Bowen’s Tuesday Trio – Jockey Bids To Continue Fine Ffos Las Strike Rate
Sean Bowen bids for further course success on Tuesday
Jockey Sean Bowen bids to maintain his excellent record at the Welsh venue with three rides across the seven-race card on Tuesday, a track in which he is operating at a 37% strike rate (+15.88 to level stakes) this past season. Here at Racing Tips, we assess the trio’s chances below.
Dr Des (1:50 Get Well Soon Ricky Leeson Handicap Hurdle)
The jockey’s first ride on the Ffos Las card comes courtesy of DR DES who will look to build upon a recent return to form after finishing a close second at Uttoxeter at the end of December.
The fitting of a first-time tongue-tie and visor seemingly worked the oracle for the vastly experienced veteran as Peter Bowen’s charge ran his most encouraging race for some time having previously been well held in four previous outings for connections.
Dr Des remains very well treated on past form and if the headgear combination has the desired effect once more, the eleven-year-old will be a serious player having been nudged up 2lb in the weights after that encouraging last time out display.
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No Quarter Asked (3:20 Cazoo Handicap Chase)
Former course winner NO QUARTER ASKED will hope the addition of first-time blinkers will bring about the necessary spark to see him return to winning form having finished a well-beaten sixth over 2miles on heavy ground last time out at this venue.
Despite finishing 19l behind the eventual winner Pride Of Lecale on that occasion, the seven-year-old certainly didn’t have his optimum conditions, with the drop to the minimum distance and unsuitable testing conditions not to his liking.
The big question mark surrounding No Quarter Asked will be the marked step up in distance as he has yet to race over further than 2m4f in his career so far. However, his breeding offers optimism that he will stay this far and it wouldn’t be the biggest of shocks to see him involved in the finish.
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Get An Oscar (3:50 Dunraven Group Mares’ Handicap Hurdle)
Connections will be hopeful that GET AN OSCAR can make some sort of impact in this contest now lining up off a career-low mark of 85 after finishing third over an extended 2m5f last time out.
Peter Bowen’s mare has found winning difficult but arguably put in her best performance for quite some time when last seen after previously suffering double-digit defeats in her three outings late last year.
The eight-year-old is certainly not one for maximum faith but she has impressive course figures of 3-2-3 when lining up over the smaller obstacles and if handling the drop back to 2m4f, Get An Oscar could well outrun her odds and provide jockey Sean Bowen with yet another Ffos Las victory this campaign.