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3.00 Taunt – Prudhomme – 1 point win – 9/2 (WH/UniB) 4/1 (gen)
that’s all for today, as of 08.45, write up…
Prudhomme – One from the members’ Section 2 stats qualifiers – this new ‘test’ has yet to get off the ground but with any luck this one can get the job done. If he was coming here on the back of his novice win at Uttoxeter I think he’d be half these odds – obviously he isn’t but they’ve given him a wind op after he was sluggish LTO (jockey reported breathing was the issue) and return him to a target track, with the yard in form. Nick Williams does well here with his hurdlers and all his 6YOs – 5/13,7p in the last 5 years, 3/8,4p in handicap hurdles. His 60+ day stats are impressive also (this one’s had 58 off). He also does well with handicap debutants and those he moves up in trip. The horse… well he’s well related, unexposed, and he was put up as a hurdler to follow by the Trainer in one of my guest ‘to follow’ pieces (found in free reports/systems tab)- which would indicate that they think a lot of him. I’ve no doubt he will be much better than this mark and I didn’t want to miss out if it’s today, as he could bolt up. The form of his races has been working out well, with plenty of subsequent winners in behind and he shaped at Uttox as if worth a step up in trip. He did that a shade cosily and I suspect he’s much better than 125. Just a case of when he shows it. This doesn’t look a great race to my eyes and if he’s here to run his race I thought he could make 4s looks generous.