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16:40 Ffos Las

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Fedwen Tentage Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2723
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 3m 45s
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Fedwen Tentage Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 1 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.30
  • Place: £3.70

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

10,000euros foal; ninth foal; dam bumper winner/maiden hurdler, half-sister to 2m hurdle winner Freddy's Star; may be best watched on debut.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Leading Choice

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Battled well for narrow win at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in February on third hurdle start; last month's Uttoxeter third (2m4f, heavy) was perfectly respectable but his form is below the standard required here.

16/1

3rd

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 207y

Class 3

13:15 Uttoxeter

Leading Choice

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Bumper winner who was placed in two maiden hurdles (C&D second occasion) at the end of 2022 and made light of a long absence when edging out a subsequent winner at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) six weeks ago; could be more to come for a stable among the winners this month.

15/2

1st

3

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:07 Wetherby

Leading Choice

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

This is his first run since November 2022 but this bumper winner (2m, good) ran well to be placed on his first two hurdle starts (2m3f/2m4f, good to soft/good) when last seen and holds strong claims if retaining that ability; unraced on soft/heavy.

4/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

28,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam unraced half-sister to four winners notably useful pair Crescent Island (including a bumper) and Muckle Roe; trainer does well in bumpers (4-16 in such races here; 25%) and the betting should be informative on debut.

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2

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

14:32 Fontwell

Copper Cove

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Soundly beaten on chasing debut last April and has reverted to hurdling this term; opened account with 7l course win last month (2m1f heavy) and bumped into a improver when second of four at Lingfield (2m, heavy) three weeks ago; contender if all goes to plan on this second attempt at chasing.

13/8

2nd

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:32 Lingfield

Copper Cove

12st 0lb

J: Benjamin Macey

T: Jonjo O’Neill

jumped slightly right throughout, led, joined before 3rd

11/8

10/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Showed promise when runner-up in Irish point (3m, good) in April on his second start; it's possible this half-brother to staying chaser The Boola Bee may not come into his own under rules until tackling further, but his trainer has an eyecatching 30% strike-rate (16-54) in bumpers here.

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2nd

5

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

The Boola Boss

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Rebecca Curtis

2-4 over fences, gaining both wins over 2m7f on good ground at Worcester; not yet fully exposed but has been absent since a heavy defeat last summer, and today's trip-and-ground combination may not be his cup of tea.

8/1

5th

5

9th Jul 2023

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

17:50 Market Rasen

The Boola Boss

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Rebecca Curtis

Low-mileage 7yo who scored over fences at Worcester (2m7f, good) last June and, on second run following 345 days off, did so again this June when tongue tied first time; not proven beyond that but the latest win was pretty smooth and he can deal with the 5lb rise given today's opposition.

5/4

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam unplaced bumpers/hurdles, half-sister to 2m Flat/2m-2m6f hurdle winner Bob's Gone (hurdle RPR 118) and bumper/2m-2m6f jumps winner Lahib The Fifth (112); in top hands and a market check is advised on debut, but on breeding he doesn't leap out off the page.

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12th

9

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

15:30 Sedgefield

Callistos King

11st 3lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

held up in rear, headway before 3 out

14/1

0

3

18th Jul 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:35 Southwell

Callistos King

11st 11lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

took keen hold, prominent

5/1

4th

1

15th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Worcester

Callistos King

12st 0lb

J: Bridget Andrews

T: Dan Skelton

Fair and consistent hurdler who posted a solid third in first-time cheekpieces in 3m Stratford handicap 22 days ago; interesting chasing debutant for his top yard.

5/2

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

36,000euros foal, 62,000euros 3yo; second foal; dam placed in Germany, half-sister to talented pair Catch Me and Cash And Go; in good hands, and the betting should be noted, but he may be one for the future.

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3rd

7

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:40 Cheltenham

Scarface

10st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Improving chaser who has won three of his last four and again impressed with his jumping en route to a clearcut success at Plumpton two weeks ago (2m3f, good); could be progressive enough to deal with the 6lb rise but now tackles some tried-and-trusted handicappers at this loftier level; unquestionably needs his best form yet.

8/1

1st

5

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 2

14:25 Plumpton

Scarface

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Progressive chaser with a course win on the board and produced his best form yet with a workmanlike display at Sandown (2m4f, good to soft); no reason why he shouldn't have a major say off 3lb higher.

7/2

1st

3

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 10y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Scarface

10st 13lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Has improved with each of his five runs over fences and won in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) two outings ago; another good run when second to Kotmask there (2m3f, soft) last time; every chance he'll continue to progress and he could be in the mix once more.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won an Irish maiden point (3m, heavy) on debut last November and changed hands for £88,000 the following month; dam won a bumper and he brings potential to this rules debut.

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2

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Ballyhawkish

11st 2lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Beat the smart Git Maker in an Irish maiden point (3m, heavy) and then made £88,000; only sixth in a bumper at Ffos Las 13 months ago (good) but he was beaten under 10l in a race that has produced winners; respected.

10/1

6th

1

16th Oct 2021

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:40 Ffos Las

Ballyhawkish

11st 0lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Won an Irish maiden point (3m, heavy) on debut last November and changed hands for £88,000 the following month; dam won a bumper and he brings potential to this rules debut.

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 4-

Last run: 226 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

5-1, kept on for a promising fourth having looked green on debut at Taunton (2m, soft) in March; open to improvement for top trainer, who won this last year; leading claims.

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2nd

4

28th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

16:40 Ludlow

Kayf Taoi

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Didn't look entirely straightforward when close second on hurdling debut at Hereford (2m5f, good) in January but still ran to a fair level there, and his subsequent Wincanton disappointment in first-time cheekpieces (retained) was blamed on the soft ground; back on a sound surface here and will play a major role if all goes to plan.

5/4

3

2nd Mar 2022

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

13:55 Wincanton

Kayf Taoi

11st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Flopped at Ffos Las (good) in October in his second bumper; co-favourite, much better when second of six in maiden hurdle at Hereford (2m5f, good) when next seen one month ago, which gives him a big each-way chance in this even if improvement is probably needed if he's to win it; wandered badly approaching the final flight last time and cheekpieces are fitted today.

5/2

2nd

2

31st Jan 2022

Good

2m 5f 163y

Class 4

13:30 Hereford

Kayf Taoi

11st 8lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Promising fourth behind a good horse in his first bumper at Taunton (soft) but after leading he was disappointingly left behind on good ground at Ffos Las; may have not given his running there and he should really be a factor in a novice hurdle of this nature.

11/8

Form: 5

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 6lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Godolphin cast-off who was a fair fifth of ten at 17-2 on debut in a mares' bumper at Stratford (2m, good) in August; improvement possible but plenty is needed if she's to take this.

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9th

7

(10)

4th Oct 2022

Soft

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:05 Brighton

Joyful Song

9st 0lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Tony Newcombe

prominent, pressed leader 4f out, switched to near side and led 3f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out

20/1

14th

12

(13)

3rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:00 Kempton (AW)

Joyful Song

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Newcombe

midfield, pushed along halfway, dropped to rear home turn, well behind from 2f out

11/1

3rd

6

(3)

4th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

15:50 Brighton

Joyful Song

9st 1lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Tony Newcombe

led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon hung left, outpaced over 1f out, kept on and went third inside final 110yds

33/1

Form: 4

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Irish maiden point (3m, good to yielding) in May on his second start; also showed ability when 15l fourth of nine on bumper debut at Bangor (2m, good) last month but may need a stiffer test of stamina.

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10th

4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:43 Taunton

Outback Frontiers

11st 5lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

Won run-of-the-mill Chepstow maiden (2m, good) in April 2022, but absent since disappointing handicap run the following June and will probably not be ideally suited by the forecast soft ground.

33/1

8th

2

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Ffos Las

Outback Frontiers

11st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: John O’Shea

prominent, ridden when outpaced before 2 out, soon well held

6/1

2nd

2

14th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 123y

Class 5

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Outback Frontiers

11st 13lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: John O’Shea

Point runner-up who has been generally progressive over hurdles and made it sixth time lucky in this sphere when justifying support in Chepstow maiden (2m, good) last month; hit with 4lb rise for that but he stayed on well to forge clear and is strongly respected back in a 2m3f handicap.

2/1

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Straight Forecast £1455.20
Trifecta £12503.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Kayf Taoi

Telegraph:

Scarface

The Times:

Leading Choice

RP Ratings:

Kayf Taoi

POSTDATA:

Kayf Taoi

WEST COUNTRY:

Kayf Taoi

The Guardian:

Kayf Taoi

Daily Mail:

Kayf Taoi

Daily Express:

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Daily Mirror:

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The Sun:

Kayf Taoi

The Star:

Kayf Taoi

Daily Record:

Kayf Taoi