Taunton afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, March 26

It's the RNLI Charity Raceday at Taunton on Tuesday, March 26 and the Planet Sport tipsters won't be putting you out to sea with these red-hot selections.

First we have details on four of our selected horses at Taunton, followed by selections for all seven races 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)


14:50 (Taunton) Ryan’s Rocket

Ryan’s Rocket can get off the mark for Fergal O’Brien in the Chetwood Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle.

The six-year-old was a point to point winner in 2022 but failed to make an impact on his sole bumper run, trailing home a well-beaten 10th at Newbury in November.

Connections swiftly switched his sights to hurdles and Ryan’s Rocket took a leap forward with a three-quarter-length second to Fiercely Proud, who has subsequently placed twice in Grade Two company.

That form is clearly pretty smart and Ryan’s Rocket looks a likely winner.


15:20 (Taunton) Tuscan Rose

Tuscan Rose showed plenty of ability at Southwell in January when a solid third contesting a 2m4 1/2f novices limited handicap hurdle and will be a serious player in the Corks And Cru Vintage Mares' Handicap Hurdle.

Fortune Forever produced a good fourth contesting a Hereford mares handicap hurdle. Can build on that effort and shouldn't be ignored.


16:50 (Taunton) Cooleenymore

Cooleenymore has been consistent this season. Produced a good third tackling a 3m mares handicap hurdle here and rates a leading chance.

Come On Du Berlais did well at Ludlow when third contesting a 3m novices handicap chase and holds claims.

Our Nel showed ability at Fakenham two starts ago finishing third in a 2m5f mares handicap chase. Interesting if at best.


17:20 (Taunton) Full Monty


The O’Brien team could also be on the scoresheet in the concluding Grand National Lunch 13th April Open National Hunt Flat Race where Full Monty can build on a respectable debut at Newton Abbot last summer.

Sent off 13/8 favourite on that occasion, inexperience meant he was unable to do himself justice.

However, he is sure to have benefitted for that first day of school and related to a pair of useful bumper winners, can show his true colours this time.


Taunton selections in full:

TAUNTON: 2.20 Time To Dazzle, 2.50 Ryan’s Rocket, 3.20 Tuscan Rose, 3.50 Moytier, 4.20 Hara Kiri, 4.50 Cooleenymore, 5.20 Full Monty.


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