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Dragonbet Backing Welsh Sport Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Dragonbet Backing Welsh Sport Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.50
  • Place: £2.10

Form: 2/515- D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Was returning from another absence when winning narrowly at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft) in March and although well beaten at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) last month, that was a much better race than this one; respected providing the ground doesn't dry out.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

You Say Nothing

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Has won two soft-ground handicaps at about 2m since last March; not the easiest to predict, though, and has performed poorly the last twice.

12/1

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

15:50 Stratford

You Say Nothing

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

led

11/2

14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 37P2U-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Beaten just a neck on his chase debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month, but lost his rider at the first at Huntingdon last time; still unexposed over fences, but is 0-15 under rules and others hold more compelling claims.

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2nd

5

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 4

14:50 Worcester

Chestnut Pete

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sophie Leech

0-17 under all codes but was second in two 2m chases and a 2m5f novice hurdle in the spring; won't be far away if in similar form after break.

6/1

2nd

3

14th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Chestnut Pete

11st 3lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sophie Leech

led at steady pace, overjumped 2nd, headed and pushed along before 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no match for winner

8/1

2nd

5

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ffos Las

Chestnut Pete

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sophie Leech

Beaten just a neck on his chase debut at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month, but lost his rider at the first at Huntingdon last time; still unexposed over fences, but is 0-15 under rules and others hold more compelling claims.

14/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6F13U- D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Seen more often over hurdles, but he did win over fences at Bangor (2m1f, heavy) last November and would have been placed at least had he not unseated his rider at the last back there (good) 17 days ago (Madiba Passion second); major player from the same mark.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

20th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 2

13:50 Ludlow

Feel The Pinch

11st 9lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has won his last two handicap chases and just about career-best form when winning by 6l over C&D last month; soft ground was slower than ideal when tailed off on his return to hurdles at Bangor; 6lb higher than for that recent course win but should give another good account.

5/2

4th

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

13:11 Bangor-on-Dee

Feel The Pinch

12st 2lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Four-time course winner who has won five of his ten starts for current yard, with three gained over hurdles and two over fences; on same mark as for his clearcut chase win at Ludlow (2m, good to soft) on Monday and he's a big player again back in this sphere.

100/30

Form: 332P1- CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who regained winning form in returning cheekpieces at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last month, though he may have been fortunate to do so (only danger fell two out); 3lb higher, but the return to this trip is probably a plus and he holds frame claims at least.

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0

4

15th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 72y

Class 5

12:55 Bangor-on-Dee

Billingsley

11st 11lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Nothing like the force of old but is effective on heavy ground and was clearcut winner off today's mark at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in April; needs to bounce back from last month's low-key reappearance run but still enters calculations.

8/1

12th

2

21st Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

Billingsley

11st 13lb

J: Mr Murray Dodd

T: Alastair Ralph

Nothing like the force of old but won off much-reduced mark at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in April; not seen since a lesser effort in May but ran well when fresh at this time last year; a possible.

10/1

4th

7

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ffos Las

Billingsley

11st 9lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

C&D winner who regained winning form in returning cheekpieces at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last month, though he may have been fortunate to do so (only danger fell two out); 3lb higher, but the return to this trip is probably a plus and he holds frame claims at least.

5/1

Form: 434P5- CD

Last run: 161 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

His four-timer in the summer of 2021 included three wins here (2m-2m3f) and he returned to winning form at Cartmel (2m1f, good to soft) last June, but he lost his way later in the year; has no great record fresh, so this first start in 161 days is likely to be needed.

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4

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:53 Southwell

Lermoos Legend

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Six-time chase winner on good/good to soft ground, most recently off today's mark at Worcester (2m7f) last summer; pulled up on heavy ground last month, after a layoff, but ought to fare better now back on a quicker surface and with that run under his belt.

12/1

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Lermoos Legend

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Scored at Worcester (2m7f) in July but he's been off the track since coming in a solid third in 2m5f Fontwell handicap chase in October; he needs to hit the ground running on his return.

8/1

3rd

6

6th Oct 2023

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 2

14:55 Fontwell

Lermoos Legend

10st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

towards rear, jumped right 3rd

4/1

Form: 5/323- BF

Last run: 264 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Placed in six of his seven completed starts in bumpers/hurdles and now makes his chase debut after nine months off; related to winning chasers on the dam's side and worth a market check.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 5

13:10 Lingfield

Fortunate Fred

11st 10lb

J: Will Featherstone

T: Jamie Snowden

not fluent 4th, mistake 5th, not fluent last

8/1

6th

5

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Fortunate Fred

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

14-race maiden but often thereabouts and seemed to try hard enough when going down by only 2l at Newton Abbot the final time (3m2f, soft); versatile tactically and unlikely to be far away.

7/2

Form: 3UP3P- D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Bumper/hurdles winner at Newton Abbot who has failed to complete in three of his last four starts (bled from the nose last time), but he did finish a fair third of eight on his chase debut here (2m5f, good) on his penultimate outing; comes with risks attached, but could go well if coping with the shorter trip.

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4th

5

4th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

20:10 Stratford

Holerday Ridge

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Claire Hitch

raced in last but in touch with leaders, left in third 9th, ridden after 2 out, lost third and weakening when mistake last, eased run-in

12/1

3rd

1

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

14:50 Ffos Las

Holerday Ridge

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Claire Hitch

Recorded a comfortable success over C&D (on good ground) 12 days ago, opening his chase account at the fourth attempt and beating a subsequent scorer; leading player provided the removal of usual hood doesn't have negative effect.

5/4

1st

4

27th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

18:25 Ffos Las

Holerday Ridge

11st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Claire Hitch

midfield, prominent with one circuit to go, challenging when not fluent 4 out, led 3 out, shaken up after last, comfortably

7/1

Form: 71776- D

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Irish bumper winner whose sole success in 13 starts over hurdles came at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) in December, but well beaten in three outings since; interesting to see if the switch to fences revives him (half-brother to a winning pointer).

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9

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Henry Box Brown

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

in rear, hampered by faller 6th

25/1

8th

1

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

14:55 Stratford

Henry Box Brown

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won his sole bumper but he's 1-14 over hurdles and has struggled in his five runs this year, including in one start over fences; on a dangerous mark and conditions are no problem but he needs a major upturn in form.

20/1

Form: 5/P22-

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Comes into this off the back of two silver medals, firstly at Lingfield (2m, good) in February (form worked out well) and when only run out of it late at Bangor (2m1f, good) 17 days ago, though whether he would have finished in front of Feel The Pinch had that rival not unseated at the last is debatable; up another 2lb but a contender nonetheless.

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2

12th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:15 Southwell

Madiba Passion

12st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Record of 2-3 in Irish points; no win in first ten runs under rules but he made his breakthrough in a chase handicap at Huntingdon (2m, good) last month; was left well clear when the favourite fell at the last but he was 2l up at the time and his confidence should be boosted after that; respected up 3lb.

7/2

1st

4

23rd May 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Madiba Passion

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

jumped well, pressed leader, led 4th, joined after 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when left well clear last

13/8

6

9th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Ffos Las

Madiba Passion

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Alan King

Comes into this off the back of two silver medals, firstly at Lingfield (2m, good) in February (form worked out well) and when only run out of it late at Bangor (2m1f, good) 17 days ago, though whether he would have finished in front of Feel The Pinch had that rival not unseated at the last is debatable; up another 2lb but a contender nonetheless.

5/1

Form: 945P6- D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Flat winner in France and scored three times over hurdles/fences for Henry De Bromhead in Ireland, but five starts over hurdles/fences for this yard have yielded little; plummeting down the weights, but makes no appeal for now.

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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: 14425- D

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Not easy to win with (3-36), but is just 1lb higher than when winning at Pumpton (2m1f, good to soft) in January; should appreciate the return to fences and not ruled out entirely.

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3rd

11

8th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Shaws Cross

10st 2lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

midfield

33/1

9th

11

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:45 Warwick

Shaws Cross

10st 7lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Andy Irvine

12yo who went close at Plumpton (2m3f, good to soft) in December but he's taken backward steps there in his last two runs; has something to prove again and this looks a tough assignment.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £908.00
Straight Forecast £888.60
Tricast £4392.80
Trifecta £3888.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Madiba Passion

POSTDATA:

You Say Nothing

Telegraph:

Billingsley

The Guardian:

Tarahumara

D Express:

Henry Box Brown

WEST COUNTRY:

Chestnut Pete

SPOTLIGHT:

Feel The Pinch

Daily Mirror:

You Say Nothing

TOPSPEED:

Madiba Passion

The Times:

Madiba Passion

Daily Mail:

Madiba Passion

The Sun:

Madiba Passion

The Star:

Madiba Passion

Daily Record:

Billingsley