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15:25 Ffos Las

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Cazoo Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6535.2
  • 2m 7f 177y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 6m 41s
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Cazoo Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 321841 CD

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Winning chasing debut when beating 16 rivals over C&D in November; up 7lb and that form has taken some knocks but no doubting that this 6yo has the potential to do better; high on the shortlist.

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3

10th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

15:03 Fontwell

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; would appeal more on slower ground but remains well handicapped on older form; pulled up in early stages at Southwell on Thursday after saddle slipped.

9/4

0

2

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Fairlawn Flyer

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) 12 days ago; still very well handicapped on some of last year's form but would appeal more on slower ground.

11/4

1st

2

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders

3/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 3112-F

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Found his level over hurdles at the start of last year with two wins in heavy ground; ran well for a long way until falling on chasing debut a month ago and can be strongly considered if none the worse for that.

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3rd

5

4th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell

Alkopop

11st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

soon raced in second

10/1

5th

2

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Alkopop

12st 0lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Won over fences off today's mark last season and has been placed over hurdles this term but has completed only three of his seven chases, and looked out of sorts when pulled up at Uttoxeter this month; risky.

16/1

2

1st Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Alkopop

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Below par back over hurdles two weeks ago; chase winner last term but has has failed to complete in three of his six attempts in this sphere; not exactly certain to get round.

10/1

100/1

  • Place: £15.10

Form: 9P0-77

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Early days but has shown little in five starts, including on chasing debut two outings ago; massively out of the handicap as well.

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12

24th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:50 Hereford

Son Of Oz

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Adrian Wintle

Out of form this season and 4lb wrong for today's stable debut but is effectively 19lb lower than when placed at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in early 2022; swaps visor for refitted blinkers; worth a glance in the betting.

14/1

7th

14

4th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:00 Hereford

Son Of Oz

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Maiden; good third at Ffos Las a year ago but has been pulled up in all four starts since; 5lb out of the handicap.

40/1

6

2nd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

13:35 Sedgefield

Son Of Oz

10st 5lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Robert Stephens

Has been pulled up on his last three outings, struggling a long way out in 3m Ffos Las handicap on his recent return; visor replaces usual blinkers now but he's still hard to warm to.

20/1

Form: -87042 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 9lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Veteran who ran well when second over slightly further here last month; plenty of substance to that form (winner rapidly improving, third won since and Robin Of Sherwood well adrift) so she may be able to end a winless spell that stretches back to November 2019.

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7

20th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:30 Chepstow

Petite Power

11st 1lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Teenager who has tumbled down the weights since rejoining Fergal O'Brien; enough evidence he retains the ability to go well at this level but he did underperform over 3m2f here last month; each-way claims judged on previous efforts.

14/1

14

4th Feb 2022

Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

15:30 Chepstow

Petite Power

10st 11lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Fergal O’Brien

Teenager whose current mark reflects that he's not the force of old; best recent effort when second at Ffos Las on penultimate start; losing spell goes back to 2019 and others are more appealing.

14/1

4th

6

5th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Petite Power

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Fergal O’Brien

Veteran who ran well when second over slightly further here last month; plenty of substance to that form (winner rapidly improving, third won since and Robin Of Sherwood well adrift) so she may be able to end a winless spell that stretches back to November 2019.

8/1

Form: 14P-53 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Not in peak form in two starts this season but now 6lb lower than when successful at Bangor a year ago; revels in deep ground and will be a danger to all if finding his best.

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1

18th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

14:35 Fontwell

Echo Watt

12st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

led but pestered, not fluent 7th, headed but pressed leader after 10th, soon pushed along and lost position, weakened after 11th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

9/2

3rd

6

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

3m 3f 149y

Class 4

14:50 Fontwell

Echo Watt

11st 0lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Richard Hobson

Stays 3m5f; three of four wins were on heavy, the other on soft; latest was in January 2021 and although runner-up in two of his three completions this term, he needs to bounce back from a modest show just before Christmas.

10/1

Form: 84F-34

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Still has a bit to learn about jumping fences but led for a long way when third over C&D in October; outclassed at Aintree since but this offers much more realistic chances of a first chasing success.

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3rd

3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 110y

Class 4

14:32 Lingfield

Eleanor Bob

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

jumped right throughout, led, headed then dropped to last before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

13/2

4th

2

2nd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 3

15:05 Catterick

Eleanor Bob

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

jumped right on occasions, led, joined after 4 out, not fluent and headed 3 out, soon weakened

2/1

Form: -P2554 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner but may prefer less testing conditions; long way behind Petite Power on last month's return from a break and will have to build on that considerably; cheekpieces return.

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4th

10

24th Mar 2022

Good

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:31 Chepstow

Robin Of Sherwood

10st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: David Rees

Defied a 4lb higher mark at Warwick (3m5f) last April, albeit in lower grade; far from consistent since and didn't achieve much in his three runs during the winter; others preferred.

20/1

14

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Robin Of Sherwood

10st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: David Rees

Dual C&D winner and heavy ground wouldn't have been ideal on his recent visits; likes goodish ground but handles soft and there's nothing wrong with his mark.

16/1

7th

8

5th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Robin Of Sherwood

10st 13lb

J: Ben Jones

T: David Rees

Dual C&D winner but may prefer less testing conditions; long way behind Petite Power on last month's return from a break and will have to build on that considerably; cheekpieces return.

20/1

Form: /2F1/3 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won a Newbury handicap hurdle in February 2020 (soft) but then absent until last month; showed enough when third at Hereford to suggest the ability's still there but no easy task off top weight on chasing debut.

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1st

6

25th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 5

14:45 Catterick

Roccowithlove

11st 7lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Joanne Foster

led but pestered, headed but prominent 6th, pressed leader after 4 out, led 3 out

11/2

1st

2

12th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 5

13:40 Catterick

Roccowithlove

11st 9lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Joanne Foster

Big step back in right direction when fourth of 13 at Wetherby (3m, good to soft) on Boxing Day in a first-time tongue-tie on his second stable start; something to find with runner-up Beat The Edge but he could be suited by the stiffer test of stamina on today's deeper ground; one to consider.

8/1

4th

8

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 45y

Class 5

12:27 Wetherby

Roccowithlove

11st 2lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Joanne Foster

Fair third over hurdles last December after a very long absence but he's failed to complete since on his first four chase starts (stable debut last time); a first-time tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.

66/1

Form: 363-6

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Has only raced five times and was prominent in the market for last month's chasing debut (after wind surgery); disappointing effort then and cheekpieces now tried; capable of much better but now has to prove it.

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6

21st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Red Lion Lad

11st 9lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Winning pointer but 0-8 under rules and not his first disappointing run over fences when returned to this discipline over 2m7f here a month ago; although the handicapper is giving him a chance, there are reservations currently.

12/1

6th

4

24th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

12:55 Lingfield

Red Lion Lad

11st 13lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

Made shaky start to chasing career last winter (two attempts); reverted to hurdling with staying-on third at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) in January (wore cheekpieces) but absent since heavy defeat in first-time blinkers (retained) the following month; had wind op during the summer and now begins second spell over fences; not an easy one to weigh up.

10/1

Form: 1PP-77 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent but has won four times here and acts on heavy; behind Fairlawn Flyer two starts ago and tailed off over hurdles latest; not impossible that he could bounce back but 6lb out of the handicap.

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9

5th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Steel Native

10st 0lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Rees

Inconsistent but has won four times here and acts on heavy; behind Fairlawn Flyer two starts ago and tailed off over hurdles latest; not impossible that he could bounce back but 6lb out of the handicap.

20/1

7th

6

16th Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

12:10 Ffos Las

Steel Native

10st 7lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: David Rees

Far from consistent, as his form-figures indicate, and he was never dangerous when 19l seventh of 17 over fences here on reappearance; however, on his most recent hurdles outing, over 3m here (heavy) last winter, he won in a big field, so he is not dismissed lightly off a 5lb higher mark.

16/1

7th

13

17th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:10 Ffos Las

Steel Native

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: David Rees

Has four course wins on his CV, the most recent off this mark over hurdles in February; however, has become far from reliable and last six form figures read PPP1PP; risky.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £188.00
Straight Forecast £202.80
Tricast £18260.00
Trifecta £7067.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Alkopop

The Times:

Fairlawn Flyer

WEST COUNTRY:

Red Lion Lad

The Sun:

Eleanor Bob

TOPSPEED:

Petite Power

LAMBOURN:

Roccowithlove

SPOTLIGHT:

Echo Watt

Daily Mirror:

Robin Of Sherwood

Daily Record:

Fairlawn Flyer

The Guardian:

Red Lion Lad

The Star:

Eleanor Bob

Telegraph:

Alkopop

Daily Mail:

Alkopop

Daily Express:

Alkopop

POSTDATA:

Petite Power