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Dragonbet Backing Welsh Sport Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4039.96
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
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Dragonbet Backing Welsh Sport Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

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11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -46P31 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 12st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Dual bumper winner who got off the mark over hurdles when making all to justify favouritism in Exeter handicap (2m2f, good) on Friday; has a penalty on this quick turnaround but that was a dominant display last time and he's open to more progress; key player with cheekpieces added back in trip.
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4

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Bullets Hill

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ella Pickard

midfield, jumped badly right 1st, soon in rear, pushed along after 2nd, reminders after 4th, lost touch and pulled up after 7th

7/4

4

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Bullets Hill

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ella Pickard

midfield, jumped badly right 1st, soon in rear, pushed along after 2nd, reminders after 4th, lost touch and pulled up after 7th

7/4

1st

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Bullets Hill

12st 5lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Ella Pickard

made all, soon pushed along, ridden after 3 out, mistake 2 out, drifted right run-in, kept on well

11/8

9/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: -646P4

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Point winner but he's 0-7 over hurdles and has not finished closer than 12l to a winner in this sphere; ran well for a long way at Market Rasen (fourth of ten) when last seen in February and mark continues to fall but others are more convincing; cheekpieces removed.
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1st

9

21st May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

20:10 Huntingdon

Hugueneau

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-9 over hurdles but ran well in defeat behind progressive rival at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) last month and had excuse when beaten favourite on latest outing (bled from the nose); could have untapped potential over 2m4f; major player if all is well here.

7/2

1st

9

21st May 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

20:10 Huntingdon

Hugueneau

10st 10lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-9 over hurdles but ran well in defeat behind progressive rival at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) last month and had excuse when beaten favourite on latest outing (bled from the nose); could have untapped potential over 2m4f; major player if all is well here.

7/2

9

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

19:25 Uttoxeter

Hugueneau

11st 1lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

0-5 over hurdles for Dan Skelton last season but ran well in defeat behind progressive rival at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago and features prominently in calculations here.

3/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 123132 D BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Has form figures of 123132 since November and her latest second at Ludlow (2m, soft) was behind a big improver; only 1lb higher here and she should be in the thick of things again.
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3rd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Passing Kate

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Matt Sheppard

Has form figures of 123132 since November and her latest second at Ludlow (2m, soft) was behind a big improver; only 1lb higher here and she should be in the thick of things again.

9/2

Form: 00034

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Six-time Flat winner who is 0-5 over hurdles but he was a good third in Wincanton handicap (1m7f, heavy) last month and was only beaten around 5l at Ludlow last time; should have more to offer in this sphere and he's in the mix; handles any ground.
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4th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Dundory

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Six-time Flat winner who is 0-5 over hurdles but he was a good third in Wincanton handicap (1m7f, heavy) last month and was only beaten around 5l at Ludlow last time; should have more to offer in this sphere and he's in the mix; handles any ground.

15/2

4th

8

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Dundory

10st 12lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

held up in rear, headway after 5th, went fourth 2 out, soon hung left, not pace to challenge

15/2

4th

5

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

16:00 Ludlow

Dundory

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Six-time Flat winner; did not emerge from rear division on his first three hurdling starts but ran big race when third on last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy); 2lb lower here and has cheekpieces (worn for last four Flat wins) refitted; must be considered.

6/1

Form: -12534 C

Last run: 81 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Triple chase winner but he's been well held in that sphere in last three runs, most recently when a 23l fourth here (2m, heavy) in February; well treated on his best form over fences and is still unexposed over hurdles but he has a bit to prove back from a break.
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4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Boston Joe

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Rebecca Curtis

led, pressed leader when headed after 1st, hit 3rd, awkward jump and hampered 4th, soon lost action and pulled up

11/4

4

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Boston Joe

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Rebecca Curtis

Back in excellent nick when coming from off the pace to win comfortably by over 7l at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) 11 days ago and now 4-11 over fences; 8lb higher here but could still have a bigger performance in him.

11/4

1st

8

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Boston Joe

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

held up in rear

8/1

Form: 455222

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in three chase runs this year but he's been beaten 22l at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) and Plumpton (2m1f, soft) in last two starts; overall record now stands at 0-16 and he needs to find more back over hurdles; 2lb out of the weights.
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6th

12

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Robins Field

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Well-held sixth last time over hurdles but had finished runner-up in three chases before then, albeit well held in two of those; 0-16 under rules and 2lb out of the weights here.

15/2

6th

12

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Robins Field

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Well-held sixth last time over hurdles but had finished runner-up in three chases before then, albeit well held in two of those; 0-16 under rules and 2lb out of the weights here.

15/2

6th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Robins Field

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Runner-up in three chase runs this year but he's been beaten 22l at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) and Plumpton (2m1f, soft) in last two starts; overall record now stands at 0-16 and he needs to find more back over hurdles; 2lb out of the weights.

14/1

Form: 5067

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Struggled at big prices in his three qualifying runs (2m-2m5f) but it is still very early days for this well-bred 5yo; half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner and it wouldn't be a surprise if he showed a lot more back at this trip on his handicap debut; tongue-tie added.
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7th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

The Big Man

11st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Evan Williams

prominent behind clear leaders, headway 5th, jumped left 2 out, soon weakened

10/1

7th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

The Big Man

11st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Evan Williams

Struggled at big prices in his three qualifying runs (2m-2m5f) but it is still very early days for this well-bred 5yo; half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner and it wouldn't be a surprise if he showed a lot more back at this trip on his handicap debut; tongue-tie added.

10/1

7th

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:30 Exeter

The Big Man

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

always behind

66/1

Form: -94336

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Close up when third in first two handicaps, but only four ran at Southwell (2m, heavy) in February and he was well below that form at Bangor last month; still lightly raced and now drops back in grade but he needs to find more progress.
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8th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Jumbo Veste Verte

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

prominent behind clear leaders, headway 5th, weakened after 3 out

20/1

8th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Jumbo Veste Verte

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Tom Gretton

Close up when third in first two handicaps, but only four ran at Southwell (2m, heavy) in February and he was well below that form at Bangor last month; still lightly raced and now drops back in grade but he needs to find more progress.

20/1

6th

7

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

14:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Jumbo Veste Verte

10st 5lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Tom Gretton

Close up when third in first two handicaps, albeit only four ran at Southwell (2m, heavy) five weeks ago; can probably win a low-grade race at some stage but others in this line-up have more pressing claims.

9/1

Form: 4-68UP

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner in France but he's generally struggled in Britain and has failed to complete in chase handicaps in his last two runs; dropped another 4lb but he needs a transformation back over hurdles.
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9th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Icarat

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

prominent behind clear leaders, weakened after 5th, tailed off

12/1

9th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Icarat

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Bumper winner in France but he's generally struggled in Britain and has failed to complete in chase handicaps in his last two runs; dropped another 4lb but he needs a transformation back over hurdles.

12/1

4

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

16:40 Ludlow

Icarat

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Bumper winner in France; has far-from-solid claims on British form but he's in good hands and unexposed over fences; admittedly well held when unseating rider two out at Ffos Las (2m; 11-2 for chase debut) most recently.

7/1

Form: 0/5-PP

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden who has been pulled up in two staying handicaps since returning from another long absence; out of the weights on this big drop back in trip and can only be watched; cheekpieces added.
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10th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Cards Are Dealt

10st 5lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

always behind, tailed off

40/1

10th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Cards Are Dealt

10st 5lb

J: Isabelle Ryder

T: Gary Brown

Nine-race maiden who has been pulled up in two staying handicaps since returning from another long absence; out of the weights on this big drop back in trip and can only be watched; cheekpieces added.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £14.20
Straight Forecast £13.79
Tricast £38.88
Trifecta £62.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Bullets Hill

The Guardian:

Passing Kate

POSTDATA:

Dundory

Daily Mail:

Passing Kate

D Express:

Passing Kate

Daily Record:

Passing Kate

RP RATINGS:

Bullets Hill

WEST COUNTRY:

Bullets Hill

Telegraph:

Bullets Hill

Daily Mirror:

Bullets Hill

The Star:

Bullets Hill

The Times:

Dundory

The Sun:

Dundory