Racing from Ffos Las: Double for Charlie Deutsch denies Sam Twiston-Davies
Last Updated: 30/11/16 4:52pm
News of the action from Ffos Las where Charlie Deutsch took the riding offers from the returning Sam Twiston-Davies.
Super Sam won for the second time in a week following 22 months off the track when defying a 7lb penalty in the Finnings Handicap Hurdle at Ffos Las.
Trainer Venetia Williams turned the seven-year-old grey out quickly following his easy victory at Hereford last Wednesday and was rewarded with another polished performance.
After letting Time For Champers set the pace, Charlie Deutsch sent Super Sam on before the third-last flight.
The 10/11 favourite did not disappoint as he held the challenge of Southport by a length and a half to deny Sam Twiston-Davies victory on his comeback ride following seven and a half weeks out through injury.
"He was pricking his ears at the end. He just stays well and he's very gutsy," Deutsch told At The Races.
"I was confident if he was like he was last week. You just don't know. He seems to have come out of it really well by the looks of it, so I'm really pleased with him."
Deutsch completed a double on The Welsh Paddies (16/1) who floored the 4/6 favourite Mulcahys Hill by a length and a quarter in the Admiral Maiden National Hunt Flat Race.
Pearl Swan (7/2) put up a bold front-running performance to see off all-comers in the Vindico Beginners' Chase.
Peter Bowen's eight-year-old, ridden by his son Sean, pulled out more to score by two and a quarter lengths from West Wizard.
The victory was a lift for the trainer as he had earlier been fined £280 for Kelsey entering the parade ring after the signal to mount had been given ahead of the Made In Cardiff TV Handicap Hurdle.
The honours in that race went to Lizzie Kelly on the Nick Williams-trained Babeny Bridge (7/2), who got up close home to deny Horseguardsparade by a neck. Kelsey was six lengths away in third.
Champion jockey Richard Johnson struck on the Philip Hobbs-trained Lisheen Prince (10/11 favourite) in the Konica Monilta Maiden Hurdle.
The five-year-old, second at Huntingdon three weeks ago, went one better in good style beating Alf 'N' Dor by three and a half lengths.
Johns Luck (12/1) collared Twenty Eight Guns close home under Noel Fehily to take the Jewson Handicap Chase by a short head for trainer Neil Mulholland.