April 22 / 15.12 Ffos Las

15.12

Soft

Dragonbet Born From The Betting Ring Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5096.16
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Dragonbet Born From The Betting Ring Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 1233

Last run: 15 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Winning pointer who has form figures of 1233 since switched to hurdling in November and he wasn't beaten far when third at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) last time; 2lb lower here and he's in the mix on this step up to 2m4f.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Imperial Saint

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

jumped left on occasions, raced in second, led 6th, hung left but went clear after 2 out, easily

9/2

1st

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Imperial Saint

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Winning pointer who has form figures of 1233 since switched to hurdling in November and he wasn't beaten far when third at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) last time; 2lb lower here and he's in the mix on this step up to 2m4f.

9/2

3rd

1

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Imperial Saint

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 3rd

11/4

8/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 52-33P

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Placed in two bumpers and he showed promise when third in his first two hurdle runs (2m4f/2m5f); pulled up in an Exeter maiden in January but he's had a second wind op since and should have a future in handicaps; needs watching in market on his return.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

He Knows Better

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Third on first two hurdling starts then bounced back from a lesser effort when second (albeit no match for easy winner) on recent handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft); major player back in novice company.

6/4

1st

4

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

He Knows Better

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Third on first two hurdling starts then bounced back from a lesser effort when second (albeit no match for easy winner) on recent handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft); major player back in novice company.

6/4

2nd

6

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

He Knows Better

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

prominent, went second 3 out, kept on but no match for winner

8/1

11/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -34142 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Brother to useful 2m3f/2m4f jumps winner Good Risk At All; made all to win easily at Lingfield (2m, soft) in February on his seventh start over hurdles; creditable fourth at Taunton next time before a close second here (2m, heavy) on his last outing; up 5lb but he kept battling last time and could find more progress back up in trip; respected.
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3rd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Just Over Land

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

midfield, prominent 4th, went third 3 out, weakened after 2 out, mistake last

11/4

3rd

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Just Over Land

11st 12lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Brother to useful 2m3f/2m4f jumps winner Good Risk At All; made all to win easily at Lingfield (2m, soft) in February on his seventh start over hurdles; creditable fourth at Taunton next time before a close second here (2m, heavy) on his last outing; up 5lb but he kept battling last time and could find more progress back up in trip; respected.

11/4

2nd

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Just Over Land

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Sam Thomas

Made all to win easily at Lingfield (2m, soft) last month, his seventh start over hurdles, and travelled well for a long way when fourth off new mark at Taunton (2m, soft) three weeks ago; unraced on heavy ground but may still have more improvement to come.

5/2

Form: 417357 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Made all against her own sex here (2m, heavy) in February, but hasn't been in the same form since (four runs) and was beaten 27l at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) last time; edging back down the weights but she needs to bounce back near her best.
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3

5th Jun 2024

Good

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Heure De Gloire

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Has done her winning at about 2m, latest at Ffos Las in February; soundly beaten on last four starts, with moves back up to about 2m4f/3m for last three; her one piece of 3m form was back in January 2022 but she is back 4lb lower than her last winning mark.

14/1

6th

6

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Heure De Gloire

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Placed over 3m early in career but has done her winning at about 2m, including twice at Ffos Las; modest fourth over 2m4f here most recently; bit to prove back up further in trip.

14/1

6th

6

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Heure De Gloire

11st 8lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Placed over 3m early in career but has done her winning at about 2m, including twice at Ffos Las; modest fourth over 2m4f here most recently; bit to prove back up further in trip.

14/1

12/1

Form: -4P234 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner at 2m3f-3m1f (good to soft/soft); his last success was off 10lb higher but that was 15 months ago and he was tailed off over fences in final run for Gary Moore; now returns to hurdling in new headgear but he comes with risks attached on stable debut.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

21st Jul 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

16:45 Newton Abbot

Jerrash

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

didn't always jump with fluency, raced in second, jumped right 1st, jumped right 5th, in touch with leaders after 5th, not fluent 4 out, weakened before 2 out

6/4

1st

6

7th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

16:35 Market Rasen

Jerrash

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Belatedly made the most of his much reduced mark when winning comfortably on the drop back to 2m4f at Bangor nine days ago (good); back up 8lb but if he's turned a corner then he might well follow up for last year's winning stable; handles give underfoot.

5/2

1st

7

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

18:13 Bangor-on-Dee

Jerrash

11st 5lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Showed the benefit of first-time blinkers when runner-up for Gary Moore in 3m3f Fontwell handicap chase in January but his form has nosedived since, pulled up for his new yard at Ffos Las last month; others are much preferred.

14/1

Form: /U6P3P

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner in 2020 but he's been lightly raced since and made it 0-8 over jumps when pulled up in a chase handicap at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) last month; mark continues to fall but he has something to prove back over hurdles; cheekpieces added.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Lubeat Foras

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Bumper winner in 2020 but he's been lightly raced since and made it 0-9 over jumps when tailed off in hurdle handicap here (2m4f, good to soft) last month; dropped another 3lb but he has something to prove back up in trip; cheekpieces are removed and tongue-tie goes on.

14/1

1st

8

15th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Lubeat Foras

11st 7lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Bumper winner in 2020 but he's been lightly raced since and made it 0-9 over jumps when tailed off in hurdle handicap here (2m4f, good to soft) last month; dropped another 3lb but he has something to prove back up in trip; cheekpieces are removed and tongue-tie goes on.

14/1

6th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Lubeat Foras

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

jumped slightly right throughout, led, reminder when headed but raced in second 6th, lost position 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

14/1

Form: 223222

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in six of his seven appearances, including a close call in an Exeter maiden (2m5f, soft) last month and a front-running second in a handicap there (2m2f, heavy) last time; should go well again back up in trip and he's on the shortlist.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

King Of The Lake

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

pressed leaders early, prominent from 2nd, reminder after 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

5/1

7th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

King Of The Lake

11st 6lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Runner-up in six of his seven appearances, including a close call in an Exeter maiden (2m5f, soft) last month and a front-running second in a handicap there (2m2f, heavy) last time; should go well again back up in trip and he's on the shortlist.

5/1

2nd

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

King Of The Lake

11st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

led but pestered, raced in second before 4th, led before 3 out, headed just before 2 out, weakened inside final 110yds

3/1

Form: 552224 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
0-7 since switched to fences in November but he's had some close calls at around 2m3f; disappointing at Chepstow last time and now switches back to hurdling but he won over C&D last spring and he seems versatile ground-wise; not ruled out.
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10th

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Walkinthewoods

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

always behind, tailed off

7/1

10th

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Walkinthewoods

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Won a division of this race a year ago (soft ground) and has finished second five times over hurdles/fences since but suffered a worrying dip in form on his two outings last month and now has a point to prove.

7/1

8th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Walkinthewoods

10st 13lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

0-7 since switched to fences in November but he's had some close calls at around 2m3f; disappointing at Chepstow last time and now switches back to hurdling but he won over C&D last spring and he seems versatile ground-wise; not ruled out.

7/1

Form: 501P

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Caused a 200-1 surprise when landing a novice at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) in February but he stopped quickly and was pulled up at Bangor next time; still unexposed but has bit to prove again on this handicap debut and drying ground would be an unknown factor.
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4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Absolute Steel

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

midfield, dropped to rear after 2nd, reminders after 3rd, soon raced in last and detached, pulled up before 6th, never going well

10/1

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Absolute Steel

11st 10lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Tom Lacey

Caused a 200-1 surprise when landing a novice at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) in February but he stopped quickly and was pulled up at Bangor next time; still unexposed but has bit to prove again on this handicap debut and drying ground would be an unknown factor.

10/1

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

16:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Absolute Steel

11st 12lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom Lacey

First two starts saw him beat a total of one rival; 200-1, therefore, for a novice hurdle at Exeter (2m2f, heavy) 17 days ago but he made most to win that eight-runner race, rallying to see off the 4-9 favourite; wandered at plenty of his hurdles that day and looks the type to improve but the penalty may be his undoing today.

100/30

Form: 192-PP D

Last run: 147 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Bumper/hurdle winner who was runner-up off this mark in this race (good) last year but he's been pulled up in both subsequent runs (chase/hurdle); bit to prove after another break but yard has had a winner recently and he needs checking in market back at this track.
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9th

8

30th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Stans The Man

11st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ella Pickard

Quite promising as a novice in 2022-23 season but was pulled up on all three outings during very disappointing campaign last term (twice bled from the nose, made respiratory noise last time); had wind op in April and is fitted with hood and tongue-tie here; needs to get career back on track.

25/1

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Stans The Man

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ella Pickard

always behind, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out

10/1

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Stans The Man

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ella Pickard

Bumper/hurdle winner who was runner-up off this mark in this race (good) last year but he's been pulled up in both subsequent runs (chase/hurdle); bit to prove after another break but yard has had a winner recently and he needs checking in market back at this track.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £21.00
Straight Forecast £21.42
Tricast £63.69
Trifecta £80.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Just Over Land

WEST COUNTRY:

Imperial Saint

Telegraph:

King Of The Lake

LAMBOURN:

He Knows Better

TOPSPEED:

Heure De Gloire

D Express:

Imperial Saint

Daily Mirror:

Imperial Saint

The Star:

Imperial Saint

RP RATINGS:

Just Over Land

POSTDATA:

Just Over Land

The Times:

Just Over Land

The Guardian:

Just Over Land

Daily Mail:

Just Over Land

The Sun:

Just Over Land

Daily Record:

Just Over Land