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DragonBet Backing Welsh Sport Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 7f 131y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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DragonBet Backing Welsh Sport Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: -F4U41 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles here last season and delivered on earlier chasing promise when coming from off the pace for 9l C&D (soft) success last month; raised 9lb for that and moves up from Class 5 today but still features prominently in calculations.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Rock Of Star

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders, not fluent and dropped to rear 2nd, headway 9th

13/2

12/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: P-16P4

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Began this season with a win at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in November but has disappointed on all three subsequent appearances (cheekpieces added last time) and needs to turn things around.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Party Fuzz

11st 9lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Began this season with a win at Hereford (3m1f, good to soft) in November but has disappointed on all three subsequent appearances (cheekpieces added last time) and needs to turn things around.

12/1

4th

2

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:15 Ffos Las

Party Fuzz

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Kim Bailey

raced in second, not fluent 5th, ridden and lost position after 14th

8/1

2

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 13y

Class 4

15:42 Uttoxeter

Party Fuzz

11st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Having his fourth start over fences when edging home at Hereford (3m1f, soft) but he failed to back it up when well held at Exeter and heavy ground shouldn't have been an issue; remains on the same mark, so 8lb higher than for his win.

6/1

Form: 1U/744 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 9yo who missed all of last season and has been well beaten in three chases this term (twice over C&D); in good hands and not written off just yet but has a lot to prove.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

8

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

16:55 Newton Abbot

Young Buck

12st 0lb

J: Miss Olive Nicholls

T: Paul Nicholls

jumped right on occasions, prominent, led narrowly from 4th, not fluent 11th

9/4

Form: 32-311 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

11yo who has been in career-best form in refitted cheekpieces this year, winning twice here (2m3f/2m7f); moves up in grade today but is pretty versatile regarding ground and must be considered in current mood.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Skinflint

11st 4lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

held up in rear, outpaced before 5 out

14/1

7th

6

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 40y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

Skinflint

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Henry Oliver

11yo who was in career-best form in refitted cheekpieces at the start of 2023, winning twice at Chepstow; remote fourth when bidding for the hat-trick there in April, though, and off since.

12/1

4th

6

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Skinflint

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Henry Oliver

11yo who has been in career-best form in refitted cheekpieces this year, winning twice here (2m3f/2m7f); moves up in grade today but is pretty versatile regarding ground and must be considered in current mood.

3/1

Form: -PP16P D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Made all to cause 20-1 surprise at Kelso (2m5f, heavy) in January but performed poorly on other four of five starts since returning from long layoff this season, and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

17th May 2023

Soft

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

19:30 Perth

Fortified Bay

11st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Veteran chaser who isn't the easiest to predict nowadays and has twice been pulled up since scoring at Kelso (2m6f) in January; he reverts to hurdles with something to prove.

14/1

1

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Fortified Bay

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Made all to cause 20-1 surprise at Kelso (2m5f, heavy) in January but performed poorly on other four of five starts since returning from long layoff this season, and it's hard to predict whether he'll warm to the task.

14/1

5

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

16:10 Haydock

Fortified Bay

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Made all at Kelso (2m5f, heavy) in January and it's possible this trip will be within range; however, the Kelso win has been the only bright run among his four outings this season and he was tailed off last time.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 12/463 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Very lightly raced 8yo who was a very promising novice hurdler a few years ago and seemed to have got her act together over fences when third in first-time cheekpieces at Warwick (3m5f, soft) last month; good chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Wild Romance

11st 13lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

midfield

3/1

3rd

4

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Wild Romance

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Returned from a very long absence in November and has been soundly beaten on her first two chase starts; however, this very lightly raced 8yo is in top hands and was runner-up in a Grade 2 novice hurdle in 2020; the first-time cheekpieces could be a positive and she's not written off.

10/1

6th

2

28th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 3

13:57 Uttoxeter

Wild Romance

11st 9lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, not fluent 4th, ridden 11th, weakened 12th

6/1

Form: 4-617P D BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Kept on gamely for narrow win at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in January but raced lazily when well beaten on both starts last month; needs to show a lot more zest in new headgear here (swaps usual cheekpieces for blinkers).

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

3

30th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

12:15 Haydock

Best Trition

11st 13lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

raced lazily, pushed along soon after start, disputed lead, lost position after 1st, dropped to last after 3rd, lost touch from 4th, tailed off when pulled up after 6th

8/1

0

3

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

12:30 Newcastle

Best Trition

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

More miss than hit over the last 12 months or so but he won at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in January and returned to form to go very close behind East Street at Wetherby (3m, heavy) last month; key player if again on song.

7/2

2nd

5

18th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

15:39 Wetherby

Best Trition

11st 11lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders on outer, pushed along briefly 3rd, slow jump 4th

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £138.00
Straight Forecast £148.00
Tricast £629.20
Trifecta £681.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Wild Romance

RP Ratings:

Rock Of Star

Daily Mail:

Skinflint

The Times:

Yggdrasil

Telegraph:

Yggdrasil

WEST COUNTRY:

Rock Of Star

The Guardian:

Rock Of Star

D Express:

Rock Of Star

TOPSPEED:

Wild Romance

POSTDATA:

Wild Romance

The Sun:

Wild Romance

The Star:

Wild Romance

Daily Mirror:

Skinflint

Daily Record:

Skinflint