November 25 / 15.15 Ffos Las

15.15 Ffos Las

Soft

Dragonbet Together Stronger Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4465.72
  • 2m 7f 177y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Dragonbet Together Stronger Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.20

Form: /23P3- BF

Last run: 272 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Kicked off his chase career with a good front-running second at Exeter (3m, good to soft) last November but he struggled in final two runs last season (pulled up/tailed off); on dangerous mark on his return to action but he's still a maiden after 13 starts and others are more convincing.
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1st

2

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Storm Force Ben

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs

Kicked off his chase career with a good front-running second at Exeter (3m, good to soft) last November but he struggled in final two runs last season (pulled up/tailed off); on dangerous mark on his return to action but he's still a maiden after 13 starts and others are more convincing.

5/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: /F4P6-

Last run: 389 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
9yo who returns for another new yard after a year off but he ran respectably over hurdles in his last start and is well treated on some old chase form including over 2m7f on heavy ground; needs checking in the market.
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2nd

6

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Hey Bud

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Ella Pickard

9yo who returns for another new yard after a year off but he ran respectably over hurdles in his last start and is well treated on some old chase form including over 2m7f on heavy ground; needs checking in the market.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 125-67

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Came good with an emphatic chase win in the mud at Chepstow (3m2f) in February but he ended last season on a low note and has been a long way below form in both runs this term; now returns to testing ground but overall record stands at 1-16 and he needs a major revival.
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3rd

3

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Mr Katanga

11st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Rebecca Curtis

Came good with an emphatic chase win in the mud at Chepstow (3m2f) in February but he ended last season on a low note and has been a long way below form in both runs this term; now returns to testing ground but overall record stands at 1-16 and he needs a major revival.

10/1

7th

6

2nd Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:52 Chepstow

Mr Katanga

11st 4lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Rebecca Curtis

prominent, disputed lead from 3rd, pressed leader before 8th, pushed along when mistake 13th, soon lost position

6/1

6th

2

23rd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:03 Ffos Las

Mr Katanga

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

prominent, disputed lead when bumped 12th, led 13th, pushed along 14th, ridden and headed home turn, lost position 4 out, weakened 3 out

5/1

Form: 4342-6 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Triple hurdle winner who is 0-7 over fences but was a creditable second at Exeter (3m, heavy) in final start last season and she shaped as though she needed the run at Hereford (2m5f) on recent return; now goes back up in trip and has claims if she can get back near best.
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4th

7

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Kestrel Valley

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Matt Sheppard

Triple hurdle winner who is 0-7 over fences but was a creditable second at Exeter (3m, heavy) in final start last season and she shaped as though she needed the run at Hereford (2m5f) on recent return; now goes back up in trip and has claims if she can get back near best.

15/2

6th

8

15th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:15 Hereford

Kestrel Valley

11st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Matt Sheppard

Won three-times over hurdles (2m4f-2m7f, soft/heavy) in 2020; 0-6 over fences, though ran her best race to date when weakening late on at Exeter (3m, heavy; runner-up in first-time cheekpieces) in March; still reasonably weighted despite a 4lb rise; seasonal reappearance.

4/1

Form: PP7-29 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Won off this mark over fences (3m, heavy) and hurdles (3m2f, soft) early last year but has a very mixed record since and was tailed off at Hereford (3m1f chase) on his seasonal return two weeks ago; new combination of headgear is now tried and he comes with risks attached.
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5th

9

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Eaton Miller

10st 9lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Won off this mark over fences (3m, heavy) and hurdles (3m2f, soft) early last year but has a very mixed record since and was tailed off at Hereford (3m1f chase) on his seasonal return two weeks ago; new combination of headgear is now tried and he comes with risks attached.

9/1

9th

5

8th Nov 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:45 Hereford

Eaton Miller

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Ryan Potter

Bounced back from some lacklustre efforts when runner-up at Market Rasen (2m5f, good; refitted blinkers) in May; handicapped to have a say (3lb above last winning mark) but is 0-5 at Hereford, including as a beaten favourite in this race in 2019; isn't easy to predict.

7/1

Form: 64P-4U

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Record of 2-22 in points and 11 defeats under rules have been divided between hurdling and chasing; didn't run badly over fences here (2m5f, good) on her return in October but she was tailed off when unseating at Plumpton eight days later.
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6th

10

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Kind Witness

10st 4lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Ben Lund

Record of 2-22 in points and 11 defeats under rules have been divided between hurdling and chasing; didn't run badly over fences here (2m5f, good) on her return in October but she was tailed off when unseating at Plumpton eight days later.

14/1

4th

6

9th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 199y

Class 4

13:25 Ffos Las

Kind Witness

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Ben Lund

prominent, ridden after 4 out, kept on from 2 out, not pace to challenge

16/1

Form: FU654- D

Last run: 222 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Four-time chase winner (3m-3m2f) on soft/heavy ground but his last success was in January 2021 and he was out of form last season; now 10lb lower than for his last win but has something to prove back from 222 days off; stablemate of Ring The Moon.
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7th

8

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Ballybreen

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Four-time chase winner (3m-3m2f) on soft/heavy ground but his last success was in January 2021 and he was out of form last season; now 10lb lower than for his last win but has something to prove back from 222 days off; stablemate of Ring The Moon.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 22P2-1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Came good at the 12th attempt when landing a handicap chase at Fakenham (3m, good) last month and he backed that up with a bold bid when a clear second at Lingfield (2m7f) yesterday; on same mark here but that last run was in gruelling conditions and this is a quick turnaround.
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1

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Bobmahley

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Came good at the 12th attempt when landing a handicap chase at Fakenham (3m, good) last month and he backed that up with a bold bid when a clear second at Lingfield (2m7f) yesterday; on same mark here but that last run was in gruelling conditions and this is a quick turnaround.

2/1

2nd

7

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

12:55 Lingfield

Bobmahley

11st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Stayed on well to open chasing account at eighth attempt, at Fakenham (3m, good) six weeks ago; will probably need to find something extra to follow up here but the slower ground should also suit.

11/2

1st

3

14th Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 38y

Class 5

16:25 Fakenham

Bobmahley

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

prominent, left in second and hampered 11th, lost second and ridden 3 out, went second again just after 2 out, kept on to lead final 110yds, ridden out

5/2

Form: PP11-0 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Only 1lb higher than for his 2m chase win here in March but he failed to beat a rival back at this track on his seasonal return 19 days ago; may have needed that but things have not gone well in his three previous runs at around 3m and he looks opposable on this big step back up in trip.
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4

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Ring The Moon

11st 11lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Only 1lb higher than for his 2m chase win here in March but he failed to beat a rival back at this track on his seasonal return 19 days ago; may have needed that but things have not gone well in his three previous runs at around 3m and he looks opposable on this big step back up in trip.

20/1

11th

5

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Ffos Las

Ring The Moon

11st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

midfield, not fluent 2nd

8/1

Form: PPP-03

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won off 3lb higher over hurdles at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in February but he ended last season with three pulled-up efforts and has finished tailed off in both runs this autumn, including when back over fences (2m7f) last time; chase record now stands at 0-8 and others are preferred; tongue-tie removed.
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5

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

C’est Quelqu’un

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

Won off 3lb higher over hurdles at Fontwell (2m3f, soft) in February but he ended last season with three pulled-up efforts and has finished tailed off in both runs this autumn, including when back over fences (2m7f) last time; chase record now stands at 0-8 and others are preferred; tongue-tie removed.

12/1

3rd

4

8th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

16:00 Lingfield

C’est Quelqu’un

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

led

12/1

Non-runners

Bobmahley, C'est Quelqu'un

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £21.40
Straight Forecast £20.91
Tricast £88.48
Trifecta £126.50

Selections

POSTDATA:

Bobmahley

WEST COUNTRY:

Storm Force Ben

RP Ratings:

Mr Katanga

Daily Mail:

Ring The Moon

SPOTLIGHT:

Kestrel Valley

The Sun:

Ballybreen

The Times:

Bobmahley

Telegraph:

Bobmahley

D Express:

Bobmahley

The Star:

Bobmahley

Daily Record:

Bobmahley

The Guardian:

Storm Force Ben

Daily Mirror:

Storm Force Ben