April 22 / 15.42 Ffos Las

15.42

Soft

Dragonbet The Bookmaker Of Wales Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8264.76
  • 3m 1f 60y
  • Class 3
  • 10 runners
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Dragonbet The Bookmaker Of Wales Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.60
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 6-11PP C

Last run: 59 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Won on heavy ground at Newton Abbot (3m2f) and Wincanton (3m1f) in first two chase starts but he's been pulled up in last two runs, including a laboured effort in the Devon National; drops back in trip and grade but he has questions to answer and probably wouldn't want the ground to dry out.
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1st

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Take Your Time

12st 0lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Paul Nicholls

Won on heavy ground at Newton Abbot (3m2f) and Wincanton (3m1f) in first two chase starts but he's been pulled up in last two runs, including a laboured effort in the Devon National; drops back in trip and grade but he has questions to answer and probably wouldn't want the ground to dry out.

8/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: -63412 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Made it fourth-time lucky over fences with his easy win here (3m, heavy) last month and he was unlucky not to follow up at Chepstow, where he was hampered by a loose horse when in the lead at the last; up another 4lb but he's going the right way over fences and is respected.
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2nd

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Rouge De LQuest

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Made it fourth-time lucky over fences with his easy win here (3m, heavy) last month and he was unlucky not to follow up at Chepstow, where he was hampered by a loose horse when in the lead at the last; up another 4lb but he's going the right way over fences and is respected.

3/1

2nd

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Rouge De LQuest

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Made it fourth-time lucky over fences with his easy win here (3m, heavy) last month and he was unlucky not to follow up at Chepstow, where he was hampered by a loose horse when in the lead at the last; up another 4lb but he's going the right way over fences and is respected.

3/1

2nd

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Rouge De LQuest

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Rebecca Curtis

Took well to first-time blinkers at Ffos Las (3m, heavy; won easily off 8lb lower) two weeks ago, opening his rules account; back up in grade but could well have more to offer in the retained blinds; respected.

5/2

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: P11-U4 D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Ended last season with two wins and was unlucky not to complete a hat-trick on his comeback at Plumpton (3m1f, soft), where he held clear lead before unseating rider at final fence; only 2lb higher here and he had a tough assignment behind a major improver at Wincanton last time; respected.
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3rd

4

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:20 Perth

Windance

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

disputed lead

6/1

3rd

4

16th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:20 Perth

Windance

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Anthony Honeyball

Set to complete hat-trick before last-fence unseat at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) in February and has made the frame on both outings since; left behind by front pair when third at Ffos Las (3m1f, good to soft) last month that was still a good effort, and the first-time blinkers might squeeze out more from him here.

6/1

3rd

4

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Windance

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

Ended last season with two wins and was unlucky not to complete a hat-trick on his comeback at Plumpton (3m1f, soft), where he held clear lead before unseating rider at final fence; only 2lb higher here and he had a tough assignment behind a major improver at Wincanton last time; respected.

8/1

14/1

Form: 6P22PU D

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Triple chase winner on soft ground; front-running second at Fontwell (3m2f) and Catterick (3m1f) in February but he's failed to complete in his other three starts this year; got hampered when unseating at Chepstow last time but he's not easy to predict and comes with risks attached; visor is removed and cheekpieces return.
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4th

3

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Dr Kananga

11st 12lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Triple chase winner on soft ground; front-running second at Fontwell (3m2f) and Catterick (3m1f) in February but he's failed to complete in his other three starts this year; got hampered when unseating at Chepstow last time but he's not easy to predict and comes with risks attached; visor is removed and cheekpieces return.

14/1

Form: -22432 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Returned to form with a creditable second off this mark at Haydock (3m1f, soft) last month but that took his overall record to 1-29 and his sole win was in December 2020; others preferred.
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5th

11

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Special Acceptance

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Paul Webber

Returned to form with a creditable second off this mark at Haydock (3m1f, soft) last month but that took his overall record to 1-29 and his sole win was in December 2020; others preferred.

16/1

5th

11

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Special Acceptance

11st 0lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Paul Webber

Returned to form with a creditable second off this mark at Haydock (3m1f, soft) last month but that took his overall record to 1-29 and his sole win was in December 2020; others preferred.

16/1

2nd

6

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Special Acceptance

11st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Paul Webber

11yo who has won just one of his 28 races and was tailed off at Ludlow latest; however, the blinkers adopted then are replaced with his usual cheekpieces, in which he was running well previously; form of January's Plumpton fourth (3m4f, soft) has worked out very well; he's one to consider.

10/1

Form: -21241 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 10yo who has been progressive over fences and he made it two wins from his last four starts when making all at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; up 7lb but he had plenty in hand last time and another bold bid should be on the cards.
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6th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Supervisor

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Lightly raced 10yo who has been progressive over fences and he made it two wins from his last four starts when making all at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; up 7lb but he had plenty in hand last time and another bold bid should be on the cards.

5/1

6th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Supervisor

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Lightly raced 10yo who has been progressive over fences and he made it two wins from his last four starts when making all at Wincanton (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; up 7lb but he had plenty in hand last time and another bold bid should be on the cards.

5/1

1st

5

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Supervisor

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Returned from a break to win comfortably at Ludlow (3m, soft) and very nearly defied a penalty in another Class 5 at Exeter; however, he was found out by the rise in class (and a 6lb higher mark) when behind First Lord De Cuet at Newbury; had no obvious excuses that day other than some fences were omitted.

11/4

Form: -21325 BF

Last run: 67 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Thorough stayer who has been largely in good form this season, and his win at Sandown (3m, soft) in December has been very well advertised by the runner-up since; had an excuse when below par on his latest outing (bled) and he still looks on a workable mark; in the mix.
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7th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Animal

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Suzy Smith

Thorough stayer who has been largely in good form this season, and his win at Sandown (3m, soft) in December has been very well advertised by the runner-up since; had an excuse when below par on his latest outing (bled) and he still looks on a workable mark; in the mix.

8/1

7th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Animal

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Suzy Smith

Thorough stayer who has been largely in good form this season, and his win at Sandown (3m, soft) in December has been very well advertised by the runner-up since; had an excuse when below par on his latest outing (bled) and he still looks on a workable mark; in the mix.

8/1

Form: P-P346

Last run: 73 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Useful chaser at best but he's been inconsistent since his last win and was tailed off at Kempton (3m, soft) in his last run in February; mark is falling but he's in the veteran stage now and others are more convincing.
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1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Emir Sacree

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Useful chaser at best but he's been inconsistent since his last win and was tailed off at Kempton (3m, soft) in his last run in February; mark is falling but he's in the veteran stage now and others are more convincing.

9/1

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Emir Sacree

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Henderson

Useful chaser at best but he's been inconsistent since his last win and was tailed off at Kempton (3m, soft) in his last run in February; mark is falling but he's in the veteran stage now and others are more convincing.

9/1

6th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Emir Sacree

11st 5lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Fairly useful but has shown inconsistent form since last win and sometimes jumps left, including when modest fourth at Ascot 11 weeks ago; opposed kept to right-handed course.

12/1

Form: 223159 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Got back on the scoresheet over hurdles at Musselburgh (3m, soft) in February but he's been disappointing in both subsequent runs; record of 3-6 over fences but his last chase run was in 2022 and he has something to prove back in this sphere.
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7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Balkardy

11st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Got back on the scoresheet over hurdles at Musselburgh (3m, soft) in February but he's been disappointing in both subsequent runs; record of 3-6 over fences but his last chase run was in 2022 and he has something to prove back in this sphere.

25/1

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Balkardy

11st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Got back on the scoresheet over hurdles at Musselburgh (3m, soft) in February but he's been disappointing in both subsequent runs; record of 3-6 over fences but his last chase run was in 2022 and he has something to prove back in this sphere.

25/1

9th

11

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

14:40 Haydock

Balkardy

10st 9lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Second hurdle success when showing a good attitude and making virtually all over 3m (soft) at Musselburgh last month but he ran poorly behind a few of these at Warwick since; bounce-back called for.

22/1

Form: 231U31

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
0-5 over hurdles but he's done well since switched to fences and made it 2-6 in this sphere when forging clear at Chepstow (3m6f, soft) last month; 10lb higher back in trip but his first chase win was at 3m and he's open to more progress; key player for in-form yard.
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9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Leissieres Express

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

0-5 over hurdles but he's done well since switched to fences and made it 2-6 in this sphere when forging clear at Chepstow (3m6f, soft) last month; 10lb higher back in trip but his first chase win was at 3m and he's open to more progress; key player for in-form yard.

9/2

9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 3

15:42 Ffos Las

Leissieres Express

11st 7lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

0-5 over hurdles but he's done well since switched to fences and made it 2-6 in this sphere when forging clear at Chepstow (3m6f, soft) last month; 10lb higher back in trip but his first chase win was at 3m and he's open to more progress; key player for in-form yard.

9/2

1st

6

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Leissieres Express

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Consistent gelding but has won only once, over 3m on heavy ground at Exeter on New Year's Day (5lb lower); the obvious worry is that he's unraced beyond 3m1f and was quick enough to be competitive over 2m; might get outstayed but perhaps the most likely winner if he did see it out.

5/2

Non-runners

Mario De Pail

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £31.40
Straight Forecast £25.72
Tricast £89.76
Trifecta £165.60

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Rouge De L'Quest

WEST COUNTRY:

Leissieres Express

The Star:

Animal

TOPSPEED:

Mario De Pail

SPOTLIGHT:

Supervisor

LAMBOURN:

Emir Sacree

The Times:

Leissieres Express

Telegraph:

Leissieres Express

POSTDATA:

Rouge De L'Quest

The Guardian:

Rouge De L'Quest

Daily Mail:

Rouge De L'Quest

D Express:

Rouge De L'Quest

Daily Mirror:

Rouge De L'Quest

Daily Record:

Rouge De L'Quest