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R1 12:30 Taunton 23 Jan 2021

British EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (GBB Race) (4YO to 7YO)

Winner £3,769 - 13 declared to run - Draw Advantage: None

2m 3f 1y

Soft-heavy in places (prec inspection 7.30am)

No.
Horse
Click to view more form for Tile Tapper
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At The Races logo Verdict

TILE TAPPER stayed on well to finish third to Metier, who he had chased home on hurdling debut at Ascot, in the Tolworth at Sandown and the step up in trip provides him with a decent opportunity to get off the mark over timber. Alaphilippe carries a double penalty for his victories at Ayr and Sedgefield but demands respect, although Chepstow scorer Seelotmorebusiness rates the bigger threat.

Top Tip: Tile Tapper (12)

Watch out for: Seelotmorebusiness (2)

Timeform logo Verdict

An intriguing opener in which Chris Honour's TILE TAPPER gets the vote to open his account in this sphere having not been disgraced behind the unbeaten Metier on both starts over timber so far. He faces some serious opposition however, with Seelotmorebusiness, Alaphilippe and Stellar Magic all looking sure-fire improvers, and they won't allow the selection to have it all his own way.

Timeform 1-2-3

  1. Tile Tapper (12)
  2. Seelotmorebusiness (2)
  3. Alaphilippe (1)