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17:10 Ffos Las

Heavy

Cazoo Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2534.88
  • 1m 7f 182y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Cazoo Open Maiden National Hunt Flat Race (Category 3 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 8 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.30
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Strong at the finish when winning an Irish point (3m, yielding) in November and shaped well when 6l second of 12 in a Chepstow bumper (soft; 9-2) three weeks ago; that's the best form on offer and he may improve.

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2nd

7

12th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

The Jukebox Man

11st 8lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Still looked a work in progress when a close third in the Grade 1 Challow (2m4f, soft; hung under pressure) and he duly left that form behind in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham (3m, heavy), making pretty much all under a bold ride only to fluff the final flight and be collared on the line; he was essentially unlucky and a repeat performance would see him hard to beat on this flatter track.

3/1

2nd

15

15th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

The Jukebox Man

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Beaten 6l by Gidleigh Park in a bumper 12 months ago; won his next three (two hurdles) before holding his own in the Grade 1 Challow at Newbury (2m4f, soft), finishing under 2l off an idling Captain Teague and ahead of Johnnywho; still looked a work in progress there (hung for pressure) and, with a pedigree that bodes well for this race, he could easily deliver a personal best; respected.

20/1

3rd

7

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:00 Newbury

The Jukebox Man

11st 7lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Latest win (2m4f, heavy) brought up a Ffos Las hat-trick and took his record to 4-5; well down this pack on form and faces much sterner opposition than previously but his limitations are not yet exposed.

16/1

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14/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 35

Last run: 110 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Similar form at Chepstow (good to soft) in November and Plumpton (soft) in December; may yet do better but he'll need to in a race as competitive as this one.

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1st

4

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

He Knows Better

11st 4lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Third on first two hurdling starts then bounced back from a lesser effort when second (albeit no match for easy winner) on recent handicap debut at Ffos Las (2m4f, good to soft); major player back in novice company.

6/4

2nd

6

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

He Knows Better

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Placed in two bumpers and he showed promise when third in his first two hurdle runs (2m4f/2m5f); pulled up in an Exeter maiden in January but he's had a second wind op since and should have a future in handicaps; needs watching in market on his return.

8/1

3rd

7

5th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 55y

Class 4

15:20 Ludlow

He Knows Better

11st 8lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Placed in two of his three bumpers for Harry Whittington last winter but he didn't really live up to market expectations on his hurdling/stable debut at Uttoxeter (fading third of seven) in November; may have needed that on his return after wind surgery but he needs significant improvement in similar conditions here; tongue-tie added.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Bred to be useful, changed hands for E55,000 as a foal and he bolted up in a four-finisher Irish point two months ago; new stable is going well (close third with a bumper runner on Thursday); high on the list.

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4

4th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Montys Soldier

11st 4lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Impressed in an Irish point and shaped well to be third in a good Ffos Las bumper in these colours for Michael Scudamore; 9-1 on hurdle debut for Christian Williams at Doncaster (2m, soft) and after losing his position from halfway was beaten a distance; remains of interest on those initial efforts.

5/1

4th

5

21st Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

15:40 Doncaster

Montys Soldier

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

Easily won Irish maiden point (3m, yielding) on debut last February and 13l third for Michael Scudamore in Ffos Las bumper (2m, soft) in April, a race from which some useful sorts have emerged; makes hurdle debut with new yard among the winners and the betting could be informative.

12/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Changed hands for £92,000 after a convincing win in an Irish point (yielding to soft) in December; has joined a top stable and commands plenty of respect in a first-time tongue-strap.

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1st

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Insurrection

11st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Acts on heavy ground; most of his form, including Sandown Grade 2 effort, has substance; well-held last of three runners in Exeter Listed event two months ago but sets a useful standard back down in class.

4/6

3rd

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 161y

Class 1

15:05 Exeter

Insurrection

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won over C&D (good to soft) on hurdle debut in November and good second in Sandown Grade 2 (2m4f, heavy) in December; only third at 4-6 in Taunton novice (2m3f, soft) last month but that form has been firmly boosted by the front two and he's entitled to respect.

11/4

3rd

1

8th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:55 Taunton

Insurrection

11st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Created good impression when making all on hurdling debut at Exeter (2m, good to soft) in November and ran big race in defeat in Sandown Grade 2 (2m4f, heavy) last month; back in calmer waters today and a very strong contender.

10/11

Form: 4

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Won good-ground Irish point on debut last April and shaped quite nicely (no extra late on) when fourth of seven on rules debut here (good; 6-1) five weeks ago; now wears a tongue-strap; not ruled out.

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2nd

3

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:07 Hereford

Genietoile

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Irish maiden point winner; 0-5 under rules but fair efforts in two hurdles behind respected opposition (2m3f/2m5f) before struggling in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham (16-1); needs a second look at this level.

9/2

8th

4

16th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

15:00 Cheltenham

Genietoile

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

Irish maiden point winner (April 2022) who has drawn a blank in two bumpers and two hurdle races; after wind surgery, his hurdles form (2m3f/2m6f) has shown him in a more positive light and it looks as if 3m may suit, but others have accomplished more.

25/1

4th

2

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 141y

Class 2

12:55 Ascot

Genietoile

11st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Rebecca Curtis

prominent, outpaced 2 out, kept on run-in

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Acquired for £65,000 not long after an improved third in an Irish point; has joined a stable that used to excel in bumpers and is 3-22 in them this season; fits the bill on pedigree too; makes rules debut in a hood; another to consider.

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4th

3

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

14:55 Ffos Las

Shillanavogy

11st 6lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

held up in rear, good headway on inner after 7th

3/1

1st

7

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

15:00 Hereford

Shillanavogy

11st 1lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Warren Greatrex

Well beaten in his novices and dropped out tamely on his handicap debut at Wetherby (2m3f, soft); at 7-2 it would appear that better was expected of him, and he's since had wind surgery.

8/1

Form: F3

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promising start when stumbling and falling close home at Chepstow in December, probably second best on the day; failed to repeat the form here five weeks later but nor was he disgraced; not dismissed lightly, although this looks a warm race.

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5th

9

30th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

14:05 Haydock

Three Cliffs Bay

10st 2lb

J: James Turner

T: Evan Williams

Surprise winner of novice at Ffos Las (2m, heavy) in November on his second start over hurdles, but hasn't built on that; needs a personal best, and by some margin, from 4lb out of the handicap.

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Champs Elysees half-brother to bumper winner Preseli Star; beaten a neck in an Irish point in October; new yard only 5-105 in bumpers in the last five years but two of those wins have come this season.

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8th

5

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:10 Ffos Las

Peso In My Pocket

11st 4lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Martin Keighley

Champs Elysees half-brother to bumper winner Preseli Star; beaten a neck in an Irish point in October; new yard only 5-105 in bumpers in the last five years but two of those wins have come this season.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta £225.00
Straight Forecast £315.90
Trifecta £1013.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

The Jukebox Man

SPOTLIGHT:

Montys Soldier

D Express:

Insurrection

LAMBOURN:

He Knows Better

TOPSPEED:

Genietoile

The Times:

Montys Soldier

Telegraph:

Montys Soldier

The Sun:

Insurrection

The Star:

Insurrection

POSTDATA:

The Jukebox Man

WEST COUNTRY:

The Jukebox Man

Daily Mirror:

The Jukebox Man

Daily Record:

The Jukebox Man