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Taunton Round Table T-Rex Steaks Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8528.81
  • 2m 7f 198y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Taunton Round Table T-Rex Steaks Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

OUR TIP

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 136-7P

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Tailed off on handicap hurdle debut on final run last season and has struggled over fences on both runs this term; something to prove but he's had a wind op, which may help him recapture the promise shown when third in a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, heavy) last January; not ruled out.

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8

11th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

13:35 Haydock

Knowsley Road

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Having had wind surgery he returned to form with a win at Taunton (3m, soft) last month; he's 4lb higher in this hotter race but appeared to idle in front last time so could have more left in the tank; has won on good to soft ground, unraced on good.

7/1

1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Knowsley Road

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Tailed off on handicap hurdle debut on final run last season and has struggled over fences on both runs this term; something to prove but he's had a wind op, which may help him recapture the promise shown when third in a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, heavy) last January; not ruled out.

13/2

8/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: -1F317 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Disappointing at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) last month but prior to that he was an easy winner at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) on his second handicap start; won a maiden hurdle here (2m3f, good to soft) in November; goes up in trip today and this lightly raced 7yo is not written off.

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2nd

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Canty Bay

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Disappointing at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) last month but prior to that he was an easy winner at Ludlow (2m5f, soft) on his second handicap start; won a maiden hurdle here (2m3f, good to soft) in November; goes up in trip today and this lightly raced 7yo is not written off.

8/1

7th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:50 Uttoxeter

Canty Bay

11st 6lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Landed a maiden over 2m3f at Taunton in November and plenty in hand when making his second handicap start a winning one over 2m5f at Ludlow (soft) last month; the style of that success suggests there could be more to come.

7/2

1st

3

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

17:15 Ludlow

Canty Bay

11st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Off the mark at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) on reappearance and was going okay when falling next time; creditable third at Lingfield (2m3f, soft; handicap debut) since; remains open to progress and warrants respect off an unaltered mark back down in class.

3/1

Form: -6113P BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

The deep ground proved too much for him in a 3m Grade 2 novice at Haydock in February (pulled up); looked promising previously, winning two in a row at Chepstow (2m3f, soft/heavy) then staying-on third in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m4f, good to soft); retains potential for his top yard.

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3rd

1

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Isaac Des Obeaux

12st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

The deep ground proved too much for him in a 3m Grade 2 novice at Haydock in February (pulled up); looked promising previously, winning two in a row at Chepstow (2m3f, soft/heavy) then staying-on third in Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham (2m4f, good to soft); retains potential for his top yard.

7/2

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

16:25 Haydock

Isaac Des Obeaux

11st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders on outer

3/1

3rd

4

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 1

16:10 Cheltenham

Isaac Des Obeaux

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Only sixth here in October and all his other runs have been at Chepstow; impressive in winning his last two (2m3f; soft/heavy), though the two horses who chased him home last time have since come up short in fairly ordinary maidens; chasing will be his game further down the line and others appeal as more likely winners of this.

12/1

Form: 3-1110 D

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at Sandown (2m7f, good to soft) in February but that was a hot handicap and he was progressive previously, winning three in a row (2m3f-2m7f, good to soft-heavy); could bounce back now back down in grade.

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4th

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Operation Manna

11st 13lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

Well beaten at Sandown (2m7f, good to soft) in February but that was a hot handicap and he was progressive previously, winning three in a row (2m3f-2m7f, good to soft-heavy); could bounce back now back down in grade.

6/1

10th

5

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 1

15:10 Sandown

Operation Manna

11st 2lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

7yo who has won six of his ten races; ridden by Cameron Iles on last three starts when coming home 13l clear on this course (2m4f, soft), easily following up at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) and emerging best by a neck over C&D (heavy); up another 6lb but he's not fully exposed as a stayer and may well have more to give.

11/1

1st

8

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 98y

Class 2

12:40 Sandown

Operation Manna

10st 6lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

7yo who has won five of his nine races; probably acts on heavy; ridden by Cameron Iles when coming home 13l clear at Sandown (2m4f, soft) four weeks ago and when easily following up off the same mark in four-runner race at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft) nine days later; 9lb higher this time but worth today's second crack at 2m7f (not beaten by the trip when he tried it in February) and remains of major interest.

3/1

Form: 39421

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Clear runner-up behind progressive winner on handicap debut over C&D (soft) in February, then went one better in Exeter maiden (2m5f, soft); he's 6lb higher than two starts ago but this 6yo is open to further improvement today on just his sixth start; he's one to be interested in.

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5th

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Tiny Tetley

10st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Clear runner-up behind progressive winner on handicap debut over C&D (soft) in February, then went one better in Exeter maiden (2m5f, soft); he's 6lb higher than two starts ago but this 6yo is open to further improvement today on just his sixth start; he's one to be interested in.

7/2

1st

7

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

Tiny Tetley

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

made all but didn't always jump with fluency

13/8

2nd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Tiny Tetley

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Shown promise both starts at Taunton, keeping up the chase when fourth of nine over 2m3f (good) this month; might reveal hidden depths now handicapping up in trip but he did run poorly in his only run on soft, at Wincanton in December.

9/1

Form: FP2121 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Has shown some fine front-running form this year since these blinkers went on, with two wins at Exeter (2m5f, heavy/soft) sandwiching a good second to a progressive winner at Warwick (3m1f, soft); had plenty in hand last time and can make another bold bid up 7lb.

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4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Feivel

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

Has shown some fine front-running form this year since these blinkers went on, with two wins at Exeter (2m5f, heavy/soft) sandwiching a good second to a progressive winner at Warwick (3m1f, soft); had plenty in hand last time and can make another bold bid up 7lb.

5/2

1st

1

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

15:30 Exeter

Feivel

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Stuart Edmunds

prominent

7/2

Form: 1147-7

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Won two in a row for Gary Moore in autumn 2022 (2m4f/2m3f, good/soft) and he returned from a long absence at Newbury (3m, good to soft) three weeks ago, when running well for a long way on his stable debut and finishing seventh; could improve for that recent run and he's below his last winning mark.

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1st

3

5th May 2024

Heavy

1m 6f 44y

Class 6

17:35 Salisbury

Warranty

9st 7lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Sheena West

Dual hurdle winner for Gary Moore in autumn 2022 but returned from long absence with two disappointing runs in that sphere for new stable this spring; hard to know what to expect from him on this first Flat start since 2021.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £664.00
Straight Forecast £649.00
Trifecta £3362.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Tiny Tetley

SPOTLIGHT:

Feivel

Daily Mail:

Isaac Des Obeaux

Telegraph:

Operation Manna

The Times:

Tiny Tetley

The Guardian:

Tiny Tetley

The Sun:

Tiny Tetley

The Star:

Tiny Tetley

Daily Record:

Tiny Tetley

D Express:

Isaac Des Obeaux

Daily Mirror:

Operation Manna

RP RATINGS:

Feivel

TOPSPEED:

Feivel

POSTDATA:

Feivel