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17:10 Ffos Las

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Dragon Bet Bronze Cup Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5281
  • 2m 7f 177y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Dragon Bet Bronze Cup Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

OUR TIP

Form: /PP-5P C

Last run: 48 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Won three handicap chases on the trot in 2021, the third by 14l over C&D on heavy off a 2lb higher mark; hard to fancy having completed the course only once since then.

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3

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 4

16:30 Wetherby

Danilo DAiry

11st 7lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Robert Bevis

Won three consecutive races in 2021 and lightly raced since; displayed a hint of spark over C&D last November but pulled up since and this 11yo is back to having plenty to prove; wears first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

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8

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Danilo DAiry

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Robert Bevis

Won three consecutive races at about 3m1f in 2021 but pulled up on next four starts; hard to tell what ability remains when last of five at Wetherby in November and still 2lb above his latest winning mark.

25/1

Form: 21P-33 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 13lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced veteran; has won two of his six races over fences, both in 2022, over 3m/3m3f on soft ground; mainly been hurdling since then and two fair runs this year; could go well now back chasing.

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4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:30 Ffos Las

Breizh Alko

11st 6lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Martin Keighley

Veteran who saw his run of good form come to an end when pulled up in 3m Chepstow handicap chase 30 days ago; it would come as no surprise to see him bounce back returned to this sphere.

12/1

7

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Breizh Alko

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Has resumed from ten months off with solid placed efforts in handicap hurdles here and at Sedgefield (3m3f) this year; this veteran can't be discounted now reverting to this sphere.

12/1

Form: 23P7P6 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Her three chase wins have been on good/good to soft at up to 3m2f; acts on heavy ground, but not been in best of form recently (beaten 26l when sixth of seven at 40-1 at Musselburgh last time); down in grade.

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9

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Honey Im Good

11st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

A two-time chase scorer at Newton Abbot last summer but her more recent efforts have been far less encouraging, tried in cheekpieces when beating only one at Musselburgh (3m) four weeks ago; she's not easy to make a case for.

33/1

Form: -76PP4 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Six chase wins, the latest at Haydock in April 2022 (3m1f, good); out of form recently, but conditions suit and he's on a good mark.

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3

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 41y

Class 4

15:20 Hexham

Light Flicker

11st 4lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Ryan Potter

Lurks on a dangerous mark but seems badly to have lost his way since running well in much stronger race than this on seasonal debut at Cheltenham (3m1f, good) in the autumn; considered only if lively in the betting.

16/1

4th

5

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:15 Huntingdon

Light Flicker

12st 0lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Veteran who looks far from solid on this season's form and looks hard to support having pulled up the last twice; drop back in class may prompt a turnaround but others are preferred.

16/1

Form: 42-634

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Point winner; yet to win under rules; beaten 20l when fourth of 13 at Chepstow last time (2m7f, heavy) but that form is rock solid as the winner, second, third and fifth have all won since; tongue-tie now tried; sound chance off this 3lb lower mark.

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2nd

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Rouge De LQuest

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Rebecca Curtis

Took well to first-time blinkers at Ffos Las (3m, heavy; won easily off 8lb lower) two weeks ago, opening his rules account; back up in grade but could well have more to offer in the retained blinds; respected.

5/2

Form: 795P-2

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Winning pointer who showed fairly ordinary form over hurdles for Christian Williams; more encouraging run when sent chasing last time on stable debut, finishing runner-up in a five-runner mares' handicap at Leicester (2m4f, heavy); up in trip; should improve.

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6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Desert Fortune

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Low-mileage 7yo who made an encouraging seasonal/stable/chase debut at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in February, keeping on well for a clear second; well below that form over C&D last month but sports first-time blinkers today and remains of interest.

13/2

4th

3

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Desert Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Low-mileage 7yo who made very encouraging seasonal/stable/chase debut at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago, keeping on well for a clear second; moves back up in trip and competes off same mark here; could easily have a bigger run in her.

15/8

Form: 5/P26- D

Last run: 344 days

W: 10st 11lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Winning 3m hurdler on soft ground; creditable second at Taunton on second run over fences (2m7f, good) but not so good next time (April 2023); likely to be better for the race after a 344-day break.

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5th

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:50 Ffos Las

Layerthorpe

11st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Debra Hamer

Veteran who has been given a good chance by the handicapper but was safely held over fences on his latest outing one year ago and would appeal much more on good ground (albeit he has won on soft).

20/1

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Verdict

Although Desert Fortune should improve on her debut run over fences this can go to winning pointer ROUGE DE L’QUEST (nap), who has yet to score under rules but was fourth in a strong race at Chepstow last time.[Colin Russell]

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Desert Fortune

Telegraph:

Light Flicker

WEST COUNTRY:

Breizh Alko

The Times:

Desert Fortune

The Guardian:

Desert Fortune

Daily Mail:

Desert Fortune

D Express:

Desert Fortune

Daily Mirror:

Desert Fortune

The Sun:

Desert Fortune

The Star:

Desert Fortune

Daily Record:

Desert Fortune