14:45 Taunton Thu 13 December 2018

  • Dave Criddle Travel & Thomas Cook Holidays Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)
  • 2m 3f 1y, Good
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner£8,058.002nd£2,366.003rd£1,183.004th£591.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 43.53sOff time:14:45:25
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1
512-1OR: 127CD
8/1

C&D winner in April but never managed to land a blow on his only subsequent start. Likely to be sharper for the run though and dangerous to overlook despite being 4lb higher than his win. Shortlisted.

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2
711-12OR: 124
9/1

Registered three wins last season but soon lost his way and comes here with a lot to prove after a handful of poor displays.

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3
611-12OR: 124
5/1

Likes a bit of give underfoot but going the right way; as proven by a gutsy win at Uttoxeter last time out. Up 6lb and more on his plate but open to more progress and dangerous to underestimate.

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4
711-10OR: 122
6/1

Having missed most of last season he returned from a long absence to win a Newton Abbot handicap in September. Best run since when second latest and now switches to fences with few miles on the clock.

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5
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611-6OR: 118
33/1

Both previous wins were gained at Wincanton and returns to hurdles after a couple of unsuccessful spins over fences. A bit to prove from his current mark though.

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6
611-6OR: 118
18/1

Unexposed in handicaps and feasible he's better than he's show up to press. Dropped 1lb since his last run but needs to be on his A-game to come out on top.

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7
511-5OR: 117C
9/2

Course winner last time out - always in command and held on well when pressed near the finish. The step up in trip ought to suit and the gelding looks set to make a big impression on this, his handicap debut

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8
711-4OR: 116CD
12/1

C&D winner from a 6lb lower mark in March but ran no sort of race last time. Big chance if that run is forgiven though. The betting can guide here.

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9
511-2OR: 114BF
12/1

A disappointing favourite when second of three at Wetherby last time out but may have been in need of the run, as he's been off for six months. Just 3lb above his winning mark at Southwell in February. Place claims.

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10
411-1OR: 113BF
10/1

Won a bumper at Huntingdon on debut but not yet covered himself in glory over hurdles. hails from a top yard but still has bit to prove just now.

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11
511-0OR: 112C
12/1

Has won at this course but not seen out since representing his current yard in a stayers race at Royal Ascot; may need the outing.

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12
410-13OR: 111
40/1

Steadily getting the hang of things and handed a workable mark for his debut in a handicap. Needs to step things up a couple of notches but looks one for the future whatever happens.

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13
1010-13OR: 111CD
14/1

Likes this course but has been struggling to make an impact this season. Others more convincing just at present.

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Last Year's Winner

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Padleyourowncanoe310-113/2
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore

Betting

Forecast

Bang On (9/2), Asylo (5/1), Majestic Touch (6/1), Don't Ask (8/1), San Satiro (9/1), That's A Given (10/1), Percy Street (12/1), Supakalanistic (12/1), Smart Boy (12/1), Here's Herbie (14/1), Cogburn (18/1), Full (33/1), Khanisari (40/1)

Verdict

A chance is taken that BANG ON can take this step up in trip in his stride and add to his course win from last time out. Asylo is also on the upgrade and has to be feared as a big threat, while Don't Ask and Supakalntastic are others that can make an impact in a race like this.
  1. Bang On
  2. Asylo
  3. Don't Ask

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