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15:30 Ffos Las

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Vickers.Bet Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £8264.76
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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Vickers.Bet Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 242

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Consistent form in a bumper and two attempts over hurdles, runner-up at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) most recently; open to progress in handicaps and bred to be suited by this new trip.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

25th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:20 Warwick

Equinus

10st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, outpaced and lost ground quickly home turn, no impression from 2 out

8/1

4th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Warwick

Equinus

11st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

held up in rear, in touch with leaders 5th

9/4

8/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 343-35 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Above-average mare who is a Listed winner; posted a solid handicap effort (one place behind the subsequent Lanzarote winner) at Sandown two starts ago; suited by soft/heavy; has the ability to go well.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 118y

Class 3

14:40 Ascot

Whitehotchillifili

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

raced in second, pressed leader from 7th, led before 2 out, faced challenge approaching last, kept on run-in, headed final stride

9/2

2nd

3

21st Oct 2023

Soft

3m 2f 105y

Class 2

15:35 Newton Abbot

Whitehotchillifili

10st 13lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

raced in fourth, dropped to last 3rd

9/2

2nd

4

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ffos Las

Whitehotchillifili

11st 11lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Harry Fry

Above-average mare who is a Listed winner; posted a solid handicap effort (one place behind the subsequent Lanzarote winner) at Sandown two starts ago; suited by soft/heavy; has the ability to go well.

8/1

10/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: P-4846 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Inconsistent over fences since his successful chase debut; interesting on the pick of his hurdles form and he's 10lb lower than when last seen in this sphere (November 2021); one to consider.

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5th

5

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 137y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Gladiateur Allen

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Has performed reasonably in three hurdling starts since returning from a spell chasing, the latest over 2m7f here two weeks ago; tendency to race keenly a negative and only hurdle win came more than two years ago.

13/2

5th

1

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:17 Exeter

Gladiateur Allen

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

raced freely, disputed lead, led 3rd, pushed along before 3 out, soon headed and ridden, weakened 2 out

13/2

4th

2

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:05 Chepstow

Gladiateur Allen

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won chase debut in December 2021; not so good since but the handicapper has reacted and this season's form (back over hurdles on latest start) suggests that he has a place chance.

7/1

Form: 523P-8

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Favourably treated on best form; however, soundly beaten over C&D (soft) just before Christmas when making stable/seasonal debut; needs to come on plenty for that run.

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4

14th May 2023

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

15:50 Plumpton

Master Debonair

11st 10lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Well beaten in two of three starts for this yard but not beaten far in the other, when fourth at Ffos Las in January; hasn't won since December 2019 but has often faced tough tasks; facing a few questions but not impossible off this mark; can make the running.

9/1

3

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

15:42 Fakenham

Master Debonair

12st 1lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

His last win was in a Grade 2 event but that was over 1m7f in December 2019 and he's struggled in two of his three runs for current yard, including at Sandown (2m4f, soft) last time; on much-reduced mark but he comes with risks attached.

6/1

8th

8

7th Mar 2023

Good

2m 3f 173y

Class 3

15:35 Sandown

Master Debonair

11st 5lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 02-080 CD

Last run: 59 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler for previous yard and has won over C&D; couple of heavy defeats (over fences/hurdles) for new stable but a revival is possible off a handy mark back down in class.

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9

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Pileon

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Ran his best race for this yard when second to Docpickedme in a three-finisher race at Doncaster (3m, good) but Newbury was underwhelming even when taking into account the drop back to 2m4f; not easily recommended on the back of that.

16/1

10th

7

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

Pileon

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Handily treated and he ran his best race for this yard when second of three finishers at Doncaster recently (3m, good); his best form these days is at that trip though so he needs to show he still has what it takes at 2m4f.

6/1

2nd

5

9th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 3

14:50 Doncaster

Pileon

11st 9lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Has dropped to a mark 9lb lower than when going very close at Cheltenham (3m, good) last April and a market check is advised, but he's been a long way below his best on his three starts for this yard; major turnaround needed.

12/1

25/1

Form: 523/97

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Beaten long way in two handicaps here (2m4f/2m) for new stable since returning from lengthy absence; still needs to prove he retains ability; best watched unless the market speaks positively.

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4th

2

4th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 1f 165y

Class 4

14:30 Fontwell

Blacko

11st 13lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

prominent, not fluent 8th, soon lost ground, not fluent 9th, soon pushed along and got behind

7/1

4th

3

26th Feb 2023

Good

2m 2f 208y

Class 4

14:50 Hereford

Blacko

11st 5lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Quite useful hurdler but not an immediate success over fences; in moderate form over hurdles for new yard but was tenacious, despite wandering, when hanging on to his lead in an ordinary beginners' chase at Leicester recently (2m, good); favourably treated on past hurdle form and might improve.

5/2

1st

1

16th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

1m 7f 201y

Class 3

14:00 Leicester

Blacko

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

made all, not fluent 2nd, pushed along when wandered around on approach to 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in

9/2

Form: 6-412P D

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Campaigned in Class 5 events this season, mostly over fences, and his form dipped badly here (2m) last time; opposed back up in trip/grade and returned to hurdles.

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10

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ffos Las

Sabbathical

10st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Won over fences at Bangor (2m1f, good) on Saturday and has a 7lb lower mark now back over hurdles; has won twice in this sphere but chasing seems to be his game nowadays and there's also a doubt about this longer trip.

6/1

1st

7

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

13:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Sabbathical

11st 3lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Mixes chasing with hurdling and is not very consistent under either code but has won twice over fences this season (both times on good ground) and is back on a workable mark if in the right mood.

16/1

7th

1

1st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

Sabbathical

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in second, not fluent 4th, jumped slightly right 5th

6/1

Form: 7-741 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Got up in the final strides at Lingfield (2m3f, heavy) last month when having only his second attempt over hurdles; now goes in a tongue-tie and is open to further improvement

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9

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

No Tackle

11st 2lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

prominent, pressed leader 4 out, keeping on when fell last

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: /711P- D BF

Last run: 341 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Useful mare but lacks recent match practice having been absent since a disappointing effort (when bidding for hat-trick) last February; subsequently had wind surgery; may need the run.

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0

7

27th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 121y

Class 2

15:40 Kempton

Emmpressive Lady

10st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

Had interesting times over fences, a wide-margin winner on one occasion from five attempts but pulled up three times and finished remote on the other; dropped right out on return to hurdles in November but she did run well in this race in 2020 before winning it the following year and is lower in the weights than for either of those runs; cannot ignore.

16/1

5th

4

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 3

14:50 Ffos Las

Emmpressive Lady

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Sue Gardner

A case of all or nothing over fences earlier in the year, a 41l success at Bangor (3m, good to soft) in March surrounded by four modest efforts; has dropped 4lb lower than when last winning over hurdles, though, and won't have a problem with the trip or likely testing ground; shortlisted.

10/1

Form: 267-12 D BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Improved form since having wind surgery and switched to handicaps, winning at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) then clear second over this C&D (soft); looks the type to progress further; respected up just 2lb.

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8th

3

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

16:30 Ayr

Rocky Man

11st 9lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Dan Skelton

With a leading trainer and he's dropped to a dangerous mark; could get back on track at some stage and a market check is advised, but he's struggled on his three outings this season.

12/1

2

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 66y

Class 4

14:00 Catterick

Rocky Man

11st 12lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

raced wide, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 6th, outpaced and dropped to rear after 3 out, pulled up after 2 out

11/4

3rd

2

21st Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 110y

Class 3

14:20 Lingfield

Rocky Man

11st 7lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

led, not fluent 3rd, headed before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

Form: /P-P0P D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Ex-Gordon Elliott; bumper/hurdle winner in 2020 but badly lost his way subsequently; huge turnaround is required on debut for new yard.

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7

26th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 4

14:40 Ludlow

Jimmy Jimmy

11st 4lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

raced lazily at times, held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, pushed along and detached 6th

33/1

4th

1

26th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

15:50 Hereford

Jimmy Jimmy

12st 0lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Bumper/maiden hurdle winner for Gordon Elliott in 2020 but badly lost his way and was pulled up a long way out on debut for this yard at Ffos Las; all to prove with new blinkers/tongue-tie replacing cheekpieces.

25/1

6

23rd Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:30 Ffos Las

Jimmy Jimmy

11st 7lb

J: William Kennedy

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Ex-Gordon Elliott; bumper/hurdle winner in 2020 but badly lost his way subsequently; huge turnaround is required on debut for new yard.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £175.00
Straight Forecast £161.50
Tricast £883.10
Trifecta £881.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rocky Man

Telegraph:

No Tackle

WEST COUNTRY:

Equinus

RP Ratings:

Whitehotchillifili

TOPSPEED:

Master Debonair

The Guardian:

Equinus

The Sun:

No Tackle

The Star:

No Tackle

POSTDATA:

Rocky Man

The Times:

Rocky Man

Daily Mail:

Rocky Man

D Express:

Rocky Man

Daily Mirror:

Rocky Man

Daily Record:

Rocky Man