Taunton

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Southwell and Taunton previews: Sweet on the chances of Candy

| 02.02.2016

David Metcalf | February 2, 2016 Zed Candy Girl can zoom to success at Southwell Zed Candy Girl looks decent value to cash-in on a drop in the weights and provide red-hot trainer Mark Loughnane with another winner in the 7f handicap at Southwell today (16.30). Loughnane has saddled eight winners from his last 24 runners for an incredible strike rate of 33 per cent, and in Zed Candy Girl has a mare... more...

Taunton preview: The Bugler ready to call the tune

| 13.01.2016

David Metcalf | January 13, 2016 The Bugler has caught the eye on more than one occasion and looks decent value to open his account under rules in the 2m handicap hurdle at Taunton today (16.10). Although yet to get his head in front in 18 starts, the gelding did post some solid efforts over hurdles in 2013 when trained in Ireland. They included a fifth of 18 to the now 148-rated Quick Jack on sof... more...

Taunton preview: Hat-trick beckons for Modus

| 30.12.2015

David Metcalf | December 30, 2015 Modus has looked a top notch prospect in winning both his starts over the obstacles, so can make his class tell to give weight all-round and land the hat-trick in the 2m 3f novices’ hurdle at Taunton today (13.45). The gelding has some very smart bumper form to his name when trained by Robert Stephens, finishing second to Moon Racer at the Cheltenham Festiva... more...

Taunton preview: Elkstone can collect for in-form King

| 10.12.2015

David Metcalf | December 10, 2015 Trainer Alan King has his team in terrific shape, and Elkstone can cash-in on what looks a lenient mark to provide him with another winner in the 2m handicap hurdle on today’s card at Taunton (13.40). The gelding had some fair form in bumpers and has shaped with plenty of promise in three runs over hurdles without being knocked about. In the last of those at... more...

Taunton preview: Oscar Jane poised to follow-up

| 12.11.2015

David Metcalf | November 12, 2015 Oscar Jane scored with tons in hand last time out and can make light of a 7lb penalty to follow-up in the 2m 7f handicap hurdle that opens proceedings on today’s card at Taunton (13.10). The Johnny Farrelly trained mare gained due reward for a series of solid efforts when making ll to win easing down by six lengths at Towcester off a mark of 77. Oscar Jane j... more...

Taunton Preview: Flashy Star weighted to shine

| 22.04.2015

Flashy Star can take advantage of a drop in the weights to belated open his account in the 3m 1f handicap hurdle at Taunton this evening (17.15). The gelding is yet to get his head in front in 13 starts over the obstacles, but has run well to be placed on several occasions. They include a solid third last time out at Worcester behind Karl Marx, and the winner has since gone on to finish a fine sec... more...

Taunton Preview: Double chance for in-form Mulholland

| 02.04.2015

Trainer Neil Mulholland has his team in flying form, and looks to hold major claims of landing a double on today’s card at Taunton with Isthereadifference and Midnight Sequel. The Conkwell Grange handler has been successful with six of his last 10 runners, and Isthereadifference will relish the quick ground in the 2m 3f novices’ handicap chase (15:20). This gelding has registered all h... more...

Taunton Preview: King Massini ready to rule

| 23.03.2015

King Massini can take advantage of a drop in the weights to land the 2m 7f handicap chase at Taunton today (4.50). Trained by Evan Williams, the gelding developed into a useful chaser last season when winning three times, with the last of those successes coming off a mark of 120 in a class 3 contest at Ludlow. The nine-year-old easily beat Rydalis by seven lengths and was put up 11lb to 131 as a r... more...

Taunton Preview: Shy John ready to shine

| 16.03.2015

Shy John has posted some solid efforts this season and looks weighted to take all the beating in the 3m 2f handicap chase at Taunton today (4.50). Trained by Jennifer Mason, the gelding won his first two starts in hunter chases last year and went on to finish a highly creditable eighth of 24 to Tammy’s Hill in the Foxhunter at the Cheltenham Festival off an official rating of 124. The nine-y... more...