May 07 / 17.05 Ffos Las

17.05

Good To Soft

AK Bets Best Price Premier League Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4700.09
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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AK Bets Best Price Premier League Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 25345- CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Returned from long absence with emphatic win at Wincanton (1m7f, soft) in October and was second here (2m3f, soft) off mark 5lb higher than today's the following month; suffered dip in form during the winter but a couple of those defeats were on heavy ground, and he steadied the ship with a satisfactory hurdle run a fortnight ago; must be considered.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

30th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Boston Joe

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Came from off the pace to win comfortably over 2m here (good to soft) this month and reportedly lost his action at Bangor; struggles with consistency but has a big run in him.

7/2

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

12/1

  • Place: £7.60

Form: /6520-

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Kept on well for second behind next-time-out winner at Ludlow (2m, soft) in March but has very mixed record since winning British debut in early 2023 and was soundly beaten at Taunton last month; hard to predict.
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2nd

2

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Fire Dancer

12st 1lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders on outer, prominent 4th

12/1

2nd

2

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Fire Dancer

12st 1lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders on outer, prominent 4th

12/1

10th

1

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Fire Dancer

12st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Ex-French 8yo; suffered dip in form after winning on British debut in early 2023, but took big step back in right direction when keeping on well to take second behind next-time-out winner at Ludlow (2m, soft) last month. Remains on a good mark.

3/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: /5934- D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Generally disappointing since winning novice hurdle in early 2022 but, with cheekpieces added, made the frame in two chases towards end of last season (2m1f/2m); has a fighting chance if the headgear continues to aid.
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10th

3

8th Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Worcester

Limetree Boy

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

0-8 over fences and unraced on ground quicker than good to soft but has made the frame four consecutive times in cheekpieces since March; back up in trip with tongue-tie added today; probably won't be far away.

6/1

2nd

3

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Limetree Boy

11st 11lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo & A J O’Neill

in touch with leaders, left in fourth 4th, went second 2 out, kept on but not pace to challenge

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: /6P02-

Last run: 26 days

W: 12st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Made shaky start to chasing career in January but lost out only by a nose when rallying second at Taunton (2m, soft) last month, where an awkward jump at the final fence almost certainly cost him the race; has to take a 4lb rise on the chin but can be dangerous again here if all goes to plan.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Western General

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield

9/2

4th

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Western General

12st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield

9/2

2nd

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 12y

Class 4

15:18 Taunton

Western General

11st 12lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Joe Tizzard

Low-mileage 6yo who won over hurdles a year ago; ultimately well beaten in two 2m3f Exeter chases at start of this year, but was moving into contention before bad jumping error cooked his goose at fourth-last fence on latter occasion; another 4lb lower today and a possible if all goes to plan this time; tongue-tie added.

12/1

Form: 3/6F6- D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Returned from very long absence with fairly encouraging hurdle run in January; fell heavily on chasing debut in March and was just a respectable sixth at Exeter (2m1f, good) last month but has slipped to a tempting mark.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

11th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

15:15 Southwell

Man Of Light

10st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

in touch with leaders, mistake 8th

10/1

Form: 36026-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Regressive and inconsistent 10yo who has not won since 2020; ran game race when second of four at Bangor (2m1f, soft) in March but was not quite in same form last month and is 3lb wrong here.
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1st

7

30th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Warwick

Tribesmans Glory

10st 8lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

2m4f chase winner (soft); below par on his last two starts but not ruled out each-way if back to the form of his second at Bangor in March.

10/1

6th

12

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Tribesmans Glory

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

held up in rear, badly hampered by faller 6th

33/1

Form: 6P311- C

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 6yo who struck form with two front-running hurdle wins last month, the latter in first-time cheekpieces here (2m, good to soft); could still have more to offer and connections are evidently keen to switch him to fences.
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6th

3

6th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 4

15:43 Uttoxeter

Bullets Hill

11st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ella Pickard

Made all to win novice handicaps at Exeter (2m2f, good) and Ffos Las in April (2m, good); pulled up after early error on chase debut at Ffos Las last time; up 14lb (raised 7lb for each win); could go well but may find others better treated.

5/1

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

Form: 1/PF7- D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Now 6lb lower than when ending 2022-23 season with narrow win at Sedgefield (2m5f, soft) but returned from a break with three disappointing efforts this year and needs to respond well to addition of blinkers today.
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Verdict Starting price

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Fulgurix

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

midfield

8/1

5

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Fulgurix

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

midfield

8/1

7th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Fulgurix

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Proved a reliable sort last season when a two-time chase winner but he's failed to complete (pulled up/fell) in his two runs this term; has some questions to answer and he needs to get back on track.

8/1

Form: 123/P- D

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner on good ground in summer 2022; struggled to cope with heavy ground when returning from long absence over hurdles here in March but ought to be much more competitive now back on a less testing surface and with that outing behind him; swaps usual visor for refitted blinkers.
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Verdict Starting price

4th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Shareef Star

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

in touch with leaders, weakened 3 out, jumped left 2 out, tailed off

16/1

4th

1

18th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

18:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Shareef Star

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

Dual chase winner on good ground in summer 2022 (once over C&D); struggled to cope with heavy ground when returning from long absence over hurdles in March then fell heavily in recent Ffos Las chase won by Boston Joe; current ability hard to gauge.

16/1

6

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Shareef Star

11st 9lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Peter & Michael Bowen

in touch with leaders on inner, fell heavily 6th

20/1

Form: 6/808- D

Last run: 187 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Well beaten when making chasing debut in this race a year ago and also looked out of form in two hurdle races in the autumn; returns from another break today; others have considerably less to prove.
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5th

5

18th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

15:15 Stratford

Henry Box Brown

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, no impression before 2 out

10/1

2nd

7

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 213y

Class 4

20:30 Stratford

Henry Box Brown

10st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, left in fourth 3 out, went second run-in, no match for winner

16/1

9

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:05 Ffos Las

Henry Box Brown

10st 9lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

in rear, hampered by faller 6th

25/1

Form: 7/P53-

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
0-11 under all codes but began chasing career with two decent efforts in headgear last month, more recently when third (no match for easy winner) in blinkers at Exeter (2m1f, good); 3lb lower here; enters calculations.
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6

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 43y

Class 5

16:20 Market Rasen

Hooky Street

10st 13lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Placed at Exeter (2m1f, good) in April on his second start over fences but he's struggled in both runs since; now drops back in trip but overall record stands at 0-13 and others are preferred; tongue-tie added.

12/1

6th

4

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Hooky Street

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

led, headed 7th, led again 8th, headed before 3 out, soon weakened

9/1

6th

4

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Hooky Street

11st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Placed in a bumper and also over fences, the latter coming at Exeter (2m1f, good; first-time blinkers) on his penultimate start; weakened quickly when pulled up at Ffos Las (2m, good to soft) latest; return to further could help him be more competitive.

9/1

Non-runners

Texard

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Payout
Exacta £188.60
Straight Forecast £133.27
Tricast £841.07
Trifecta £935.90

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Bullets Hill

SPOTLIGHT:

Western General

TOPSPEED:

Fulgurix

The Sun:

Limetree Boy

RP RATINGS:

Boston Joe

Telegraph:

Bullets Hill

The Guardian:

Bullets Hill

D Express:

Bullets Hill

Daily Mirror:

Bullets Hill

The Star:

Bullets Hill

The Times:

Western General

Daily Mail:

Western General

Daily Record:

Western General

POSTDATA:

Fulgurix