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18:10 Ffos Las

Fosters Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,300 added
  • Winner: £2,144
  • 2nd: £630
  • 3rd: £315
  • 4th: £157
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 16.60s
  • Off Time: 18:10:18
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Dark Blue and Red (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap
33/1
  • Form 5700P-0
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 94

always behind, weakened 11th, pulled up before 4 out

2
Silk - Yellow, Black diamond, chevrons on sleeves
5/1
  • Form 82523-4
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 91

led, not fluent 8th, headed 4 out, soon rallied, weakened 2 out

3
Silk - Yellow, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon and yellow quartered cap
  • Form 174F5P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 86

chased leaders, led 4 out, forged clear approaching last, stayed on well

4
Silk - White, Mauve stars
  • Form 00P67-9
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 85

in touch, lost place 6th, rallied after 8th, weakened 12th, behind when pulled up before 4 out

5
Silk - Black and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap
8/1
  • Form 2517P3-
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 80

mid-division, headway 5 out, chasing leaders when blundered 3 out, weakened next

6
Silk - Red, Black braces, Black and Red hooped sleeves, quartered cap
2/1
  • Form 411/9P0-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 77

tracked leaders, mistake 8th, not fluent next, under pressure before 4 out, weakened next, stayed on to go modest 3rd after last

7
Silk - White, light green hoops, white sleeves
20/1
  • Form P3/5PP-P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 72

always in rear, weakened 11th, pulled up before 4 out

8
Silk - Black, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Yellow cap, Black star
14/1
  • Form 4U3P34-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 62

prominent, ridden and weakened before 6 out, soon behind

In depth

Verdict

Jonjo O'Neill tries again over fences with I CAN RUN CAN YOU and this time puts up AP McCoy, who has ridden the seven-year-old in all three of his victories over hurdles. He is 23lb lower over fences than his last winning mark over the smaller obstacles and will never get a better chance to break his duck. Plumpton third Romney Marsh has only managed win over fences but should be thereabouts again and makes more appeal than the frustrating Petroupetrov, who is now tried in blinkers. Forever My Friend won at Plumpton in September but races for the first time since being pulled up here in January.

Formwatch

Benefit Game (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Always in rear, 10th of 12, well behind Mount Welcome (10-11) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.

Petroupetrov (FR) 6-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair in touch, chased leaders under pressure 5 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 4th of 9, 19l behind Mr Gee Jay (10-11) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.

Forever My Friend (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Held up in last trio, headway 7th, weakened after 10th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tin Pot Man (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.

I Can Run Can You (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 7th, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 45l behind Starlight Air (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.

Romney Marsh 9-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, headway approaching 4 out, hit 4 out, outpaced in 6th place 3 out, rallied to 3rd between last 2, hung left and stayed on flat, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Jamesson (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) gd in Apr.

Fromthetop (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place from 3rd, tailed off, 18th of 21, well behind Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.

Autumn Haze 14-1 (10-2) In touch on outside, mistake 1st, slightly hampered 4th, struggling 7th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Mount Welcome (10-11) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr, 12 ran.

Turbulance (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Towards rear, slow jump and ridden 4th, struggling 8th, left in distant 4th approaching 4 out, well tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Royal Chatelier (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Apr.