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Taunton and Kelso Daily Picks


Thursday’s race tips feature picks from Kelso and Taunton.

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Kelso Running Tips

2.28: Miss Milan 3/2

Won by a neck last time out and only pushed 5lbs for that win and now faces potentially easier competition in a novice mares obstacle.

Conor Rabbitt takes over the mount and trainer Nicky Richards has had plenty of winners and it looks easy enough for the seven-year-old.

2h58: Tfou & Brayhill reverse forecasts

The two leading the market for this one won on their stalking debut and it’s hard to separate them.

Tfou was an impressive winner for trainer Nicky Richards, but Brayhill has champion Brian Hughes on board and is racing for the second time since wind surgery which could spur even more improvement.

The same can be said for six-year-old Tfou, who learned a lot about the fences for the first time and boosted his trip signaling potential for another long-awaited race.

Taunton Racing Tips

1.45: Bumpy Johnson 3/1

Jet Of Magic looks to be the pick of the five riders given its last win under Harry Cobden, but the market suggests there’s not much to divide the majority of the field.

And Bumpy Johnson in his second race since wind surgery looks the best value not under penalty and for the first time.

The six-year-old came across the Stage Star-rated winner two starts ago in a novice hurdle last November and is now looking to build on that encouraging seasonal debut after a lengthy layoff.

Came fourth last time out in a class 3 handicap giving weight to the eventual winner and ranked just behind the others ahead – should benefit from this trip and was unlucky on this distance when scoring.

2.20: Huelgoat 13/8

Paul Nicholls could see a few winners today with Huelgoat in this one in Owners Group colours.

He’s on track to land an excellent fivefold after mastering the fences extremely well and improving with each run.

Harry Cobden seems to be getting the most out of him and the five-year-old could have a bright future if he keeps up at this level.

2h50: Petrastar 16/1

A big chance either way for the horse trained by DJ Jeffrey who could arguably be on a very dangerous mark.

Was 16/1 last time out and found Manor Park too good going 12-0 down a class 4 hurdle.

Drops again in the ratings that could be beneficial in this larger area and back to a trip that’s suitable.

Reached 131 in ratings in 2020 but finished bottom of seven in every rated attempt but certainly shows there is more to offer down 17lbs.

Irish Hill looks dangerous for the Nicholls x Cobden combination in its second race since wind surgery and could have more to offer today.

All odds correct at time of writing

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