Timeform Shortlist: Taunton, Wednesday November 1

There is jumps racing from Taunton on Wednesday
There is jumps racing from Taunton on Wednesday

Timeform's free Shortlist comes from Taunton on Wednesday.


1.20 Bet toteplacepot At betfred.com 'Hands And Heels' Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys' And Amateur Riders') (4) 2m3f1y

Timeform Top Rated:
122 6. TUNNEL CREEK Olly Murphy James Bowen
121 11. HOLLYWOOD KEN Richard Woollacott William Clarke (3)
120 2. BAMBI DU NOYER David Pipe Sean Houlihan

Analyst's Verdict:
Having landed a punt on his debut for Olly Murphy, Tunnel Creek was unsuited by the drop to 2m at Ludlow last month, so the feeling remains his current mark is still a workable one back over a more suitable trip. The Kid and Cabernet D'Alene should be competitive, while Vexillum could easily bounce back to form reverting to timber.

1.50 Bet toteexacta At betfred.com Interactive Novices' Hurdle (4) 2m3f1y

Timeform Top Rated:
125 1. RASASEE Tim Vaughan Alan Johns
124 4. ROCKET RONNIE Brian Barr Thomas Garner (3)
109 2. CHALLICO Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden

Analyst's Verdict:
Challico has to be better than he showed on last month's hurdles debut (2 places behind Rocket Ronnie) given he managed to win a bumper last year, so he is worth siding with in a weak novice. Rasasee is penalised, but rates the chief threat.

2.20 Bet totequadpot At betfred.com Maiden Hurdle (4) 2m104y

Timeform Top Rated:
127p 3. DENTLEY DE MEE Nick Williams Lizzie Kelly (3)
110p 2. DARLING MALTAIX Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
108 7. SERVEONTIME Helen Nelmes Paul O'Brien (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
Grand Inquisitor was useful on the level so may prove too classy for his rivals if taking to hurdling at the first attempt. Pokari showed plenty in bumpers and looks another interesting recruit to this sphere, while Dentley de Mee offered something to work on when third at Newton Abbot on return.

2.50 Bet totetrifecta At betfred.com Novices' Handicap Chase (4) 3¼m57y

Timeform Top Rated:
111 6. CULM COUNSELLOR Chris Down James Davies
109§ 1. COPPERFACEJACK Paul Webber Gavin Sheehan
106§ 3. CHARLIE MON Mike Hammond Charlie Hammond (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
Culm Counsellor found his good run of form coming to a halt at Wincanton 12 days ago but he's the type to bounce back quickly and is given another chance. Copperfacejack and Charlie Mon aren't sure to back up their recent wins but still need considering in this field.

3.20 totepoolliveinfo.com "Confined" Handicap Hurdle (3) 2m104y

Timeform Top Rated:
132 4. MAN OF PLENTY Sophie Leech Sean Houlihan (7)
131 5. BARMAN Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
130 1. RED TORNADO Dan Skelton James Bowen (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
The potential for a falsely-run race is a worry, but Man of Plenty deserves to win a handicap and last week's runner-up effort at Cheltenham confirms he's in top form. Barman is another in good nick, while Cloonacool should strip fitter with his reappearance under his belt.

3.50 Collect totepool Winnings From Betfred Shops Handicap Chase (5) 2m7f3y

Timeform Top Rated:
113 4. ROYAL CHIEF Alexandra Dunn Adam Wedge
112§ 1. GENEROUS CHIEF Graeme McPherson Daniel Hiskett (5)
110§ 3. LEG LOCK LUKE Colin Tizzard Harry Cobden

Analyst's Verdict:
Royal Chief has caught the eye over hurdles on his last 2 starts and could be worth chancing back over fences off a career-low mark. Generous Chief and Leg Lock Luke are feared most.

4.20 totepool Live Info Download The App Handicap Hurdle (5) 2m7f198y

Timeform Top Rated:
108 2. MAC BELLA Evan Williams Adam Wedge
107 3. ST ANDREWS Ian Williams Dave Crosse
106 1. LADY OF LONGSTONE David Pipe Michael Heard (5)

Analyst's Verdict:
Mac Bella could be the answer making her handicap debut upped to a staying trip that should suit on breeding. Lady of Longstone will doubtless pick up a race again soon for David Pipe, while St Andrews could also make his presence felt.

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