April 13 / 15.32 Chepstow

15.32

Soft

Bet 20 Get 20 With DragonBet Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4066.37
  • 2m 7f 131y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Bet 20 Get 20 With DragonBet Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 322213 BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Has form figures of 22213 (all in Class 5) for current yard, the win gained at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft; easily); now goes in up grade but her consistency is an asset; place possibilities.
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4th

14

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

Pipers Cross

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Bumper winner who has form figures of 222131 over hurdles for her current yard; up 7lb for her C&D win (good to soft) two weeks ago but she raised her form to a new level with that clearcut success and is open to more progress; respected.

6/1

4th

14

26th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

20:15 Chepstow

Pipers Cross

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Bumper winner who has form figures of 222131 over hurdles for her current yard; up 7lb for her C&D win (good to soft) two weeks ago but she raised her form to a new level with that clearcut success and is open to more progress; respected.

6/1

1st

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Pipers Cross

10st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Has form figures of 22213 (all in Class 5) for current yard, the win gained at Huntingdon (3m1f, soft; easily); now goes in up grade but her consistency is an asset; place possibilities.

11/2

11/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 421112 D BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Clear second at this course (2m3f) last month when bidding for a soft-ground four-timer, and remains in good form; unbeaten over 3m and warrants respect back up in distance; climbing the weights but still looks open to further progress.
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1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Lady Balko

12st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Clear second at this course (2m3f) last month when bidding for a soft-ground four-timer, and remains in good form; unbeaten over 3m and warrants respect back up in distance; climbing the weights but still looks open to further progress.

11/4

2nd

1

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Lady Balko

12st 2lb

J: David Noonan

T: David Pipe

Clear second at this course (2m3f) last month when bidding for a soft-ground four-timer, and remains in good form; unbeaten over 3m and warrants respect back up in distance; climbing the weights but still looks open to further progress.

11/4

2nd

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Lady Balko

12st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

led, increased tempo before 3 out, joined approaching last, headed inside final 110yds, soon no extra

5/6

OUR TIP

Form: 322

Last run: 100 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Raced mainly on good/good to soft; 3m point winner; placed in all three attempts over hurdles (2m3f-2m5f) and the form has a good deal of substance, solid second (split subsequent scorers) at Hereford most recently; looks favourably treated and Alice Stevens takes off 5lb; interesting handicap debutante.
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8th

1

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:00 Kelso

Melusine De Pail

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Noel Williams

pressed leader, not fluent 9th, hit 4 out, led narrowly after 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

3/1

8th

1

26th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:00 Kelso

Melusine De Pail

12st 0lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Noel Williams

pressed leader, not fluent 9th, hit 4 out, led narrowly after 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

3/1

3

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Melusine De Pail

11st 13lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Noel Williams

Raced mainly on good/good to soft; 3m point winner; placed in all three attempts over hurdles (2m3f-2m5f) and the form has a good deal of substance, solid second (split subsequent scorers) at Hereford most recently; looks favourably treated and Alice Stevens takes off 5lb; interesting handicap debutante.

7/2

Form: 76-715 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Retains plenty of ability aged ten and won well under Tom Broughton at Southwell (3m, good to soft) in February; however, held off this mark since and faces some unexposed types in this field; vulnerable.
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2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Tequila Blaze

12st 1lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Retains plenty of ability aged ten and won well under Tom Broughton at Southwell (3m, good to soft) in February; however, held off this mark since and faces some unexposed types in this field; vulnerable.

10/1

4th

2

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Tequila Blaze

12st 1lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Retains plenty of ability aged ten and won well under Tom Broughton at Southwell (3m, good to soft) in February; however, held off this mark since and faces some unexposed types in this field; vulnerable.

10/1

5th

4

27th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 3

15:00 Wincanton

Tequila Blaze

11st 0lb

J: Mr Tom Broughton

T: Fergal O’Brien

Hadn't been firing at all but she fairly bolted up over this far at Southwell (good to soft) 54 days ago; back up 7lb but had got herself well handicapped.

8/1

Form: 6-4962

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Still a maiden but had wind surgery prior to her good second at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) last month and may build on that effort; shaped as if this extra yardage will suit; not dismissed.
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9th

5

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Houston Calling

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

novicey jumping, held up in rear, no impression before 3 out

7/1

9th

5

19th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

14:35 Stratford

Houston Calling

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Mel Rowley

novicey jumping, held up in rear, no impression before 3 out

7/1

7th

6

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

18:53 Uttoxeter

Houston Calling

11st 1lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Mel Rowley

Had wind surgery prior to her good second at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) and was let down by her jumping at Chepstow (2m7f); could have some improvement lurking and Cobden takes over.

8/1

Form: -3221P C

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Switched to fences the last twice, winning at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) then pulled up at Exeter; consistent sort over hurdles but has stamina to prove at this distance and remains on career-high mark to boot.
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6th

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Casts Tasha

11st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Switched to fences the last twice, winning at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) then pulled up at Exeter; consistent sort over hurdles but has stamina to prove at this distance and remains on career-high mark to boot.

8/1

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

15:32 Chepstow

Casts Tasha

11st 10lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Switched to fences the last twice, winning at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) then pulled up at Exeter; consistent sort over hurdles but has stamina to prove at this distance and remains on career-high mark to boot.

8/1

1

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Casts Tasha

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Idled then jumped very awkwardly at the final fence but did enough to justify favouritism at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy; chase debut) five weeks ago when 6lb lower; has hurdles form at this venue; consistent mare who holds solid claims.

5/4

Form: 1U4F5P D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Sole success came in lower grade last May and her subsequent form, which includes a few non-completions, leaves plenty to be desired; nearly a stone out of the weights; opposed.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

11

30th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Elfride

10st 5lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard Phillips

in rear

50/1

7th

15

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Elfride

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard Phillips

held up in rear

33/1

7th

15

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Elfride

10st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard Phillips

held up in rear

33/1

Non-runners

Molto Bene

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £9.80
Straight Forecast £10.09
Tricast £43.20
Trifecta £47.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Lady Balko

SPOTLIGHT:

Melusine De Pail

RP RATINGS:

Molto Bene

The Star:

Elfride

WEST COUNTRY:

Lady Balko

The Times:

Lady Balko

The Guardian:

Lady Balko

Daily Mail:

Lady Balko

D Express:

Lady Balko

Daily Record:

Lady Balko

Telegraph:

Melusine De Pail

Daily Mirror:

Melusine De Pail

The Sun:

Melusine De Pail