19:10 Ffos Las

Thursday 20 June 2019

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Velindre Cancer Charity Handicap Chase

Class 4  |   2m 3f 83y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 19:10  |   Winning time: 5m 3.5s

1
Age: 9|  Weight: 12-0  |  J: C Brace |  T: J L Flint|  OR: 107|  D
10/1

Improved on return from a break when winning over 2m4f at Worcester (good to soft) last month, outpaced over shorter trip at Stratford since and could have more to offer back up in distance now.

2
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: Page Fuller |  T: Jamie Snowden|  OR: 105|  BF
6/1

Won nicely over the extended 2m4f trip at Southwell last month and since run credible race over 3m at Ludlow (held every chance jumping the last). Eased 1lb and down in trip, should give a good account.

3
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: James Bowen |  T: P Bowen|  OR: 105
14/1

Not exactly progressive despite three placed efforts in six starts over timber and tailed off at Fontwell (3m2f, good; 6-1) on recent chase bow. Drops right back in distance this time.

4
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: B S Hughes |  T: Jennie Candlish|  OR: 103
9/2

Back on track in first-time cheekpieces when landing 2m1f Cartmel chase on soft ground last month under a patient ride. Gone up 2lb for that, longer trip should suit and liable to go well with repeat effort.

5
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: T J O'Brien |  T: J M Bradley|  OR: 103
25/1

Yet to win but showed promise over fences for previous trainer in 2017. Back from a long absence for stable bow at Cartmel (2m5f, good to soft; 14-1) last month in maiden chase and was still going nicely when unseating. Changed hands again since.

6
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-9  |  J: Bryony Frost |  T: Jonjo O'Neill|  OR: 102|  D
12/1

Winner at Uttoxeter last summer over 2m4f, rated much lower now but five runs since early spring return haven't yielded many positives.

7
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-6  |  J: Adam Wedge |  T: Evan Williams|  OR: 99|  C|  D
8/1

Took advantage of a good chasing mark when scoring at Leicester (2m4f, good to firm) in January but was rather more miss than hit than hit subsequently and was poor here over timber recently. Needs to bounce back.

8
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-11  |  J: Sean Houlihan |  T: J M Bradley|  OR: 90
17/2

Crashed out at the last when booked for second place at Stratford (2m2f; good) 10 days ago. Has to prove he is none the worse for that fall, but signs seem positive given that he is turned out so quickly again. Improved form needed to break duck.

9
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-10  |  J: S Bowen |  T: P Bowen|  OR: 89
6/4

Runner-up last time in Cartmel maiden chase (Mahlers Star unseated in same race), has since joined this yard and could well build on that run now back in a handicap. Watch betting.

Betting

Forecast

Fateh (6/4), Zolfo (9/2), Between The Waters (6/1), Market Road (8/1), Auld Sod (17/2), Cillian's Well (10/1), Mont Royale (12/1), Equus Flight (14/1), Mahlers Star (25/1)

Verdict
Having not been suited by 3m at Ludlow last time Between The Waters could well get back on track now and should run a competitive race. However, FATEH is one of the less exposed types in this line-up and ran a good race at Cartmel last time. Back in a handicap on first start for Peter Bowen, he can take advantage off bottom-weight. Zolfo also needs consideration.
  1. Fateh
  2. Between The Waters
  3. Zolfo

Previous Winners

2018
As You Like
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-7  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Aidan Coleman
  |  
T: Jonjo O'Neill
13/8
Prize Money
1st:
£4,614.00
2nd:
£1,355.00
3rd:
£677.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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