Ffos Las

  • 14:00 E.b.f. 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 1.30s
  • Off time: 14:00:24
14:00 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st City Theatre (IRE) Evs
2nd Anquetta (IRE) 11/1
3rd Volador (IRE) 13/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 231-321 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Volador (IRE) 26
6 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 128 13/82.62
2 2-21222 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Baren De Doc (IRE) 210
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-8 p Tim Vaughan Dean Coleman (5) 119 10/111.00
3 18-7413 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap City Theatre (IRE) 20
6 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 125 Evs2.00
4 21 Black, white hoops, white sleeves, black stars, light green cap Anquetta (IRE) 36
6 11-2 N J Henderson Felix de Giles 11/112.00
5 1788 White, Emerald Green seams, Red sleeves, White cap Cresswell Pride 21
Course Winner
5 11-2 W K Goldsworthy S Durack 80/181.00
6 1-22467 Red, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Red spots Flexi Time (IRE) 67
6 11-2 Mrs A M Thorpe J W Farrelly 102 33/134.00
8 347 LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Quetzal (IRE) 79
5 11-2 A King R Thornton 25/126.00
9 69 Yellow, Red triple diamond, Red and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Strumble Head (IRE) 16
5 11-2 P Bowen T J O'Brien 100/1101.00
10 PU2-130 Black, White hoops, Black sleeves, Emerald Green and White quartered cap U B Carefull 106
7 11-2 S G Griffiths J M Davies 66/167.00
11 694-6 Light Blue, Scarlet hoop and cap Quapriland (FR) 84
6 10-9 Mrs A Barclay Sam Twiston-Davies (7) 66/167.00
12 Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Gambo (IRE)
4 10-6 Evan Williams Jody McGarvey (10)(ex2) 50/151.00
Non runners
77/2-0000Magical Island711-2Mrs S LeechRoss Wishart


There's little to choose between CITY THEATRE and Volador on official ratings but Jonjo O'Neill's runner is taken to steal the limelight with Anquetta best of the rest. Volador is rated 3lbs higher than the selection but has to concede 4lbs which is neither here nor there as both are open to improvement but Volador did seem well suited by the step up in trip at Wincanton (where he was value for more than the winning margin following a troubled run) and the drop back in trip could be the difference. Not only is O'Neill in good form at the moment but he also has an excellent record here and there should be more to come from City Theatre who has come to himself of late. He followed up a maiden success over hurdles with a good third to a progressive performer in a Newbury handicap and may just have the edge on his market rival. Anquetta merits respect on his hurdling bow as the form of his debut second in a Warwick bumper has worked out well whilst Baron De Doc has claims on the pick of his form but the three short-listed runners stand out in this line-up and City Theatre is taken to come out on top today.