April 22 / 14.42 Ffos Las

14.42

Soft

Dragonbet On-Course Values Online Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5096.16
  • 2m 3f 83y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
SKY
View Course
Dragonbet On-Course Values Online Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £5.30

Form: -386PP D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Now 9b lower than for his Chepstow win (2m7f, good to soft) last April but he's been pulled up here (2m5f) and at Plumpton (3m1f) in last two runs; cheekpieces return on this drop back in grade but he needs a major revival back in trip; stablemate of Lelant.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

30th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Ballinsker

11st 11lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Returned to form when jumping well out in front and holding on by a length over C&D last month; beat one chasing a hat-trick so it's solid form; just 3lb higher.

7/2

1st

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Ballinsker

11st 8lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Now 9b lower than for his Chepstow win (2m7f, good to soft) last April but he's been pulled up here (2m5f) and at Plumpton (3m1f) in last two runs; cheekpieces return on this drop back in grade but he needs a major revival back in trip; stablemate of Lelant.

16/1

1st

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Ballinsker

11st 8lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Now 9b lower than for his Chepstow win (2m7f, good to soft) last April but he's been pulled up here (2m5f) and at Plumpton (3m1f) in last two runs; cheekpieces return on this drop back in grade but he needs a major revival back in trip; stablemate of Lelant.

16/1

OUR TIP

13/8

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -47211 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Not an instant success over fences, but he's really got his act together with emphatic wins at Exeter and Chepstow (both at 2m3f on soft) on last two starts; up another 8lb but he won eased down last time and is open to more improvement; major player.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Bonza Boy

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Not an instant success over fences, but he's really got his act together with emphatic wins at Exeter and Chepstow (both at 2m3f on soft) on last two starts; up another 8lb but he won eased down last time and is open to more improvement; major player.

13/8

2nd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Bonza Boy

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Not an instant success over fences, but he's really got his act together with emphatic wins at Exeter and Chepstow (both at 2m3f on soft) on last two starts; up another 8lb but he won eased down last time and is open to more improvement; major player.

13/8

1st

4

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Bonza Boy

11st 8lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

jumped right throughout, raced in second, not fluent 10th, led before 3 out, shaken up when clear before 2 out, ridden out and went further clear run-in, eased towards finish

Evs

Form: 213U25 D

Last run: 195 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Three wins over fences in April-June 2023 but he's had mixed results in last four runs and was only fifth of seven at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in his final start last year; not sure what to expect back from 195 days off and interesting to see how he figures in market.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

16:40 Cartmel

Line Of Descent

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Won three races at up to 2m4f last season, including over 2m1f here in May (good); 12lb higher now, but close third after a break off 1lb lower at Ffos Las last time (2m3f, good to soft); chance.

15/8

5th

6

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

16:40 Cartmel

Line Of Descent

10st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Won three races at up to 2m4f last season, including over 2m1f here in May (good); 12lb higher now, but close third after a break off 1lb lower at Ffos Las last time (2m3f, good to soft); chance.

15/8

3rd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Line Of Descent

11st 10lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Three wins over fences in April-June 2023 but he's had mixed results in last four runs and was only fifth of seven at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in his final start last year; not sure what to expect back from 195 days off and interesting to see how he figures in market.

7/1

Form: 432121 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner who has won two of his four chase starts including over C&D (heavy) last Tuesday; this is tougher under a penalty but he showed plenty of determination last time and should have more to offer in this sphere; respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

19:33 Uttoxeter

Pilgrims King

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

towards rear

9/2

2

18th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

19:33 Uttoxeter

Pilgrims King

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

towards rear

9/2

4th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Pilgrims King

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Dual hurdle winner who has won two of his four chase starts including over C&D (heavy) last Tuesday; this is tougher under a penalty but he showed plenty of determination last time and should have more to offer in this sphere; respected.

11/4

Form: 5-2P03

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Maiden; went close in a novice hurdle at Stratford (2m, soft) in November but he's struggled in three runs since including a handicap; with top yard and is still lightly raced but he needs a transformation on this switch to fences.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

15th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

18:40 Uttoxeter

Havock

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

With a top stable but began chasing career with three underwhelming runs this spring (2m3f-2m4f) and is now 0-10 overall; needs today's step up in trip to unlock improvement.

10/1

7th

3

30th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Warwick

Havock

11st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-9; still early days over fences and in good hands but he will need some improvement to go close; drops 3lb.

9/1

4th

1

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Havock

12st 0lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Went close in a novice hurdle and ran fairly well to be beaten 10l on his switch to fences at Ffos Las (2m3f, good to soft); down 3lb and this is a lower grade.

4/1

13/2

Form: U62544

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Had a near miss over hurdles at Taunton (2m3f, good) in November but he's not gone on from that and was a remote fourth here (2m, heavy) last month; that took his hurdling record to 0-8 and he needs this switch to fences to reinvigorate him; tongue-tie added.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

21st Jul 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 5

17:20 Newton Abbot

Lelant

12st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

0-3 over fences and 0-12 overall but overcame some adversity when third (albeit well held) over C&D (good) last month and is another 4lb lower today; probably handles ground slower than good; could have a say.

8/1

3rd

5

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

15:40 Newton Abbot

Lelant

10st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Maiden after 11 starts but went very close over hurdles at Taunton (2m3f, good) in November; not beaten far when showing promise at Ffos Las (2m3f, good to soft) on chase debut in April but never threatened when a well-held third upped to 2m6f at Stratford in May; needs to step up if he's to win this.

10/1

Form: 431-PF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Proved a reliable sort last season when a two-time chase winner but he's failed to complete (pulled up/fell) in his two runs this term; has some questions to answer and he needs to get back on track.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Fulgurix

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

midfield

8/1

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Fulgurix

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

midfield

8/1

7th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Fulgurix

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Proved a reliable sort last season when a two-time chase winner but he's failed to complete (pulled up/fell) in his two runs this term; has some questions to answer and he needs to get back on track.

8/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £45.40
Straight Forecast £44.73
Trifecta £282.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bonza Boy

D Express:

Pilgrims King

TOPSPEED:

Line Of Descent

RP RATINGS:

Bonza Boy

POSTDATA:

Bonza Boy

WEST COUNTRY:

Bonza Boy

The Times:

Bonza Boy

Telegraph:

Bonza Boy

The Guardian:

Bonza Boy

Daily Mail:

Bonza Boy

The Sun:

Bonza Boy

Daily Mirror:

Pilgrims King

The Star:

Pilgrims King

Daily Record:

Pilgrims King

LAMBOURN:

Line Of Descent