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Dragonbet Backing Welsh Sport Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4039.96
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Dragonbet Backing Welsh Sport Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -46P31 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 12st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Dual bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles when making all to justify favouritism in Exeter handicap (2m2f, good) on Friday; has a penalty on this quick turnaround but that was a dominant display last time and he's open to more progress; key player with cheekpieces added back in trip.

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4

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Bullets Hill

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ella Pickard

midfield, jumped badly right 1st, soon in rear, pushed along after 2nd, reminders after 4th, lost touch and pulled up after 7th

7/4

1st

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Bullets Hill

12st 5lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

Dual bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles when making all to justify favouritism in Exeter handicap (2m2f, good) on Friday; has a penalty on this quick turnaround but that was a dominant display last time and he's open to more progress; key player with cheekpieces added back in trip.

11/8

3rd

3

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

13:40 Uttoxeter

Bullets Hill

11st 10lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

Dual bumper winner on good to soft; has been highly tried in his last two hurdle races but before those he was tailed off at Ludlow and has a bit to prove right now; handicap debut.

8/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: -646P4

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Point winner but he's 0-7 over hurdles and has not finished closer than 12l to a winner in this sphere; ran well for a long way at Market Rasen (fourth of ten) when last seen in February and mark continues to fall but others are more convincing; cheekpieces removed.

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9

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Hugueneau

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-5 over hurdles for Dan Skelton last season but ran well in defeat behind progressive rival at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago and features prominently in calculations here.

3/1

2nd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Hugueneau

11st 3lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

Point winner but he's 0-7 over hurdles and has not finished closer than 12l to a winner in this sphere; ran well for a long way at Market Rasen (fourth of ten) when last seen in February and mark continues to fall but others are more convincing; cheekpieces removed.

9/1

OUR TIP

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 123132 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 123132 since November and her latest second at Ludlow (2m, soft) was behind a big improver; only 1lb higher here and she should be in the thick of things again.

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3rd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Passing Kate

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Matt Sheppard

Has form figures of 123132 since November and her latest second at Ludlow (2m, soft) was behind a big improver; only 1lb higher here and she should be in the thick of things again.

9/2

2nd

3

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Passing Kate

11st 4lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

2-7 for new stable this season, the latter win gained in good style at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in February; gave good account when third (albeit well held in the end) from out of the weights in higher-grade company at Hereford (2m, good to soft) last month and can play a major role on this return to Class 5.

11/4

Form: 00034

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Six-time Flat winner who is 0-5 over hurdles but he was a good third in Wincanton handicap (1m7f, heavy) last month and was only beaten around 5l at Ludlow last time; should have more to offer in this sphere and he's in the mix; handles any ground.

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4th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Dundory

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Six-time Flat winner who is 0-5 over hurdles but he was a good third in Wincanton handicap (1m7f, heavy) last month and was only beaten around 5l at Ludlow last time; should have more to offer in this sphere and he's in the mix; handles any ground.

15/2

4th

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Dundory

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Six-time Flat winner; did not emerge from rear division on his first three hurdling starts but ran big race when third on last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy); 2lb lower here and has cheekpieces (worn for last four Flat wins) refitted; must be considered.

6/1

3rd

8

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

16:05 Wincanton

Dundory

11st 1lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Multiple turf winner at up to 1m4f on the Flat (RPR 83), where he is not ground dependent; has failed to transfer that ability to this code in three maiden hurdles; may be able to show more now entering handicaps from a workable mark; market check suggested.

10/1

Form: -12534 C

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Triple chase winner but he's been well held in that sphere in last three runs, most recently when a 23l fourth here (2m, heavy) in February; well treated on his best form over fences and is still unexposed over hurdles but he has a bit to prove back from a break.

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1st

8

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Boston Joe

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

held up in rear

8/1

5th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Boston Joe

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Triple chase winner but he's been well held in that sphere in last three runs, most recently when a 23l fourth here (2m, heavy) in February; well treated on his best form over fences and is still unexposed over hurdles but he has a bit to prove back from a break.

8/1

Form: 455222

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in three chase runs this year but he's been beaten 22l at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) and Plumpton (2m1f, soft) in last two starts; overall record now stands at 0-16 and he needs to find more back over hurdles; 2lb out of the weights.

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6th

12

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Robins Field

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Well-held sixth last time over hurdles but had finished runner-up in three chases before then, albeit well held in two of those; 0-16 under rules and 2lb out of the weights here.

15/2

6th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Robins Field

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Runner-up in three chase runs this year but he's been beaten 22l at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) and Plumpton (2m1f, soft) in last two starts; overall record now stands at 0-16 and he needs to find more back over hurdles; 2lb out of the weights.

14/1

Form: 5067

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Struggled at big prices in his three qualifying runs (2m-2m5f) but it is still very early days for this well-bred 5yo; half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner and it wouldn't be a surprise if he showed a lot more back at this trip on his handicap debut; tongue-tie added.

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7th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

The Big Man

11st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Evan Williams

Struggled at big prices in his three qualifying runs (2m-2m5f) but it is still very early days for this well-bred 5yo; half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner and it wouldn't be a surprise if he showed a lot more back at this trip on his handicap debut; tongue-tie added.

10/1

7th

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

The Big Man

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

always behind

66/1

6th

6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:23 Chepstow

The Big Man

11st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear

33/1

Form: -94336

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Close up when third in first two handicaps, but only four ran at Southwell (2m, heavy) in February and he was well below that form at Bangor last month; still lightly raced and now drops back in grade but he needs to find more progress.

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8th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Jumbo Veste Verte

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Close up when third in first two handicaps, but only four ran at Southwell (2m, heavy) in February and he was well below that form at Bangor last month; still lightly raced and now drops back in grade but he needs to find more progress.

20/1

6th

7

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Jumbo Veste Verte

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Tom Gretton

Close up when third in first two handicaps, albeit only four ran at Southwell (2m, heavy) five weeks ago; can probably win a low-grade race at some stage but others in this line-up have more pressing claims.

9/1

3rd

4

18th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell

Jumbo Veste Verte

11st 6lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Tom Gretton

28-1 under Luke Scott for handicap debut at Catterick (near 2m, soft) last month but showed improved form in third of seven, no extra after four had been in line at the final flight; considered.

7/2

Form: 4-68UP

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner in France but he's generally struggled in Britain and has failed to complete in chase handicaps in his last two runs; dropped another 4lb but he needs a transformation back over hurdles.

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9th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Icarat

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Bumper winner in France but he's generally struggled in Britain and has failed to complete in chase handicaps in his last two runs; dropped another 4lb but he needs a transformation back over hurdles.

12/1

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Icarat

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Bumper winner in France; has far-from-solid claims on British form but he's in good hands and unexposed over fences; admittedly well held when unseating rider two out at Ffos Las (2m; 11-2 for chase debut) most recently.

7/1

6

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Icarat

11st 5lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, not fluent when prominent 7th

9/1

Form: 0/5-PP

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden who has been pulled up in two staying handicaps since returning from another long absence; out of the weights on this big drop back in trip and can only be watched; cheekpieces added.

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10th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Cards Are Dealt

10st 5lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Nine-race maiden who has been pulled up in two staying handicaps since returning from another long absence; out of the weights on this big drop back in trip and can only be watched; cheekpieces added.

40/1

15

9th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 5

14:17 Hereford

Cards Are Dealt

10st 3lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Pulled up over 3m1f at Plumpton 12 days ago after another spell on the sidelines.

33/1

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Exacta £142.00
Straight Forecast £137.90
Tricast £388.80
Trifecta £627.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bullets Hill

The Guardian:

Passing Kate

POSTDATA:

Dundory

Daily Mail:

Passing Kate

D Express:

Passing Kate

Daily Record:

Passing Kate

RP RATINGS:

Bullets Hill

WEST COUNTRY:

Bullets Hill

Telegraph:

Bullets Hill

Daily Mirror:

Bullets Hill

The Star:

Bullets Hill

The Times:

Dundory

The Sun:

Dundory