Ffos Las

  • 13:30 Burns Healthy Pet Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.00s
  • Off time: 13:31:22
13:30 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Horatio Hornblower (IRE) 7/2
2nd Filatore (IRE) 3/1
3rd Pure Science (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-4 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Bar A Mine (FR) 35
Beaten Favourite
5 11-3 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 6/17.00
2 1-76 Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Comte D'anjou 56
5 11-3 Nick Williams Brendan Powell 10/111.00
3 842 Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star Filatore (IRE) 47
Distance Winner
5 11-3 p B J Llewellyn Paul Moloney 112 3/14.00
4 53-2244 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond Gate Please (IRE) 47
9 11-3 t1 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (5) 121 6/17.00
5 30/53- Dark blue, pink chevrons, hooped sleeves, pink cap Horatio Hornblower (IRE) 420
6 11-3 Nick Williams T Scudamore 7/24.50
6 Light Blue, Brown sleeves and cap with Canary hoop Kagouillot (FR) 559
5 11-3 R L Brown Paul John (7) 50/151.00
7 5-45345 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Pure Science (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
6 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 120 11/43.75
8 3/F-P Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Shays River (IRE) 279
9 11-3 bt Evan Williams Adam Wedge 50/151.00
9 F-U9985 Red, emerald green sleeves, red stars, striped cap Wicklewood 51
8 11-3 ht Mark Gillard T J Phelan 75 100/1101.00


Pure Science has been a big disappointment over hurdles so far considering he looked a decent prospect in bumpers. He dropped away tamely at Towcester last time and a drop in distance may not be the answer. Gate Please is starting to run out of chances and is another who has been campaigned over further but Filatore was only beaten a neck by It's A Doddle over course and distance in December and should be thereabouts again. COMTE D'ANJOU beat the useful Vibrato Valtat in an Exeter bumper last season and ran a lot better than the final result suggests on his hurdling debut at Sandown. There should be more to come and he could be a bit of value in this opener.