Today's racecards

Ffos Las

  • 13:40 lindleygroup.com Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 6.30s
  • Off time: 13:41:46
13:40 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shaking Hands (IRE) 3/1
2nd Ten Fires (GER) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3U4-0P1 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Shaking Hands (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 119 3/14.00
2 P0-U234 Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Gran Torino (IRE) 20
Nag me
8 11-11 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 118 12/113.00
3 216P/2-F Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Full Of Joy (IRE) 52
Nag me
8 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 117 7/24.50
4 FP-3243 Light green, light blue epaulets Ten Fires (GER) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-8 p B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 115 6/17.00
5 131213- Emerald green and orange stripes, emerald green sleeves, orange armlets Kilcommon Pride (IRE) 300
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 t R Curtis Hadden Frost 112 8/19.00
6 1122-22 Royal blue, yellow diamond, diamonds on sleeves For The Staff (IRE) 47
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-4 Miss J du Plessis James Best (3) 97 9/43.25

Verdict

The ex-Irish Gran Torino had no chance from his handicap mark here on Boxing Day but generally raced in better company than this in his native country and should get involved. Ten Fires makes too many mistakes which is why he's 1-19 over fences while Kilcommon Pride has jumped massively in the weights since last season and has a long absence to overcome. For The Staff has dropped to a fair mark but is still a maiden so this can go to the tough SHAKING HANDS, who made all and battled on in very testing ground at Towcester last month. Full Of Joy hasn't had much racing over the past couple of years but has to be respected on his narrow defeat at Fontwell on his penultimate start just over a year ago.