June 08 / 16.35 Ffos Las

16.35

Good

D W Harries Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 7f 177y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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D W Harries Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 13PF-1 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Easy winner at Uttoxeter last October (3m, good to soft) and he returned to his best with a C&D win 17 days ago (cheekpieces back on); 6lb rise not insurmountable if the headgear works a second time.
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2

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Easkey Lad

11st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 5th, dropped to rear 8th

11/4

3rd

7

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Worcester

Easkey Lad

11st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Completed a Ffos Las double (3m, good to firm/good) this summer and latest Newton Abbot effort was in line with those efforts; should have some say despite a tough mark.

9/1

4th

5

31st Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

14:45 Newton Abbot

Easkey Lad

11st 6lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, pushed along after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

11/2

7/1

  • Place: £3.50

Form: 1522-6 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Of interest on his form in the second half of 2022, including a 2m7f win at Worcester; may have needed last month's return from five months off; claims.
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3rd

5

30th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Uttoxeter

Boagrius

11st 5lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Tom George

prominent, led 4 out, headed before 2 out, awkward jump last, soon no extra

14/1

5th

4

18th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Boagrius

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom George

prominent

10/1

2nd

2

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Boagrius

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Tom George

Of interest on his form in the second half of 2022, including a 2m7f win at Worcester; may have needed last month's return from five months off; claims.

7/1

Form: /646-P

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Exposed low-grade maiden; headgear change not enough to tempt.
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12

21st Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:10 Worcester

Baily Gorse

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Linda Blackford

Career record is 0-26 and beaten 50l when tried in a visor at Ffos Las recently; 10lb out of the handicap.

50/1

3rd

9

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Baily Gorse

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Linda Blackford

Exposed low-grade maiden; headgear change not enough to tempt.

33/1

9

17th May 2023

Soft

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:10 Newton Abbot

Baily Gorse

10st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

Tailed off at Exeter five weeks ago on return from ten months off; runner-up at that track in April 2022 but that's his only placing from 11 chasing efforts; 0-24 in career so obvious doubts.

20/1

Form: 41263- D

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Has done the bulk of his recent racing at Huntingdon, winning chases over near 3m and 2m4f last year; didn't run badly on ground slower than ideal in April; contender, for all there may be stronger stayers lurking.
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3

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Thundersockssundae

11st 12lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has done the bulk of his recent racing at Huntingdon, winning chases over near 3m and 2m4f last year; didn't run badly on ground slower than ideal in April; contender, for all there may be stronger stayers lurking.

11/2

3rd

5

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

14:40 Huntingdon

Thundersockssundae

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Fergal O’Brien

Last six runs have been here, winning two of them (this trip/2m7f); not really threatened off this mark the last twice and good ground seems the key to him.

8/1

6th

3

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Thundersockssundae

11st 12lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Off the mark with an easy win over C&D in April and he returned from his summer break to win a three-runner handicap over 2m4f here in October; made mistakes when second seven weeks ago; shouldn't be far away with a clear round.

7/2

Form: 7008-6

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Showed first glimmer of promise when midfield in 2m (soft) novice here in January, on third hurdling start; attracted some support but looked to find 2m an inadequate test on his handicap debut here 17 days ago; markedly up in trip for chase debut; unexposed.
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9

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Coal Fire

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Bowen

Acts on soft ground; consistent form since July includes wins over 2m4f and 3m2f; creditable third over C&D (with cheekpieces applied) most recently; holds solid claims and is likely to go well again.

6/1

3rd

1

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Coal Fire

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Led close home to collect pretty good prize at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in July and looked well suited by step up to 3m2f when doubling tally at Newton Abbot (soft) a fortnight ago; could still have more to offer if aided by first-time cheekpieces; respected.

5/1

1st

3

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

16:15 Newton Abbot

Coal Fire

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

midfield, headway when switched right after 3 out, ridden and led 2 out

11/2

Form: 2566-5 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Won a mares' handicap chase over C&D on her stable debut 12 months ago; low-key return to action over hurdles 12 days ago but back on track with a narrow success at Newton Abbot yesterday (3m2f, good), having to work harder than looked likely when she took up the running; penalty asks more of her if turned out quickly.
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6

24th Oct 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

16:10 Hereford

Cresswell Queen

10st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Debra Hamer

Two chasing wins, the latest at Newton Abbot in June; satisfactory efforts after until ground too soft when tailed off at Uttoxeter last month; conditions more in her favour now but she's more exposed than some.

12/1

5th

2

19th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:10 Uttoxeter

Cresswell Queen

11st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Debra Hamer

took keen hold, held up in rear, some headway before 4 out

7/1

0

2

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Worcester

Cresswell Queen

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Debra Hamer

midfield, bad mistake and unseated 9th

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 6514-1 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at Worcester last September; returned from a seven-month absence to score at Warwick four weeks ago (3m, good), despite a series of jumping errors; he was clinging on close home on that occasion but he made a big move on the run to two out and it may have been those exertions that contributed to the slow-motion finish; up 6lb but needs taking seriously.
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7

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Tom ORoughley

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Sheila Lewis

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear

20/1

0

6

3rd Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:45 Worcester

Tom ORoughley

10st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sheila Lewis

C&D winner last September and went in again at Warwick in May; rather typical of him to lose his form but returning from a two-month break could help as seems to go well when fresh.

14/1

7

5th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:23 Worcester

Tom ORoughley

10st 10lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Sheila Lewis

Not the easiest to predict and both wins have come at further; going well in the lead over 2m7f here two weeks ago but a slow jump four out saw him quickly beaten; perhaps the drop to this trip will work, therefore.

8/1

Form: /1U8P- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Won 3m handicap chase at Uttoxeter last April off 1lb lower mark; two point runs this spring don't suggest she's in the form required to win.
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8

8th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Havana River

10st 5lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Richard Hawker

Won 3m handicap chase at Uttoxeter last April off 1lb lower mark; two point runs this spring don't suggest she's in the form required to win.

20/1

10

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:22 Chepstow

Havana River

10st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Richard Hawker

Chase winner in April but well beaten only subsequent completion; first outing over hurdles for two years and, while she stays well, has more to prove than some on her return from five months off.

20/1

7

27th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:20 Worcester

Havana River

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Richard Hawker

Relatively lightly raced 9yo who has a very patchy record; added to her point win when landing a handicap chase at Uttoxeter (3m, good) in April but she unseated next time before finishing tailed off over C&D in June; has plenty to prove again and she's out of the weights after 138 days off.

20/1

Non-runners

Master Sam Bellamy, Cresswell Queen

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £19.90
Straight Forecast £19.22
Tricast £330.46
Trifecta £265.50

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Thundersockssundae

Daily Mail:

Easkey Lad

SPOTLIGHT:

Tom O'Roughley

Telegraph:

Coal Fire

Daily Mirror:

Cresswell Queen

POSTDATA:

Thundersockssundae

WEST COUNTRY:

Thundersockssundae

D Express:

Thundersockssundae

The Times:

Tom O'Roughley

The Guardian:

Tom O'Roughley

The Sun:

Easkey Lad

The Star:

Easkey Lad

Daily Record:

Easkey Lad