April 13 / 14.50 Chepstow

14.50

Soft

DragonBet 8 Places On The National Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 2m 3f 98y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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DragonBet 8 Places On The National Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.70
  • Place: £2.40

Form: P3-134 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Ran well in this race a year ago (good to soft) and is now only 2lb higher than for comfortable win on seasonal debut at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in November; two lesser efforts have followed but he's a player if on song.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Brulure Noire

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Ran well in this race a year ago (good to soft) and is now only 2lb higher than for comfortable win on seasonal debut at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in November; two lesser efforts have followed but he's a player if on song.

12/1

1st

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Brulure Noire

11st 9lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

Ran well in this race a year ago (good to soft) and is now only 2lb higher than for comfortable win on seasonal debut at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in November; two lesser efforts have followed but he's a player if on song.

12/1

8/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 31-515 BF

Last run: 279 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
2-4 over fences, gaining both wins over 2m7f on good ground at Worcester; not yet fully exposed but has been absent since a heavy defeat last summer, and today's trip-and-ground combination may not be his cup of tea.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

19th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

15:05 Stratford

The Boola Boss

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Rebecca Curtis

jumped slightly right throughout, made all, ridden when faced challenge home turn, went clear again approaching last, kept on well

11/4

1st

3

19th May 2024

Good

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

15:05 Stratford

The Boola Boss

11st 7lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Rebecca Curtis

jumped slightly right throughout, made all, ridden when faced challenge home turn, went clear again approaching last, kept on well

11/4

2nd

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

The Boola Boss

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Rebecca Curtis

2-4 over fences, gaining both wins over 2m7f on good ground at Worcester; not yet fully exposed but has been absent since a heavy defeat last summer, and today's trip-and-ground combination may not be his cup of tea.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 571432 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Kept on dourly to score at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) in February but has not really been firing on all cylinders since; made his jockey work very hard before eventually taking modest second at Fontwell (2m2f, heavy) on latest outing; will need to race with greater zest here.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Valirann Gold

10st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Harriet Brown

Kept on dourly to score at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) in February but has not really been firing on all cylinders since; made his jockey work very hard before eventually taking modest second at Fontwell (2m2f, heavy) on latest outing; will need to race with greater zest here.

10/1

3rd

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Valirann Gold

10st 2lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Harriet Brown

Kept on dourly to score at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) in February but has not really been firing on all cylinders since; made his jockey work very hard before eventually taking modest second at Fontwell (2m2f, heavy) on latest outing; will need to race with greater zest here.

10/1

Form: 1PP493

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Generally very disappointing since his 3m1f maiden hurdle win last May but took good step back in right direction when third at Exeter (2m5f, soft) last month, and is another 2lb lower for today's chasing debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

14th Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

19:20 Newton Abbot

Exmoor Forest

10st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

led, pressed leader when headed 6th, lost second after 4 out, weakened after 2 out

4/1

2nd

5

30th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Exmoor Forest

11st 7lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Became disappointing over hurdles last season but made encouraging chase debut when keeping-on fourth at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last month; now needs to build on that performance.

6/1

Form: 632134

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who won three good-ground chases in early part of this season (2m1f-2m5f); returned from break with 54l defeat on soft ground last month and conditions may not improve quickly enough for him today.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

4th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:15 Southwell

Post No Bills

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ryan Potter

Three chase wins, all on good ground, the latest off 3lb higher at Plumpton last November (2m1f, good); well beaten on last three starts (soft/good to soft) but should fare better back on decent ground.

20/1

Form: -53454 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Nothing like the force of old but is handicapped accordingly now; dropped another 2lb since last month's very respectable fourth at Ludlow and will be suited by the return to this C&D; can make a bold bid from the front.
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Verdict Starting price

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Moonlighter

12st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Nothing like the force of old but is handicapped accordingly now; dropped another 2lb since last month's very respectable fourth at Ludlow and will be suited by the return to this C&D; can make a bold bid from the front.

9/2

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Moonlighter

12st 2lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Nothing like the force of old but is handicapped accordingly now; dropped another 2lb since last month's very respectable fourth at Ludlow and will be suited by the return to this C&D; can make a bold bid from the front.

9/2

4th

5

21st Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Moonlighter

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

11yo who was disappointing at Ayr (2m, soft) last month but posted two respectable performances previously when making the frame at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) and Chepstow (2m3f, heavy), and he's been given a chance by the handicapper; could have a part to play.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6222/7

Last run: 120 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in three slow-ground hurdles in France in 2021-22 season (2m1f-2m2f) but, following a long absence, came last of seven when upped to 3m for British debut in December; drops back in trip for today's chasing debut and remains a dark horse; market may guide.
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3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Inedit De Mee

11st 13lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Runner-up in three slow-ground hurdles in France in 2021-22 season (2m1f-2m2f) but, following a long absence, came last of seven when upped to 3m for British debut in December; drops back in trip for today's chasing debut and remains a dark horse; market may guide.

8/1

3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Inedit De Mee

11st 13lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Runner-up in three slow-ground hurdles in France in 2021-22 season (2m1f-2m2f) but, following a long absence, came last of seven when upped to 3m for British debut in December; drops back in trip for today's chasing debut and remains a dark horse; market may guide.

8/1

6

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

Inedit De Mee

11st 8lb

T: Toby Lawes

Form: 845131 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
2-3 since his breathing operation in December, the latter win gained over C&D (heavy) four weeks ago; does not always look wildly enthusiastic but latest 3lb rise ought to be manageable if Shane Quinlan can keep him motivated.
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4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

King Of Brazil

11st 11lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

2-3 since his breathing operation in December, the latter win gained over C&D (heavy) four weeks ago; does not always look wildly enthusiastic but latest 3lb rise ought to be manageable if Shane Quinlan can keep him motivated.

5/2

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

King Of Brazil

11st 11lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

2-3 since his breathing operation in December, the latter win gained over C&D (heavy) four weeks ago; does not always look wildly enthusiastic but latest 3lb rise ought to be manageable if Shane Quinlan can keep him motivated.

5/2

1st

5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:10 Chepstow

King Of Brazil

11st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Had breathing surgery before getting off the mark over fences at Huntingdon (2m4f) in February; backed it up with a solid third at Bangor 18 days ago and he merits serious consideration eased 1lb with that form working out really well.

7/2

Form: -U4433 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far when third of four at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on last season's form but has basically become disappointing; needs latest headgear switch to perk him up.
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8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Walk In The Wild

10st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Not beaten far when third of four at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on last season's form but has basically become disappointing; needs latest headgear switch to perk him up.

7/1

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Walk In The Wild

10st 6lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Not beaten far when third of four at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on last season's form but has basically become disappointing; needs latest headgear switch to perk him up.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £119.70
Straight Forecast £119.43
Tricast £635.59
Trifecta £1184.20

Selections

The Times:

King Of Brazil

SPOTLIGHT:

Moonlighter

TOPSPEED:

Brulure Noire

RP RATINGS:

Valirann Gold

D Express:

Walk In The Wild

Telegraph:

Post No Bills

The Guardian:

King Of Brazil

Daily Mail:

King Of Brazil

Daily Mirror:

King Of Brazil

The Sun:

King Of Brazil

The Star:

King Of Brazil

Daily Record:

King Of Brazil

POSTDATA:

Moonlighter

WEST COUNTRY:

Moonlighter