Ffos Las

  • 19:45 Grosvenor Casinos Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £10,065 2nd £2,973 3rd £1,487 4th £744
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.60s
  • Off time: 19:45:36
19:45 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brave Helios 5/6
2nd Ballon Onabudget (IRE) 10/1
3rd Ballyellis (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 47/0F5-2 Royal blue and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Master Dancer 25
8 11-12 p Tim Vaughan R Johnson 125 8/19.00
2 1U43-21 Black, Red triple diamond, Black sleeves, Red stars, Black cap, Red diamond Final Choice 12 (ex7)
Distance Winner
6 11-11 p Adam West Lee Edwards 117 16/117.00
3 4838-22 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, seams on sleeves, star on cap Romanor 35
5 11-9 h J W Mullins Daniel Sansom (3) 122 6/17.00
4 1230-9 Pink, black braces, white and black striped sleeves, black and pink hooped cap Airton 48
6 11-8 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 121 12/113.00
5 0128-22 White, maroon cross belts, hooped sleeves, maroon cap Ballon Onabudget (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
6 11-2 T R George J J Burke 115 10/111.00
6 352034/ Black and red (quartered), halved sleeves, black cap, red star Fool To Cry (IRE) 60
6 10-13 p1 J Farrelly Tom Cannon 112 33/134.00
7 8023-32 Red, Yellow Cross of Lorraine and cap Hattaab 12
6 10-8 G McPherson Kielan Woods 107 7/18.00
8 47669-6 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Ballyellis (IRE) 22
6 10-7 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 106 8/19.00
9 58/2P6-1 Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Brave Helios 9
Distance Winner
9 10-0 t Dr R D P Newland Alexander Thorne (7) 98 5/61.83

Verdict

Quite a few worthy of consideration but BRAVE HELIOS overcame a 335-day break when scoring at Worcester this month of first start for Dr Newland. Burdened with topweight that day, he now tackles better company from the basement of the weights. His capable young pilot retains the ride and the High Chaparral gelding can go in again. Hattab went close on a first start for the McPherson team and is seen as the main danger whilst Ballon Onabudget is interesting back in open handicap company after showing promise in maiden and novice hurdles. Final Choice is respected but has a penalty to deal with, Romanor is running solidly and Master Dancer and Airton could play a role too.