Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Handicap Chase 3m 1f 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 13.50s
  • Off time: 16:40:13
Full result
Result 16:40 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 A Decent Excuse 3/1
2nd 1 Prince Tom 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1PB/5P-1
PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Prince Tom 46
  • T:A Dunn
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 1PB/5P-1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 A Dunn Ian Popham 138 8/1
2 213314
Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Foundry Square (IRE) 24
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 213314
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 P D Evans Aidan Coleman 135 7/1
3 4PP-331
Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 32
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:Sean Bowen
  • Form: 4PP-331
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7v
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 v P Bowen Sean Bowen (7) 133 11/4f
4 130PP-P
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Lost Glory (NZ) 54
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 130PP-P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 t Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 132 3/1
5 63U3-84
Light blue and dark blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Prosperity Square (IRE) 19
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 63U3-84
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
9 146 10-6 C O'Dwyer R Johnson 118 5/1
6 1-43343
Yellow, Red crossbelts, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 8
  • T:E M O'Sullivan
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 1-43343
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 E M O'Sullivan R P Mclernon 114 3/1

In depth

Verdict

Prince Tom sprang a surprise in a decent contest at Newton Abbot last month and can't be ignored. Ballybough Gorta was only third that day but is also respected having won on fast ground at Cartmel subsequently while Foundry Square should be happier back over fences. Lost Glory has lost his way but is tumbling down the weights and could bounce back at any time. Prosperity Square and A DECENT EXCUSE have both travelled over from Ireland and have decent claims. The latter looks the better treated and is probably the one to beat if reproducing his run at Galway at the start of the month.

Formwatch

A Decent Excuse (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, close 2nd halfway, disputed after 6 out, ridden in 2nd after 3 out, no impression in 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind On The Way Out (11-5) at Tramore 2m 7f hcp chs 0-123 gd.

Prince Tom 33-1 (11-12) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway 14th, chased leading trio 16th, 3rd after 4 out, 2nd 2 out, 1 length down last, stayed on to lead run-in, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jul beating Johnny's Way (10-8) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.

Lost Glory (NZ) 25-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway 5th, reminder after 12th, weakened 16th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Romford Pele (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Jun, 17 ran.

Foundry Square (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, kept on same pace, weakened last, 4th of 8, 23l behind Sheriff Hutton (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.

Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 15-8fav (11-4) Chased leader, pushed along before 13th, led approaching 4 out, driven after last, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jul beating Stagecoach Pearl (11-10) by 6l, 7 ran.

Prosperity Square (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Prominent, took keen hold early, not fluent 5 out, 2nd before straight, no impression when not fluent last, no extra and one pace run-in,, 4th of 16, 14l behind Blossom Gate (11-5) at Galway 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23.