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16:28 Taunton

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Stables Business Park Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5967.53
  • 2m 7f 3y
  • Class 5
  • 12 runners
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Stables Business Park Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.70
  • Place: £3.50

Form: 08P2P5

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Runner-up to progressive winner off this mark at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) in January but good performances have been scarce this season, and he's now 0-21 having struggled the last twice.

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9

8th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

19:10 Fontwell

Seymour Promise

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Had very mixed record last season but was reportedly better suited by the drying ground when ending that campaign with clear-cut win at Taunton (2m7f, soft) four weeks ago; contender if in the right mood again.

4/1

1st

10

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Seymour Promise

10st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up to progressive winner off this mark at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) in January but good performances have been scarce this season, and he's now 0-21 having struggled the last twice.

12/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: P4P632

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

He has a modest 1-17 strike-rate but he's run well in defeat in these cheekpieces the last twice, most recently runner-up at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft); might not be far away.

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2nd

9

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Boys Of Wexford

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

He has a modest 1-17 strike-rate but he's run well in defeat in these cheekpieces the last twice, most recently runner-up at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft); might not be far away.

11/2

2nd

13

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:10 Huntingdon

Boys Of Wexford

10st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Henry Oliver

prominent

10/1

25/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 62P437

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Fair efforts in the winter when making the frame twice in a row (2m4f/2m6f, soft) but this 10yo was soundly beaten at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft) last month and he's without a win since 2020; others are preferred.

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2nd

11

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

16:35 Huntingdon

Est Illic

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Winless since late 2020 but in the frame on three of his last four starts (soft) off historically tiny marks, staying on but not troubling the leaders; place claims returning to a sound surface he also handles.

14/1

3rd

8

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Est Illic

10st 7lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Fair efforts in the winter when making the frame twice in a row (2m4f/2m6f, soft) but this 10yo was soundly beaten at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft) last month and he's without a win since 2020; others are preferred.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: U45P43

Last run: 31 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Unraced beyond 2m4f under rules but ran well in 3m point in 2020 and his dam is half-sister to Irish National winner Shutthefrontdoor; rallied for close third of five at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) latest; one to consider.

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5th

5

6th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Warwick

American Gerry

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Made it fifth-time lucky over fences when scoring in reapplied cheekpieces at Taunton (2m5f, good) 12 days ago; up 4lb but he remains well treated on best hurdles form and should have more to offer in this sphere; shortlisted.

4/1

1st

2

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

American Gerry

11st 13lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Hughie Morrison

His hurdle wins were in 2022 but they came on good ground; 0-4 chasing, his best run when a close third at Plumpton two runs back after rallying (2m3f, soft); didn't get home over 2m7f the last time; possibilities.

11/2

Form: 22PP47

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

He's on a handy mark on his best hurdle form but this inconsistent 11-race maiden was pulled up in January on his sole chase start and needs to be an entirely different proposition now back over fences.

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5

4th May 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:18 Uttoxeter

Hi Riko

10st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

Had rather mixed record last season but was runner-up twice over hurdles in November (2m4f/2m3f) and ran well for a long way when fifth over fences at Taunton (2m7f, soft) last month; could have a say.

12/1

5th

6

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Hi Riko

10st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

He's on a handy mark on his best hurdle form but this inconsistent 11-race maiden was pulled up in January on his sole chase start and needs to be an entirely different proposition now back over fences.

20/1

Form: 1P9232

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Mixed form since winning at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November on second chase start but he was a good second at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) last time and that form was franked by the winner; capable of a bold show.

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6th

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

West Orchard

10st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Mixed form since winning at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in November on second chase start but he was a good second at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) last time and that form was franked by the winner; capable of a bold show.

4/1

2nd

5

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:40 Wincanton

West Orchard

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

2m3f chase winner (good to soft) last November, when 1lb lower; below that level in four subsequent starts, despite being placed in his last two; drops 2lb; still a probable player.

11/2

3rd

6

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:50 Fontwell

West Orchard

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Jumped well and made all at Plumpton (near 2m4f, good to soft) in November on second start over fences; right out of form on next outings but there was a partial recovery when these cheekpieces were enlisted at Wincanton (15l second) latest, so he's considered in this weak race.

7/2

Form: 7P67

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

No threat on his four hurdle runs, most recently on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft); however, this lightly raced point winner is a possible improver now switched to fences and it will be no surprise to see a good run; first-time cheekpieces replace the visor adopted last time.

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7th

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Rockwiththetimes

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

No threat on his four hurdle runs, most recently on handicap debut at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft); however, this lightly raced point winner is a possible improver now switched to fences and it will be no surprise to see a good run; first-time cheekpieces replace the visor adopted last time.

9/1

7th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Rockwiththetimes

11st 11lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Winning pointer; tailed off or pulled up in his three hurdles and trainer turns to headgear for this switch to handicaps; could raise his game but might not; perhaps the market can guide.

8/1

6th

7

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Rockwiththetimes

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

towards rear, some headway 6th, outpaced 9th, kept on but no impression from 2 out

20/1

Form: 5-7471

Last run: 74 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won when up in trip on handicap hurdle debut at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) in January; connections waste little time in sending this lightly raced 6yo over fences and there's stamina in his pedigree; firmly in calculations.

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3

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Pride Of Paris

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

in touch with leaders

6/1

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Pride Of Paris

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Won when up in trip on handicap hurdle debut at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) in January; connections waste little time in sending this lightly raced 6yo over fences and there's stamina in his pedigree; firmly in calculations.

3/1

1st

4

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Pride Of Paris

11st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: Victor Dartnall

Soundly beaten in 2m Taunton novice last month but his fourth in a 2m3f maiden there (good to soft) two starts ago was quite promising and he's open to improvement in handicaps.

5/1

Form: 2124/4 D

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Returned from a long absence with a fair fourth on his chase debut over C&D (good to soft) in November; has had some more time off since but he runs off his last winning hurdle mark today and he's also effective on soft ground; not ruled out.

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4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Malinas Island

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Returned from a long absence with a fair fourth on his chase debut over C&D (good to soft) in November; has had some more time off since but he runs off his last winning hurdle mark today and he's also effective on soft ground; not ruled out.

9/1

Form: P-97

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Hasn't shown much in novice hurdles (2m-2m5f) and improvement is needed on this handicap/chase debut; however, he was runner-up in a British maiden point (3m, good to soft) in November 2022 and the switch to fences and step up in trip could be positives; wears tongue-tie under rules for first time.

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5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Katopop

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

Hasn't shown much in novice hurdles (2m-2m5f) and improvement is needed on this handicap/chase debut; however, he was runner-up in a British maiden point (3m, good to soft) in November 2022 and the switch to fences and step up in trip could be positives; wears tongue-tie under rules for first time.

14/1

7th

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:50 Taunton

Katopop

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Syd Hosie

midfield

100/1

Form: 417-7P

Last run: 122 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Won at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last March on his second chase start and is now 5lb lower, but he's struggled on his three starts since and may be best watched on this first outing since December.

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11

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Aikenbreakinheart

10st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

Won at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last March on his second chase start and is now 5lb lower, but he's struggled on his three starts since and may be best watched on this first outing since December.

50/1

0

10

11th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Aikenbreakinheart

10st 4lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

Won on his chase debut at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) in March but that was in a small field and he's been well below that form in both runs since; overall record now 1-19 and others are preferred.

20/1

Form: 85-764 C

Last run: 202 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner but latest was in 2021 and this 12yo struggled to get competitive on his five runs last year; 6lb wrong at weights.

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12

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Dont Be Robin

10st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Richenda Ford

Three-time chase winner but latest was in 2021 and this 12yo struggled to get competitive on his five runs last year; 6lb wrong at weights.

25/1

4th

4

22nd Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

15:45 Newton Abbot

Dont Be Robin

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

Three-time winner over fences (good/soft) but not since November 2021, and has been out of form this year; 4lb out of the weights here; needs first-time tongue-tie to aid his finishing effort.

10/1

6th

8

3rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 5

15:43 Stratford

Dont Be Robin

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richenda Ford

led narrowly, pressed leaders when headed 10th, ridden after 3 out, weakened after 2 out, tailed off

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £897.00
Straight Forecast £702.50
Tricast £7424.50
Trifecta £7270.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Pride Of Paris

RP RATINGS:

West Orchard

The Guardian:

Malinas Island

D Express:

Katopop

TOPSPEED:

Est Illic

WEST COUNTRY:

Pride Of Paris

The Times:

Pride Of Paris

Telegraph:

Pride Of Paris

Daily Mail:

Pride Of Paris

Daily Mirror:

Pride Of Paris

The Star:

Pride Of Paris

POSTDATA:

West Orchard

Daily Record:

West Orchard

The Sun:

Malinas Island