Today's racecards

Ffos Las

  • 17:25 32Red.com Standard Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.40s
  • Off time: 17:26:17
17:25 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monkey Kingdom 11/10
2nd Champagne West (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 127 Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Monkey Kingdom 118
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (7) 11/102.10
2 1 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Champagne West (IRE) 126
Nag me
5 11-3 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 6/42.50
4 P Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap Oscars Way (IRE) 301
Nag me
5 11-3 D E Cantillon R J Killoran 8/19.00
5 6 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, armlets and stars on cap Tiger Maroon 27
Nag me
5 11-3 p1 James Hughes Michael Byrne (3) 25/126.00
7 Red, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets and spots on Yellow cap Dunmallet Belle
Nag me
4 10-3 T Symonds Felix De Giles 9/110.00
Non runners
3G'dai Sydney511-3P BowenDonal Devereux
6Rouquine Sauvage510-10A J HoneyballRachael Green

Verdict

Champagne West was a smooth winner of an Irish point in November and now has his first run for Philip Hobbs. The market should reflect expectations and he is obviously one to take extremely seriously. However, MONKEY KINGDOM sets a fair standard here and the King's Theatre gelding has experience very much on his side after three bumper outings. He showed plenty of ability on his first two outings before seemingly having his limitations exposed in Listed grade at Cheltenham. This drop in class should serve him well and he gets the vote despite this being his first run of 2013. The market is likely to be the best indicator of confidence in the newcomers, of which Rouquine Sauvage and Dunmallet Belle make most appeal on paper.