Today's racecards

Ffos Las

  • 15:20 Toteswinger Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.63s
  • Off time: 15:22:58
15:20 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 2/1
2nd Moon Over Miami (GER) 12/1
3rd Lorient Express (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 90-P469 Maroon and White diabolo, White and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Maroon cap, White star Marodima (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 Miss R Curtis D Devereux (5) 148 8/19.00
2 520-300 Emerald Green and White check, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and star on cap Moon Over Miami (GER) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-6 pt C J Mann N Fehily 142 12/113.00
3 136-058 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Oumeyade (FR) 57
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 8/19.00
4 6/1110U- Yellow, Purple star, Yellow sleeves, Purple spots, Yellow cap, Purple stars Lorient Express (FR) 290
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 135 14/115.00
5 7229-49 Black, emerald green chevrons, sleeves and cap Freds Benefit (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 135 5/16.00
6 2441-42 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-11 C L Tizzard Giles Hawkins (7) 133 2/13.00
7 0246U0 Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Enlightenment (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-11 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 133 18/119.00
8 162-527 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Saphir Des Bois (FR) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-9 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 131 9/43.25

Verdict

The eight runners have won a fair few races between them but not that many fall into the reliable category these days. It may be worth taking a chance with the headstrong MARODIMA ahead of Saphir Des Bois and Oiseau De Nuit. The gelding has only shown glimpses of his form since joining his current yard but has received little respite from the handicapper. However, there are positives to be taken from his last two runs over hurdles where he showed up well for longer than may have been expected over trips well in excess of his optimum. This is his day job and he could be worth chancing in an eminently winnable race. Moon Over Miami has broken blood vessels in the past and has become increasingly difficult to predict whilst Oumeyade has done little since leaving Paul Nicholls. Enlightenment appears to be on a stiff enough mark as does Lorient Express although he has made a winning seasonal return on a couple of occasions. Freds Benefit has had just the one start for this yard and is one to keep a keen eye on whilst Oiseau De Nuit has a decent strike rate for one of his ability and went close last time. Saphir Des Bois fared better than three of today's opponents at Cheltenham in December and has the ability to play a leading role but this could be the day that Marodima bounces back to form.