13:25 Taunton

Thursday 8 April 2021

All13:2514:0014:3015:0515:4016:1516:5517:30
  • Invest Southwest Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)
  • Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:25  |   Winning time: 3m 56.83s
1
66/1
Fair maiden at up to 1m on the Flat for Richard Hannon.
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2
150/1
Well held in bumpers/C&D novice hurdle.
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Just modest form in bumper/2 Ludlow hurdles. Probably wants further.
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4
22/1
Well held on hurdles debut over C&D recently and likely to have stamina doubts in this sphere (best up to 7.5f on Flat, and only modest, too).
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5
Top Powerh524
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0| J: Kieren Buckley(7)| T: N J Hawke
12/1
Fairly useful maiden on Flat at 3 yrs (stays 1½m). Sold from Andrew Balding only 1,000 gns since last seen but no surprise if he were up to making an impact in this sphere for new yard.
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6
Tulint24
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0| J: Lorcan Williams(3)| T: P F Nicholls| CD
4/11
Fair Flat winner in France and belied market weakness when making successful start over hurdles for yard in C&D event 3 weeks ago, seeing things out well. Open to improvement and hard to oppose.
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7
Castel Gandolfot158
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-8| J: P J Brennan| T: F O'Brien| OR:  112
5/2
Fair ex-Irish maiden on the Flat who shaped with promise when placed both starts over hurdles in November. Well held in jumpers' bumper after 11 weeks off last time and tongue tie goes on.
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8
Monete8
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-1| J: R T Dunne| T: Nick Mitchell
33/1
Some eye-catching Flat form in Germany after just 2 runs in 2020 but offered little sent hurdling at Ludlow last week.
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Forecasts

Tulin (4/11), Castel Gandolfo (5/2), Top Power (12/1), Man Of The Sea (22/1), Monete (33/1), Gamalou D'alene (50/1), Delta River (66/1), Gaelic Thunder (150/1)

Verdict

TULIN created a good impression when making a winning start over hurdles here last month and could be hard to beat in a thin novice if improving on that performance. Top Power is of some interest now jumping despite a long absence, while Castel Gandolfo could yet shine in this sphere.

  1. TULIN
  2. TOP POWER (FR)
  3. CASTEL GANDOLFO (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £3,159.002nd: £1,455.003rd: £727.004th: £364.00
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