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17:15 Ffos Las

Good To Soft

Prostate Cymru Swansea Building Society Nursery Handicap

  • Prize money: £3873.16
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Prostate Cymru Swansea Building Society Nursery Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6762

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Much better from the front on nursery debut at Epsom a fortnight ago (7f); shouldn't mind the return to 6f and, while he's run on only good or faster ground to date, softer conditions were ideal for his dam (same yard).

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

(5)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Ascot

The Smiling Wolf

9st 2lb

J: Edward Greatrex

T: Jack Channon

1-8 as a 2yo with his win coming in a Ffos Las nursery (6f, good to soft) in September; looked in need of the run when a well-held fourth of six on his Haydock return (7f, soft) 13 days ago; winner has gone in again since, but this one looks vulnerable to an improver.

12/1

4th

1

(2)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 4

15:20 Haydock

The Smiling Wolf

9st 9lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Jack Channon

prominent

11/4

2nd

8

(10)

25th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:20 Newmarket

The Smiling Wolf

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Jack Channon

Off the mark in Ffos Las nursery (6f, good to soft) in early September; couple of defeats since, below par both times, leave him looking more exposed than many of these rivals.

14/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 5243 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Again cracked late over a stiff 6f at Newmarket last time and tonight's easier course should help; maybe wouldn't want too much rain, though, looking at the dam's side of his pedigree.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

(6)

6th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 5

14:00 Windsor

Johnny Johnson

9st 5lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

ducked left start, in rear, headway and disputing second 3f out, weakened from over 1f out

4/1

3rd

2

(5)

6th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Johnny Johnson

9st 5lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Rod Millman

Bombed out on soft ground on final 2yo start but had previously made the frame four times at 5f/6f; far more experienced than the others and likely to be thereabouts on AW debut.

8/1

9th

9

(5)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 12y

Class 4

14:15 Windsor

Johnny Johnson

8st 10lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Rod Millman

Five-race maiden who is proving consistent; placed at Newmarket and Ffos Las since switched to handicaps, both over 6f on good to soft; now upped in grade but runs off same mark.

8/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 35514 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 8lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Yard won two of the last three runnings of this; patiently ridden from a wide stall when winning off 6lb lower at Lingfield in July (6f, good to firm) but was some way below that level on to soft ground in first-time cheekpieces (retained) latest, which gives her something to prove.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(2)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 6f 212y

Class 5

17:02 Haydock

Defying Orders

9st 4lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Archie Watson

Won a 6f nursery at Lingfield (good to firm) off 5lb lower; no progress since and she needs the step up to 7f to give her a lift.

7/1

4th

1

(2)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 182y

Class 5

14:40 Carlisle

Defying Orders

9st 9lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Archie Watson

Looked one to keep onside when making a successful nursery debut at Lingfield (6f, good to firm) in July, but not matched that form in either start off this mark (both in cheekpieces) since; needs to bounce back and perhaps fast ground suits her better.

9/2

3rd

2

(3)

1st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Ffos Las

Defying Orders

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Archie Watson

Yard won two of the last three runnings of this; patiently ridden from a wide stall when winning off 6lb lower at Lingfield in July (6f, good to firm) but was some way below that level on to soft ground in first-time cheekpieces (retained) latest, which gives her something to prove.

5/1

Form: 5145 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

This is a bit easier than on nursery debut (first run since being gelded) but that effort again looked to highlight his limitations, his Brighton maiden win (made all) in June being nothing to write home about.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

1

(10)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Professor Tickle

9st 10lb

J: Laura Pearson

T: David Loughnane

led

5/1

1st

1

(7)

13th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

12:30 Lingfield (AW)

Professor Tickle

9st 11lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Runner-up in 7f/6f Class 6 handicaps before an excusable defeat in a Class 4 three weeks ago; consistent in the main and needs respecting.

12/1

Form: 47344

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Inclined to pull hard on her nursery debut at Leicester last time, when having Professor Tickle just behind; is looking exposed now and needs to find more for the fitting of a tongue-tie.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(6)

1st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Ffos Las

La Habanera

9st 3lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: David Evans

Inclined to pull hard on her nursery debut at Leicester last time, when having Professor Tickle just behind; is looking exposed now and needs to find more for the fitting of a tongue-tie.

10/1

4th

7

(4)

13th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:28 Leicester

La Habanera

8st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David Evans

Belied 28-1 odds when keeping-on third in 6f York novice last month, her third start, and did not enjoy run of the race when beaten favourite at Pontefract a fortnight ago; makes nursery debut today; may still have more to offer.

7/1

4th

4

(6)

30th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 4

13:45 Pontefract

La Habanera

9st 2lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: David Evans

She improved for the step up to 6f (good) when third of eight at York 16 days ago, keeping on well (solid Topspeed figure to boot); that effort sets the standard but she does need to match it back down in trip.

4/1

Form: 50392

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 11lb

2 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Hasn't looked to see out 7f in a couple of tries and is best judged on his latest Newbury second over 6f (good to soft) off a 3lb lower mark; holds obvious claims on that.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(7)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:30 Pontefract

Count Palatine

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Brian Meehan

Has a chance on his second in a Newbury nursery in August (6f, good to soft) but hasn't run as well since.

12/1

21th

7

(7)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Count Palatine

9st 5lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Brian Meehan

Rated 76, placed twice; would receive plenty of weight from a good many of these in a nursery.

66/1

Form: 345

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Drop to 5f on Polytrack didn't look ideal last time; she'll need to improve a bit now entering nurseries but that's quite possible and market strength would make her of interest.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

11

(2)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 5

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Alnoory Star

9st 5lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Richard Hughes

There's been no improvement for the switch to handicaps and she was behind three of these when fifth of eight at Salisbury (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago; needs to raise her game.

50/1

5th

4

(8)

15th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 213y

Class 5

16:55 Salisbury

Alnoory Star

9st 8lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Richard Hughes

Some promise in her first three starts but she was a well-beaten 25-1 shot on her nursery debut at Ffos Las two weeks ago (6f, good to soft); dropped 3lb but others look stronger.

16/1

7th

4

(5)

1st Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Ffos Las

Alnoory Star

9st 6lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Richard Hughes

Drop to 5f on Polytrack didn't look ideal last time; she'll need to improve a bit now entering nurseries but that's quite possible and market strength would make her of interest.

14/1

Form: 2659

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

2 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Couple of expensive defeats in early summer and has gone backwards in two forms of headgear since, pulling too hard upped to 7f last time; has it all to prove now.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

7

(15)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

20:15 Doncaster

Koji

9st 6lb

J: Elle-May Croot

T: Ivan Furtado

raced near side

16/1

5th

6

(5)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Koji

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Ivan Furtado

While her recent C&D stable debut success seemingly wasn't anticipated (went off 33-1) there was no fluke about it, since she was only pushed out to lead close home, and a 2lb rise should be manageable.

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £252.00
Straight Forecast £204.00
Tricast £715.70
Trifecta £1170.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Count Palatine

SPOTLIGHT:

The Smiling Wolf

The Times:

Johnny Johnson

Daily Mail:

Alnoory Star

The Star:

Koji

Daily Mirror:

La Habanera

TOPSPEED:

The Smiling Wolf

The Sun:

The Smiling Wolf

POSTDATA:

Count Palatine

Telegraph:

Count Palatine

Daily Record:

Count Palatine

The Guardian:

Johnny Johnson

D Express:

Alnoory Star