William Hill West Wales National (Handicap Chase) 3m 4f

  • (5yo+, 3m 4f, Class 2, 12 runners)
  • Winner £18,990 2nd £5,610 3rd £2,805 4th £1,404 5th £702
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 8m 20.09s
Full result
Result 14:40 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Carruthers 6/1
2nd 2 Cannington Brook 5/1
3rd 5 Alfie Spinner 32 27/10

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 85-6541
Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Cannington Brook (IRE) 42
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 85-6541
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2p1
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 p1 C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 148 5/1
3 9-R0019
White, Black diamond, Red sleeves and cap Carruthers 7
  • T:M Bradstock
  • J:Mr N De Boinville
  • Form: 9-R0019
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 M Bradstock Mr N De Boinville (7) 147 6/1
5 235-3U6
White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 28
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 235-3U6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
8 142 10-2 Nick Williams D A Jacob (ex1) 134 27/10
6 212-211
White, emerald green cross belts, striped sleeves, yellow cap Red Rocco (IRE) 35
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:H Brooke
  • Form: 212-211
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 D McCain Jnr H Brooke 131 4/1
7 U4-0P11
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Shaking Hands (IRE) 18
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: U4-0P11
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0bt
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 bt D Pipe C O'Farrell 128 6/1
8 11B-153
Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 49
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 11B-153
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 128 6/1
9 1P417P
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), chevrons on sleeves Harouet (FR) 28
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 1P417P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 p P Bowen Joshua Moore 126 25/1
11 46-1156
Emerald Green, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Incentivise (IRE) 28
  • T:R Lee
  • J:K Moore
  • Form: 46-1156
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 R Lee K Moore (7) 119 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 82FP-17
Junior 38
  • Nag Me
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 82FP-17
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
10 1112 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 158 NR
4 1P1/401-
Summery Justice (IRE) 283
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: 1P1/401-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
9 103 Miss V Williams 2nd Preference 135 NR
10 8P-1435
Our Island (IRE) 28
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R J Killoran
  • Form: 8P-1435
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0v
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 v Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 125 NR
12 U0-P043
Double Dizzy 27
  • Nag Me
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:Giles Hawkins
  • Form: U0-P043
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
12 t R H Buckler Giles Hawkins 114 NR

In depth

Verdict

Last season's Hennessy winner Carruthers showed his class when winning easy over 3m2f here on Boxing Day. He never got to the front over hurdles at Cheltenham last week. Junior won on heavy ground at Newcastle on his reappearance and can be forgiven his run in the King George while Cannington Brook came back to form over 3m at Haydock in December, though reserves his best efforts for the Lancashire track. Shaking Hands has won here and at Towcester lately while novice Red Rocco jumps well though hasn't beaten much so far. ALFIE SPINNER couldn't justify favouritism at Sandown four weeks ago but this stamina test should be much more to his liking and he's thrived on heavy ground in the past. Nick Williams' stayer gets the vote with Our Island possibly the most interesting of those racing from out of the handicap.

Formwatch

Junior 28-1 (11-10) Led or disputed lead to 10th, weakened 4 out, 7th of 9, 29l behind Long Run (11-10) at Kempton 3m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.

Summery Justice (IRE) 4-1fav (11-1) Mid-division, headway 6th, not fluent 9th, blundered next, went 2nd 13th, led last, driven out, won at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Apr beating Cottage Oak (10-13) by 3/4l, 9 ran.

Our Island (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, outpaced 5 out, never able to get back on terms, 5th of 17, 18l behind Monbeg Dude (10-1) at Chepstow 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Jan.

Double Dizzy 12-1 (11-8) Close up, pushed along before 16th, went 3rd from 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 35l behind Well Refreshed (11-1) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.

Carruthers 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, weakened after next, 9th of 10, well behind Reve De Sivola (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Cannington Brook (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led 4 out, strongly challenged from next, forged clear after last, all out, just held on (2 fences omitted), won at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec beating Merry King (11-4) by ns, 10 ran.

Alfie Spinner (IRE) 11-4fav (10-8) Pressed leader, led narrowly 4th, headed and bumped 7th, pressed leader, dropped to 3rd approaching 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, well beaten when went right last, 6th of 11, 27l behind Katenko (10-6) at Sandown 3m hcp chs (2) sft in Jan.

Red Rocco (IRE) 8-11fav (11-6) Made all, went left and slipped after 4th, reminder before 10th, ridden before 2 out, stayed on well, in command flat, won at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Dec beating The Friary (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 3 ran.

Incentivise (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 8th, ridden after 10th, outpaced from next, no impression, 6th of 17, 30l behind Monbeg Dude (10-1) at Chepstow 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Jan.

Shaking Hands (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Made all, reminders after 3rd and before 8th, clear 2 out, ridden out, won at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan beating Ten Fires (11-5) by 13l, 6 ran.

Harouet (FR) 66-1 (10-1) Mid-division on outside, headway before 1st, lost place when jumped left 7th, pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Monbeg Dude (10-1) at Chepstow 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Jan, 17 ran.

Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, lost touch 13th, tailed off 5 out, left in remote 3rd 3 out, 3rd of 4, well behind Court In Motion (11-1) at Lingfield 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec.