat and showed promise when fourth of ten on his stable/hurdles debut at Exeter (2m1f, good to soft) in November; well held at Kempton last month (2m, soft), but that was in a Grade 2; each-way claims back at this level.

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8th

13

(13)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 37y

Class 5

16:53 Bath

Taritino

9st 0lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Joe Tickle

1-14 on the Flat and fourth since in his three hurdle races; last two of those were his only two runs on soft, but probably a bit below his Flat level; 10lb lower than this time last year.

20/1

4th

13

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Taritino

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

1-14 on the Flat and showed promise when fourth of ten on his stable/hurdles debut at Exeter (2m1f, good to soft) in November; well held at Kempton last month (2m, soft), but that was in a Grade 2; each-way claims back at this level.

10/1

4th

6

24th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Kempton

Taritino

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

1-14 on Flat; showed something to build on when fourth of ten on hurdling debut at Exeter (28-1) in November, but he's in considerably deeper here.

50/1

Form: 05

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 10lb

4 yo Colt

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Form & Verdict

Showed ability in two Tipperary maidens for Joseph O'Brien in the spring of last year and caught the eye on his second start over hurdles for this yard when fifth of 11 at Ludlow (2m, soft; 150-1) last month (runner-up has won since); worth a second look.

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5th

11

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Albert Park

10st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Nigel Hawke

Showed ability in two Tipperary maidens for Joseph O'Brien in the spring of last year and caught the eye on his second start over hurdles for this yard when fifth of 11 at Ludlow (2m, soft; 150-1) last month (runner-up has won since); worth a second look.

12/1

5th

4

7th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

13:50 Ludlow

Albert Park

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Third and sixth in two 1m4f maidens for Joseph O'Brien; bought for 16,000gns afterwards; ended up tailed off in Swift Hawk's race at Taunton and needed to show more.

66/1

10th

2

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

12:25 Taunton

Albert Park

11st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

midfield, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened

12/1

Form: 43

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Showed plenty of ability in an Irish point early last year and when making the frame in two starts over hurdles on a soft surface at Wincanton (1m7f), the latest when third of 17 in January (clear of the fourth); major player.

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6th

4

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Siam Park

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Showed plenty of ability in an Irish point early last year and when making the frame in two starts over hurdles on a soft surface at Wincanton (1m7f), the latest when third of 17 in January (clear of the fourth); major player.

7/4

3rd

10

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Siam Park

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Would have finished second but for final-fence fall in sole Irish point and he ran well for a long way on his British hurdle debut over C&D before Christmas (just behind a good subsequent winner); should come on for the run and has more going for him than many.

100/30

4th

10

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

14:20 Wincanton

Siam Park

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Set to finish second before last-fence fall on Irish point debut in February and is with a good stable for rules career; market perhaps the best guide to his chances.

9/2

Form: 44-77

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Regressive in three bumpers and well held on hurdles debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) in January, but was the subject of good market support; interesting to see if his backers return.

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7th

5

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Timeforarum

11st 6lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Brian Eckley

Regressive in three bumpers and well held on hurdles debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) in January, but was the subject of good market support; interesting to see if his backers return.

20/1

7th

8

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

16:00 Hereford

Timeforarum

11st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Brian Eckley

Unable to sustain effort in two course bumpers in early 2023 and on hurdle debut at Chepstow in December; needs to settle better.

25/1

7th

8

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Timeforarum

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Brian Eckley

Half-brother to Listed bumper winner Timeforatune; displayed significant ability when fourth in two good-ground Hereford bumpers in February but others in this line-up look much stronger; had wind op in March.

20/1

Form: 9/56

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in four maiden points (2m4f/3m), but well held in two starts over hurdles at Exeter (2m1f); more needed.

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5th

10

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Summerleaze

10st 12lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Maiden pointer who showed nothing more than minor promise in three novice/maiden hurdles in early part of this year; open to improvement in handicaps but others have more pressing claims.

20/1

8th

10

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Summerleaze

10st 13lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Runner-up in four maiden points (2m4f/3m), but well held in two starts over hurdles at Exeter (2m1f); more needed.

33/1

Form: 0P

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in a bumper and pulled up on hurdles debut last month; best watched.

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7th

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:00 Wincanton

Barley Gin

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

No worthwhile form in a bumper and two hurdles at Taunton; one for handicaps later on.

100/1

9th

8

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Barley Gin

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Well beaten in a bumper and pulled up on hurdles debut last month; best watched.

100/1

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

15:15 Taunton

Barley Gin

10st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, in rear, not fluent 1st

20/1

Form: 123- D

Last run: 567 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

1-2 in points for this yard in early 2022 and finished first and second in two bumpers for Dan Skelton later that year, but a well-held third of nine on hurdles debut at Stratford (2m3f, good); interesting to see what the market makes of him back with his former stable after 19 months off.

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5

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:35 Wincanton

Victory Club

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Won a point for this yard and then a Southwell bumper for Dan Skelton, for whom he was a well-held third on hurdle debut; back with Harriet Dickin he was tailed off at Taunton when 50-1.

25/1

10th

7

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Victory Club

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

1-2 in points for this yard in early 2022 and finished first and second in two bumpers for Dan Skelton later that year, but a well-held third of nine on hurdles debut at Stratford (2m3f, good); interesting to see what the market makes of him back with his former stable after 19 months off.

14/1

3rd

6

22nd Aug 2022

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 4

16:50 Stratford

Victory Club

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

towards rear, headway and prominent after 4th, pressed leader 2 out, pushed along and no extra home turn, soon lost ground, weakened approaching last, soon beaten

5/2

Form: 55

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in an Irish point a year ago and has shown ability in a bumper and a hurdle for this yard, but plenty more will be needed if he is to win this.

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7th

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:40 Chepstow

Express Surprise

11st 3lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Close second in an Irish point last February and has also shown promise over hurdles this year; ran about as well as could have been expected when well-held third in Ludlow novice (2m, soft) last month and ought to be suited by the move up in trip on this handicap debut.

14/1

3rd

4

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Express Surprise

11st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Runner-up in Irish maiden point last February and has shown some ability under rules, but not enough to suggest he'll be winning this.

20/1

1

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Express Surprise

11st 6lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Runner-up in an Irish point a year ago and has shown ability in a bumper and a hurdle for this yard, but plenty more will be needed if he is to win this.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Horse

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Form & Verdict

First foal; dam unraced; best watched on hurdles debut.

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5

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Gentlieman Ross

11st 5lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

held up in rear, jumped left and hampered rival 1st, outpaced 2nd, not fluent 3rd, tailed off 5th, pulled up 6th

100/1

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Gentlieman Ross

11st 6lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

First foal; dam unraced; best watched on hurdles debut.

100/1

Form: P

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

125-1 when pulled up on her Chepstow debut (2m, heavy) in January.

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10th

11

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Countess Vicky

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Pulled up at 125-1 at Chepstow on debut and was 250-1 when falling at the fourth flight at Taunton a fortnight ago; hard to fancy.

200/1

9

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:40 Taunton

Countess Vicky

10st 13lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

125-1 when pulled up on her Chepstow debut (2m, heavy) in January.

100/1

0

6

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

15:55 Chepstow

Countess Vicky

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Dam was mildly progressive over hurdles, winning a 2m3f maiden on final attempt; this one looks best watched on her belated debut.

150/1

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Byzantium

SPOTLIGHT:

Siam Park

Telegraph:

Byzantium

Daily Mail:

Byzantium

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Byzantium

Daily Mirror:

Byzantium

The Star:

Byzantium

Daily Record:

Byzantium

RP RATINGS:

Siam Park

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Siam Park

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Siam Park

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