February 10 / 15.37 Ffos Las

15.37 Ffos Las

Soft

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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1st

7

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

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.

7/2

1st

7

5th Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:25 Ffos Las

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 4lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

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.

5/2

6

19th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:50 Fakenham

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 1lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Peter Bowen

Won handicap debut over hurdles at Perth in September and went in again on chase debut in 17-runner handicap at Ffos Las last month, both when favourite; they were over 3m (on good to soft/soft) but both in the manner of one who'd stay further; up another 7lb but has notable potential.

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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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.

3rd

3

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Looks Like Power

11st 12lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Debra Hamer

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.

10/1

7th

7

7th Nov 2021

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

15:40 Ffos Las

Looks Like Power

10st 11lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Debra Hamer

Has slipped again in the weights and now only 3lb higher than when making all over this trip on soft ground at Exeter in February; little to shout about since (once over fences) and was tailed off here only ten days ago, but he's a quirky sort who could bounce back.

16/1

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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4th

13

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Tudors Treasure

10st 10lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Robert Stephens

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.

10/1

5th

5

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:40 Exeter

Tudors Treasure

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Robert Stephens

Latest win last May was over 3m but he's a three-time C&D winner who ran perfectly well in a higher grade here the last time; one of the better options.

3/1

3rd

6

1st Jan 2022

Heavy

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

15:00 Exeter

Tudors Treasure

10st 8lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Robert Stephens

Best recent form has been over 3m at Ffos Las, on which he's feasibly handicapped; beaten 20l over C&D two weeks ago and not easily fancied on the back of that.

10/1

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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4

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Alkopop

11st 8lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Toby Lawes

Less exposed than most and in good form having won a Fontwell handicap on latest start (2m5f, soft) in first-time cheekpieces; headgear retained, but steps up markedly in trip (third on only run over 3m2f which was over hurdles); likely player if he stays.

9/2

1st

2

27th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 4

14:20 Fontwell

Alkopop

11st 12lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Toby Lawes

Won a pair of 2m3f handicap hurdles on heavy ground last season; running well when falling on his chase debut, then got to within 5l of a big improver at Ffos Las (3m, heavy); ran no race last time but there's a good effort in him should cheekpieces have the desired effect.

100/30

5th

4

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Alkopop

11st 12lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Toby Lawes

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.

4/1

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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5th

7

25th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

15:20 Exeter

Little Red Lion

11st 7lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

First start over hurdles since winning at Chepstow (heavy, blinkered for first time) 13 months ago; no success in four chases since then and enough to prove on that basis.

20/1

1

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Little Red Lion

12st 0lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

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.

11/1

6th

11

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Little Red Lion

10st 6lb

J: Fergus Gillard

T: David Pipe

The winner of four handicaps divided equally between fences and hurdles; however, ran no race at all on his reappearance at Exeter and that was after falling in his two previous chase starts; confidence looks at a low ebb, in this discipline at least.

16/1

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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1st

4

4th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

16:45 Doncaster

French Paradoxe

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Won a novice hurdle at Newbury (2m4f, soft) in December 2020 and was in the front rank when falling seven out at Ffos Las (3m, soft) recently on his second chase start; has some potential but there was still a long way to go last time and it was a heavy fall; others provide more solid options.

9/1

2

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

French Paradoxe

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

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.

16/1

5th

6

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 5f 89y

Class 3

13:40 Market Rasen

French Paradoxe

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Oliver Signy

Novice hurdle winner at Newbury (2m4f, soft) last December but no impact in two handicap hurdles later in the season; switches to fences back from ten months off; bred to make a chaser but others appeal more.

16/1

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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5th

1

2nd Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

16:02 Uttoxeter

Dock Road

12st 2lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Ben Pauling

held up in behind leaders, prominent 5th, ridden home turn, weakened after 3 out (jockey said gelding ran flat)

5/2

2nd

2

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell

Dock Road

12st 0lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

8

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Dock Road

11st 10lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Ben Pauling

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).

9/1

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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4th

6

17th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:50 Ffos Las

Ballybreen

10st 12lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Five-time chase winner on soft/heavy ground but out of form this season; soundly beaten in refitted cheekpieces at Hereford (3m1f, good) a fortnight ago; hood back on today; revival needed.

14/1

5th

5

3rd Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 4

13:00 Hereford

Ballybreen

10st 10lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Five-time chase winner on soft/heavy ground (once over C&D) but yet to hit top gear this season, and ought to have been well suited by the conditions when tailed off at Exeter (3m, heavy) last month; swaps visor for refitted cheekpieces here; tongue-tie refitted.

12/1

6th

1

11th Mar 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:40 Exeter

Ballybreen

11st 12lb

J: Mr Lewis Gordon

T: Evan Williams

Four chase wins (once over C&D); yet to hit top gear this season and came to grief on consecutive appearances last month but is on a workable mark and is well suited by slow ground; visor the headgear of choice today.

6/1

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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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

12

10th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:37 Ffos Las

Cadeau Du Bresil

10st 10lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Grant Cann

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

66/1

8th

7

23rd Jan 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 100y

Class 4

15:25 Warwick

Cadeau Du Bresil

10st 13lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Grant Cann

Scored twice at Plumpton in spring 2019; however, showed nothing at Bangor ten days ago when back from a long absence and is best watched until displaying signs of retaining ability.

25/1

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