Taunton afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Monday, March 11

While all eyes in the jumps world are circling around Cheltenham, there's still some racing elsewhere including a packed seven-race meeting at Taunton and the Planet Sport tipsters are out in force.

We kick off with some details on our four selected horses at Taunton, with a full set of tips from the seven-race card at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


14:10 (Taunton) Inside Man

Jane Williams is having a fantastic season with her juvenile hurdlers and Inside Man can continue that trend at Taunton.

Castelfort, Kel Du Large and Captain Marvellous have done the yard proud in this department, proving the old adage that success breeds success.

Inside Man began his career by giving Liari a good test at Wincanton and Paul Nicholls’ charge has since franked the form by scoring in Listed company at Aintree and Musselburgh.

That promising effort was followed up by a convincing eight-length victory at this venue and he sets a strong standard in the William Hill Epic Value Junior “National Hunt” Hurdle.


15:10 (Taunton) Just Over Land

Just Over Land came good at Lingfield last month, justifying some strong support in the betting ring when making all to romp home by 18 lengths.

The five-year-old had been costly to follow before that, disappointing his backers when well fancied on several occasions, but a wind operation appeared to work wonders.

A full-brother to the useful Good Risk At All, this Sam Thomas-trained five-year-old has the scope to go in again in the William Hill Extra Place Races Handicap Hurdle.


16:10 (Taunton) Lady Balko


Lady Balko is backed to complete a quick hat-trick for David Pipe in the William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Handicap Hurdle.

This lightly-raced five-year-old followed up a 19-length Hereford success by battling on well to prevail over this course and distance and can carry on improving.

Pipe had two winners out of a possible three at a meeting just over a week ago and will look to add to his growing collection of Taunton winners here.


16:40 (Taunton) Gorcombe Moonshine

Goorcombe Moonshine looks to continue his good run of form in the William Hill Cheltenham Offers Handicap Chase.

He won over two miles and two furlongs at Fontwell in this handicap chase grade, before a decent third at Plumpton over 2 miles and one furlong.

On his last outing he was unlucky to unseat his rider at Ludlow, but he has a leading chance here. 


Taunton selections in full:

Taunton: 14:10 Inside Man, 14:40 Victory Club, 15:10 Just Over Land, 15:40 Broken Halo, 16:10 Lady Balko, 16:40 Gorcombe Moonshine, 17:10 Our Dylan

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