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DragonBet Proud To Be Welsh Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 3f 100y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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DragonBet Proud To Be Welsh Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.40
  • Place: £3.10

Form: /2-F42

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Probably didn't achieve huge amount when well-held second of four behind short-odds winner at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) last month but moves up in trip here and might have some improvement to come in handicaps.

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9th

1

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:50 Hexham

Mr Hailstone

12st 0lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland

midfield

7/2

1st

4

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Mr Hailstone

11st 8lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Dr Richard Newland

prominent in chasing group, disputing second and wandered around 2nd

5/1

2nd

2

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:15 Sedgefield

Mr Hailstone

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland

Only a modest fourth in maiden event at Fontwell two weeks ago but should improve a couple of places this time; he's second-best in this field judged on bumper/hurdles form.

5/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: -5492P

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Made quite promising hurdle debut in the autumn but hasn't built on it, and was pulled up on handicap debut in February (2m3f); others in this line-up have much less to prove.

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0

2

21st Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

13:20 Fakenham

Boleyn Boy

12st 0lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Perhaps fortunate to collect when left in front two out at Huntingdon latest, but still equalled his career-best RPR; ran well when third of five over C&D in June (For Gina runner-up) and he's respected.

11/4

1st

4

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Boleyn Boy

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Best form was his second in a 2m3f handicap at Chepstow (good to soft) and perhaps found Fakenham (2m7f) too sharp next time; has races in him off this mark.

4/1

1st

4

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Boleyn Boy

11st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Ben Case

Best form was his second in a 2m3f handicap at Chepstow (good to soft) and perhaps found Fakenham (2m7f) too sharp next time; has races in him off this mark.

4/1

20/1

  • Place: £5.20

Form: 7-678

Last run: 73 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced in any of her three qualifying runs (2m-2m2f) and has much more realistic chance at the weights in this low-grade handicap; had wind op last month; not ruled out.

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5th

9

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Ginderella

10st 13lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

In form having finished runner-up in three of her last five appearances, latterly behind a penalised winner at Taunton (3m, soft); looks to hold a solid chance.

9/2

2nd

4

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

Ginderella

11st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Mitchell Hunt

pressed leader

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: -4U1P1 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Opened account in first-time visor at Plumpton (2m4f, soft) in January and bounced back quickly from a poor performance with C&D (soft) win last month; latest 7lb rise asks quite a lot of him, but he ought to be on the premises again.

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6th

5

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Bert Wilson

11st 1lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Nigel Hawke

A dual hurdles winner (around 2m4f) last season but he's failed to fire this term, ridden in midfield when falling three out in 3m Taunton handicap last time; others appeal more.

6/1

11

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:10 Taunton

Bert Wilson

11st 6lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Dual hurdle winner (2m4f/2m3f) when fitted with visor in early part of last year but yet to get going this season (pulled up on two of three appearances); tries a new trip today; revival needed.

16/1

12/1

Form: 2-863U BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ran well for a long way before weakening into third at Exeter (2m5f, good) last month but was held in fourth before last-flight unseat at Hereford (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago and is now 0-7 over hurdles; 3lb wrong today; others look stronger.

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5th

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

17:15 Taunton

Hazy Dream

11st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

Had looked limited until running away with a C&D handicap two weeks ago on the back of wind surgery (second run in a tongue-tie); that was after an absence of 350 days so this is a quick turnaround, but a 6lb rise should be manageable.

4/1

1st

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:08 Taunton

Hazy Dream

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Joe Tickle

prominent early, raced in last but in touch with leaders after 2nd, headway after 8th, led 2 out, kept on well, ridden out

25/1

6th

17

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

19:00 Taunton

Hazy Dream

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Joe Tickle

11-race maiden who has not progressed over hurdles and has been beaten 10l or more in her four completed starts in handicaps (2m-2m5f); tongue-tie is now added at this new trip but she's out of the weights again and others are preferred.

16/1

Form: 576292

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles but left his disappointing British debut a long way behind when clear second at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) last month and is 1lb lower here; one to consider.

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3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Royal Mer

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders

9/4

1st

3

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 149y

Class 3

15:38 Wincanton

Royal Mer

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

in touch with leaders, headway 4 out, going easily before 3 out, led just before 2 out, went clear approaching last, easily

2/1

1st

2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 36y

Class 4

15:20 Wetherby

Royal Mer

11st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Has improved since going over fences this term, winning three times at up to 2m4f, latest off 6lb lower at Leicester (2m, soft); on a career-high mark but an obvious contender.

6/4

Form: P074

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 40l when fourth on last month's handicap debut at Southwell (2m, good) but the wide-margin winner has shown massive improvement in recent weeks and the two placed horses have also boosted that form since; up in trip today; remains unexposed.

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10

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Key Factor

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

Still a maiden and has failed to improve for the switch to chasing this term, though he is seemingly thought capable of better judged on his market position in those races; 5lb out of the weights.

10/1

0

11

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:58 Hereford

Key Factor

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Henry Oliver

Modest form over hurdles and hasn't shown significant improvement in two runs over fences; others stronger.

14/1

Form: 132547

Last run: 22 days

W: 12st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Just 1-16 over hurdles but has remained in pretty good form since his breakthrough win at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) in November, and last month's Musselburgh seventh (3m, good to soft) came in a competitive series final; probably won't be far away.

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1

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Bridge Road

12st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Just 1-16 over hurdles but has remained in pretty good form since his breakthrough win at Leicester (1m7f, good to soft) in November, and last month's Musselburgh seventh (3m, good to soft) came in a competitive series final; probably won't be far away.

8/1

7th

7

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:00 Musselburgh

Bridge Road

11st 3lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Had just two runs in 3m handicaps, close up at Perth in September and a one-paced fourth at Wetherby 18 days ago (both on good); others likely to be better treated.

12/1

Form: F43

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Well beaten before final-flight fall on hurdling debut in November but has improved since, more recently when third in Hereford maiden (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago; upped in trip for today's handicap debut and probably has more to offer.

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3rd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Just Over Land

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Brother to useful 2m3f/2m4f jumps winner Good Risk At All; made all to win easily at Lingfield (2m, soft) in February on his seventh start over hurdles; creditable fourth at Taunton next time before a close second here (2m, heavy) on his last outing; up 5lb but he kept battling last time and could find more progress back up in trip; respected.

11/4

2nd

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Just Over Land

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Made all to win easily at Lingfield (2m, soft) last month, his seventh start over hurdles, and travelled well for a long way when fourth off new mark at Taunton (2m, soft) three weeks ago; unraced on heavy ground but may still have more improvement to come.

5/2

4th

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Just Over Land

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Lightly raced and was having his first run after wind surgery when easing clear in a 2m soft-ground handicap at Lingfield; now up in grade off a 10lb higher mark but might well have turned a corner.

2/1

Form: 7984

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Displayed first glimmer of promise over hurdles when plugging on for modest fourth in 2m Southwell maiden in January; probably needs to improve again on today's handicap debut but is with a top stable and can't be ignored.

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7

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:45 Chepstow

Kash Tara

11st 2lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Displayed first glimmer of promise over hurdles when plugging on for modest fourth in 2m Southwell maiden in January; probably needs to improve again on today's handicap debut but is with a top stable and can't be ignored.

7/1

4th

5

29th Jan 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Kash Tara

11st 2lb

J: David England

T: Dan Skelton

Uncompetitive in a bumper and two hurdles; looks the stable's third string.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £1588.00
Straight Forecast £1226.40
Tricast £39182.50
Trifecta £36616.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Just Over Land

WEST COUNTRY:

Royal Mer

POSTDATA:

Bert Wilson

The Times:

Bridge Road

D Express:

Key Factor

Daily Mirror:

Mr Hailstone

RP Ratings:

Just Over Land

Daily Mail:

Just Over Land

The Guardian:

Royal Mer

The Sun:

Royal Mer

The Star:

Bert Wilson

Daily Record:

Bert Wilson

Telegraph:

Bridge Road