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17:15 Ffos Las

Soft

Linda Jones Memorial Handicap

  • Prize money: £3873.16
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Linda Jones Memorial Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

Abandoned

Form: -48400

Last run: 52 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 4yo who is yet to be placed after five starts for new stable this year; unable to land a telling blow in headgear (retained) on last couple of outings and will need to up his game here.

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

3rd

1

(3)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 53y

Class 5

19:55 Leicester

Nikovo

10st 0lb

J: David Nolan

T: David O’Meara

in touch with leaders, good headway when badly hampered against far rail 1f out, not recover, did well in the circumstances

5/2

Form: 41154- C

Last run: 370 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner over 1m2f last summer, looking particularly effective on heavy going on latter occasion; not seen since underwhelming hurdle debut in November but will warrant consideration if the ground becomes very testing.

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Verdict Starting price

11th

12

(16)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Zambezi Magic

10st 9lb

J: Miss Jessica Llewellyn

T: Bernard Llewellyn

in rear

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 6633

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Unexposed 3yo who was creditable third in more competitive race than this on handicap debut at Newmarket (1m, good) in July; major player off same mark if handling the slower ground here.

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7th

6

(1)

11th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Sherood

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Ed Walker

midfield

3/1

3rd

5

(5)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Newmarket (July)

Sherood

9st 8lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ed Walker

Just fair form in three runs over 7f but he retains potential having been short of room when a one-paced third of 12 at Haydock (good) three weeks ago; should be at least as effective over this longer trip and moves into handicaps on a workable mark considering his fairly useful pedigree; shortlisted.

4/1

Form: 503424

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

A maiden after 14 runs but has posted two good efforts over 1m2f since cheekpieces were added in August (good to soft/soft); can cope with today's drop back in trip and probably won't be far away.

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2

(5)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Change Of Fortune

11st 2lb

J: Miss Amy Tucker

T: Bernard Llewellyn

Regressive 16-race maiden who struggled at Windsor (11.4f/1m2f) in his final two runs last season; mark continues to fall but he has plenty to prove back from six months off.

20/1

Abandoned

Form: 354579 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Has something to prove after two below-par runs at Bath but won this race off a 4lb higher mark last year and copes well with soft ground (unraced on heavy); dangerous to ignore.

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3rd

4

(7)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Bath

Rival

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: John & Rhys Flint

Finished third in the Class 4 handicap on this card 12 months ago and also ran well at Windsor and Sandown last summer; ended 2023 quietly but well treated now and a recent Windsor run should have sharpened him up; better is likely today.

10/1

Form: 311539 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Struck form and won twice in August (7.3f, heavy/1m, good); needs to bounce back from a below-par run at Chepstow last month but current mark is not beyond her.

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No Results Found

Abandoned

Form: 731726

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Came good with front-running win at Chepstow (1m2f, good to firm) in June and went close over that trip here (soft) last month but was below form a fortnight ago and some of the others in this field look stronger.

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No Results Found

Form: 0-7384

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 3yo who ran quite well when fourth of seven at Beverley (1m2f, heavy) 11 days ago, albeit well held in the end; 2lb lower here and may benefit from the drop back in trip.

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13th

6

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Fairyhouse

Leitrim Rock

11st 7lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Modest Flat performer and not bred for jumps; new yard.

20/1

6th

11

(2)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

17:05 Yarmouth

Leitrim Rock

9st 3lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: William Knight

Fair maiden who wasn't discredited when fourth of seven in 1m2f Beverley handicap 26 days ago; he handles soft ground so is no forlorn hope with few miles still on the clock.

14/1

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Verdict

Sherood was third off today’s mark on his handicap debut at Newmarket in July and should still have more to offer but it might be worth chancing the fitness of dual course winner ZAMBEZI MAGIC, who has been off since last November but excelled on heavy ground here last August and is likely to have conditions in his favour again. Last year’s winner Rival is back on a good mark and also makes appeal.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

D Express:

Sherood

SPOTLIGHT:

Zambezi Magic

NEWMARKET:

Leitrim Rock

The Times:

Khangai

The Star:

Nikovo

Telegraph:

Thewaytothestars

POSTDATA:

Change Of Fortune

RP RATINGS:

Rival

Daily Mirror:

Sherood

The Sun:

Sherood

Daily Record:

Zambezi Magic