Ffos Las

  • 17:50 Double Dragon National Ale Of Wales Handicap Hurdle3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.00s
  • Off time: 17:51:41
17:50 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Gold 5/1
2nd Back In Business (IRE) 9/2
3rd Strand Line (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3P4414- Yellow, Black diamond, chevrons on sleeves Paradise Expected 8
7 11-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 95 13/27.50
2 8/5480- Maroon and Grey diabolo, Maroon cap Rocky Lane (IRE) 131
6 11-11 t V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 94 12/113.00
3 344424- Light Blue, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue and Light Blue (halved) sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue star Midnight Gold 171
10 11-11 p P Bowen Wayne Hutchinson 94 5/16.00
4 FF9P5/3- Red, Brown armlets, Black cap Tinalliat (FR) 324
Distance Winner
7 11-9 D A Rees Mr J F Mathias (7) 92 25/126.00
5 0844/P2- Emerald Green, Black disc, Black cap Strand Line (IRE) 16
10 11-9 Miss L Day Peter Hatton (7) 92 8/19.00
6 20P/75F- Black, Emerald Green cross belts, hooped sleeves, check cap Back In Business (IRE) 37
10 11-7 p1 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 90 9/25.50
7 0/90901- Black, Red hoops, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red and Yellow hooped cap Walls Way 49
Course Winner
6 11-7 A W Carroll Lee Edwards (5) 90 11/26.50
8 04/4975- Pink, Purple epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Septos 25
6 11-4 R J Price Mr M Price (7) 87 16/117.00
10 0/840P5- BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Welsh Jaunt 32
5 10-13 B Eckley Miss Isabel Tompsett (7) 82 14/115.00
11 P0P/P06- Royal Blue, White stars, halved sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue stars Mangonel 8
6 10-0 v H S Howe Ian Popham (5) 72 11/26.50
Non runners
94P4522-Flag Flier711-2R H BucklerNathan Sweeney85


MIDNIGHT GOLD is chanced at the expense of Paradise Expected and Rocky Lane. Peter Bowen's string are in fair nick at present and while Midnight Gold is better known as a chaser, his hurdling mark is some way below that of the chasing rating and we are hopeful that he can take full advantage of that anomaly. Paradise Expected stays three miles with few issues and this likeable mare is sure to run her race. Rocky Lane has a fairly stout pedigree so there has to be some hope that he will get the extra distance. Strand Line had shown a modicum of ability for Phillip Rothwell in Ireland prior to joining current connections. From an unfashionable yard, he is likely to be a couple of points bigger than his form allows. Walls Way won impressively at this course in March and is sure to be popular under a small rise for those labours. Plenty of plausible winners but Midnight Gold might just have the element of class required.