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15:37 Ffos Las

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Good Luck Simon Rowlands Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7624.4
  • 2m 7f 177y
  • Class 4
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 6m 33s
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Good Luck Simon Rowlands Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 218411 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten over fences after back-to-back C&D victories over some of today's rivals, last time on heavy ground surging clear from three fences out to beat a rallying Alkopop by 5l; up another 7lb but he looks a progressive young stayer.

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0

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

20/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: P/P-85 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Last success was in a staying handicap chase at Aintree on Grand National day in 2018; thrown in on that form but he's been struggling for a while.

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6th

3

20th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:30 Chepstow

Thomas Patrick

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tom Lacey

Looked destined to make up into a top-notcher when producing a power-packed effort to win at the Grand National meeting in April 2018; some long absences have followed but there were signs he was emerging from the doldrums when second of 14 at Ffos Las last month; runs off the same mark here and conditions won't be an issue; one to consider.

7/1

2nd

5

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Thomas Patrick

11st 12lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Tom Lacey

Last success was in a staying handicap chase at Aintree on Grand National day in 2018; thrown in on that form but he's been struggling for a while.

20/1

5th

3

6th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:50 Chepstow

Thomas Patrick

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Very well treated on his old form but he was pulled up in both runs in 2020 and returned from another absence with a tailed-off effort at Exeter (3m, soft) three weeks ago; has a lot to prove and his tactical speed will be tested back at this trip.

14/1

10/1

  • Place: £9.50

Form: 8-4667 C

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Mostly hurdling in the last 12 months but he's a dual chase winner on a potentially good mark and has plenty of form here; getting on though and lacking a recent run is probably not ideal.

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7th

6

18th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

12:35 Chepstow

Looks Like Power

11st 6lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Debra Hamer

disputed lead, led when hit 2nd, not fluent when headed 3 out, soon pushed along and dropped to rear, weakened approaching last

14/1

3

6th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

14:15 Ffos Las

Looks Like Power

11st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Debra Hamer

Three-time chase winner who spends a lot of his time over hurdles but it was an encouraging return to fences when third over C&D in February; he was beaten 12l and turns 13 next month, so is perhaps worth taking on after a lengthy break.

10/1

5

13th Apr 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

16:55 Southwell

Looks Like Power

11st 9lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Debra Hamer

Mostly hurdling in the last 16 months but he's a dual chase winner who was a fair third of 14 back in this sphere at Ffos Las (3m, soft) in February; this 12yo returns from another short break but conditions should be fine and he has each-way claims again.

Form: P2P635 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last May and very nearly went in again here in November; last three runs have been over 2m3f and probably needs this greater test these days.

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6th

11

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

13:50 Exeter

Tudors Treasure

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Robert Stephens

Three-time course winner who was runner-up at Chepstow in February but he struggled otherwise last season (including here) and this 12yo is 6lb out of the handicap today.

33/1

Form: 112-F2 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Won a pair of 2m3f handicap hurdles on heavy ground last season; running well when falling on his chase debut and stuck to his task admirably here last time to finish 5l off Fairlawn Flyer; won't be far away off the same mark.

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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

OUR TIP

Form: F1F-P6 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

The winner of four handicaps divided equally between fences and hurdles; fell on his final two chase starts of last season and ran no race on his reappearance, but it was a better effort at Lingfield last time when perhaps stretched by the 3m5f on heavy ground; has a big run in him.

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4

21st Mar 2023

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:10 Plumpton

Little Red Lion

11st 4lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Pipe

held up in rear

10/1

6th

7

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:00 Ffos Las

Little Red Lion

11st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Defied higher marks in three handicaps (fences/hurdles) over 2m7f on heavy ground a couple of winters ago before falling in the Eider; however, subsequent form leaves plenty to be desired.

20/1

7

26th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

14:52 Fontwell

Little Red Lion

11st 3lb

J: Philip Armson

T: David Pipe

Won staying chases/hurdle two winters ago; has struggled in a handful of starts since last December but is well treated on anything like his old form; interesting to see if there's any interest in him in the betting.

10/1

Form: 6147-5

Last run: 46 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Won a Newbury novice hurdle last season but didn't offer much in handicaps afterwards and he was also well behind on his chase debut at Market Rasen (2m5f, soft) first time back; others have more pressing claims.

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5th

6

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 2

14:30 Chepstow

French Paradoxe

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

in rear

7/1

5

18th Mar 2023

Soft

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

French Paradoxe

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Improved in a big way this season and would have been on a four-timer had he not tipped up with the race in safe-keeping at Ffos Las (3m, soft) two starts back; showed no ill effects when winning as he liked at Newcastle and it's hard to grumble with the 11lb hike; will be entering new territory trip-wise a long way from home (unraced beyond 3m) but lots to like otherwise.

9/1

1st

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

14:35 Newcastle

French Paradoxe

11st 11lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Progressive 8yo who scored at Wetherby (3m, heavy) on seasonal debut in November and looked sure to follow up before last-fence fall at Ffos Las (3m, soft) last month; has to take a 7lb rise on the chin but might still be improving; major player.

9/4

Form: 57-9P5

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

French bumper winner who was beaten in six maiden hurdles for Willie Mullins; struggles have continued in 2m4f/3m1f handicap chases for his new yard this season and remains best watched for now.

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6

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Eden Flight

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

French bumper winner who was beaten in six maiden hurdles for Willie Mullins; struggles have continued in 2m4f/3m1f handicap chases for his new yard this season and remains best watched for now.

14/1

5th

11

11th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

14:30 Exeter

Eden Flight

10st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

French bumper winner who was beaten in six maiden hurdles for Willie Mullins; struggles have continued in 2m4f/3m1f handicap chases for his new yard this season and, while he'll probably come good sooner or later, there are reservations for now.

14/1

2

13th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

14:00 Plumpton

Eden Flight

11st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Ex-Irish 7yo; struggled to get competitive on last month's stable/handicap/chase debut at Aintree (2m4f, good to soft) but will appreciate this drop in grade and remains unexposed; tries a new trip today.

8/1

Form: 21-505

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner but has finished well behind in three handicap chases from 2m to 2m3f (soft/heavy); has to raise his game now in cheekpieces, though this longer trip could make a difference (3m winners in the family).

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7

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Dock Road

10st 7lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Placed in all three completed chases for new stable this season, most recently when staying-on second at Taunton (2m7f, good) last month; raced rather lazily there but should be fine on this slower ground and could have untapped potential over marathon trips.

9/4

2nd

8

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:00 Taunton

Dock Road

10st 12lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

held up in rear, not fluent and reminder 6th, reminder 11th, ridden 4 out, some headway from 3 out, no chance with winner but went second approaching last, kept on well

8/1

3rd

1

5th Feb 2023

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:03 Hereford

Dock Road

12st 0lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Robbie Llewellyn

Became disappointing for Ben Pauling but was second on stable debut at Wincanton (2m4f, good to soft) in December and ran well for a long way before unseating rider in Fakenham marathon last month; enters calculations.

7/1

Form: 722-P6

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Maiden, albeit a lightly raced one; placed over hurdles but he made mistakes before pulling up on his chase debut and wasn't a lot better last time either.

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9

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Anax

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Rebecca Curtis

Maiden, albeit a lightly raced one; placed over hurdles but he made mistakes before pulling up on his chase debut and wasn't a lot better last time either.

12/1

6th

5

11th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 1y

Class 4

14:50 Doncaster

Anax

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Placed over hurdles but made errors and was pulled up at Worcester on only run over fences (2m7f, soft); cheekpieces now tried and should do better.

14/1

7

20th Oct 2021

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

13:13 Worcester

Anax

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Showed ability in his two bumpers in 2019 and best hurdles form when staying-on second of nine at Ffos Las (2m6f, good to soft) in April; has the size and scope to make a better chaser and should improve on debut over fences.

9/1

Form: -P3712 D

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Cashed in on his career-low mark with a 4l success at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) and didn't appear to see out the 3m5f at Fakenham (soft), though again he ran well; should be in the mix.

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6th

1

16th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 5

15:24 Newton Abbot

Summit Like Herbie

12st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won off 4lb lower at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) in November before a creditable second at Fakenham (3m5f, soft) in January but he's failed to complete (pulled up/unseated) in last two starts; bit to prove again and others are preferred.

12/1

1

24th Mar 2022

Good

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:05 Chepstow

Summit Like Herbie

12st 2lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Best form this season has come in Class 5 company, including win at Doncaster (3m2f) and respectable second at Fakenham (3m5f); could go well returned to this grade.

8/1

10

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Summit Like Herbie

11st 5lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Cashed in on his career-low mark with a 4l success at Doncaster (3m2f, good to soft) and didn't appear to see out the 3m5f at Fakenham (soft), though again he ran well; should be in the mix.

6/1

Form: 12-P56 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Suited by a thorough test of stamina; yet to recapture last season's winning form but the signs were a tad more encouraging when beaten 14l at Hereford last time (3m1f, good to soft); another headgear change now but this softer ground will suit him.

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14

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Ballybreen

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Four-time chase winner but not since January 2021 and has regressed in the meantime; made a lot of the running when placed off today's career-low mark at Hereford (3m1f, soft) in January but others have more persuasive profiles; swaps visor for refitted blinkers; tongue-tie refitted.

9/1

3rd

10

4th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:00 Hereford

Ballybreen

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Won five times between January 2020-January 2021 but no success since and has rather lost his way (tailed off on return in November); won this in 2020 but only sixth last year (now 21lb lower); needs a revival.

14/1

7th

8

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:15 Ffos Las

Ballybreen

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Four-time chase winner (3m-3m2f) on soft/heavy ground but his last success was in January 2021 and he was out of form last season; now 10lb lower than for his last win but has something to prove back from 222 days off; stablemate of Ring The Moon.

13/2

Form: 1/8/P8 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner but has looked out of sorts in two runs since returning from a long absence.

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13

4th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

14:00 Hereford

Cadeau Du Bresil

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Grant Cann

Three chase wins but absent from November 2019 to January 2022 and nothing in five starts since; 5lb out of the handicap.

50/1

7

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 162y

Class 5

14:25 Wincanton

Cadeau Du Bresil

10st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Grant Cann

visibility reduced by fog, midfield, ridden and no impression before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

25/1

9

26th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

15:28 Chepstow

Cadeau Du Bresil

10st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Grant Cann

Three-time chase winner in his prime but returned from long absence with three very disappointing runs this year and urgently needs to prove some ability remains.

33/1

Form: P25547 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

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Payout
Exacta £451.00
Straight Forecast £346.00
Tricast £9303.30
Trifecta £6260.00

Selections

Telegraph:

Alkopop

SPOTLIGHT:

Fairlawn Flyer

RP Ratings:

Summit Like Herbie

LAMBOURN:

French Paradoxe

The Times:

Ballybreen

TOPSPEED:

Tudors Treasure

The Guardian:

Fairlawn Flyer

The Sun:

Fairlawn Flyer

The Star:

Fairlawn Flyer

Daily Mail:

Alkopop

Daily Express:

Alkopop

Daily Mirror:

Alkopop

Daily Record:

Alkopop

POSTDATA:

Summit Like Herbie

WEST COUNTRY:

Summit Like Herbie