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14:15 Ffos Las

Heavy

Owens Group Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 3f 83y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Owens Group Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 2235-4 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

2-4 over fences in France in 2021 and was having his first start as a chaser for this yard when fourth of 11 at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) last month; will need to jump better than he did then, but that was his first start in 192 days so he may well come on for it; good claims.

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

4th

3

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 171y

Class 3

15:30 Ludlow

Georges Saint

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Ended last year with two wins (2m3f/2m5f), and his close third at Wincanton (2m4f, heavy) in January was also a good effort; unexposed over this sort of trip and features prominently in calculations.

11/4

3rd

3

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 35y

Class 3

14:40 Wincanton

Georges Saint

11st 7lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

jumped left throughout, led, pressed winner when headed 2 out, kept on run-in, lost second final stride

5/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 324-12 C

Last run: 54 days

W: 10st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Consistent over hurdles and returned to winning form here (2m4f, soft) in May; was having his first start since when beaten a neck at Worcester (2m4f, good to soft) in September and has claims if he can transfer his ability to fences at the first time of asking.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

1

7th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Walkinthewoods

12st 0lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Won a division of this race a year ago (soft ground) and has finished second five times over hurdles/fences since but suffered a worrying dip in form on his two outings last month and now has a point to prove.

7/1

8th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:12 Ffos Las

Walkinthewoods

10st 13lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

0-7 since switched to fences in November but he's had some close calls at around 2m3f; disappointing at Chepstow last time and now switches back to hurdling but he won over C&D last spring and he seems versatile ground-wise; not ruled out.

7/1

4th

2

1st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Walkinthewoods

11st 12lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

raced in last, detached before 6th, struggling after 11th, soon tailed off

3/1

4/1

Form: 58121- C

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Made the most of a drop in the weights when winning two hurdle contests over 2m4f here (good/soft) in the spring; returns from 227 days off for his chase debut having undergone wind surgery in the meantime, but is a half-brother to three winners over fences and he won't mind how soft the ground is; respected.

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

8th

4

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Kepagge

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Hasn't taken to fences on his last four starts (after wind surgery) so no surprise that he's back over hurdles and this mark is manageable on the best of his form, albeit at shorter trips; there are enough doubts on a few counts to turn elsewhere.

12/1

6th

6

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 4

16:43 Newbury

Kepagge

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Useful four-time hurdle winner but he's been disappointing in his three chase runs since November; dropped another 4lb but he has something to prove and all of his wins have come at about 2m4f.

9/1

Form: 112P- D

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Dual winning pointer who showed useful form in three starts over hurdles last season, including when second of 13 on handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) in March; not seen since pulling up at Auteuil (2m3f, heavy) in April, but is proven fresh and shouldn't be underestimated on chase debut.

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4th

5

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 3

14:15 Ffos Las

Felicie Du Maquis

11st 12lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Dual winning pointer who showed useful form in three starts over hurdles last season, including when second of 13 on handicap debut at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) in March; not seen since pulling up at Auteuil (2m3f, heavy) in April, but is proven fresh and shouldn't be underestimated on chase debut.

5/1

2nd

2

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

15:15 Chepstow

Felicie Du Maquis

11st 13lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

Two wins and three seconds from her five runs in British points; two front-running wins in mares' maiden/novice hurdles at Lingfield and Warwick (2m3f/2m5f; both soft ground), showing plenty of grit on the latter occasion (form looks solid); she moves into handicaps with the potential to do even better.

5/1

1st

1

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

Class 4

12:25 Warwick

Felicie Du Maquis

11st 7lb

J: Mr Tommie M O’Brien

T: Clive Boultbee-Brooks

made virtually all, niggled along 2 out, clear last, ridden run-in

8/1

Form: 231P5- C

Last run: 242 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Ex-Henry De Bromhead gelding who was running well over hurdles prior to making it third-time lucky for this yard here (2m4f, soft) in January, but didn't build on that in two subsequent starts; returns from eight months off and didn't look a natural in one start over fences in Ireland; something to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 11y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Kings Keeper

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Runs off a mark fully 10lb lower than when winning over hurdles at Ffos Las (2m4f, soft) in January 2023; however, he's been a long way below that level this season over fences and the first-time blinkers (replacing cheekpieces) need to prompt major improvement.

13/2

4th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:52 Hereford

Kings Keeper

11st 5lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

Hurdle winner of 5lb higher in early 2023; entitled to have needed the run when well-held fifth on return to chasing in November but dropped away very tamely in straight at Chepstow in January and comes here with some questions to answer.

9/2

0

1

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

15:45 Chepstow

Kings Keeper

12st 2lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Kerry Lee

held up in rear, outpaced 4 out

7/1

Form: /58P-P C

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Has regressed since winning over hurdles here (2m6f, soft) in February last year, pulling up in his last two starts including on chase debut at Lingfield (2m4f, good to soft) eight days ago; blinkers will need to have an immediate effect.

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0

10

31st Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:45 Exeter

Del La Mar Rocket

11st 7lb

J: Connor Brace

T: Ben Pauling

Won a maiden at Ffos Las (2m6f, soft) in February 2022 but there was nothing to cheer in his three runs last season or in his two attempts (over fences) this term; tongue tied twice last season and blinkered on latest outing; back over hurdles with a major question to answer.

20/1

6th

6

22nd Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 3

14:15 Ffos Las

Del La Mar Rocket

11st 5lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

prominent, led from 2nd

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 241-37 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Useful in bumpers (3-4) and 2-5 over hurdles for Paul Nicholls, but well beaten in both starts over fences since returning from nine months off for this yard; others have less to prove.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

6

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 194y

Class 4

14:37 Hereford

Timeforatune

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

Ex-Paul Nicholls; has a couple of thirds to show from his five starts for Evan Williams but has been no closer than 24l; wouldn't be the percentage call.

10/1

3rd

4

16th Dec 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 3

14:13 Hereford

Timeforatune

10st 12lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

2-5 in novice hurdles for Paul Nicholls last season; well beaten in four handicap chases on soft/heavy ground for new stable this autumn, the latest just one week ago, but this much quicker surface ought to show him in a better light; interesting.

20/1

0

4

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 98y

Class 3

13:02 Chepstow

Timeforatune

11st 10lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

2-5 in novice hurdles for Paul Nicholls last season but hasn't shown much in three soft-ground handicap chases for new stable this autumn (2m-2m3f) and comes here with a lot to prove.

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £78.00
Straight Forecast £81.20
Tricast £195.40
Trifecta £280.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Georges Saint

Telegraph:

Walkinthewoods

SPOTLIGHT:

Kepagge

TOPSPEED:

Duc De Beauchene

Daily Mirror:

Walkinthewoods

The Star:

Walkinthewoods

Daily Record:

Walkinthewoods

POSTDATA:

Georges Saint

The Times:

Georges Saint

The Guardian:

Georges Saint

The Sun:

Georges Saint

WEST COUNTRY:

Kepagge

Daily Mail:

Kepagge

D Express:

Kepagge