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18:30 Ffos Las

JPR Phoenix Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 199y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,511 added
  • Winner: £4,614
  • 2nd: £1,355
  • 3rd: £677
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 23.10s
  • Off Time: 18:30:48
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Black, Red star, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Red stars
  • Form 58033-1
  • Age 9
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 100

mid-division, driven to chase leaders 4 out, soon one pace, ridden and went modest 4th after 2 out, no chance with front trio

2
Silk - White, red cross belts, royal blue and white halved sleeves, royal blue cap
12/1
  • Form 1F01/8-0
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-13
  • Official Rating 106

led to 5th, in touch, lost place 8th, behind from next, tailed off 5 out, soon pulled up

3
Silk - Black, mauve hoops, white sleeves, mauve cap
4/1
  • Form 0/7939-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 105

held up towards rear, headway on outside after 8th, soon in touch, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before last, stayed on to press winner flat, held near finish

4
Silk - Yellow, large Dark Green spots, Dark Green cap
8/1
  • Form 7P255-F
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 103

tracked leaders, driven and lost place before 4 out, no impression when fell next

5
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap

Le Curieux (FR)

21 p BF
6/1
  • Form 0P654-4
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 102

tracked leader, led 5th, headed 4 out, one pace when mistake next, weakened from 2 out

6
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star
  • Form 22123-6
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 101

held up behind, headway after 5 out, ridden after next, went 3rd 3 out, ridden when switched inside before next, kept on same pace, no impression

7
Silk - Dark green, maroon hoops, maroon cap
  • Form 6840P-9
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 100

tracked leaders, led 4 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on when hard pressed flat, all out

9
Silk - Pink, brown seams, brown and pink striped sleeves, hooped cap
14/1
  • Form 82249P-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 88

mid-division, chased leaders after 5 out, ridden and one pace before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

10
Silk - Pink, red chevrons, quartered cap
  • Form 33P/76-9
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 78

held up in rear, lost touch 5 out, tailed off when pulled up next

11
Silk - Orange, maroon chevrons, striped sleeves and star on cap
11/1
  • Form 3F36/55-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 74

held up towards rear, headway to track leaders 6th, outpaced 4 out, weakened from 2 out, tailed off

8
NR
  • Form 21265P-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 93

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Few can be said to arrive in the best of form but STATE THE OBVIOUS looked in need of the run when unplaced on his recent chasing debut. He has plenty of time on his side to get to grips with his new discipline though as a 6-y-o and looks fairly weighted here. The first-time application of cheekpieces may aid his cause too and he has a definite claim if able to repeat his consistent hurdling form now tackling fences. Gone Platinum is only up 3lb for his recent success here and should be in the mix for a yard very much at their best with chasers. Great Tempo has a chance too but hasn't won for a while and Minella Gathering and On Alberts Head make greater appeal towards the foot of the weights.

Formwatch

Gone Platinum (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, led last, kept on well, won at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in May beating Alf 'n' Dor (10-9) by 2l, 7 ran.

Demographic (USA) 20-1 (11-9) Prominent, weakened after 5 out, 10th of 16, dist behind Fact Flow (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in May.

Great Tempo (FR) 9-2 (11-12) Behind, headway before 4 out to chase leaders, every chance 2 out, mistake last, kept on and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 9, 10 1/4l behind Cropley (10-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.

Tudors Treasure 17-2 (11-10) With leader, jumped right 6th, fell 8th, at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.

Le Curieux (FR) 4-1jfav (11-11) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 4 out, challenged 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 9, 14 1/4l behind Cropley (10-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.

State The Obvious (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway on outside after 7th, chased leaders 5 out, mistake next, weakening when hampered 2 out, 6th of 9, 25 1/4l behind Minella For Me (12-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in May.

Cornish Warrior (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden 6th, well beaten before 2 out, 9th of 16, 30 1/4l behind Schnabel (12-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in May.

On Alberts Head (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Chased leaders on inside, badly hampered 4 out, no chance after, behind and pulled up before 2 out, at Taunton 3m hcp (5) gd in Nov.

Miner Distraction 6-1 (10-1) Led until 4th, weakened after 4 out, mistake 2 out, 9th of 12, dist behind Just A Feeling (10-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in May.

Welsh Designe 8-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, mistake 6th, went 2nd 12th, ridden to lead 4 out, headed before 2 out, chased winner until last, weakened run-in, 5th of 7, 13l behind Butlergrove King (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

Minella Gathering (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mistake 2nd, towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Apr.