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14:22 Ffos Las

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Try The Racing App Today Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £6337.2
  • 2m 3f 83y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Try The Racing App Today Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.20
  • Place: £4.50

Form: 116-8P

Last run: 38 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner on slow ground in Ireland last season (2m-2m5f) but struggled in both chases there and was soundly beaten (albeit in valuable races) on both hurdling starts for Evan Williams this autumn; will appreciate today's ease in grade but has quite a bit to prove.

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

1st

6

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Carbon King

11st 0lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

towards rear

25/1

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:10 Uttoxeter

Carbon King

12st 1lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

Shot back to form when taking a novice handicap chase at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) in December on third start for this stable but he was pulled up on his outing prior to that and has suffered a similar fate the last twice; hard to know what to expect.

8/1

9

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Carbon King

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

Three wins over hurdles in Ireland last season (up to 2m5f) and he shot back to form when taking a six-runner novice handicap chase at Ffos Las (2m3f, heavy) in December on third start for this stable; however, not proven over this sort of trip and pulled up when out of his depth trying 3m in a Grade 2 novice chase on latest outing; needs a career best.

16/1

OUR TIP

3/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 15436- C

Last run: 227 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner (once here on heavy ground); not seen since below-par run in April but ran well when fresh last season and is now 3lb lower than when placed in Imperial Cup at Sandown (2m, heavy) in March; will be dangerous if he takes well to chasing.

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2nd

5

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Uttoxeter

Fine Casting

11st 6lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

raced in last

4/1

2

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 3

15:10 Exeter

Fine Casting

10st 11lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Bumper/hurdles winner; consistent results (232) since switched to fences, running well in first-time cheekpieces at Sandown (1m7f, soft; behind subsequent scorer) most recently; this slight step back up in trip looks ideal; holds very solid claims off same mark in the retained headgear.

5/4

4

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 99y

Class 3

14:25 Sandown

Fine Casting

11st 1lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

Three hurdle wins; two good runs off this mark over fences (2m3f/2m), the latest at Cheltenham on heavy ground that he handles well; that was a fine effort in a good race but he did jump left on occasions and all his wins have come going that way round; no headgear until now.

5/1

Form: 2133-1 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 7yo who made winning seasonal/handicap/chase debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) six weeks ago; subsequent 7lb rise does not look excessive (front pair drew clear) and the slower ground here ought to suit; commands respect.

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8th

9

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

The King Of Ryhope

10st 11lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Lightly raced 3m point winner whose best hurdle run came over 3m, and he tackled that trip for the first time over fences in a Grade 2 novice at Ascot (3m, good to soft) in February, travelling well into contention but making a race-losing mistake at final fence (finished 3l fourth of five); there will be a slight doubt about him if he's back on soft/heavy but he's unexposed over staying trips and could be better than his current mark.

5/1

4th

4

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

The King Of Ryhope

11st 2lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Third in Grade 2 novice hurdle over 3m last February and won a handicap on chase debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good to soft) in October; however, well beaten the next twice (Grade 2 most recently); plenty to prove.

20/1

Form: 1136-7 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner who quickly developed into a useful novice hurdler last season; ran poorly on handicap hurdle debut in March and also disappointed on last month's seasonal/chase debut but should handle today's ground and it would be foolish to write him off at this stage.

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1st

3

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 3

15:53 Taunton

Knowsley Road

11st 9lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Paul Nicholls

Tailed off on handicap hurdle debut on final run last season and has struggled over fences on both runs this term; something to prove but he's had a wind op, which may help him recapture the promise shown when third in a Grade 2 novice hurdle at Warwick (2m5f, heavy) last January; not ruled out.

13/2

0

2

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 83y

Class 3

14:22 Ffos Las

Knowsley Road

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent, reminder after 3rd, lost position after 4th

7/2

Form: /333F- D BF

Last run: 332 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Placed on chasing debut at Down Royal (2m4f, soft) for Gordon Elliott on Boxing Day but fell at Fairyhouse three weeks later and was sold for £24,000 soon afterwards; makes stable/handicap debut after 332-day absence and might need this run; tongue-tie removed; cheekpieces added.

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8th

7

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 11y

Class 3

13:58 Chepstow

Jack In The Box

11st 3lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Bernard Llewellyn

held up in rear

50/1

0

6

30th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 100y

Class 3

14:45 Chepstow

Jack In The Box

11st 6lb

J: Robert Williams

T: Bernard Llewellyn

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 1st, lost position before 5 out, dropped to last and weakened quickly after 4 out, soon pulled up

33/1

Form: 1/333/ BF

Last run: 670 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Point/bumper winner who was placed on all three hurdling starts, most recently here (2m6f, soft) in February 2022; open to improvement over fences but makes chase/handicap debut after a 670-day absence and is entitled to benefit from this outing; handles soft ground; unraced on heavy.

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5

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:50 Chepstow

Lubeat Foras

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Rebecca Curtis

Bumper winner in 2020; very lightly raced since but jumped better than usual when a creditable third of four in 2m7f Taunton handicap chase 26 days ago; possibilities off a 3lb lower mark here.

8/1

3rd

4

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:10 Taunton

Lubeat Foras

11st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Rebecca Curtis

Point/bumper winner who has placed form over hurdles; has yet to find his form over fences (0-3) and jumping looks an issue.

9/1

4

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Lubeat Foras

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Rebecca Curtis

Point/bumper winner who has placed form over hurdles; not a particularly solid option judged on his two chase efforts since returning from lengthy layoff, but market support should be noted.

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £631.00
Straight Forecast £544.80
Trifecta £2198.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The King Of Ryhope

TOPSPEED:

Knowsley Road

D Express:

Fine Casting

WEST COUNTRY:

Knowsley Road

RP RATINGS:

The King Of Ryhope

POSTDATA:

The King Of Ryhope

The Times:

The King Of Ryhope

Telegraph:

The King Of Ryhope

The Guardian:

The King Of Ryhope

Daily Mail:

The King Of Ryhope

Daily Mirror:

The King Of Ryhope

Daily Record:

The King Of Ryhope

The Star:

Fine Casting