July 11 / 15.55 Ffos Las

15.55 Ffos Las

Good To Firm

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  • 0m 7f 80y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 70-720

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Has claims on his best form but he's 0-12 and finished a tailed-off last at Nottingham (1m2f, good) last month on his third run after wind surgery; now drops to 7f for the first time and has quite a lot to prove.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

(4)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

18:35 Chepstow

Chifa

10st 0lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Ed de Giles

bumped start, in rear and niggled along early, headway 3f out, ridden and challenging when went second over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong

7/2

9th

1

(13)

20th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:30 Southwell (AW)

Chifa

10st 2lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ed de Giles

held up in rear, ridden and no impression from over 2f out (jockey said gelding hung left-handed)

4/1

1st

1

(9)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Chifa

9st 9lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Ed de Giles

towards rear, niggled along after 1f, pushed along and headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, always doing enough (trainer's rep said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding appreciated the drop in trip and had recovered from ulcers)

9/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 60-94 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Found improvement switched to a classified event when fourth of 12 at Chelmsford (7f, AW; 9-4 favourite) last month; couldn't land a blow in that race but he stayed on steadily and should have more to offer after only four starts; in the mix.
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2nd

14

(14)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Villalobos

9st 1lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Hughes

prominent on outer, shaken up over 2f out, every chance when ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

5/1

9th

9

(1)

13th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Newbury

Villalobos

9st 4lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hughes

4/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 08-064

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Mixed form in her six starts in Ireland but was beaten less than 2l in a handicap at Fairyhouse (6f, good) when last seen in May; now starts off for new yard at this new trip but her dam won at up to 1m2f and she still has potential; respected.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

10

(3)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Cailin Saoirse

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders, ridden over 1f out, went third inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds

4/1

4th

9

(1)

27th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

19:20 Fairyhouse

Cailin Saoirse

8st 11lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Philip M Byrne

12/1

6th

7

(2)

17th May 2022

Good

0m 5f 172y

17:40 Sligo

Cailin Saoirse

9st 2lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Philip M Byrne

12/1

Form: 436894

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Placed in 6f AW claimer for Harry and Roger Charlton in January but subsequent form for this stable is underwhelming; didn't run badly when fourth at Brighton (7f, good to firm) last time but more is needed here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

(1)

22nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:35 Chepstow

Becoming

8st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Robert Stephens

prominent, ridden halfway, soon lost position and beaten, behind from over 1f out

14/1

4th

9

(4)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Becoming

9st 1lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: Robert Stephens

in touch with leaders, towards rear after 3f, switched right and ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds (vet said filly lost her right fore shoe)

12/1

Form: /08093

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Eight-race maiden who missed last year; struggled in her first four runs for this yard but she turned things around with a close third at Chepstow (6f, good; hood added) 13 days ago; that was eyecatching from off the pace and she's an interesting contender on this step back up in trip.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

(2)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Hagia Sophia

9st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Christopher Mason

held up in behind leaders, outpaced and ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

5/1

4th

9

(5)

28th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

18:00 Chepstow

Hagia Sophia

9st 3lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Christopher Mason

prominent up the centre, pushed along and led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on

14/1

8/1

Form: 5-8074

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Beat only one rival in first three runs this season but he perked up with a keeping-on fourth at Chepstow (1m, good) three weeks ago; has claims if he can build on that but he's now 0-10 and not sure this drop back in trip will suit.
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Verdict Starting price

5th

9

(10)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

15:55 Yarmouth

Lark Lane

8st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Mick Channon

towards rear, headway from over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out

4/1

2nd

8

(1)

20th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 53y

Class 6

18:25 Leicester

Lark Lane

9st 0lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Mick Channon

dwelt start, towards rear, shaken up and headway against far rail from 3f out, hung left 2f out, every chance 1f out, briefly led final furlong, kept on (jockey said gelding hung left-handed in the final 1/2f)

10/1

Form: 0593-7

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Promising third on his handicap debut at Kempton (6f, AW) last October but, after a break, he didn't fire on the step up to 7f at Brighton last month; still very lightly raced but has bit to prove again after that last run and others are preferred.
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6th

4

(10)

2nd Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:10 Chelmsford (AW)

Mellencamp

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Brian O’Rourke

took keen hold, raced wide, in touch with leaders, briefly led after 2f, pushed along 2f out, ridden and weakened from over 1f out (jockey said gelding ran too free)

8/1

7th

5

(11)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Mellencamp

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Brian O’Rourke

led, pushed along under 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, hung badly left 1f out, weakened inside final furlong (jockey said gelding hung left-handed under pressure)

12/1

7th

2

(4)

21st Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

14:00 Brighton

Mellencamp

9st 8lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Brian O’Rourke

steadied start, took keen hold, held up in last, jumped path over 6f out, ridden 2f out, no impression when hung left and hampered 1f out, soon switched right, never dangerous

13/2

Form: 7700-6

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden; has shown glimpses of promise including a third on debut at Southwell (1m, AW) last year, but he's struggled in his last three starts; may have needed the run at Redcar on recent comeback but he's untried at this trip and others are more convincing.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(1)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Tackleslikeaferret

9st 9lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Robyn Brisland

prominent, outpaced and ridden over 3f out, hung left over 1f out, well held inside final furlong

14/1

6th

5

(4)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:47 Redcar

Tackleslikeaferret

9st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Robyn Brisland

led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-7407

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Yet to finish placed after 11 runs and he's been well below form in last two starts; has plenty to prove again including stamina on this step back up to 7f.
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Verdict Starting price

12

(1)

2nd Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:20 Kempton (AW)

Fittleton Ferry

8st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Nikki Evans

0-12; ran okay at Chepstow in May (5f, good to firm) but that hasn't proved a catalyst for better; others look stronger options.

50/1

9th

3

(6)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Fittleton Ferry

9st 9lb

J: Jordan Williams

T: Nikki Evans

took keen hold, always towards rear

25/1

7th

8

(8)

4th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 16y

Class 6

17:30 Chepstow

Fittleton Ferry

9st 0lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Nikki Evans

prominent early, dropped to last and outpaced 3f out, well held from 2f out

12/1

10th
2 (10)
Epeius

16/1

Form: 98-607

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
All six wins have come at 6f and last one was two years ago; wasn't beaten far from off the pace at Chepstow (6f, good) last time but he's not easy to predict and has mixed record at this trip; others preferred.
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10th

2

(10)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Epeius

9st 9lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

in touch with leaders, ridden and no impression from over 2f out

16/1

11th

16

(14)

28th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

18:00 Chepstow

Epeius

9st 1lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

raced near side, disputed lead, headed but prominent over 4f out, ridden and lost position halfway, in rear from over 1f out

8/1

66/1

Form: 008-9

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 32

Form & Verdict
Has struggled at big prices in her four runs, including a 1m handicap at Bath (good) on return last month; best RPR of 27 so far and she needs a transformation on this drop back in trip.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

7

(7)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Swiss Magic

9st 9lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Adrian Wintle

in touch with leaders, towards rear after 2f, ridden 3f out, well beaten from over 1f out

66/1

9th

9

(1)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Bath

Swiss Magic

8st 9lb

J: Nicola Currie

T: Adrian Wintle

in rear, struggling 3f out, eased when saddle slipped from over 2f out (jockey said filly hung right-handed and her saddle slipped)

40/1

8th

10

(6)

23rd Nov 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

17:30 Ascot

Swiss Magic

9st 0lb

J: Angus Villiers

T: Adrian Wintle

Huge prices and tailed off in a couple of AW novices over further.

200/1

33/1

Form: 50-600

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 43

Form & Verdict
16-race maiden who became disappointing last year and has been beaten 8l or more in his three runs this season (1m/1m2f); blinkers are now tried back at 7f and he has a lot to prove.
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8th

9

(11)

29th Jul 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

13:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Musaytir

9st 0lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Grace Harris

prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

33/1

12th

6

(5)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Musaytir

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Grace Harris

in rear, ridden and hung left under 3f out, weakened from over 1f out (jockey said gelding was never travelling; vet said gelding lost his right hind shoe)

33/1

6th

10

(4)

22nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 37y

Class 6

20:00 Bath

Musaytir

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Grace Harris

15-race maiden; became very disappointing last year and, following a layoff, has been safely held off basement marks twice this month; moves back up from 1m and sports refitted cheekpieces today.

33/1

13th
11 (12)
Gun Dog

9/2

Form: 960042

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
0-11 but he kept battling when a close second in a Salisbury handicap (7f, good to firm) last month; was prominent in the market that day and he's a key player if he can back that up.
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6th

6

(5)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

14:50 Brighton

Gun Dog

8st 10lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Tony Carroll

always towards rear

7/1

13th

11

(12)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

Gun Dog

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Tony Carroll

in touch with leaders, ridden and lost ground from 3f out

9/2

2nd

4

(1)

12th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 213y

Class 6

14:05 Salisbury

Gun Dog

9st 1lb

J: Emma Taff

T: Tony Carroll

led, headed and prominent after 1f, lost position and dropped to rear 4f out, pushed along and headway from 2f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on well but always held

7/2

33/1

Form: -07088

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 40

Form & Verdict
Has finished in rear in all six starts (5f-7f), with a best RPR of 35; can only be watched until she shows some positive signs.
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4th

7

(6)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

16:40 Brighton

On The Border

8st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Rod Millman

prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost position and beaten over 1f out

33/1

14th

13

(13)

11th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 80y

Class 6

15:55 Ffos Las

On The Border

9st 1lb

J: George Rooke

T: Rod Millman

in touch with leaders on outer, outpaced and lost position from over 3f out, well beaten from 2f out

33/1

8th

9

(9)

6th Jul 2022

Good

0m 5f 10y

Class 6

18:05 Bath

On The Border

8st 4lb

J: George Rooke

T: Rod Millman

slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced

25/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Hagia Sophia

RP Ratings:

Gun Dog

Daily Express:

Cailin Saoirse

The Guardian:

Becoming

Telegraph:

Gun Dog

The Star:

Gun Dog

Daily Record:

Gun Dog

POSTDATA:

Hagia Sophia

The Times:

Hagia Sophia

Daily Mail:

Hagia Sophia

Daily Mirror:

Hagia Sophia

The Sun:

Hagia Sophia