Ffos Las

  • 14:55 Saxton Drilling Ltd Maiden Stakes1m

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 51.70s
  • Off time: 14:57:38
14:55 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Defiant Spirit 3/1
2nd Crow Down (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (5) Grey, black sleeves, white cap Crow Down (IRE) 67
Nag me
4 9-10 C Hills R Winston 12/113.00
2 (4) 5/3 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Life And Times (USA) 9
Nag me
5 9-10 M Johnston Martin Lane 8/151.53
3 (3) Beige, black hoop, armlets and cap Zara's Boy (IRE) 559
Nag me
5 9-10 Evan Williams D C Costello 25/126.00
4 (2) 74 Purple, beige stars on sleeves Defiant Spirit 20
Nag me
3 9-5 R Charlton S J Drowne 3/14.00
5 (1) Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Modem
Nag me
3 9-5 B R Millman Martin Dwyer 11/112.00

Verdict

It's unusual to see older horses from the Mark Johnston and Charlie Hills yards appearing in a maiden but LIFE AND TIMES clearly has ability judged on his third at Newcastle, his first start on the Flat, and looks the one to beat. Crow Down is another recruit from bumpers and Zara's Boy went jumping last year, though with little success. Defiant Spirit may be a danger, however, as he wasn't beaten far over 7f at Warwick on his second outing. Modem is by Motivator but watched on his debut.