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Taunton – 25th November: DOM’S NAP + NB | Thursday’s 2 Best Bets

Our two best bets for the action at Taunton on Thursday afternoon

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Jonjo O’Neill’s gelding was fancied before unseating at the first flight at Cheltenham earlier this month so could still be ahead of his mark of 125.

He’s down in trip but that doesn’t look an obvious negative given how he has won at this distance before and he has previously finished second over course-and-distance.

2EX733G An Tailliur ridden by Richie McLernon clears a fence whilst competing in the David Groom Sound Novices' Hurdle at Ludlow Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday March 4, 2021.
An Tailliur chases a sixth career success on Thursday at Taunton

The jockey booking of Harry Cobden aboard Opening Bid ahead of the Paul Nicholls trained Dargiannini makes the aforementioned the danger of the two.

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Even though he disappointed at Chepstow on his most recent start, Tim Vaughan’s representative won at this course before off a 6lb higher mark and remains unexposed for this yard.

2F4WJFE Copperless ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Ray Wonnacott 80 And Not Out Handicap Hurdle at Taunton Racecourse. Picture date: Tuesday March 23, 2021.
Thursday’s card kickstarts at 12:55pm

He’s back over hurdles on this occasion and a return to this track should be right up his street, taking a sizeable step up in trip but that could be a handy move given his pointing background.

Nelsons Rock ran well in a competitive novice at Wincanton recently and could be one to watch off a mark of 96.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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