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16:22 Chepstow

Soft

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

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

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 633662

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Suffered a dip in form last month but got back on track with good effort in defeat at Uttoxeter (2m4f, soft) a fortnight ago and is 1lb lower here; will be dangerous if aided by first-time tongue-tie.

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5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Casts Tasha

11st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Switched to fences the last twice, winning at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) then pulled up at Exeter; consistent sort over hurdles but has stamina to prove at this distance and remains on career-high mark to boot.

8/1

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Casts Tasha

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Idled then jumped very awkwardly at the final fence but did enough to justify favouritism at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy; chase debut) five weeks ago when 6lb lower; has hurdles form at this venue; consistent mare who holds solid claims.

5/4

1st

1

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:30 Ffos Las

Casts Tasha

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Opened hurdles account at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) at end of last season and has performed well on all three appearances this term, most recently when second at Exeter (2m5f, heavy) last month; nudged up to another career-high mark for this chasing debut but still commands respect.

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6/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 607F4

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Unexposed after only three hurdle starts and ran quite well from the front before weakening into fourth in Hexham maiden (2m4f, heavy) last month; open to improvement in handicaps and goes on the shortlist.

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5

25th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Rajjamataz

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

0-10 but good second in handicap hurdle at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last April and ran well when fifth on chase debut at Leicester (2m4f, soft) in January, when in front jumping the final fence; could be aided by the slightly shorter trip today and this 6yo is one to be interested in.

5/1

20/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: -757PP

Last run: 128 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Unplaced all nine hurdling starts for Ben Lund and was pulled up on final two appearances for that trainer; makes stable debut after four-month absence; needs to have been revitalised by the change of regime.

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3rd

7

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Jack The Farmer

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nigel Hawke

mounted in chute, taken down early, in rear

9/1

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3

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Jack The Farmer

11st 12lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Won readily by 11l at Worcester (2m7f, good) in July and has remained in good form since, losing out only by a nose at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good) last month; needs to prove he's effective on soft ground, though.

6/1

2nd

3

13th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Jack The Farmer

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nigel Hawke

Won readily by 11l at Worcester (2m7f, good) in July and has posted two good efforts in defeat at Newton Abbot (3m2f, good) since; also suited by this C&D and ought to make his presence felt again; handles good to soft ground but unproven on anything slower.

5/1

Form: 65448-

Last run: 443 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

0-6 over hurdles for Tony Carroll last season but all three handicap runs were very respectable (2m5f-3m); makes stable debut after 443-day absence; interesting runner, particularly if strong in the betting.

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7

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

15:28 Hereford

Dragoon Springs

10st 13lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: David Killahena & Graeme McPherson

in touch with leaders

16/1

5th

8

6th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Uttoxeter

Dragoon Springs

11st 3lb

J: Nick Slatter

T: Fergal O’Brien

Just a respectable fourth when favourite for recent stable debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) and now 0-7 over hurdles but that was his first run since January 2022 and today's longer trip will suit; could be dangerous if that recent outing has brought him on.

6/1

Form: 37764

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Beaten about 25l in three novice/maiden hurdles in February/March (2m-2m3f), shaping with significant promise on all three occasions; makes his handicap debut in a low-grade event and could take some catching.

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15

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Hes My Shadow

10st 13lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Free-goer who ran big race from the front when fourth in C&D (soft) novice last March; safely held in both subsequent handicaps and has fitness to prove after 235-day absence but still worth a second look.

20/1

4th

2

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 70y

Class 5

20:55 Stratford

Hes My Shadow

11st 6lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Free-going front-runner perhaps not seen to best effect over Chepstow's 2m3f the last twice (soft/good to soft), the latest his handicap debut; return to this trip looks a positive and interesting to see what effect the hood has.

6/1

10

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:48 Ffos Las

Hes My Shadow

11st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Enthusiastic front-runner who hasn't got home over 2m3f at Chepstow the last twice (soft/good to soft) including on handicap debut last time; return to this trip looks a positive and interesting to see what effect the hood has.

12/1

Form: P32-F6

Last run: 308 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

0-16 under all codes and off since 56l defeat over fences last June; switches back to hurdling on a workable mark and is versatile regarding ground but it's probably wise to wait for some encouraging signals from the betting.

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2nd

3

10th Jul 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:25 Worcester

Gastara

11st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Richard Hawker

raced wide, took keen hold, held up in rear, switched left and smooth headway after 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on and went second run-in

14/1

11

8th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

13:15 Worcester

Gastara

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Richard Hawker

Still a maiden after 17 runs and not yet proven over this far but returned from ten-month absence with quite encouraging hurdle run last month (travelled well for a long way) and is now 4lb lower than when clear second to an unexposed one over fences here (2m4f, good) last spring; not out of this.

8/1

6th

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:22 Chepstow

Gastara

11st 13lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Hawker

0-16 under all codes and off since 56l defeat over fences last June; switches back to hurdling on a workable mark and is versatile regarding ground but it's probably wise to wait for some encouraging signals from the betting.

14/1

Form: 8005

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Unable to land a significant blow in three novice/maiden hurdles this season (2m-2m1f) but makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark and the step up in trip may unlock improvement; watch the market.

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5th

8

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:55 Ludlow

Robynson

10st 6lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

In excellent hands but he's offered little in four runs in this sphere and was pulled up on his handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f) 24 days ago; the fitting of first-time cheekpieces need to spark a major improvement.

10/1

7th

8

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:22 Chepstow

Robynson

10st 10lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Unable to land a significant blow in three novice/maiden hurdles this season (2m-2m1f) but makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark and the step up in trip may unlock improvement; watch the market.

4/1

5th

7

6th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Robynson

11st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

in touch with leaders

20/1

Form: 669/6

Last run: 143 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Well beaten after racing too freely on handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, soft) in November and not seen again since; had wind surgery in December and now has tongue-tie fitted; needs significant improvement, but it would be reckless to write him off at this stage.

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8th

7

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:22 Chepstow

Duke Of Earl

10st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Well beaten after racing too freely on handicap debut at Hereford (2m3f, soft) in November and not seen again since; had wind surgery in December and now has tongue-tie fitted; needs significant improvement, but it would be reckless to write him off at this stage.

10/1

6th

7

23rd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

13:20 Hereford

Duke Of Earl

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Showed nothing more than minor promise in his three qualifying runs in February-April 2021 (all over 2m) and makes handicap debut after 601-day absence but is open to improvement at some stage and market support will make him of significant interest.

10/1

Form: -95054

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Made promising chase/handicap debut in February but his second chase run was disappointing and he now reverts to hurdling; comes here with a point to prove but had a wind op last month and remains unexposed.

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7

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Warwick

Adamhill

11st 4lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Henry Oliver

Yet to be placed after ten starts under rules but ran well when ninth of 15 over C&D (good; beaten under 9l) in first-time visor last month and has possibilities off a 3lb lower mark today; tongue-tie refitted.

10/1

9th

5

27th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

14:40 Warwick

Adamhill

11st 5lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Made quite promising chase/handicap debut in February but his second chase run was disappointing and, following a wind op, he was tailed off over hurdles 12 days ago; needs help from the first-time visor here.

14/1

9th

4

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:22 Chepstow

Adamhill

11st 7lb

J: Lee Edwards

T: Henry Oliver

Made promising chase/handicap debut in February but his second chase run was disappointing and he now reverts to hurdling; comes here with a point to prove but had a wind op last month and remains unexposed.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £407.00
Straight Forecast £499.10
Tricast £2767.50
Trifecta £3277.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Rajjamataz

The Guardian:

Dragoon Springs

The Star:

Duke Of Earl

D Express:

Adamhill

Daily Mail:

Rajjamataz

Daily Mirror:

Rajjamataz

The Sun:

Dragoon Springs