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15:55 Ffos Las

Ladbrokes Claiming Chase (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 83y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 29.60s
  • Off Time: 15:56:12
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap
2/1
  • Form 141P10
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 127

tracked leaders, outpaced 9th, rallied 4 out, no extra after 2 out

2
Silk - BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap

Red Riverman

57 p CD
4/1
  • Form U2/2113
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 120

tracked leader, led approaching 7th, strongly challenged 3 out, headed before last, soon rallied, kept on well towards finish

3
Silk - Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, light blue sleeves, dark blue spots
4/5
  • Form 6/521P5-
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 146

chased leaders, took closer order 9th, chased leader next, led approaching last, weakening and no extra close home, held on

5
Silk - Royal Blue, White disc, striped sleeves and cap

Magical Man

216 C
25/1
  • Form 7/P4145-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 90

led until approaching 7th, weakened before 5 out, modest 4th, tailed off

4
NR
20/1
  • Form 344133
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 109

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

This all revolves around whether GREY GOLD is ready to roll on his first start since February. He is rated at least 19lb higher than his rivals and it's difficult to see King Alfonso and Magical Man getting anywhere near on these terms. Flying Eagle's fitness is guaranteed but he's become hard to predict. Red Riverman might have stronger claims but he doesn't really handle heavy going.

Formwatch

Flying Eagle (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, led briefly from 3rd, lost place from 5 out, soon outpaced, 11th of 12, dist behind Midnight Shot (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Sep.

Red Riverman 7-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 5th of 7, 6 1/4l behind Incus (9-8) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp (6) gs in Aug.

Grey Gold (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, pushed along after 4th, mistake 5 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, dist behind Sew On Target (10-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp (2) sft in Feb.

Magical Man 4-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, not fluent 7th, headway to chase leaders 9th, driven to challenge when mistake 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 27 1/2l behind How About It (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Mar.

King Alfonso 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden after last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8 1/2l behind Mercian King (12-0) at Worcester 2m hcp (4) gf in Oct.