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DragonBet Good Luck In The National Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4330.42
  • 2m 0f 11y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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DragonBet Good Luck In The National Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2111 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Made debut last November and, after winning two juvenile hurdles in the winter (2m, good/soft), he completed the hat-trick in a 4yo handicap at Sandown (2m, heavy) last month; the clear runner-up has franked that form and he's a strong contender now 5lb higher against older horses.

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

5th

12

12th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:20 Aintree

Spirit DAunou

11st 4lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

5yo who made it five wins from first seven starts when landing Sandown handicap (2m, heavy) in December; however, he's finished down the field in hot handicaps the last twice and has something to prove now up in trip.

50/1

13th

1

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Spirit DAunou

12st 0lb

J: Mr Freddie Mitchell

T: Gary Moore

He's 10lb higher than when winning over C&D (heavy) in December and was always behind in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury four weeks ago; however, he won in fine style on that penultimate outing to make it 2-2 at Sandown (and 5-7 overall), and this 5yo could have a part to play now back here.

14/1

15th

2

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Spirit DAunou

11st 13lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Scored comfortably at Sandown (2m, heavy) two months ago, taking handicap record to 3-3 and overall record to 5-7; hit with 10lb rise but has a progressive profile and his trainer has won this race three times; strong credentials.

8/1

9/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -11454 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Last year's wins came on good ground and that surface may suit best; however, he was a fair fourth of eight at Newbury (2m, soft) three weeks ago when back from a break and could improve for that run; not discounted.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Mothill

11st 11lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Has won three of his last four hurdles, latterly edging home in the new cheekpieces at Ascot (2m3f, good to soft) after Joe Anderson had lost his whip (still a fine ride; always ideally positioned up with the pace); mark continues to rise (up another 5lb) but he's not easily knocked.

4/1

1st

13

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

14:25 Ascot

Mothill

10st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Wins in 2023 came in Class 4 events at Uttoxeter and Sedgefield (both 2m4f, good to soft) and the rise in class seemed to find him out when he was only eighth in the Lanzarote at Kempton last time; needs first-time cheekpieces to spark a career-best effort.

16/1

8th

17

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:42 Kempton

Mothill

10st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Neil Mulholland

Solid record in Class 4 this term, winning at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft) most recently; 5lb claimer Joe Anderson (won on him last June) returns, in bid to offset 5lb rise; 4-12 over hurdles; upped sharply in grade but arrives in top form; shortlisted.

16/1

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11/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 518312 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Improved to win in first-time hood (retained since) at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in February and second of four to progressive Paul Nicholls winner at Ludlow (2m, soft) since; this in-form 5yo could be in the mix.

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2

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

16:00 Perth

Berties Wish

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

led, headed and fell last

4/1

1st

4

(6)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 1f 170y

Class 5

20:15 Ripon

Berties Wish

9st 8lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Jennie Candlish

pushed along briefly to lead soon after start, headed but raced in second after 1f, pushed along and led again 3f out, ridden and drifted right 2f out, keeping on against far rail 1f out, ridden out final 110yds

4/1

10

29th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

13:05 Sandown

Berties Wish

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Jennie Candlish

Free-goer who is 2-7 over hurdles, the latter win gained in first-time hood on handicap debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) in February; both subsequent runs (one on soft ground) were perfectly respectable but it seems that others in this line-up have more potential.

33/1

Form: 70-P11 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won Wetherby maiden hurdle (2m, soft) in January on second run for yard and followed up in four-runner handicap at Market Rasen (2m2f, soft); tougher race today but this lightly raced 8yo could continue to improve.

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1st

1

6th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:25 Warwick

Fiston De Becon

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Dual hurdle winner who made it 2-5 over fences when completing a double at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month; that was a three-runner race but he forged clear to beat a well-backed rival from the Nicholls yard and is open to more progress; big player.

11/8

1st

3

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 8y

Class 4

13:47 Hereford

Fiston De Becon

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Justified favouritism in four-runner field at Southwell (2m, soft; off 4lb lower) last month, opening his chase account at the fourth attempt; may build on that win and warrants respect.

6/4

1st

2

18th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:25 Southwell

Fiston De Becon

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Two hurdle wins were over 2m/2m2f on soft; fair efforts over fences, last time finishing a close third off this mark at Carlisle (2m4f, heavy); chance despite dropping in trip.

5/4

Form: -21135 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Won twice last October (2m, good to soft) and could improve for last month's run at Ffos Las, which was his first since November; he's not ruled out but the forecast soft ground may not be ideal.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:35 Ffos Las

Good Impression

11st 5lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Has pretty good 6-25 strike-rate over hurdles (includes a C&D win) and was not beaten far when sixth on slower-than-ideal ground last month, after a break; current mark is workable; contender if that recent outing has brought him on.

10/1

6th

4

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Good Impression

11st 6lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Another good effort at Newton Abbot when last seen in September on heavy ground that's not ideal for him; dual course winner but, under these conditions and lacking a run, others appeal more.

9/2

Form: -9945P D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles and fences for Henry de Bromhead but tailed off/pulled up on his four starts for this yard and has plenty to prove.

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9th

10

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:52 Ffos Las

Tiger Voice

10st 9lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Formerly a useful hurdler/chaser in Ireland but has plummeted down the weights and been very disappointing for new stable this year; sports refitted tongue-tie and cheekpieces today; needs to stop the rot.

40/1

13th

1

16th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

12:40 Taunton

Tiger Voice

12st 0lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Formerly a useful hurdler/chaser in Ireland but plummeted down the weights and was very disappointing for new stable in first half of this year; needs to have been revitalised by six-month break.

16/1

5th

3

22nd May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:50 Ffos Las

Tiger Voice

11st 5lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Formerly useful for Henry de Bromhead in Ireland but in poor form over fences/hurdles for new stable this year; needs to stop the rot.

25/1

Form: 1284/8 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Won three times in France in 2020 (hurdles/fences) and may have needed last month's stable debut when back from a very long absence; his yard is in good form and he's one to watch in the betting, but he was tailed off at 66-1 last time and needs to prove how much ability he retains.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 28y

Class 4

16:00 Hexham

Houston Bere

11st 7lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Won three times in France in 2020 (hurdles/fences), but after a massive absence he's struggled in both runs (2m1f/2m) for new yard this spring; tongue-tie now goes on and he has a lot to prove at this new trip.

25/1

7th

5

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

16:52 Chepstow

Houston Bere

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Alex Hales

Won three times in France in 2020 (hurdles/fences) and may have needed last month's stable debut when back from a very long absence; his yard is in good form and he's one to watch in the betting, but he was tailed off at 66-1 last time and needs to prove how much ability he retains.

33/1

8th

8

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

14:50 Newcastle

Houston Bere

11st 1lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Alex Hales

in rear on inner

16/1

Form: 110-64 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Below par on both runs this season but the first was his chase debut and perhaps good to soft going wasn't ideal last time; now just 1lb higher than when completing a soft-ground double early last year and not ruled out.

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3rd

2

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

13:38 Newcastle

Mr Grey Sky

11st 7lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

led, not fluent 8th, headed 3 out, lost ground approaching last, weakened run-in, lost second final strides

4/1

Form: /551-3 D

Last run: 223 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Last year's wins (one over hurdles and two on the Flat) came on good ground but he's been effective on soft in the past; merely mid-division on the Flat at Doncaster a fortnight ago when back from some time off but it was the same story in that race last year prior to winning over hurdles next time.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

5

(1)

12th May 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 3

14:25 Ascot

Cogital

9st 5lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

took keen hold, midfield on inner, headway from 3f out, ridden 2f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, kept on but lost second final strides

10/1

2nd

1

(5)

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 109y

Class 4

17:05 Doncaster

Cogital

9st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Dual winning hurdler whose six Flat wins have all come over shorter, but he does stay this far and seems to go on most ground; just 1lb above his last winning mark and likely to have come on from his reappearance here (1m4f, soft) this month when 4l behind Star Angel; considered.

10/1

8

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

16:52 Chepstow

Cogital

11st 4lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Last year's wins (one over hurdles and two on the Flat) came on good ground but he's been effective on soft in the past; merely mid-division on the Flat at Doncaster a fortnight ago when back from some time off but it was the same story in that race last year prior to winning over hurdles next time.

9/1

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Non-runners

No No Tonic, Cogital

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Payout
Exacta £53.00
Straight Forecast £51.30
Tricast £118.80
Trifecta £144.00

Selections

The Times:

Mothill

The Guardian:

Fiston De Becon

WEST COUNTRY:

Mr Grey Sky