Ffos Las

  • 18:50 Davies Chemists Llanelli Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 53.90s
  • Off time: 18:50:42
18:50 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vif Argent (FR) 16/1
2nd Garde Fou (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 96/1781- Black, Red star, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Red stars Cawdor House Bert 46
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 D A Rees Paul Moloney 119 6/17.00
2 0P/5264- Black, large White spots, Black sleeves, White spots, Black cap, White star Spirit River (FR) 85
Nag me
9 11-11 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 118 50/151.00
3 P0P15B- Emerald Green, Red seams, Emerald Green cap Vif Argent (FR) 12
Nag me
5 11-10 b D Pipe Mr Thomas Viel (7) 117 16/117.00
4 6/6471P- Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Garde Fou (FR) 25
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 t P Henderson Aidan Coleman 117 7/18.00
5 PP3175- Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Still Believing (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-10 Evan Williams Conor Ring (7) 117 14/115.00
6 780411- White, Mauve stars Catching On (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (3) 113 4/61.67
8 4/01503- Emerald green and red stripes, emerald green sleeves, red stars Gap Of Dunloe (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-3 v1 P Bowen J E Moore 110 8/19.00
Non runners
7523-Almost Gemini (IRE)511-6C J MannM D Grant113

Verdict

Dai Rees has enjoyed more winners at this venue than any other over the last five years and his course winner Cawdor House Bert demands respect off topweight. Vif Argent is very interesting as David Pipe reverts the French import to hurdles for the first time since the five-year-old joined the Nicholshayne operation. He's rated 8lb lower over timber and must be taken seriously with his amateur partner claiming a further 7lb. Almost Gemini remains unexposed but CATCHING ON is precisely the sort that Jonjo O'Neill rattles up a sequence with and is taken to complete the three-timer despite having risen 18lb in the ratings for his last two successes.