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16:35 Ffos Las

Good To Soft

South Wales Medical Event Cover Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £4520.18
  • 2m 5f 192y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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South Wales Medical Event Cover Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.30
  • Place: £5.70

Form: 46/15

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Won a bumper at 40-1 at Wetherby (2m, good to soft) in February and has had wind surgery prior to this second hurdle start; however, he was well beaten at Newcastle (2m1f, good to soft) last time and needs to be an entirely different proposition here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

16:35 Ffos Las

Long Symphony

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Laura Horsfall

Won a bumper at 40-1 at Wetherby (2m, good to soft) in February and has had wind surgery prior to this second hurdle start; however, he was well beaten at Newcastle (2m1f, good to soft) last time and needs to be an entirely different proposition here.

9/1

5th

4

25th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

14:53 Newcastle

Long Symphony

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Laura Horsfall

Returned from a long absence to win a bumper at 40-1 at Wetherby (2m, good to soft) three weeks ago, when wearing a first-time tongue-tie (retained) on his third start; a player if transferring that promise to hurdles.

11/2

1st

5

4th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:30 Wetherby

Long Symphony

11st 7lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Laura Horsfall

Beaten 14l and 18l in two bumpers during early 2021; there's ability lurking but whether he's up to winning one of these remains to be seen.

20/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 24-23F BF

Last run: 120 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner who was an encouraging third on handicap debut at Exeter (2m2f, good to soft) last November; driven but in contention when falling four out at Fontwell (3m2f, good to soft) in December; wind op since; first-time blinkers replace cheekpieces; she's one to consider.

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4th

6

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Norton Hill

11st 10lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

led but pestered, hit 6th, joined 8th, not fluent 9th, lost two places 3 out

7/4

Form: 4

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Soundly beaten fourth of six on rules debut at Ascot (2m3f, soft) three weeks ago and improvement is needed; however, he won an Irish maiden point (3m, yielding to soft) last November and has potential; not ruled out.

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7th

6

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

James Jet

11st 7lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Led close home to win on handicap hurdle debut at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in November and followed up with another narrow success on chasing debut at Ffos Las (2m5f, heavy) in December; still has low mileage but looked badly out of sorts when pulled up on consecutive outings in January/February; now sports cheekpieces.

20/1

4

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:40 Kempton

James Jet

11st 9lb

J: James Bowen

T: Warren Greatrex

Jumping error contributed to disappointing effort at Chepstow (second chase start) last month when bidding for heavy-ground hat-trick; not fully exposed but needs to avoid mistakes.

8/1

Form: 5-2062

Last run: 125 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Good-ground runner-up who returned to form when back on better ground at Taunton (2m3f, good) last time out in December, finishing second at 66-1 behind a useful rival; key player if conditions are in her favour.

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7th

4

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

20:00 Worcester

St Patricks Bridge

11st 11lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Maiden after seven starts under rules; 2m3f Taunton second last December but he's not repeated the form in either of his two starts since, the latest his handicap debut when 18l third at Southwell (2m4f) in June; work to do over new trip.

10/1

3rd

1

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

St Patricks Bridge

11st 12lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

held up in rear

13/2

6

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 4

13:50 Market Rasen

St Patricks Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Fergal O’Brien

Comes into the argument on his Taunton second last December but tailed off at Ffos Las in April, on only subsequent start; may not have stayed 2m6f there but still it still leaves him with a bit to prove.

7/2

Form: 5-64

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fair fifth of 17 in sole bumper but well beaten this year on first two hurdle starts (2m3f/2m5f, good to soft); dramatic improvement needed.

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7th

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Hill Of Tara

11st 10lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Shot up the weights after winning four times this season (including over C&D on heavy) and he needs to prove he can cope with his current mark; however, he failed to settle in front before weakening into a well-beaten third at Lingfield last time, and could bounce back at some stage.

10/1

3rd

4

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Hill Of Tara

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Very much at home on testing ground and made it four wins in five starts when never threatened at Hereford in January (3m1f); however, all that came at a cost mark-wise and he was beaten when falling late on at Plumpton.

11/2

2

12th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Hill Of Tara

11st 11lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

pressed leader, led 7th, went clear with winner 3 out, pushed along and headed home turn, soon outpaced, 7 lengths down and tired when jumped left and fell last

4/5

OUR TIP

Form: 9

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

90,000euros 3yo whose dam was a 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner (RPR 129); the step up in trip should be a positive on hurdle debut but he was tailed off on his bumper debut at Warwick (2m, soft; 16-1) on New Year's Eve and has to leave that form miles behind.

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1

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

16:35 Ffos Las

East Bridge

11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Oliver Sherwood

90,000euros 3yo whose dam was a 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner (RPR 129); the step up in trip should be a positive on hurdle debut but he was tailed off on his bumper debut at Warwick (2m, soft; 16-1) on New Year's Eve and has to leave that form miles behind.

20/1

9th

7

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Warwick

East Bridge

11st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Oliver Sherwood

90,000euros 3yo; first foal; dam fairly useful 2m4f-3m hurdle/chase winner from family of Stayers Hurdle winner Shuil Ar Aghaidh; stable has good bumper strike-rate (17%); no surprise if he features.

12/1

Form: 543

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Good-ground Irish point winner who has run pretty well on all three hurdle starts (2m3f-2m7f, good-soft); his form reads well in this line-up and it could be a good opportunity to get off the mark under rules.

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8

25th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 4

16:35 Ffos Las

Wideeyedandlegless

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Good-ground Irish point winner who has run pretty well on all three hurdle starts (2m3f-2m7f, good-soft); his form reads well in this line-up and it could be a good opportunity to get off the mark under rules.

2/1

3rd

9

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:40 Chepstow

Wideeyedandlegless

11st 6lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Good-ground Irish point winner; not disgraced in two attempts over hurdles (2m3f/2m5f) and the way he finished last time suggests this 2m7f trip will suit; remains open to progress under rules.

9/1

4th

4

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:10 Wincanton

Wideeyedandlegless

11st 2lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

took keen hold, not fluent 1st, midfield, headway 3 out, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, stayed on run-in, eyecatcher

7/2

Form: 684

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Well beaten on all three starts and needs to raise his game in a big way.

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5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ran big race in defeat when fitted with cheekpieces for last month's chasing debut at Southwell (3m, heavy), and bumped into a progressive subsequent winner when well-held second at Leicester (2m6f, soft) 23 days ago; likely contender here.

11/4

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Took a step in a positive direction when switching to fences at Southwell (3m, heavy; runner-up in first-time cheekpieces) last month; 3lb higher but is lightly raced and open to further improvement from this lowly mark; rates as the most obvious threat to Montgomery.

11/4

2nd

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed winner on turn before 2 out, not fluent and lost ground 2 out, rallied and joined winner run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £789.00
Straight Forecast £640.30
Trifecta £4884.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Wideeyedandlegless

WEST COUNTRY:

Norton Hill

Telegraph:

James Jet

Daily Record:

St Patricks Bridge

RP Ratings:

Wideeyedandlegless

TOPSPEED:

Wideeyedandlegless

POSTDATA:

Wideeyedandlegless

The Times:

Wideeyedandlegless

The Guardian:

Wideeyedandlegless

Daily Mail:

Wideeyedandlegless

The Star:

Wideeyedandlegless

D Express:

Norton Hill

Daily Mirror:

Norton Hill