November 25 / 12.20 Ffos Las

12.20

Soft

dragonbet.co.uk Backing Welsh Sport Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4901.4
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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dragonbet.co.uk Backing Welsh Sport Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.50
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1- C

Last run: 297 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sprang a 25-1 surprise when finishing well to lead close home on his bumper debut here (2m, good to soft) in February; beat a useful dual subsequent hurdle winner in that race and he's respected on his switch to this sphere.
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

LAstroboy

11st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

The winner of a bumper and a maiden hurdle at Ffos Las on his first two starts; upped to Grade 1 company at Sandown ten weeks ago when he was a very creditable second to Tahmuras in the Tolworth, fourth jumping the last but sticking on well; ready for today's extra yardage and he should be hard to beat in this less-demanding company.

2/5

2nd

5

7th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

LAstroboy

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, pushed along and headway before 2 out, soon ridden, no chance with winner but stayed on and went second towards finish

12/1

1st

6

25th Nov 2022

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

12:20 Ffos Las

LAstroboy

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Sprang a 25-1 surprise when finishing well to lead close home on his bumper debut here (2m, good to soft) in February; beat a useful dual subsequent hurdle winner in that race and he's respected on his switch to this sphere.

5/4

13/8

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 62- BF

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Successful at 1m4f/1m7f on testing ground in two of his four starts in France and was a close second in Grade 3 bumper there (1m4f, good to soft) in his final run in March; changed hands for 160,000euros since; interesting contender on his British/hurdling debut and new yard is in excellent form.
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2nd

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Inedit Star

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nick Kent

Runner-up all three stats since returned to Britain in the autumn, in two small-field chases (1m7f/2m) and a novice hurdle (2m4f); raced mainly on soft/heavy ground but has possibilities if he handles the conditions here.

14/1

2nd

7

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 2

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Inedit Star

11st 2lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nick Kent

Runner-up all three stats since returned to Britain in the autumn, in two small-field chases (1m7f/2m) and a novice hurdle (2m4f); raced mainly on soft/heavy ground but has possibilities if he handles the conditions here.

14/1

2nd

1

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 4

14:30 Huntingdon

Inedit Star

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Nick Kent

Made all to win a conditions hurdle at Compiegne last May (2m3f, heavy) when trained in France; good second in a Wetherby novice handicap chase on yard debut in November (1m7f, heavy) but bled from the nose and finished lame when last of two in Haydock novice chase last time; sound chance if back to his best.

10/11

Form: 3138- D

Last run: 230 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
5yo who was generally progressive in four bumpers last season including an Exeter win (2m, heavy) in January and a respectable eighth of 18 in a Grade 2 event at Aintree in April; back in calmer waters now for his hurdling debut and he should have a future in this sphere; shortlisted.
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4th

6

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Astronomic View

11st 5lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Came good over hurdles in no uncertain terms when easy 21l winner from My Bobby Dazzler over 3m2f at Warwick (soft) three weeks ago; respected up 8lb.

5/1

1st

5

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Astronomic View

11st 1lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

in touch with leaders, smooth headway after 3 out, led going easily before 2 out

7/1

3rd

9

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

16:10 Ascot

Astronomic View

11st 4lb

J: Lucy Gardner

T: Sue Gardner

Runner-up in all three of his handicap hurdles (2m2f, 2m7f on heavy and 2m5f) and has been showing very consistent form; needs a bit extra to win one of this competitiveness and cheekpieces are enlisted.

12/1

Form: 4

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Half-brother to a bumper/hurdle winner but was never dangerous when a well-held fourth of ten in a Market Rasen maiden (2m, good to soft) on recent debut; ran green in that race but he needs to leave that form behind on his second start.
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10th

10

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:21 Market Rasen

Highland Getaway

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Absent since finishing tailed off on handicap debut at Warwick (2m3f, soft) last December; however, he was sent off at just 4-1 and it will be interesting to see if this very lightly raced 5yo's supporters return.

10/1

8th

3

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

11:55 Warwick

Highland Getaway

11st 11lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Goes handicapping on just his third run and, while he's not thrown in on his achievements to date, there has been promise and he should progress; handled soft ground fine last time; Jamie Brace takes off 7lb.

12/1

4th

4

25th Nov 2022

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

12:20 Ffos Las

Highland Getaway

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Half-brother to a bumper/hurdle winner but was never dangerous when a well-held fourth of ten in a Market Rasen maiden (2m, good to soft) on recent debut; ran green in that race but he needs to leave that form behind on his second start.

16/1

Form: 636-5

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Made a promising start when sixth of 25 in a maiden hurdle at Navan (2m, heavy) in February but he's not come close to that form in three runs since including on his stable debut at Fakenham (2m, good) last month; others preferred.
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2nd

3

11th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

15:05 Perth

Haribo Collonges

10st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Patrick Neville

prominent, hit and outpaced 5 out, rallied and went second 4 out, outpaced and no chance with winner after 3 out

12/1

3rd

1

6th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

16:50 Perth

Haribo Collonges

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Patrick Neville

Won off a reduced mark over C&D (soft) in April when in a new headgear combination (tongue-tie/hood) that was retained when he finished third off this 7lb higher mark the following month (good); just the tongue-tie worn this time but he has had wind surgery and this mark might yet be okay.

11/4

3rd

4

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:25 Perth

Haribo Collonges

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Patrick Neville

Made his breakthrough at the eighth attempt when scoring off a reduced mark over C&D (soft; first-time hood) three weeks ago; 7lb higher here but he pulled clear with the runner-up last time and his confidence should be boosted after that success; respected.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 1-448 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Won a Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott on his debut in April but his form has gone the wrong way since including two runs for new yard this season; has questions to answer on this switch to hurdling and he's untried on soft/heavy.
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7th

2

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Gun Runner Cash

11st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

taken down early, took keen hold, held up in last

33/1

6th

6

5th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:25 Wincanton

Gun Runner Cash

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

Generally very disappointing since winning Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott last spring, and his tendency to race far too freely remains a concern; never looked dangerous with sixth in C&D maiden nine days ago; others preferred.

14/1

6th

4

27th Mar 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Gun Runner Cash

11st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Ben Lund

Keen-goer who won a Perth bumper for Gordon Elliott last April; inferior form for current yard and was 150-1 when unseating at the first flight last time.

66/1

Form: 7

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Dual 1m2f course winner on the Flat but he made a low-key start over hurdles when seventh of eight over C&D (soft; 17-2) two weeks ago; best watched.
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11th

12

(16)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Zambezi Magic

10st 9lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

in rear

20/1

11th

12

(16)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Zambezi Magic

10st 9lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

in rear

20/1

10th

11

(2)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Zambezi Magic

8st 12lb

J: Archie Young

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Has been quiet since back from 11 months away in October but down a long way in the weights and now 13lb lower than an emphatic 1m2f win at Ffos Las (heavy) in August 2022; has less to prove in the conditions than many; squeak.

14/1

Non-runners

Zambezi Magic

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £4.70
Straight Forecast £4.44
Trifecta £8.80

Selections

POSTDATA:

L'Astroboy

SPOTLIGHT:

Inedit Star

TOPSPEED:

Haribo Collonges

WEST COUNTRY:

Astronomic View

The Times:

L'Astroboy

The Guardian:

L'Astroboy

Daily Mail:

L'Astroboy

Daily Mirror:

L'Astroboy

The Star:

L'Astroboy

Daily Record:

L'Astroboy

Telegraph:

Inedit Star

D Express:

Inedit Star

The Sun:

Inedit Star