Taunton’s NAP: AN TAILLIUR | 2:25pm Short Run Press Celebrating 40 Years Handicap Hurdle | Dom’s Pick
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.
The jockey booking of Harry Cobden aboard Opening Bid ahead of the Paul Nicholls trained Dargiannini makes the aforementioned the danger of the two.
NB: YOUNG O’LEARY | 1:25pm Summerfield Developments Novices’ Handicap Hurdle
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.
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.