Ffos Las

  • 19:25 Fosters Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.50s
  • Off time: 19:28:05
19:25 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rafafie 9/4
2nd Devil's Dyke (USA) 7/2
3rd Lucky Prince 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 99574P- Royal blue, white braces, diabolo on sleeves Sea Rocket (IRE) 15
6 11-12 D J S Ffrench Davis M D Grant 100 25/126.00
4 23/5803- Red, white epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white cap Devil's Dyke (USA) 103
6 11-10 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 98 7/24.50
6 1/80653- ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Rafafie 36
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-8 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (5) 96 9/43.25
7 4F/U001- Red, Light Blue stars, Light Blue sleeves, Red stars, Light Blue cap Mister Fantastic 30
Distance Winner
8 11-6 D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 94 6/17.00
8 893- Light Blue, Brown sleeves and cap with Canary hoop Kagouillot (FR) 38
5 11-4 R L Brown Paul John (7) 92 20/121.00
9 1PFP/66- BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Lucky Prince 19
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-2 B Eckley Donal Devereux 90 20/121.00
11 430/915- Red, emerald green seams, emerald green sleeves, red stars, red cap Kozmina Bay 28
Distance Winner
5 10-8 b B J Llewellyn Robert Williams (5) 82 16/117.00
12 327334- Royal Blue, Yellow star, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Gwili Spar 204
Beaten Favourite
6 10-6 t P Bowen J E Moore 80 6/17.00
13 744P47- Black and pink stripes, hooped sleeves, black cap Dark Oasis 189
Distance Winner
8 10-0 Tim Vaughan Mr Jason Kiely (7)(ex1) 60 9/25.50
Non runners
2399633-Grand March511-12K C BaileySam Twiston-Davies100
3P/583P8-Gracchus (USA)811-11R J PriceD Elsworth99
5435/P67-Pistolet Noir (FR)811-9R WoollacottC O'Farrell97
1053739U-Crackerjack711-1Miss E BakerAodhagan Conlon89

Verdict

Mister Fantastic landed a first success over timber since 2011 when scoring with seemingly plenty in hand at Newton Abbot last time, although the handicapper's decision to hit him with a 13lb rise seems overly harsh. He should be involved all the same if in a similar mood whilst Devil's Dyke looks to have more to offer after just the four runs over timber. He shaped promisingly last time and deserves shortlist inclusion along with the consistent Gwili Spar, who may possibly need this run though after a 204-day absence. GRAND MARCH has competed in better grade than this as evinced by a respectable sixth-place finish behind the top-class Josses Hill at Newbury last season. He's gone pretty nicely the last twice too and should go close here with the improving Ed Cookson claiming a useful 5lb.