March 15 / 13.55 Ffos Las

13.55

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Dragonbet Born From The Betting Ring Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4193.42
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 4 runners
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Dragonbet Born From The Betting Ring Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

Form: 23133

Last run: 139 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
A tad disappointing when third of six at Cheltenham (3m, good to soft) when last seen in October but that was a better race than this and he's now made the frame on all five hurdling starts, including a maiden win at Downpatrick (2m5f, good) very easily; sets the standard; handles soft, probably heavy.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

3

9th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 80y

13:45 Punchestown

Reverend Hubert

11st 10lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: C Byrnes

towards rear, headway when bit short of room after 3 out, shaken up and led up the centre approaching last, not fluent last, ran on well towards finish, won going away

7/2

1st

7

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:25 Limerick

Reverend Hubert

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders

7/2

1st

7

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

19:25 Limerick

Reverend Hubert

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

in touch with leaders

7/2

Form: 23-5

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Not far away in two bumpers before let down by his jumping in a 2m3f maiden hurdle at Chepstow (heavy); has to step up on that form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Dasher

12st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield but in touch with leaders

3/1

5th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:20 Uttoxeter

Dasher

12st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

midfield but in touch with leaders

3/1

6th

8

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

16:42 Taunton

Dasher

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Not far away in two bumpers but only fifth of seven in a weaker race than this on his hurdling debut and was then tailed off at Huntingdon.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 224

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Won 3m point in 2021; two encouraging seconds over hurdles (2m3f, heavy; 2m5f, soft) after an absence before struggling in a 3m Grade 2 at Haydock; in much calmer waters here and should go close.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Haiti Couleurs

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 7th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, kept on well and led towards finish, gamely

2/1

1st

2

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Haiti Couleurs

11st 12lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, prominent, pressed leader 7th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden 2 out, kept on well and led towards finish, gamely

2/1

1st

2

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:25 Chepstow

Haiti Couleurs

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Dragon Dancer gelding who quickly showed fairly useful form when runner-up on his first two hurdling starts here and at Ludlow; faced a stiff task when a remote fourth in Grade 2 at Haydock (3m) last time and he's a big player back in this lower grade.

7/4

Form: 38

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Third of six in bumper here in November (soft) that's worked out well and perhaps he never gave his true running at Newbury (Listed race on heavy); should have plenty of potential as a hurdler.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:15 Ffos Las

Mount Washington

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, outpaced 4th, awkward jump 2 out, weakened approaching last

40/1

5th

6

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:15 Ffos Las

Mount Washington

11st 2lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, outpaced 4th, awkward jump 2 out, weakened approaching last

40/1

4th

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Ffos Las

Mount Washington

11st 5lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, weakened 3 out, tailed off

20/1

Verdict

Reverend Hubert sets the standard for sure but a slog in the mud might not be absolutely ideal and HAITI COULEURS should give the Irish horse something to think about. He twice shaped well on testing ground before probably not giving his running in a Grade 2 last time.[Alistair Jones]

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Reverend Hubert

SPOTLIGHT:

Haiti Couleurs

WEST COUNTRY:

Dasher

TOPSPEED:

Haiti Couleurs

The Star:

Haiti Couleurs

POSTDATA:

Reverend Hubert

The Times:

Reverend Hubert

Telegraph:

Reverend Hubert

The Guardian:

Reverend Hubert

Daily Mail:

Reverend Hubert

D Express:

Reverend Hubert

Daily Mirror:

Reverend Hubert

The Sun:

Reverend Hubert

Daily Record:

Reverend Hubert