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14:45 Ffos Las

Soft

DragonBet New Website Norton’s Coin Trophy Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £9241.75
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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DragonBet New Website Norton’s Coin Trophy Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

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7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 22O16- D

Last run: 184 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict

Point winner; developed into a useful hurdler last season, winning a Fakenham novice and a Newbury novice handicap (both on good but handles soft) before ending his campaign with a highly creditable sixth in an Aintree Grade 1; should make a chaser and going left-handed seems essential to him; yard in form; interesting.

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10th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Matata

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Front-runner who has to go left handed and this sharp track will suit his style; however, after a typically bold ride, he ended up a weary fourth in the Arkle and there'll be no easy lead here with fellow trail-blazer Nickle Back in opposition.

11/1

4th

8

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Matata

11st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

led

18/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: /1714- D

Last run: 182 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner on heavy ground and his two hurdle wins last season came on soft so conditions should be in his favour; wasn't always fluent over hurdles but his dam was a useful chaser in France; one to consider.

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1st

11

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Cruz Control

10st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive over 2m3f/2m4f on good to soft earlier in this novice campaign and, after failing to stay 4m1f in the Eider, he won in good style back at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month; today's trip looks to be an ideal fit and this 7yo is open to further improvement; one to consider.

9/1

1st

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:12 Newcastle

Cruz Control

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

led narrowly, headed and pressed leader 2nd, briefly led after 9th, led narrowly or disputed lead from 13th, clear with one other 3 out, led clearly before last, ridden out

5/4

5th

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Cruz Control

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Tom Lacey

Sent chasing in October and has been first or second in all but one of his five runs over fences, sticking to his task well (tongue tied first time on latest outing); those best efforts were on good to soft but he did win twice over hurdles on soft and in a bumper on heavy; it's today's trip which gives him the most to prove, as not having gone beyond an extended 2m4f makes this 4m1f race a huge step in the dark.

10/1

Form: /541-1 C

Last run: 159 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner in January 2020 for Sandy Thomson; not seen again until last December and well beaten in his first two starts for Emma Lavelle; came good in the spring, winning a Chepstow novice (2m, good to soft) before defying a penalty over 2m4f (soft) here in May; should make up into a chaser but others look stronger.

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0

4

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Manorbank

10st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

Lightly raced 8yo; successful in novice hurdles at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) and Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in the spring; respectable third in 2m novice handicap chase at Ffos Las six weeks ago and remains open to further progress; one to consider.

7/1

3rd

4

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Ffos Las

Manorbank

11st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

prominent, jumped left when went second 3 out, soon no chance with winner, no extra when lost second run-in

7/2

1st

1

9th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ffos Las

Manorbank

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Emma Lavelle

towards rear

5/4

Form: 42254- D

Last run: 241 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

More exposed than his rivals and moving into his second season as a chaser but he can call upon some useful form in this sphere; has gone well fresh and the handicapper has given him a chance.

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7

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 2

13:30 Bangor-on-Dee

Llandinabo Lad

10st 10lb

J: David Bass

T: Tom Symonds

Not firing on all cylinders over fences this season and now reverts to hurdling for first time since March 2022; given very good chance by the handicapper and has conditions to suit but needs 119-day break to have done him good.

10/1

3rd

3

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

12:20 Ascot

Llandinabo Lad

10st 5lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

jumped slightly left throughout, led, pressed leaders when headed 16th, weakened before 2 out

8/1

2nd

4

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 3

13:25 Ludlow

Llandinabo Lad

11st 10lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Symonds

Plenty of chasing experience, some of it in good company, but didn't really improve last season; well beaten on return a month ago and beginning to look a shade frustrating; still hard to rule out.

6/1

Form: 15125- D

Last run: 169 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Won twice over hurdles last season (2m, soft and good to soft; handles heavy); hurdling let him down when fifth of 15 at Sandown on his handicap debut at Sandown in April; in good hands and could progress further now switched to fences.

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3rd

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 3

15:55 Ayr

Beau Balko

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, steady headway and went second 9th

5/1

5

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 0y

Class 3

13:35 Kempton

Beau Balko

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Did well to finish second at Hereford (2m, good) in December having made a bad mid-race mistake and he won at Musselburgh next time (2m, good to soft; ground changed to soft after race); he could do with settling better over today's extra 2f but this 6yo may continue to progress for his top yard.

2/1

1st

2

4th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

13:50 Musselburgh

Beau Balko

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Dual hurdle winner who was second in two four-runner chases towards end of last year, more recently at Hereford (2m, good) behind a next-time-out winner; did well to recover from very bad jumping error that day and has good claims off same mark here.

9/4

Form: 414- D BF

Last run: 209 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Irish point winner on soft ground; confirmed the promise of his rules debut last November when making all to register a comfortable success at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) one month later; beaten at odds-on at Taunton when last seen in March (badly hampered at the first); still has considerable potential now switched to fences.

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2nd

3

8th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:30 Chepstow

Out Of Office

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

jumped well, led, going best 3 out, shaken up 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened gradually run-in

7/1

0

2

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:45 Ffos Las

Out Of Office

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

prominent, fell 1st

5/1

4th

2

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 4

14:10 Taunton

Out Of Office

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Winning Irish pointer who built upon a promising rules debut when drawing clear to win quite comfortably by over 7l at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in December; already sets a useful form standard here and can probably improve again.

11/10

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Payout
Exacta £122.00
Straight Forecast £122.70
Trifecta £390.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Matata

RP RATINGS:

Llandinabo Lad

WEST COUNTRY:

Beau Balko

D Express:

Out Of Office

Daily Record:

Manorbank

The Times:

Matata

Telegraph:

Matata

Daily Mirror:

Matata

The Sun:

Matata

The Star:

Matata

TOPSPEED:

Llandinabo Lad

POSTDATA:

Llandinabo Lad

Daily Mail:

Llandinabo Lad