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16:40 Ffos Las

Soft

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Form: 349863 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Left Gary Moore after two disappointing runs in the spring and struggled on stable debut in August but his third over C&D (good to soft) later that month was a lot more encouraging, and he can handle soft ground (unraced on heavy).

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

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

17:50 Stratford

Grandmaster Flash

10st 8lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Three AW wins at up to 2m in his Irish days; he used to be useful in that sphere and although he's gone the wrong over the last year, there have been only four runs over hurdles; needs much better than his fourth of seven on handicap hurdle debut (2m; 16-1) last time but this is a longer trip.

9/2

4th

5

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 5

16:30 Hereford

Grandmaster Flash

10st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Three AW wins at up to 2m in Ireland where he also had soft-ground form; mostly ordinary efforts for both yards in Britain but switching to handicaps in this code should help matters.

8/1

Abandoned

Form: 643229 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Well beaten after racing too freely over C&D one month ago but was second over this trip at Chepstow (good to soft) and Newbury (soft) in July; has won on heavy ground and will be a danger to all if back on song.

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

9th

1

(2)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

12:16 Lingfield (AW)

Tin Fandango

10st 0lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Usher

towards rear

7/1

5th

4

(12)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Tin Fandango

9st 12lb

J: Oliver Searle

T: Mark Usher

Suited by slow ground and was runner-up over 2m at Chepstow and Newbury in the summer but his form nosedived at Ffos Las last month; has something to prove again after that and he's an infrequent winner.

10/1

Form: 746522

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Has 0-12 strike-rate but ran big race in defeat over C&D (soft) last month and backed up that performance when runner-up to very progressive rival at Pontefract (2m1f, good to soft) ten days ago; obvious contender.

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

11th

13

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:22 Hereford

Dragonball Prince

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ordinary maiden on Flat for Hugo Palmer; comfortably held in two attempts over hurdles; handicaps more suitable shortly.

50/1

4th

6

23rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 123y

Class 3

15:40 Bangor-on-Dee

Dragonball Prince

10st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Often flattered to deceive on the Flat and left Hugo Palmer a 15-race maiden; heavy ground was not ideal on hurdle debut at Stratford but he was always out the back and didn't jump well.

25/1

5th

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 3

13:50 Stratford

Dragonball Prince

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in rear

12/1

Form: 423/4-

Last run: 535 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Not seen on the Flat since April 2022 but was in pretty good form over hurdles in the spring; current mark ought to be workable and he's versatile regarding ground; could have a say.

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

3rd

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

14:52 Ffos Las

Port Or Starboard

11st 2lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Just 1-15 over hurdles but is versatile regarding ground and gave a good account when placed off today's mark at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) last month; could have a say.

4/1

3rd

4

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

12:15 Sedgefield

Port Or Starboard

11st 11lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

in touch with leaders, disputed lead 2 out, challenging when ridden last, weakened run-in

11/4

2nd

8

(9)

18th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 6

17:45 Bath

Port Or Starboard

9st 7lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Won over hurdles at Exeter (2m2f, dead-heat) in March and he has plenty of form on the Flat including over 1m6f here last spring; hard to rule out a good run back from a break but he's 1-24 under both codes and others are more persuasive.

6/1

Form: 43555-

Last run: 401 days

W: 8st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Five-time Flat winner who seems pretty versatile regarding trip/ground but wasn't firing on all cylinders when last seen last summer; 1lb out of the weights.

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

2nd

10

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Triple Nickle

10st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Bernard Llewellyn

No match for winner when second of six in selling handicap at Fakenham (2m, soft) on latest hurdling start in February and was safely held off her lowly Flat mark on Wednesday; difficult to enthuse over.

12/1

5th

9

(2)

1st May 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Triple Nickle

10st 4lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

midfield

10/1

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Non-runners

Percy Jones, Monsieur Lambrays, Lady Excalibur

Verdict

Tin Fandango will be a tough nut to crack if bouncing back from last month’s blip but DRAGONBALL PRINCE (nap) ran very well in defeat on both starts last month (one over C&D on soft) and is taken to go one better today. Bernard Llewellyn supplies half of the field and, of his four runners, Hollie Doyle’s mount Port Or Starboard appeals most.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dragonball Prince

D Express:

Port Or Starboard

RP RATINGS:

Percy Jones

LAMBOURN:

Tin Fandango

POSTDATA:

Dragonball Prince

The Times:

Dragonball Prince

Telegraph:

Dragonball Prince

Daily Mirror:

Dragonball Prince

The Star:

Dragonball Prince

Daily Record:

Dragonball Prince