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Philip Hobbs: sends out the well-backed Calusa Comet at Taunton

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Calusa Comet set to blaze a trail at Taunton

PHILIP HOBBS newcomer Calusa Comet has been heavily backed to make a winning debut in the last at Taunton (4.30).

The four-year-old opened as big as 9-2 but has been cut to no bigger than 7-4 to score in the 2m1f bumper.

In his Racing Post stable tour published last week, Hobbs said the youngster was "hopefully one to watch out for when he makes his debut in a bumper".

At Yarmouth Focail Eile is the best backed in the 2.40 and is best-priced 9-2 from a generally available morning price of 7-1.

The Tiger, trained by Ed Dunlop and ridden by jump jockey turned Flat ace Graham Lee, is odds-on and reportedly well backed to follow up his win of eight days ago when he runs at Catterick (3.20) this afternoon.

The four-year-old won by over four lengths on heavy ground, shoulders only a penalty in his bid to double-up on soft ground at Catterick and is 8-11 (from 6-4) with Paddy Power.

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