September 10 / 15.42 Ffos Las

15.42

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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Abandoned

Form: 864516 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
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10th

2

(6)

13th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 5

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Eagle Court

10st 0lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Michael Blake

prominent, led after 1f, headed over 4f out, lost ground from 3f out

16/1

11th

7

(1)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:40 Newbury

Eagle Court

9st 5lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Michael Blake

Got up by a short head at Salisbury (1m4f, good to soft) in May and creditable second to Croeso Cymraeg over that same C&D (soft) five weeks ago; this race may be a little too competitive, though.

11/1

2nd

8

(9)

15th Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

20:15 Salisbury

Eagle Court

9st 3lb

J: John Fahy

T: Michael Blake

Got up late to nab a subsequent winner over C&D in the spring; stays further but didn't look to see out 2m on Polytrack off his revised mark last time; has won on good to firm and soft.

9/1

Form: 854171 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Scored over C&D (good to soft) last month and was one of two to pull nicely clear of the others when adding to his tally over 2m here (good) a fortnight ago; still well handicapped on older form; must be considered.
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10th

17

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:43 Kilbeggan

Singing The Blues

11st 13lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: E McNamara

First reserve; 10-time Flat winner but shown nothing in three runs over hurdles; handicap debut.

11th

1

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:25 Killarney

Singing The Blues

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Ten wins from 50 starts on the level; some promise in his hurdle bow at Ballinrobe on debut for this yard but tailed off back at that venue earlier this month; looks up against it.

12/1

10th

4

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:18 Ballinrobe

Singing The Blues

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Ten-time Flat winner for Rod Milman in Britain; tame hurdles debut over C&D last month however and probably best watched for now.

40/1

OUR TIP

Form: 673212

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Well below his best 3yo form this term but gained clear win of much reduced mark at Wolverhampton (1m4f, AW) last month and has since finished second on turf here (1m4f, good); has stamina to prove today but there is hope the refitted cheekpieces might give him a boost.
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3rd

6

(7)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lexington Knight

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Richard Hannon

Very well suited by 1m4f on Tapeta and now 3lb lower than for narrow C&D win in September but has been out of form lately and needs to turn a corner.

25/1

7th

3

(5)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Lexington Knight

10st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Richard Hannon

Successful four times at about 1m4f on Tapeta; return to this trip looks ideal having failed to see out 1m6f last time; has the ability to take a serious hand, provided he's effective back on Polytrack.

12/1

6th

6

(8)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lexington Knight

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Richard Hannon

Won off this mark over 1m4f here in September and isn't discounted, but he hasn't shone on his three runs since; has to get back on track.

25/1

Abandoned

Form: 765473 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Has very mixed record since his AW win at Wolverhampton (1m6f, AW) in December but was placed over that C&D last month and continues to lurk on a good mark; effective on slow turf and can't be ruled out.
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6th

4

(1)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:17 Lingfield (AW)

Winklevi

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Evans

led at steady pace

7/1

5th

3

(3)

1st Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Winklevi

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: David Evans

Multiple winner at up to 2m, including here (1m6f); well beaten at Catterick latest but he has shown enough on several occasions this year to suggest he can be competitive back here from this handy mark.

9/2

5th

4

(4)

8th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:00 Catterick

Winklevi

9st 7lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David Evans

Exposed stayer who often leads and arrives here after respectable shows at Chepstow (good to soft) and on the AW; has never been lower in the weights.

7/1

Abandoned

Form: 1408-2

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

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3rd

5

(11)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Zillion

9st 11lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Sue Gardner

Scored at Chepstow (2m; beat Tin Fandango) and here (1m5f, both on good to soft) in the summer and he's held his form with runner-up efforts over 1m6f in last two starts; on same mark as for his clear second at Haydock last time and he's respected back up in trip.

7/1

2nd

7

(7)

29th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:50 Haydock

Zillion

8st 8lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Sue Gardner

held up in rear, good headway over 3f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, soon faced challenge, headed inside final furlong, weakened inside final 110yds

9/2

2nd

10

(1)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Bath

Zillion

8st 13lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Sue Gardner

Has won on good but his other three wins have come with some give underfoot, the latest here over 1m5f; still respected in current vein of form.

8/1

Abandoned

Form: 30/537

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 63

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3rd

2

(7)

31st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Bath

Humaniste

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

Four point wins between November and June; dropped a long way in the weights on the Flat since last summer but was well held over C&D back with former trainer in July and even more so 12 days ago.

25/1

10th

5

(6)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:40 Bath

Humaniste

9st 7lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

Has won four points since November but he couldn't make an impact back on the Flat here (1m6f, good) last month and was almost 5l behind Beggarman; that took his Flat record to 1-14 and has work to do to turn the tables with his old rival.

14/1

6th

1

(7)

26th Jul 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Bath

Humaniste

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

walked to post

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 413235

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

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9th

5

14th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Alkhattaaf

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

midfield, headway 5th, soon cajoled along, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out

6/1

6th

3

29th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 5

15:50 Huntingdon

Alkhattaaf

11st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

midfield, pushed along after 5th

3/1

1st

8

(6)

29th Apr 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Alkhattaaf

9st 5lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Chris Down

prominent

7/1

Form: 0/2128 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 52

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10th

9

(10)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 11y

Class 6

19:10 Bath

Harry The Norseman

8st 12lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Charlie Longsdon

First past the post by 18l in a chase in May, only to be disqualified for taking the wrong course, but both subsequent runs over jumps were very disappointing and it's hard to know what to expect from him on today's Flat return; best form has been on good or slower ground.

20/1

10th

10

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Harry The Norseman

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

First past the post by 18l in Uttoxeter chase in May (2m5f, good), only to be disqualified for taking the wrong course; effectively 2lb lower for return to hurdling but needs to put last month's very disappointing performance behind him (jumped poorly) and is not an easy one to predict.

5/1

Abandoned

Form: 4-2974

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 50

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10th

16

(4)

21st Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Newbury

With Pleasure

8st 7lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: John Flint

dwelt start, in touch with leaders, ridden over 4f out, lost position 3f out, edged right over 2f out, soon weakened

20/1

7th

11

(11)

12th Oct 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

With Pleasure

8st 12lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: John Flint

slowly away, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, made no impression

16/1

3rd

15

(11)

25th Sep 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:50 Ffos Las

With Pleasure

8st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: John Flint

slowly away, towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, disputing second but hung left final furlong, stayed on but no match for winner, finished dead-heat 2nd, placed 3rd - caused interference

14/1

Abandoned

Form: 663324

Last run: 38 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

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3rd

3

(2)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:17 Lingfield (AW)

Easy Equation

9st 8lb

J: Mikkel Mortensen

T: Charlie Fellowes

raced in second

4/1

2nd

10

(11)

21st Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:38 Southwell (AW)

Easy Equation

9st 6lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charlie Fellowes

prominent

7/2

3rd

3

(7)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Easy Equation

9st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: J S Moore

Ran moderately last time at Bath but that was on good to soft and best form has come on either the AW or sound surfaces; rarely wins (3-35) but has a big run in him.

12/1

Abandoned

Form: 456625

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

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7th

14

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Uther Pendragon

9st 2lb

T: J S Moore

C&D winner; went close over C&D last December and when back here over 1m4f last month, off slightly higher marks; not as good in his last three starts but it's dangerous to write him off.

10/1

6th

8

(2)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Uther Pendragon

9st 4lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: J S Moore

Bled from the nose two starts ago but on a reliable run otherwise this winter and has won once and finished second three times in six outings at 1m3f-1m4f on this track; solid chance.

7/2

3rd

6

(6)

31st Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Uther Pendragon

9st 4lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: J S Moore

Twice a close second at Southwell this winter and it's best to forgive his flop at Chelmsford last time (bled from nose); suited by this distance and respected on ratings.

5/2

Abandoned

Form: 76-886

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

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6th

5

17th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

17:00 Huntingdon

Appreciate

11st 7lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

towards rear, outpaced and lost touch after 3 out, tailed off

7/2

4th

4

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Worcester

Appreciate

11st 4lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

6-17 over hurdles, the latest win gained at Cartmel (2m1f, good) in May; very respectable fifth off today's career-high mark in competitive race at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in July; probably won't be far away.

7/1

5th

3

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

14:05 Market Rasen

Appreciate

11st 13lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Milton Harris

Has very good 6-16 strike-rate over hurdles, the latest win gained at Cartmel (2m1f, good) in May; current mark probably requires a career-best effort but he could plausibly have untapped potential over this trip.

9/1

Abandoned

Form: 744030

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

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5th

7

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 4

13:55 Carlisle

Gavin

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

held up in last

12/1

6th

6

12th Oct 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Worcester

Gavin

11st 7lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

No match for the thriving Max Of Stars at Stratford latest (2m, good), picking off a few late on but beaten 14l; down 1lb but could be he needs further charity more than he does this first attempt at 2m4f.

9/1

Abandoned

Form: 697670

Last run: 39 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

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5

11th Oct 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 163y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Rakish Paddy

11st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

led, headed 8th, soon ridden, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out

25/1

14th

12

(10)

2nd Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:50 Kempton (AW)

Rakish Paddy

9st 1lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Nikki Evans

prominent, ridden and lost position 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off

50/1

Verdict

A valuable series final that, like the rest of today’s card, has been transferred from Bath. It’s easy to build a strong case for Singing The Blues, who won twice here last month and is still well handicapped on older form, but EAGLE COURT (nap) got his career back on track with a good AW win two starts ago and may perform even better now back on soft turf. Lexington Knight can also feature, while Appreciate is of interest if judged on this season’s very productive spell over hurdles.[Chris Wilson]