15:45 Ffos Las

Thursday 30 January 2020

All13:3514:1014:4515:1515:4516:20

    'Happy Birthday Laura' Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 7f 191y  |   Heavy  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:46  |   Winning time: 6m 57.5s
1st
Horse silk
2
7/2f
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Held up in touch, joined leaders before 3 out, led after 2 out, in command when mistake last, stayed on well op 5/1 tchd 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
5
4
11/2
T: J MasonJ: Mr P Mason (7)
Always well placed, led after 9th to 3 out, led 2 out, soon headed, one pace op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
5 ½
3
25/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Held up in touch, weakened approaching 2 out tchd 28/1
4th
Horse silk
13
7
711-5
13/2
T: Henry OliverJ: L Heard
Led until after 9th, led 3 out to 2 out, soon weakened op 5/1
5th
Horse silk
18
6
9/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: G Sheehan
Prominent until pushed along and weakened approaching 8th op 15/2 tchd 10/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
9/2
T: D PipeJ: Fergus Gillard (7)
Held up in touch, pushed along and weakened after 7th, pulled up before 3 out op 6/1 tchd 7/1
PU
Horse silk
5
50/1
T: P BowenJ: J E Moore
Held up, mistake 7th, ridden after 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out op 28/1 tchd 25/1
PU
Horse silk
8
10/1
T: M SheppardJ: Jamie Bargary
Held up, soon behind, ridden after 8th, tailed off when pulled up after 9th op 8/1
PU
Horse silk
9
7/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up in touch, lost place 7th, behind from 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out op 13/2 tchd 11/2
UR
Horse silk
10
11/1
T: D A ReesJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Always in rear, mistake 7th, no chance when tried to refuse and unseated rider last tchd 10/1 and tchd 12/1
PU
Horse silk
11
33/1
T: Sheila LewisJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Prominent until pushed along and weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before last op 40/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.00Pl:£2.10, £2.30, £5.80EX:£29.00Trifecta:£424.10Tricast:£419.37SF:£23.12Swingers:£7.50, £23.50, £23.50

Forecasts

No Rematch (7/2), Dusky Hercules (9/2), Call Me Sid (11/2), Waiheke (13/2), Special Princess (7/1), The Wallace Line (9/1), Kestrel Valley (10/1), Steel Native (11/1), Norwegian Woods (25/1), Way Of The World (33/1), Alf 'n' Dor (50/1)

Verdict

DUSKY HERCULES for trainer David Pipe got off the mark at the fifth time of asking for connections landing an Exeter novices' handicap hurdle on soft ground over a similar trip last month and can add to that victory here off a 4lb lower mark. The Shantou gelding can see off the attentions of last time out winner Kestrel Valley and C&D winner Special Princess for trainer Rebecca Curtis. It would come as no surprise to witness improved efforts from the Evan Williams-trained No Rematch and Norwegian Woods for trainer Tim Vaughan.
  1. Dusky Hercules
  2. Special Princess
  3. Kestrel Valley

Prize Money

1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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