16:10 Taunton Thu 14 November 2019

  • Taunton Racecourse Business Club Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 104y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£5,458.002nd£1,603.003rd£801.004th£401.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 12.55sOff time:16:10:14
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1
611-13OR: 116
9/1

Didn't need to improve to land a maiden hurdle at Fontwell in March, and has been let down by his jumping on both starts since, the latest after a break at Fontwell last month. Can go well if avoiding mistakes, but risky.

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2
511-12OR: 115D
18/1

Raised 3lb after producing another good effort to finish second at Warwick (2m5f) on penultimate start, and best to ignore lesser effort at Exeter since when hampered in the run. Not dismissed.

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3
411-11OR: 114
33/1

Won maiden at Wincanton in May, and probably needed the run when 21L sixth of 9 to Aweeminit in handicap there late last month. Should do better, but his mark does look stiff on balance.

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4
611-10OR: 113CD
11/2

Won a C&D novice just under a year ago, but better judged on third in an amateur riders' handicap at Sandown in March. Below that form when last seen, and needs to improve to take this.

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5
411-9OR: 112D
20/1

Well held on handicap bow at Ascot, and did a little better when 13¾L fourth of 9 to Aweeminit in similar event at Wincanton last time. Entitled to have needed that, but has a fair bit to find.

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6
Borakp,t15
711-6OR: 109CD
22/1

Hard to catch right, but was back to form out of the blue when landing a 5-runner C&D handicap late last month. Wouldn't be certain to repeat that given his patchy profile, but folly to ignore.

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7
411-5OR: 108
8/1

Expensive purchase from France who has so far failed to live up to expectations for connections. Encouraging seasonal return was followed by an underwhelming handicap debut, finishing eighth of 12 to Sebastopol at Wincanton. More required.

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8
511-4OR: 107
16/1

Some fair efforts in novices last year, and may have needed the run when 23L third of 13 to Scardura in a C&D maiden on return/after wind surgery. Worth a market check, for all that form is only modest.

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9
310-12OR: 117
5/6

Much improved from hurdles debut when landing a 12-runner juvenile at Wincanton last time by 9L from Twenty Years On. Goes handicapping with benefit of handy 3-y-o allowance, and hard to oppose.

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10
310-9OR: 114D
12/1

Another three-year-old taking on older horses. Won juvenile hurdle at Plumpton in September and has run at least as well to be placed on both handicap starts at Huntingdon and Ludlow. Won't be far away again.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Mead Vale511-66/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Tom Buckley

Betting

Forecast

Sir Psycho (5/6), Bang On (11/2), Pagero (8/1), Le Ligerien (9/1), Limelighter (12/1), Dusky Hercules (16/1), Working Class (18/1), Playa Blanca (20/1), Borak (22/1), Annsam (33/1)

Verdict

The two juveniles in this field get a 16lb weight-for-age allowance, and while Limelighter is sure to go well after being placed on both handicaps to date, the verdict goes in confident fashion to handicap debutant SIR PSYCHO, who won easily at Wincanton and is totally unexposed. Dusky Hercules is probably better than he showed on his return here, and merits a market check.
  1. Sir Psycho
  2. Limelighter
  3. Dusky Hercules

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F: 3/

T: W P Mullins

Hukum

F: 3

T: Owen Burrows

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T: H De Bromhead

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