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13:30 Ffos Las

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  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 4
  • 15 runners
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Runners: 15 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.60
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 5/11 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Successful at Lingfield (2m, soft) and Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) since joining current yard and switched to hurdles; fortunate last time as the likely winner departed two out and gifted her the race; however, still one of the main form contenders in this field.

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3rd

2

18th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 56y

Class 2

14:40 Cheltenham

Endless Escape

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Four novice wins over hurdles last term; no joy this season and although she's been runner-up with cheekpieces enlisted on last three occasions (back over hurdles, from fences, on last two), that was in small fields and she has to look vulnerable in a race like this; all starts under rules have been on softer than good, on heavy ground last three starts.

14/1

2nd

1

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

15:00 Chepstow

Endless Escape

12st 0lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

A four-time hurdles winner last term who wasn't discredited back in this sphere after a stint chasing when runner-up in 2m Exeter handicap 23 days ago; shortlisted off an unchanged mark.

13/2

2nd

1

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:33 Exeter

Endless Escape

12st 0lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Clarke

Won last season on first four hurdle starts (1m7f-2m4f, soft/good to soft) before creditable seventh at the Cheltenham Festival; hasn't really shone over fences this term but there have been some fair performances and she may be suited by today's return to hurdling; a possible.

4/1

8/13

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1P

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Promising second in Irish point then hacked up in maiden hurdle at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) on rules debut; subsequently did too much up front in the Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft; eventually pulled up); remains of interest and commands respect back down sharply in class.

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5th

3

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

14:15 Bangor-on-Dee

Vicki Vale

11st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Dan Skelton

prominent, not fluent 3 out, weakened before 2 out

5/1

6th

4

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 3

14:30 Plumpton

Vicki Vale

11st 10lb

J: Tristan Durrell

T: Dan Skelton

Dual hurdle winner who compiled a consistent profile in handicaps and it was a fair race for the grade last time at Taunton (2m, soft); did get outpaced there and she may need further than this, but she's still of interest on this switch to fences.

100/30

4th

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 104y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Vicki Vale

11st 4lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Dual winner who has made the frame in all her handicaps and she travelled strongly only to find no extra when 2l behind Inca De Lafayette over 2m3f here (soft) last month; fighting chance of reversing those placings back at 2m.

7/2

20/1

  • Place: £6.10

Form: 5/4

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Raced in two bumpers 22 months apart, finishing fifth to smart Mighty Potter at Punchestown for Colin Bowe then fourth at Exeter where he seemed to need the comeback run; interesting on the debut form and looks open to improvement.

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4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

King Of Brazil

11st 11lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

2-3 since his breathing operation in December, the latter win gained over C&D (heavy) four weeks ago; does not always look wildly enthusiastic but latest 3lb rise ought to be manageable if Shane Quinlan can keep him motivated.

5/2

1st

5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

16:10 Chepstow

King Of Brazil

11st 8lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Had breathing surgery before getting off the mark over fences at Huntingdon (2m4f) in February; backed it up with a solid third at Bangor 18 days ago and he merits serious consideration eased 1lb with that form working out really well.

7/2

3rd

1

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 30y

Class 5

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

King Of Brazil

12st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

towards rear, jumped left and hampered rival 4th, steady headway from 8th, pressed leaders when not fluent 10th

5/1

Form: 67

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has failed to land a blow in two attempts over hurdles, midfield at Leicester (1m7f) latest; however, should be capable of better judged on his fairly useful Flat form; could go well in a race lacking strength in depth.

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4

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:50 Ffos Las

Thunderclap

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

Ridden clear to win over 2m5f at Kempton (soft) in February and wasn't disgraced in a stronger handicap than this back there in March; has won on heavy and if he can last home over this trip then he won't be far away.

8/1

7th

12

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Kempton

Thunderclap

10st 2lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Hughie Morrison

2lb out of the handicap today and tailed off at Newbury a fortnight ago; however, conditions were extremely attritional and prior to that he won in good style over this C&D (soft) when upped in trip; no forlorn hope.

25/1

6th

6

1st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 4

13:50 Newbury

Thunderclap

11st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Hughie Morrison

Fairly useful on the Flat at his best and best effort over hurdles came on latest start when winning comfortably at Kempton (2m5f, soft; acts on heavy) on first venture beyond 2m1f; up 6lb but on the shortlist.

11/4

OUR TIP

Form: 57

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Midfield in C&D maiden hurdle on soft ground just before Christmas, improving on his debut effort; represents major yard and could take another step forward; not without a chance.

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6th

9

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

16:08 Newbury

Madaket

11st 2lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Was looking on about the right mark after his successful handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October but stepping up to 3m in new cheekpieces triggered a vastly improved performance at Wincanton (heavy) where he was in command a long way out and won by 21l; in deeper waters this time with a 12lb higher mark to cope with, but he's unexposed at the trip.

6/1

1st

5

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 150y

Class 4

15:30 Wincanton

Madaket

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Won quite comfortably on seasonal/handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October and probably ran just as well when rallying second at Kempton (2m5f, soft) last month; did not convince stamina-wise when attempting 3m in between but is probably worth another crack at this trip; sports first-time cheekpieces; major player.

9/4

2nd

5

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Kempton

Madaket

11st 11lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Improved to win comfortably on seasonal/handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October but was unable to land a telling blow on next two outings (3m/2m5f) and needs to kick on again here.

12/1

Form: 470

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed some promise in two bumpers, including here; however, always towards the rear at Chepstow (2m) on the switch to hurdles.

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1st

1

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 110y

Class 4

14:02 Lingfield

Ito Ditto

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

jumped slightly right throughout, led, good jump 3 out, shaken up before 2 out, clear approaching last, went well clear run-in, readily

6/4

23

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Ito Ditto

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Nicky Martin

Acts on soft; front-running novice hurdler who has a solid record this term, with close second at Exeter flanked by wins at Chepstow (handicap/novice); new mark and sharp rise in class make for a tougher assignment but he's improving.

25/1

1st

2

27th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 11y

Class 4

12:30 Chepstow

Ito Ditto

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Nicky Martin

Last season's hood has been removed for his two handicaps this season and he's improved, comfortably making all over C&D and beaten a head at Exeter (also 2m on good to soft); that's six races over hurdles in total, so he's seen far more action than most of these, and he needs further improvement.

8/1

20/1

Form: 6

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

There was nothing particularly special about his debut effort in heavy-ground bumper here 18 days ago, finishing sixth of 11; however, may improve with that experience under his belt.

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6th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 4

14:42 Ffos Las

Lelant

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Had a near miss over hurdles at Taunton (2m3f, good) in November but he's not gone on from that and was a remote fourth here (2m, heavy) last month; that took his hurdling record to 0-8 and he needs this switch to fences to reinvigorate him; tongue-tie added.

13/2

100/1

Form: 700

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten long way in a bumper and two attempts over hurdles (2m4f/2m5f); has poor claims on form.

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5th

9

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

14:25 Ffos Las

Coal Fire

10st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, midfield after 3rd, lost ground before 4 out, soon struggling

6/1

3rd

1

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Coal Fire

12st 0lb

J: James Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Led close home to collect pretty good prize at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) in July and looked well suited by step up to 3m2f when doubling tally at Newton Abbot (soft) a fortnight ago; could still have more to offer if aided by first-time cheekpieces; respected.

5/1

1st

3

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 5

16:15 Newton Abbot

Coal Fire

11st 1lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

midfield, headway when switched right after 3 out, ridden and led 2 out

11/2

Form: 2-3070

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Placed four times in Irish bumpers; hasn't fared nearly so well in two starts over hurdles, latest at Ludlow for new stable.

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6

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:35 Ffos Las

State Of Honor

11st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Set to make winning handicap debut before last-flight fall at Hereford (2m5f, good) in February 2023 but seen only once since, when pulled up on heavy ground here in November; drops back in trip; market may guide.

10/1

4th

3

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Ffos Las

State Of Honor

11st 4lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Clear of her rivals and looked the likely winner when final-flight faller at Hereford (2m5f, good; handicap debut) on last appearance; major player granted a clear round, for all that she's 5lb higher.

3/1

Form: 7

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Distant seventh (behind stablemate Lelant) in bumper at this course on debut; needs to improve markedly on that bare form.

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8th

6

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:40 Ffos Las

Modern Monarch

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Modest over hurdles (0-2) so far, including when pulling up on return from a 71-day absence at Fontwell (2m3f, soft; bled from the nose) recently; drops back to 2m in a newly applied tongue-tie seeking a sharp upturn in fortunes.

25/1

3

4th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

14:00 Fontwell

Modern Monarch

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Arguably shaped with a bit more promise than bare form suggests when tenth of 15 on hurdling debut at Ffos Las (2m, soft) in January but will almost certainly need to build on that performance here.

16/1

10th

8

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:30 Ffos Las

Modern Monarch

11st 2lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Distant seventh (behind stablemate Lelant) in bumper at this course on debut; needs to improve markedly on that bare form.

66/1

100/1

Form: PU-0

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten long way at Exeter last month when completing for the first time; difficult to fancy.

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No Results Found

Form: 79-

Last run: 338 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Beaten out of sight in two runs last winter (finished lame latest); best watched unless the market suggests improvement is expected.

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12

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

17:05 Taunton

Western Baron

10st 7lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

held up in rear

25/1

12th

14

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

13:30 Ffos Las

Western Baron

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Beaten out of sight in two runs last winter (finished lame latest); best watched unless the market suggests improvement is expected.

66/1

9th

9

19th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

13:38 Wincanton

Western Baron

11st 5lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: Colin Tizzard

Brother to useful Irish jumper Anything Will do and half-brother to very useful Irish hunter chaser Stand Up And Fight but struggled on debut at Uttoxeter (2m, good) three weeks ago.

20/1

150/1

Form: 9

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Inauspicious debut (tailed off) in Hereford bumper two months ago; best watched.

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2nd

7

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

18:53 Uttoxeter

Twp Stori

10st 13lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Samuel Drinkwater

Had been knocking on the door before winning five-runner race at Fontwell (3m2f, heavy), his ninth start over hurdles; up 7lb but does at least have momentum behind him.

4/1

Form:

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Didn't achieve a great deal in two points; similar story in novice hurdle at Chepstow (2m) on rules debut.

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9th

13

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

15:07 Hereford

Mix Master

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Katy Price

Has failed to complete in four of his five chases and was beaten 34l when he did complete; well out of the weights in new headgear.

100/1

0

13

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:55 Exeter

Mix Master

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Katy Price

Very lightly raced 9yo but he's failed to complete in three of his four chase runs and was beaten 34l on the other; has had wind surgery but he's 5lb out of the weights here and needs a transformation after a short break.

33/1

0

9

26th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 5

13:50 Ludlow

Mix Master

10st 2lb

J: Miss Carys Morris

T: Katy Price

Very lightly raced, with a whiff of ability but this is a tough task from 11lb out of the handicap.

40/1

Form: 078

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Easy winner of a point bumper last spring; subsequent rules record, including over hurdles, is far less promising.

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10th

8

26th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

20:40 Worcester

Nordy Lordy

10st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Bettered inauspicious handicap debut and arguably ran a fair bit better than eventual 22l defeat might suggest at Warwick (2m3f, good to soft) a fortnight ago, having made a forward move from the rear on the final circuit; drops back in trip here; interesting.

8/1

5th

9

13th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 0y

Class 5

18:25 Warwick

Nordy Lordy

10st 2lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Point bumper winner but struggled in five runs under rules and pulled up on handicap debut at Taunton last month; 3lb out of the weights this time and can only be watched until he shows some positive signs.

20/1

12

13th Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

16:55 Taunton

Nordy Lordy

10st 7lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Point bumper winner; poor results under rules and has pulled hard on occasions; however, he's in good hands and may be capable of better now handicapping off just 79.

16/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vicki Vale

WEST COUNTRY:

Endless Escape

TOPSPEED:

Madaket

RP Ratings:

Vicki Vale

POSTDATA:

Vicki Vale

The Times:

Vicki Vale

The Guardian:

Vicki Vale

Daily Mail:

Vicki Vale

Daily Mirror:

Vicki Vale

The Sun:

Vicki Vale

The Star:

Vicki Vale

Telegraph:

Endless Escape

D Express:

Endless Escape

Daily Record:

Endless Escape