20:10 Ffos Las Thu 20 June 2019

Scheduled
  • Velindre Charity Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)
  • 2m 7f 191y,
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£6,238.002nd£1,832.003rd£916.004th£458.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
611-12OR: 133

Won three times on the trot last year over variety of trips, before taking a tumble at Newbury in November (held at the time). Well held fourth last month at Aintree over this sort of trip on return (fancied). Cheekpieces on first time now.

Last RunWatch last race
2
1111-12OR: 133CD

9-48 record over hurdles, winning three times last year. Hasn't fired in either start this term but too soon to be writing the 11-year-old off.

Last RunWatch last race
3
1011-11OR: 132D

Goes on any ground and stays 3m, winner of a chase at Market Rasen last month and has been very consistent in that sphere of late. Seeks to take advantage of lower hurdles mark; interesting.

Last RunWatch last race
4
711-9OR: 130D

Stays well and made the most of a handy mark to win at Aintree last month (Ready And Able fourth); made all that day and must be respected as a pace angle despite being 7lb higher now.

Last RunWatch last race
5
811-9OR: 130D

Last won over timber at Doncaster in early 2017, seems to prefer a bit of cut in the ground and may get that now, but both runs this term have been laboured.

Last RunWatch last race
6
711-9OR: 130

Milan gelding improved last summer on decent ground, going close C&D before scoring at Worcester over 2m7f (good) in July. Fell early at Newton Abbot in September and off since, worth noting in betting on seasonal return.

Last RunWatch last race
7
511-6OR: 127

By Frankel, back on song with back-to-back wins at Wetherby and Hexham in April and far from disgraced (beaten 4L) in stronger Aintree race since. Up 2lb, longer trip and one to be noted.

Last RunWatch last race
8
711-1OR: 122C

Off the mark in 2m6f Class 4 event here last month and had no problems defying 7lb penalty at Newton Abbot with even more authority. Hit with another sizeable hike (12lb) but going the right way and remains of interest.

Last RunWatch last race
9
710-10OR: 117CD

Completed a four-timer over hurdles (won twice here) last summer, including C&D win. Chase winner at Ludlow (3m, good) last month, unseated next time and needs to be near best back over hurdles.

Last RunWatch last race

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Van Gogh Du Granit (10/3), Sizing At Midnight (10/3), Ready And Able (9/2), Follow The Bear (5/1), Solo Saxophone (13/2), Beneagles (8/1), Marble Moon (12/1), Three Ways (14/1), Rolling Maul (25/1)

Verdict

There was market support for READY AND ABLE on his seasonal comeback at Aintree in April and, while he didn't live up to expectations, there's reason to believe we've not yet seen the best of him. With new headgear and Jonjo O'Neill's claim, he should go well in this competitive affair. Van Gogh Du Granit can take his chance off a lower mark over timber and is in good form, ensuring he joins Follow The Bear (frontrunner) and Solo Saxophone on the shortlist.
  1. Ready And Able
  2. Van Gogh Du Granit
  3. Solo Saxophone
Most Followed

Arizona

F: -

T: A P O'Brien

Addeybb

F: 11803-4

T: W J Haggas

Romanised

F: 1759-54

T: K J Condon

King Of Comedy

F: 12-11

T: J H M Gosden

Lord Glitters

F: 3166-30

T: D O'Meara

Most Followed

Arizona

F: -

T: A P O'Brien

Addeybb

F: 11803-4

T: W J Haggas

Romanised

F: 1759-54

T: K J Condon

King Of Comedy

F: 12-11

T: J H M Gosden

Lord Glitters

F: 3166-30

T: D O'Meara

Next Race Off

21:10 Chelmsford City
3
(10)
Magicinthemaking
J: Hollie Doyle
4
(8)
Tarseekh
J: David Egan
7
(4)
Es Que Magic
J: L P Keniry
1
(7)
Ventriloquist
J: Tom Marquand
5
(5)
Quick Monet
J: Joey Haynes
2
(1)
Mr Potter
J: Philip Prince
6
(6)
Cool Echo
J: N Mackay
9
(13)
Diamond Pursuit
J: Gabriele Malune
13
(12)
Reformed Character
J: E J Walsh
15
(2)
Cala Sveva
J: Isobel Francis
10
(15)
Malaysian Boleh
J: Grace McEntee
12
(14)
Jonathans Girl
J: William Cox
14
(3)
Tattenhams
J: Charlie Bennett
11
(9)
Could Be Gold
J: Darragh Keenan

Racing Tips

Today's Racing Tips

Thursday's racing preview

Nick Robson makes Stradivarius his best bet for Thursday and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

Can Ben Linfoot's Value Bet find more winners on day three?

Value Bet: Have Aweedram

Ben Linfoot had a great Wednesday with Value Bet winners at 14/1 and 18/1 and he's got five more big-priced tips for day three at Royal Ascot.

Don't miss Oli Bell's latest selections

Oli Bell: Dee day in Gold Cup

Our pundit expects Dee Ex Bee to dethrone Stradivarius in the Gold Cup on Thursday and he has a tip for every race.