32Red.com Handicap Chase 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 4 runners)
  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 37.60s
  • Off time: 15:25:55
Full result
Result 15:25 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Lamb's Cross 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 6P-F3F5
White, Emerald Green stripe, striped cap Lamb's Cross 43
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 6P-F3F5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 h Mark Gillard Patrick Corbett (5) 95 4/1
2 7/5931-6
White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Direct Flo (IRE) 24
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Josh Hamer
  • Form: 7/5931-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 A W Carroll Josh Hamer (5) 92 6/1
3 12422-2
White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Billybo 24
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Alan Johns
  • Form: 12422-2
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (10) 91 6/5f
4 41233-6
Red, Yellow disc, quartered cap Bobby Dove 19
  • T:A E Price
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 41233-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 A E Price R T Dunne (3) 89 5/2

In depth

Verdict

Billybo has continued to rise in the weights despite not having won since last December. Lamb's Cross also looks high enough in the handicap on his first start for a new yard judged on his form in Ireland while Direct Flo's experience of fences has been in hunter chases, though she did score over hurdles at Worcester in July. BOBBY LOVE gets a tentative vote as this looks easier than the chase he won at Huntingdon early in the year and a recent run at the same track will have brought him on.

Formwatch

Lamb's Cross 11-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4 out, ridden and no impression leader before 2 out, no extra before last, 5th of 12, 13l behind Molinero (10-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 gd in Oct.

Billybo 6-4fav (11-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 10th, mistake 13th, lost 2nd after 14th, chased leading pair, went 2nd 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Tom Bach (10-0) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct.

Bobby Dove 7-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, well behind Gandalfe (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs.

Direct Flo (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, disputing 3rd briefly before next where mistake, weakening when mistake 2 out, 6th of 9, 29l behind Brave Buck (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct.