November 25 / 14.40 Ffos Las

14.40

Soft

Dragonbet The Bookmaker Of Wales Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £9083.32
  • 2m 5f 192y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Dragonbet The Bookmaker Of Wales Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 13- BF

Last run: 259 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Stoutly bred 6yo who made a bright start when scoring by 18l at Exeter (2m2f, soft; RPR 132) in February; 10-11 favourite there the following month and was mounting a serious challenge after the last hurdle but he hang badly left in the closing stages and had to settle for third of four; has not been seen since but he still has plenty of potential and is respected off what looks a fair mark on his handicap debut.
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15

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Trelawne

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Kim Bailey

All races on soft or heavy; stretched away when making it 3-4 over hurdles in 2m7f handicap last March but has raced at about 2m4f over fences, winning on chase debut and running particularly well when a keeping-on third to two hotshots here in December; two good efforts since (in cheekpieces latest, refitted today) and this stamina test can suit; solid contender.

7/1

3rd

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 48y

Class 2

14:05 Exeter

Trelawne

11st 5lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

3-4 over hurdles (won debut here); also took Carlisle handicap in November on chase debut and good efforts since when third in a hot novice chase at Cheltenham (2m4f, soft; Crebilly fourth) and second of four in Grade 2 at Wetherby, all three at about 2m4f on soft; cheekpieces go on; if they have no adverse effect he should be bang there once again.

7/4

2nd

6

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 1

13:10 Wetherby

Trelawne

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

led, niggled along briefly 6th, hung badly right and reminder before 8th, pushed along 12th, soon edged right, mistake 4 out, headed 3 out, rallied and led again 2 out, headed approaching last, no match for winner

3/1

2/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /424-2 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Easy winner of 2m4f novice here (heavy) last February; 0-5 since but he went very close at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) on his seasonal return three weeks ago; nudged up 3lb but he pulled clear with an improver last time and should be in the thick of things again on this step back up in trip.
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4

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Franco dAunou

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Acts well on testing surfaces and stayed further over hurdles but seemingly ran out of options from handicapping point of view; lacks public experience of fences and probably needs to improve for them.

13/2

3rd

4

6th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Franco dAunou

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Easy winner of 2m4f novice at Fontwell (heavy) in February 2021; 0-6 since but runner-up in four of those, including on both this term; moves up in trip, having seen the 2m6f out well on soft ground on latest outing; improvement needed.

7/1

Form: 93/1P-

Last run: 279 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Point/bumper winner who won on his hurdling debut at Leicester (2m4f, soft) in February; pulled up at Haydock in final run last term but that was a tough assignment in a Grade 2 event and this lightly raced 7yo is back in calmer waters for this handicap debut; interesting to see how he figures in market after 279 days off.
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16

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Anglers Crag

10st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery last August and is 4-4 for his new yard since; first three of those were over about 3m-3m2f on good to soft but he coped admirably with a move up to 4m1f on heavy in the Eider at Newcastle last time, confidently ridden to challenge three out and to overcome an error two out by getting up close home; up another 8lb but remains capable of better and may well extend his winning sequence.

10/1

16

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Anglers Crag

10st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery last August and is 4-4 for his new yard since; first three of those were over about 3m-3m2f on good to soft but he coped admirably with a move up to 4m1f on heavy in the Eider at Newcastle last time, confidently ridden to challenge three out and to overcome an error two out by getting up close home; up another 8lb but remains capable of better and may well extend his winning sequence.

10/1

1st

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Anglers Crag

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

Had wind surgery last August and is 3-3 for his new yard since; edged it in a fine duel over 3m2f at Carlisle on first occasion, followed by two wins at about 3m and he drew 11l clear from four out when a heavily backed favourite at Musselburgh on latest; all those were on good to soft but he did well on soft to heavy in Ireland early in career; up another 11lb and markedly in trip too, but he's a rising force and may well have more in the tank.

4/1

Form: 736P-4 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 6lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Useful staying chaser who won off 10lb higher over fences at Sandown (3m, heavy) in January but he's not made a serious impact since and was fourth of six back over hurdles here on his recent return; should be sharper this time but he takes on some unexposed types and others are preferred.
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8

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:25 Taunton

Prime Venture

11st 9lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

Now 3lb lower than when winning last season's Veterans' Final at Sandown (3m, heavy) and wasn't beaten far in this year's edition of that contest but has become very unreliable and ran no race at Warwick yesterday.

16/1

1

12th Mar 2023

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Prime Venture

12st 2lb

J: Miss Eleanor Williams

T: Evan Williams

12yo who hasn't been at his best on his three runs this season but it wasn't a bad performance in the veterans' final at Sandown in January last time and he's now 8lb lower than when a fair sixth in last season's Scottish Grand National; stays well and is not ruled out.

11/1

9th

10

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 2

15:00 Sandown

Prime Venture

11st 1lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won this race last year by 9l on heavy going; has the same mark today, having failed to get near that form since but he was 50-1 in two top handicaps last April and this season's two runs were over hurdles; it would not be a shock were he to surge back to form this afternoon.

4/1

Form: 1-

Last run: 562 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Showed clear promise in two Irish points in 2020 and he kicked off his rules career with comfortable success in novice hurdle at Worcester (2m7f, good) last May; returns from another lengthy absence but he put in a professional display for that 15l win last time and could have a lot more to offer in handicaps this season; big player.
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30th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:40 Warwick

Presenting Jeremy

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Barry Murtagh

2m7f hurdle winner (good) when with Dan Skelton; has struggled in all three starts for his current trainer; tongue-tie now accompanies cheekpieces; much more is needed from him.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £4.80
Straight Forecast £5.38
Trifecta £11.50

Selections

RP Ratings:

Trelawne

TOPSPEED:

Franco d'Aunou

SPOTLIGHT:

Presenting Jeremy

WEST COUNTRY:

Trelawne

The Times:

Trelawne

Telegraph:

Trelawne

Daily Mail:

Trelawne

Daily Mirror:

Trelawne

The Star:

Trelawne

POSTDATA:

Franco d'Aunou

The Guardian:

Franco d'Aunou

D Express:

Franco d'Aunou

The Sun:

Franco d'Aunou

Daily Record:

Franco d'Aunou