Taper Tantrum looks tasty in King George V Stakes

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Taper Tantrum shaped treally well on seasonal reappearance and make plenty of appeal at 10/1 in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot today (5.35).

Michael Bell’s olt showed useful and progressive form as a juvenile, winning two of his three starts.

In the last of those he battled on gamely to score by a short-head over 1m at Windsor off a mark of 76, making all and showing a willing attitude.

Taper Tantrum looked the type who would do even better as a three-year-old when stepped up in trip, and confirmed that view last time out at Epssom when third of 13 to Stravagante over 1m 2f.

After being held-up off the pace, Taper Tantrum made good headway when switched out two from home and stayed on strongly to be beaten 4 3/4 lengths despite not looking at ease on the undulating track.

It was an eye-catching and highly promising effort, and Taper Tantrum is sure to come on a bundle for the run – his first in 299 days.

The return to a flatter track will also suit, and although Taper Trantrum has been put up 2lb to 85 for that effort he shaped as if he could be far better than that and looks open to further progress now stepped up again in trip to 1m 4f.

The three-year-old has also bagged a good draw in stall 5, and with Jamie Spencer in the saddle everything looks in place for a huge run.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Taper Tantrum (10/1 generally available – use BOG firms)

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