May 07 / 14.25 Ffos Las

14.25

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £4193.42
  • 2m 5f 192y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 02841-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Had somewhat mixed record over hurdles last season but got back on track and was far too good for Idefix De Ciergues when winning Chepstow maiden (2m7f, soft) last month; if all goes to plan again, he's a big player.
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1st

2

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Magical Escape

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Had somewhat mixed record over hurdles last season but got back on track and was far too good for Idefix De Ciergues when winning Chepstow maiden (2m7f, soft) last month; if all goes to plan again, he's a big player.

3/1

1st

2

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Magical Escape

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Had somewhat mixed record over hurdles last season but got back on track and was far too good for Idefix De Ciergues when winning Chepstow maiden (2m7f, soft) last month; if all goes to plan again, he's a big player.

3/1

1st

5

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Magical Escape

11st 8lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Displayed big jolt of improvement when runner-up in first-time cheekpieces here (2m3f, heavy) in December, his second hurdling start; that's the best form on offer here but his two subsequent runs were underwhelming (2m5f/2m3f); tries a new trip today.

9/4

OUR TIP

3/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2132- C

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Made all to win readily by 8l here (2m4f, heavy) in March, his second hurdling start, and was not discredited when making the frame behind useful opposition on consecutive 2m starts here last month; should be fine over today's trip and ought to make his presence felt again.
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2nd

3

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Patriotik

11st 10lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Made all to win readily by 8l here (2m4f, heavy) in March, his second hurdling start, and was not discredited when making the frame behind useful opposition on consecutive 2m starts here last month; should be fine over today's trip and ought to make his presence felt again.

3/1

2nd

3

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Patriotik

11st 10lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Made all to win readily by 8l here (2m4f, heavy) in March, his second hurdling start, and was not discredited when making the frame behind useful opposition on consecutive 2m starts here last month; should be fine over today's trip and ought to make his presence felt again.

3/1

2nd

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:42 Ffos Las

Patriotik

11st 11lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Irish point winner who made it second-time lucky over hurdles with his dominant display here (2m4f, heavy) last month; held in 5l third under a penalty over C&D last Tuesday but that was behind a useful rival and he didn't take a backward step; respected.

7/2

50/1

  • Place: £20.90

Form: 3/P5P-

Last run: 83 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Placed on Irish point debut in 2022 and in soft-ground Warwick bumper on rules debut 14 months ago but showed promise on only one of three hurdling starts last season and has a lot to find here.
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3rd

14

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Ultra Beat

11st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Henry Daly

Placed on Irish point debut in 2022 and in soft-ground Warwick bumper on rules debut 14 months ago but showed promise on only one of three hurdling starts last season and has a lot to find here.

50/1

3rd

14

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Ultra Beat

11st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Henry Daly

Placed on Irish point debut in 2022 and in soft-ground Warwick bumper on rules debut 14 months ago but showed promise on only one of three hurdling starts last season and has a lot to find here.

50/1

8

14th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 119y

Class 4

14:30 Hereford

Ultra Beat

11st 4lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Henry Daly

in touch with leaders, mistake and lost ground 6th, dropped to rear and lost touch 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 10th

20/1

Form: 36222- BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Placed on five of his six hurdling starts; beaten 8-11 favourite on last two outings, more recently when over 9l adrift of Magical Escape at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last month, but is 7lb better off with that rival here and probably won't be far away.
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4th

7

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Idefix De Ciergues

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Placed on five of his six hurdling starts; beaten 8-11 favourite on last two outings, more recently when over 9l adrift of Magical Escape at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last month, but is 7lb better off with that rival here and probably won't be far away.

6/1

4th

7

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Idefix De Ciergues

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Placed on five of his six hurdling starts; beaten 8-11 favourite on last two outings, more recently when over 9l adrift of Magical Escape at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) last month, but is 7lb better off with that rival here and probably won't be far away.

6/1

2nd

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:35 Chepstow

Idefix De Ciergues

11st 8lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Had to settle for second when odds-on for 2m3f maiden here (heavy; no headgear) in February, but lost out only by a short head in 15-runner Wincanton handicap (2m4f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) two starts ago; worth another crack at a staying trip and has the cheekpieces refitted today; big player.

5/2

100/1

Form: 56-

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won three consecutive points in February-April 2023 but was well beaten in two maiden hurdles (2m4f/1m7f) last season and faces another tough assignment here.
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6th

4

11th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

18:05 Southwell

Gouazec

11st 8lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: David Rees

towards rear

20/1

5th

6

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Gouazec

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: David Rees

Won three consecutive points in February-April 2023 but was well beaten in two maiden hurdles (2m4f/1m7f) last season and faces another tough assignment here.

100/1

5th

6

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Gouazec

11st 3lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: David Rees

Won three consecutive points in February-April 2023 but was well beaten in two maiden hurdles (2m4f/1m7f) last season and faces another tough assignment here.

100/1

Form: 4-

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in what has turned out to be a very good Irish point on debut in November 2022; made slightly underwhelming rules debut when well-held fourth at Ascot (2m3f, good) in March but has very obvious scope to build on that performance, and today's longer trip ought to suit.
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6th

10

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Old Time Chaser

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Placed in what has turned out to be a very good Irish point on debut in November 2022; made slightly underwhelming rules debut when well-held fourth at Ascot (2m3f, good) in March but has very obvious scope to build on that performance, and today's longer trip ought to suit.

11/4

6th

10

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Old Time Chaser

11st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Placed in what has turned out to be a very good Irish point on debut in November 2022; made slightly underwhelming rules debut when well-held fourth at Ascot (2m3f, good) in March but has very obvious scope to build on that performance, and today's longer trip ought to suit.

11/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bought for £60,000 soon after winning Irish point debut in February 2022 (yielding to soft); that form has not turned out to be anything out of the ordinary and this rules debut has been a long time coming; nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how he fares.
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7th

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Global Focus

11st 3lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Bought for £60,000 soon after winning Irish point debut in February 2022 (yielding to soft); that form has not turned out to be anything out of the ordinary and this rules debut has been a long time coming; nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how he fares.

12/1

Form: P7-

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won low-grade AW handicap in January (1m5f; RPR 63) but was well beaten at triple-digit odds on both hurdling attempts, latterly in 2m3f Fontwell maiden last month; cheekpieces refitted today.
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5th

8

12th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 29y

Class 5

17:18 Fontwell

Sullivan Bay

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henrietta C Knight

Won low-grade AW handicap in January (1m5f) but well beaten at triple-digit odds on all four starts over hurdles; makes handicap hurdle debut having been given wind surgery but makes limited appeal.

16/1

7

13th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Sullivan Bay

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henrietta C Knight

Won low-grade AW handicap in January (1m5f) but well beaten at triple-digit odds on all three hurdling starts, the latest at Ffos Las (2m6f, good to soft) on Tuesday.

66/1

7

13th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Sullivan Bay

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henrietta C Knight

Won low-grade AW handicap in January (1m5f) but well beaten at triple-digit odds on all three hurdling starts, the latest at Ffos Las (2m6f, good to soft) on Tuesday.

66/1

66/1

Form: 6/66-

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
With a good stable but displayed only minor promise when sixth on both hurdling starts last season (2m3f/2m7f) and will probably be of greater interesting when qualified for handicaps.
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11th

13

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Top Kap

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

With a good stable but displayed only minor promise when sixth on both hurdling starts last season (2m3f/2m7f) and will probably be of greater interesting when qualified for handicaps.

66/1

11th

13

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Top Kap

11st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

With a good stable but displayed only minor promise when sixth on both hurdling starts last season (2m3f/2m7f) and will probably be of greater interesting when qualified for handicaps.

66/1

6th

8

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Top Kap

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Alan King

took keen hold, midfield, no impression from 3 out

50/1

Form: 9/

Last run: 1177 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in Irish maiden hurdle on debut in 2021 and just 1-10 in points since; recently joined an up-and-coming stable but can only be watched here.
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8th

4

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Politicianspromise

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

led, headed but prominent 5th, good jump and led again 7th, headed after 4 out, weakened after 3 out

7/1

6th

9

30th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Warwick

Politicianspromise

11st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Exposed pointer, winner of a maiden in April 2023 (3m, good to soft); hasn't built on that and was well beaten at Ffos Las back over hurdles on stable debut last time (2m6f, good to soft); best watched for now.

66/1

Form: /3631-

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Delivered on earlier promise when winning Market Rasen maiden (2m4f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; the bare form isn't anything to go wild about but he's open to further progress and features prominently in calculations here.
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1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Carrigmoorna Rowan

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Harry Fry

Delivered on earlier promise when winning Market Rasen maiden (2m4f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; the bare form isn't anything to go wild about but he's open to further progress and features prominently in calculations here.

6/1

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Carrigmoorna Rowan

11st 10lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Harry Fry

Delivered on earlier promise when winning Market Rasen maiden (2m4f, good to soft; first-time tongue-tie) last month; the bare form isn't anything to go wild about but he's open to further progress and features prominently in calculations here.

6/1

1st

2

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:57 Market Rasen

Carrigmoorna Rowan

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

prominent, not fluent 3 out, soon lost position

2/1

Form: 2-

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Joined Rebecca Curtis after promising Irish point second in January 2023; well held when second in a match race on rules debut at Chepstow (2m5f, heavy) in February, though, and significant improvement is needed here.
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2nd

2

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

14:03 Exeter

Milan Ac

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Rebecca Curtis

Runner-up in Irish maiden point (3m, soft to heavy) last January and changed hands for £60,000 later that month; absent since but brings potential to this rules debut and he's one to be interested in.

4/1

Form: 44-

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
From a good jumping family and bettered low-key rules debut when respectable fourth of eight in Exeter maiden (2m5f, soft) in March; needs to take another big step forward to land a significant blow here, though.
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4th

13

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

13:30 Doncaster

Mythe Bridge

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Henry Daly

Eighth foal; brother to bumper/2m4f hurdle winner Bells On Sunday, closely related to useful bumper/2m hurdle winner Top Bandit, half-brother to winners Spirit Of Shankly (useful bumper and 2m-3m jumps) and Lagonda (2m7f hurdle); dam 2m1f hurdle winner; his three runs in British points don't read nearly so well; gelded since.

33/1

Form: PF0-

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Made very inauspicious start to hurdling career last season (three runs) and can't be recommended here.
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15

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Countess Vicky

10st 10lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Made very inauspicious start to hurdling career last season (three runs) and can't be recommended here.

100/1

15

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Countess Vicky

10st 10lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Made very inauspicious start to hurdling career last season (three runs) and can't be recommended here.

100/1

10th

11

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:40 Hereford

Countess Vicky

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Phillip Dando

Pulled up at 125-1 at Chepstow on debut and was 250-1 when falling at the fourth flight at Taunton a fortnight ago; hard to fancy.

200/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £25.40
Straight Forecast £22.80
Trifecta £1445.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Patriotik

LAMBOURN:

Old Time Chaser

WEST COUNTRY:

Carrigmoorna Rowan

POSTDATA:

Magical Escape

RP RATINGS:

Idefix De Ciergues

TOPSPEED:

Patriotik

The Times:

Patriotik

Telegraph:

Patriotik

The Guardian:

Patriotik

Daily Mail:

Patriotik

Daily Mirror:

Patriotik

The Sun:

Patriotik

Daily Record:

Patriotik

D Express:

Old Time Chaser

The Star:

Carrigmoorna Rowan