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15:00 Ffos Las

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  • 2m 7f 177y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Runners: 16 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 3P/1-P CD

Last run: 71 days

W: 12st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 100

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3

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

The Lion Dancer

11st 10lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Veteran C&D winner but he's offered little in his three outings this term, tried in a visor when beating only one at Chepstow (3m) 26 days ago; he's hard to warm to.

10/1

7th

1

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

The Lion Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

Lengthy absences either side of his Uttoxeter win under Harriet Tucker in late 2022; pulled up in his two subsequent runs and hard to know what he'll make of a visor (replacing blinkers).

14/1

1

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

The Lion Dancer

12st 0lb

J: Harriet Tucker

T: Alex Hales

prominent, not fluent 9th

6/1

Form: 2-3113 C BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

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3rd

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 210y

Class 5

16:17 Fontwell

Captain Claude

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Won here at end of last year on first two chase starts (2m5f/3m2f, heavy/soft) and has continued in good form, finishing second at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) last time; that form has received firm boosts from the 8l winner and the third and he's a very solid candidate.

13/8

2nd

8

17th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

16:17 Wincanton

Captain Claude

11st 4lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Has won over shorter trips but career-best win came over 3m2f at Fontwell (soft; also won on heavy) on Boxing Day, and when third off this 7lb higher mark back there it was over 2m5f; could yet prove himself worth current mark in a test of this nature.

3/1

Form: 2-111F CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

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3rd

2

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Percy Veering

11st 8lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Kim Bailey

Successful in three attempts over fences late last year, winning on soft ground at Warwick, Ffos Las and Exeter, but was a spent force when taking a tired fall at Wincanton (3m1f) early in the New Year; freshened up and drops back in distance, but does sit 18lb higher than when the winning run commenced.

5/1

0

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6th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Percy Veering

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Kim Bailey

Has gone 3-3 since further wind surgery and just kept on galloping when beating Caeruleum by just under 5l at Exeter (3m, soft); a further 6lb rise equates to a 19lb hike in all for that hat-trick but he's likeable.

9/4

Form: 42-634

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 97

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2nd

8

13th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:15 Chepstow

Rouge De LQuest

10st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Rebecca Curtis

Took well to first-time blinkers at Ffos Las (3m, heavy; won easily off 8lb lower) two weeks ago, opening his rules account; back up in grade but could well have more to offer in the retained blinds; respected.

5/2

1st

4

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Rouge De LQuest

11st 6lb

J: Richard Patrick

T: Rebecca Curtis

0-8 under rules and doesn't tend to find much at the business end of his races but ran well for a long way when fourth at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in January, and the first-time tongue-tie might aid his finishing effort here; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

7/1

Form: 24-257

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

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3rd

2

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 83y

Class 5

15:05 Ffos Las

Kap Chidley

11st 8lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

Kicked off this season with two good chase runs (3m/2m4f; good to soft) but modest efforts the last twice on either side of wind surgery and ground this testing is a worry.

4/1

4th

2

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

16:22 Plumpton

Kap Chidley

11st 13lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

0-8 under rules but began this season with two good chase runs (3m/2m4f), and his subsequent defeat on heavy ground is excusable (has form on soft); had wind op since and is tongue tied for the first time; a player.

11/4

Form: 5P-PP3

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

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3

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Lingfield

Moodofthemoment

11st 9lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Pulled up in first three handicaps last year (including chase debut in December) but got back on track in first-time blinkers at Leicester (2m4f, soft) last month, rallying for third; this 3m point winner could build on that latest run now back up in trip if the headgear maintains its effect.

5/1

Form: 23536-

Last run: 351 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

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4th

1

7th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

16:40 Wincanton

Camulus

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Placed over both hurdles and fences when with Christian Williams; returned from almost a year off for his first run for this trainer, when second of five in a Lingfield handicap chase (2m7f, heavy) recently; up 2lb but looks a player.

2/1

2nd

4

22nd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 110y

Class 5

16:15 Lingfield

Camulus

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Absent since soundly beaten at Taunton last March on final run for Christian Williams, which made it 0-7 under rules; however, before that he was a promising third on chase debut at Fakenham (2m5f, good) and he was runner-up in a 3m point in 2021 (yielding to soft); his new trainer can ready one after a layoff and he's an interesting contender, all the more so if well backed.

2/1

Form: 2124/4 D

Last run: 92 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 91

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4

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Malinas Island

11st 5lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Returned from a long absence with a fair fourth on his chase debut over C&D (good to soft) in November; has had some more time off since but he runs off his last winning hurdle mark today and he's also effective on soft ground; not ruled out.

9/1

Form: 4795P-

Last run: 325 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 90

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6

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Desert Fortune

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Low-mileage 7yo who made an encouraging seasonal/stable/chase debut at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) in February, keeping on well for a clear second; well below that form over C&D last month but sports first-time blinkers today and remains of interest.

13/2

4th

3

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Desert Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Low-mileage 7yo who made very encouraging seasonal/stable/chase debut at Leicester (2m4f, heavy) three weeks ago, keeping on well for a clear second; moves back up in trip and competes off same mark here; could easily have a bigger run in her.

15/8

Form: 54-6P7

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

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4

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Dylans Double

10st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Seven-race maiden who looks far from solid judged on his handicap form over hurdles; however, this switch to chasing is a possible source of improvement off a reduced mark.

12/1

7th

15

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Dylans Double

10st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Six-race maiden; jumping lacked fluency on handicap/seasonal debut at Plumpton and he pulled up at Exeter three weeks later; 5lb lower than on handicap debut but others look more solid.

16/1

Form: 74U26F

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

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11

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:45 Exeter

Our Friend Mo

10st 2lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Respectable second on chasing debut at Bangor (2m4f, heavy) in December but not much has gone to plan since; pulled up over C&D last month and now 0-10 under rules; needs to turn a corner.

14/1

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 5

16:00 Exeter

Our Friend Mo

10st 12lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Very respectable second on chasing debut at Bangor (2m4f, heavy) in December but not much has gone to plan since and she's now 0-9 under rules; needs to turn a corner.

10/1

Form: 435P56 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 83

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6

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 2f 54y

Class 5

16:18 Chepstow

Pageant Material

10st 11lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Gained all three wins on heavy ground at Ffos Las (2m-2m6f); safely held in cheekpieces and then a visor on her last two hurdling starts (2m4f/2m); tries a new trip and sports first-time blinkers on this return to chasing; too well handicapped to rule out but needs to turn a corner.

12/1

Form: 684-00

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

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5

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

16:35 Ffos Las

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 7lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Ran big race in defeat when fitted with cheekpieces for last month's chasing debut at Southwell (3m, heavy), and bumped into a progressive subsequent winner when well-held second at Leicester (2m6f, soft) 23 days ago; likely contender here.

11/4

2nd

4

8th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 5

15:50 Leicester

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Took a step in a positive direction when switching to fences at Southwell (3m, heavy; runner-up in first-time cheekpieces) last month; 3lb higher but is lightly raced and open to further improvement from this lowly mark; rates as the most obvious threat to Montgomery.

11/4

2nd

6

18th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Wonder Of The Seas

10st 10lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed winner on turn before 2 out, not fluent and lost ground 2 out, rallied and joined winner run-in, no extra inside final 110yds

11/2

Form: 58-684

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

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2nd

2

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Rivers Corner

12st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

Came good with two slow-ground wins when upped to 3m in February, and gave another good account when close third at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) 12 days ago; might still be on the upgrade; good chance.

4/1

3rd

2

26th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 149y

Class 5

17:05 Newcastle

Rivers Corner

11st 12lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Syd Hosie

Thrashed a subsequent winner at Wincanton (3m, heavy) and made light work of a 10lb rise at Taunton (3m, soft; form franked); a first Newcastle runner for the Dorset-based trainer Syd Hosie; 2-2 under Harry Atkins; likely to prove tough to beat in hat-trick mission despite a further 10lb rise.

9/4

1st

12

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Rivers Corner

10st 11lb

J: Harry Atkins

T: Syd Hosie

Nothing doing in bumpers and early hurdle races, including in first two handicaps, but he handled the step up to 3m on heavy ground far better than his toiling rivals when well clear at Wincanton 12 days ago; up 10lb but he's unexposed.

9/2

Form: 7253-P D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 74

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4th

7

21st Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 5

16:25 Chepstow

Vetoncall

10st 5lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Alan Jones

3m chase winner on good ground; now a 12yo and after a break he was pulled up over C&D in January when 50-1.

33/1

Form: 0-164P D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

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0

9

26th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 202y

Class 5

15:55 Sedgefield

Dysania

10st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Peter Bowen

midfield

14/1

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The Lion Dancer, Captain Claude, Percy Veering, Rouge De LQuest, Kap Chidley, Moodofthemoment, Camulus, Malinas Island, Desert Fortune, Dylans Double, Our Friend Mo, Pageant Material, Wonder Of The Seas, Rivers Corner, Vetoncall, Dysania