Today's racecards

Ffos Las

  • 14:40 William Hill Welsh Champion Hurdle2m

  • Winner £28,179 2nd £8,325 3rd £4,162 4th £2,084
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 43.30s
  • Off time: 14:41:18
14:40 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Whisky (IRE) 2/7
2nd Black Jack Blues (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21-3736 White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Barizan (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 Evan Williams D F O'Regan 140 12/113.00
2 1/1114-1 Dark blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Oscar Whisky (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 165 2/71.29
3 1040-55 RED, dark blue chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Won In The Dark (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-7 Miss S J Harty T J O'Brien 148 9/110.00
4 2F-P186 White, black star, striped sleeves and stars on cap Black Jack Blues (IRE) 77
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-3 t Miss R Curtis Aodhagan Conlon 147 10/111.00
5 1057-2F Yellow, Dark Green diamond, Maroon cap, Dark Green diamond Tarkari (IRE) 83
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 132 18/119.00

Verdict

Barizan, second in last year's Triumph Hurdle and winner of a Grade 1 at the Punchestown Festival subsequently, has struggled this term and looks to have little hope of reversing Cheltenham running last month with OSCAR WHISKY. This shorter trip will be more to the liking of Evan Williams' five-year-old but Nicky Henderson's fast-improving hurdler should have the speed to pick off the habitual front-runner up the straight and endorse his Cheltenham credentials. Won In The Dark regularly competes at the highest level but is usually found wanting. Sabrina Harty's charge could be the one for forecast-backers here, however, as Black Jack Blues has been below par since winning a handicap here in October and Tarkai looks out of his depth.