Ffos Las

  • 14:40 Burns Pet Nutrition West Wales National 3m 4f

  • Winner £18,990 2nd £5,610 3rd £2,805 4th £1,404
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 0.30s
  • Off time: 14:40:21
14:40 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Emperor's Choice (IRE) 9/2
2nd Firebird Flyer (IRE) 14/1
3rd Smoking Aces (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-25P43 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 18
11 11-12 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 147 20/121.00
2 241-331 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Mountainous (IRE) 35
Course Winner
9 11-9 R Lee Paul Moloney 144 8/19.00
4 6-5F024 Yellow, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon and yellow quartered cap Sir Du Bearn (FR) 33
8 10-9 P Bowen Donal Devereux 130 12/113.00
5 3-60242 White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 31
9 10-7 Nick Williams T Scudamore 128 7/18.00
6 021-716 Yellow, Grey sleeves De La Bech 31
Beaten Favourite
7 10-7 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 128 13/27.50
7 641365 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Hunters Lodge (IRE) 33
8 10-6 p N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 127 12/113.00
8 117-6P7 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Emperor's Choice (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
7 10-5 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 126 9/25.50
9 4261-71 Red, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, red stars and cap Flying Award (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
10 10-5 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (5) 126 16/117.00
10 13-2527 Red, yellow seams, chevrons on sleeves, check cap Bob Ford (IRE) 33
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 10-5 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (5) 126 7/18.00
11 064/2-62 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Smoking Aces (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
10 10-1 b Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 122 6/17.00
12 21-6004 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Firebird Flyer (IRE) 33
Course Winner
7 10-0 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 120 14/115.00
13 P-56314 Pink, light green chevron, pink sleeves, light green stars, pink cap, light green star Ringa Bay 17
9 10-0 p D G Bridgwater Jake Hodson (7)(ex3) 120 16/117.00
Non runners
3B/8917-5Soll911-3J Hughes2nd Preference138


Mountainous was raised 7lb for winning the Welsh National at Chepstow and had earlier finished more than six lengths behind De La Bech over 3m here. The latter is 8lb better off today so should confirm that form, though he disappointed when made favourite over a longer trip at Cheltenham next time in a race in which Alfie Spinner finished second after making much of the running. Nick Williams' stayer deserves to win one of these but will probably find at least one too good again. Junior may not be the force of old but Flying Award won over this trip at Wincanton last month and Soll has bags of stamina. SMOKING ACES was second in the Sussex National and should be approaching peak fitness now. It must be an advantage to be carrying a featherweight in these conditions and the 10-year-old can win for the first time since joining the Jonjo O'Neill stable.