February 09 / 15.08 Ffos Las

15.08

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £7393.4
  • 2m 7f 177y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.70
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1474-P D

Last run: 277 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner in 2021; not seen since running poorly on final start for Jennifer Mason last May and would appeal more on good or faster ground but starts off for Ben Pauling on a tempting mark.
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4

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell

Wick Green

12st 6lb

J: Mr Peter Mason

T: Ben Pauling

ran without front shoe, towards rear, cajoled along after 5th, dropped to last and struggling 6th, pulled up quickly before 7th

8/1

4th

3

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:15 Wincanton

Wick Green

12st 6lb

J: Mr Peter Mason

T: Ben Pauling

Two competitive runs in 3m1f handicap chases before running well from out of the weights in last month's cross-country race at Cheltenham; evidently on good terms with himself and should be a factor.

7/2

100/30

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 125/22 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Nothing like the force of old but returned from long absence with two close seconds over C&D for new stable this season (soft/heavy), and on both occasions there was a big gap back to the third; will be fine on today's forecast quicker ground; leading contender.
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3rd

2

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Dentley De Mee

11st 13lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Absent since below-par run at Chepstow just over a year ago but was second three times over C&D last season, including short-head defeat on heavy ground; can go well fresh and resumes on good mark; must be considered.

3/1

7th

4

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Dentley De Mee

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Only 1-22 over fences but is threatening to regain the winning thread having posted form figures of 222 (all over 3m at Ffos Las) for new yard since returning from lengthy absence; shortlisted.

3/1

2nd

3

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:08 Ffos Las

Dentley De Mee

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Nothing like the force of old but returned from long absence with two close seconds over C&D for new stable this season (soft/heavy), and on both occasions there was a big gap back to the third; will be fine on today's forecast quicker ground; leading contender.

100/30

16/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: P8-25P D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Returned from long absence with encouraging hurdle run here in November but this regressive veteran was pulled up over C&D (albeit on heavy ground) when returned to chasing last month and it's hard to tell whether he'll be in the right mood today; swaps cheekpieces for refitted visor; tongue-tie on for first time.
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3

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 5

15:00 Fakenham

Holdbacktheriver

11st 7lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Surprisingly not tried again over long trips since staying 3m7f fine in late 2020; longer still since his last win but on a fine mark resultantly, and he's scored in debuted headgear before (blinkers added).

5/1

3rd

8

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:08 Ffos Las

Holdbacktheriver

10st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Returned from long absence with encouraging hurdle run here in November but this regressive veteran was pulled up over C&D (albeit on heavy ground) when returned to chasing last month and it's hard to tell whether he'll be in the right mood today; swaps cheekpieces for refitted visor; tongue-tie on for first time.

16/1

8

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Holdbacktheriver

10st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

First start for 17 months when second of six over C&D (soft) in November; failed to back that up 12 days later; those runs were over hurdles but he had plenty of chase experience in previous seasons and he's thrown in if judged on the best of those efforts in 2019 and 2020; some headgear returns and he ran well (won) in some in only the first of four attempts.

10/1

11/4

Form: 2-1241 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Opened account on seasonal debut at Fakenham (3m, good) in October and took form to new level when winning pretty comfortably over C&D (soft) last month; commands respect.
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8

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:05 Chepstow

Bobmahley

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Tim Vaughan

Both wins in Class 5, including an easy success at Ffos Las (3m, soft) in January; looks potentially better than that grade but was only fourth (below par) when favourite for a Class 4 there last month.

7/1

4th

2

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:08 Ffos Las

Bobmahley

11st 12lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Opened account on seasonal debut at Fakenham (3m, good) in October and took form to new level when winning pretty comfortably over C&D (soft) last month; commands respect.

11/4

1st

4

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Bobmahley

11st 11lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Only a modest fourth on heavy ground at Uttoxeter last time but otherwise in great form this term, opening his account at Fakenham (3m, good) then solid second at Lingfield (2m7f, soft); could well bounce back.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2P1-PP

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner in France last season (2m5f/2m4f, very soft) but pulled up on first two British starts; not written off just yet but stable has much more obvious chance with Dentley De Mee here.
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5th

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Haut Folin

11st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Justified favouritism at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in November for sole British success; has failed to progress since and pulled up the last twice but is back down the weights; revival possible off current mark.

14/1

5th

6

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Haut Folin

11st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Venetia Williams

Justified favouritism at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in November for sole British success; has failed to progress since and pulled up the last twice but is back down the weights; revival possible off current mark.

14/1

1

25th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

16:20 Exeter

Haut Folin

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Pulled up at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) recently and hard to be confident on the back of that; however, he's been in pretty good form otherwise this season, winning at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in November, and could bounce back.

10/1

Form: 3-P614

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Bounced back to form to make winning chase debut at Catterick (3m1f, soft) in December; still has low mileage but managed only fourth in recent C&D event won by Bobmahley, having hit a flat spot and become outpaced towards end of back straight on final circuit.
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1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Pilot Show

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Warren Greatrex

Versatile ground-wise; form dipped sharply the last twice, following a string of consistent efforts; clear second off this mark over C&D in November and has possibilities granted a rebound.

7/1

2nd

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Pilot Show

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Warren Greatrex

Versatile ground-wise; form dipped sharply the last twice, following a string of consistent efforts; clear second off this mark over C&D in November and has possibilities granted a rebound.

7/1

8

14th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Pilot Show

11st 1lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Warren Greatrex

3m1f winner on soft ground last winter on chase debut; runner-up on first three runs this season before a poor show at Warwick latest; player if bouncing back from that.

6/1

Form: 7436-1

Last run: 88 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Very lightly raced 8yo who beat three rivals to make winning seasonal/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; the bare form isn't anything to get excited about but he's only 2lb higher here and still has potential.
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2

28th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Uttoxeter

Ballaquane

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Sherwood

Lightly raced 8yo who beat three rivals to make winning chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; only 2lb higher here but reappeared with lacklustre effort in February and it's hard to know what to expect from him after another break; cheekpieces refitted.

7/2

7

27th Apr 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

19:35 Taunton

Ballaquane

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

Very lightly raced 8yo; made a winning seasonal/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November but that was in a small-field event and he was pulled up at Ffos Las next time; blinkers are now tried and he comes with risks attached after another break.

20/1

5

9th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:08 Ffos Las

Ballaquane

11st 10lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Oliver Sherwood

Very lightly raced 8yo who beat three rivals to make winning seasonal/chase debut at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft) in November; the bare form isn't anything to get excited about but he's only 2lb higher here and still has potential.

9/2

Form: 5P-255

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
No match for winner when second here (2m3f, good to soft) on seasonal/chase debut in October and safely held on both subsequent outings (2m7f/2m3f); still unexposed over fences and over this sort of trip but needs to up his game.
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0

3

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Investment Manager

11st 12lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

in rear throughout, jumped left 2nd, reminder with one circuit to go, ridden and weakened after 14th, tailed off when pulled up 15th

9/2

2nd

1

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:55 Newton Abbot

Investment Manager

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

led at steady pace, joined 8th, headed 10th, led again 14th, good jump and going best 3 out, reduced lead before last, faced challenge run-in, no extra when headed inside final 110yds

5/2

2nd

5

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:45 Newton Abbot

Investment Manager

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

prominent, outpaced 16th, rallied after 3 out, challenging 2 out, kept on run-in

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £23.00
Straight Forecast £22.42
Tricast £416.85
Trifecta £284.80

Selections

The Times:

Bobmahley

SPOTLIGHT:

Dentley De Mee

TOPSPEED:

Investment Manager

The Guardian:

Haut Folin

The Star:

Ballaquane

WEST COUNTRY:

Investment Manager

Daily Mail:

Investment Manager

Telegraph:

Bobmahley

Daily Mirror:

Bobmahley

The Sun:

Bobmahley

Daily Record:

Bobmahley

RP Ratings:

Dentley De Mee

POSTDATA:

Dentley De Mee

D Express:

Dentley De Mee