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AK Bets Best Price Premier League Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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AK Bets Best Price Premier League Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 25345- CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Returned from long absence with emphatic win at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in October and was second here (2m3f, soft) off mark 5lb higher than today's the following month; suffered dip in form during the winter but a couple of those defeats were on heavy ground, and he steadied the ship with a satisfactory hurdle run a fortnight ago; must be considered.

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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

12/1

  • Place: £7.60

Form: /6520-

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Kept on well for second behind next-time-out winner at Ludlow (2m, soft) in March but has very mixed record since winning British debut in early 2023 and was soundly beaten at Taunton last month; hard to predict.

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2nd

2

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Fire Dancer

12st 1lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders on outer, prominent 4th

12/1

10th

1

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Fire Dancer

12st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Ex-French 8yo; suffered dip in form after winning on British debut in early 2023, but took big step back in right direction when keeping on well to take second behind next-time-out winner at Ludlow (2m, soft) last month. Remains on a good mark.

3/1

2nd

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Fire Dancer

11st 3lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Ex-French 8yo who won on his British debut here (2m4f, good to soft) in January 2023; hasn't gone on from that and he's been well beaten on both outings this season, but he's the type to get back on track at some point.

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: /5934- D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Generally disappointing since winning novice hurdle in early 2022 but, with cheekpieces added, made the frame in two chases towards end of last season (2m1f/2m); has a fighting chance if the headgear continues to aid.

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3rd

7

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Limetree Boy

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

in touch with leaders

5/1

4th

7

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Limetree Boy

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Generally disappointing since winning novice hurdle in early 2022, but seemed to respond quite well to first-time cheekpieces when respectable third over fences at Stratford (2m1f, heavy) last month and may be better suited by soft ground.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: /6P02-

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Made shaky start to chasing career in January but lost out only by a nose when rallying second at Taunton (2m, soft) last month, where an awkward jump at the final fence almost certainly cost him the race; has to take a 4lb rise on the chin but can be dangerous again here if all goes to plan.

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4th

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Western General

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield

9/2

2nd

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Western General

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Joe Tizzard

Low-mileage 6yo who won over hurdles a year ago; ultimately well beaten in two 2m3f Exeter chases at start of this year, but was moving into contention before bad jumping error cooked his goose at fourth-last fence on latter occasion; another 4lb lower today and a possible if all goes to plan this time; tongue-tie added.

12/1

10th

1

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

16:15 Exeter

Western General

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won 2m maiden hurdle on soft but heavy ground may have found him out when pulled up on recent chase debut over C&D; this will take less winning though so too soon to pass over back on less testing ground.

10/1

Form: 3/6F6- D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Returned from very long absence with fairly encouraging hurdle run in January; fell heavily on chasing debut in March and was just a respectable sixth at Exeter (2m1f, good) last month but has slipped to a tempting mark.

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5th

11

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Man Of Light

10st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

prominent, led 4th

16/1

6th

4

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:00 Exeter

Man Of Light

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

2m hurdle winner (soft); if transferring his ability from that sphere to this, he looks well treated; could have been forgiven for needing his hurdles outing in January after a long layoff but needs confidence restoring after a heavy fall on his chase debut.

7/1

Form: 36026-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Regressive and inconsistent 10yo who has not won since 2020; ran game race when second of four at Bangor (2m1f, soft) in March but was not quite in same form last month and is 3lb wrong here.

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6th

12

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Tribesmans Glory

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

held up in rear, badly hampered by faller 6th

33/1

6th

12

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Tribesmans Glory

10st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Regressive and inconsistent 10yo who has not won since 2020; ran game race when second of four at Bangor (2m1f, soft) last month but it's hard to predict whether he'll be in the right mood again.

14/1

2nd

5

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Tribesmans Glory

10st 5lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Tailed off the last twice over hurdles and was pulled up on his sole chase run this campaign; has won in this discipline but has a good bit to prove right now.

14/1

Form: 6P311- C

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 6yo who struck form with two front-running hurdle wins last month, the latter in first-time cheekpieces here (2m, good to soft); could still have more to offer and connections are evidently keen to switch him to fences.

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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

Form: 1/PF7- D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Now 6lb lower than when ending 2022-23 season with narrow win at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) but returned from a break with three disappointing efforts this year and needs to respond well to addition of blinkers today.

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5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Fulgurix

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

midfield

8/1

7th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Fulgurix

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Proved a reliable sort last season when a two-time chase winner but he's failed to complete (pulled up/fell) in his two runs this term; has some questions to answer and he needs to get back on track.

8/1

5

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

Fulgurix

11st 9lb

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Form: 123/P- D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner on good ground in summer 2022; struggled to cope with heavy ground when returning from long absence over hurdles here in March but ought to be much more competitive now back on a less testing surface and with that outing behind him; swaps usual visor for refitted blinkers.

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6

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Shareef Star

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

in touch with leaders on inner, fell heavily 6th

20/1

8

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Shareef Star

11st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Dual chase winner on good ground in summer 2022 and probably on a workable mark back over hurdles but has fitness to prove after 578-day absence and looks opposable on today's ground.

33/1

Form: 6/808- D

Last run: 187 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Well beaten when making chasing debut in this race a year ago and also looked out of form in two hurdle races in the autumn; returns from another break today; others have considerably less to prove.

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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: 7/P53-

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

0-11 under all codes but began chasing career with two decent efforts in headgear last month, more recently when third (no match for easy winner) in blinkers at Exeter (2m1f, good); 3lb lower here; enters calculations.

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10

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Hooky Street

10st 5lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Harriet Dickin

led, headed but prominent 4th

16/1

3rd

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:00 Exeter

Hooky Street

11st 6lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Placed in a soft ground bumper; showed some ability over hurdles without going close to winning; weakened out of it on his recent chase debut at Hereford (2m, soft); blinkers go on.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £1886.00
Straight Forecast £1332.70
Tricast £8410.70
Trifecta £9359.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Bullets Hill

SPOTLIGHT:

Western General

TOPSPEED:

Fulgurix

The Sun:

Limetree Boy

RP RATINGS:

Boston Joe

Telegraph:

Bullets Hill

The Guardian:

Bullets Hill

D Express:

Bullets Hill

Daily Mirror:

Bullets Hill

The Star:

Bullets Hill

The Times:

Western General

Daily Mail:

Western General

Daily Record:

Western General

POSTDATA:

Fulgurix