Ffos Las

  • 14:30 Braceys The Friendly Builders Merchant Novices' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £4,228 2nd £1,242 3rd £621 4th £310
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 15.90s
  • Off time: 14:30:46
14:30 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Winterwood (IRE) 13/8
2nd Arturo Uno (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11P-645 Grey, pink sleeves, grey spots, grey cap, pink spots Winterwood (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 v Tim Vaughan A P McCoy 109 13/82.62
2 43-2634 Yellow, Light Blue chevron and armlets, Light Blue cap, Yellow star Reblis (FR) 14
Nag me
6 11-9 v1 G L Moore Joshua Moore (5) 106 3/14.00
3 3326-FP Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Arturo Uno (IRE) 33
Nag me
8 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 104 9/25.50
4 3-032F4 Dark Blue, Red stars, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Red star Moorlands Teri 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 t Tim Vaughan Mr Tom David (5) 101 16/117.00
5 7P-P133 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE star, RED sleeves, WHITE stars, RED cap Sordid Secret (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 100 10/111.00
6 U218FP Emerald green, white inverted triangle and sleeves, red cap Buailteoir (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 pt Evan Williams R Flint 96 40/141.00
7 4P-5154 Light Blue, Black hoops and sleeves Cold Harbour 13
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-12 Evan Williams J E Moore 95 8/19.00

Verdict

Evan Williams saddles almost half of this seven-strong field but there are reasons to oppose all three of his runners. Buailteoir is unreliable, while Cold Harbour is upped in grade and Sordid Secret's best form is on quicker ground. Despite Richard Johnson partnering Winterwood, Moorlands Teri may be the pick of Tim Vaughan's pair with Tom David taking 5lb off the mare's back. Arturo Uno has his sights lowered but can hardly be described as progressive which leaves us with REBLIS. Gary Moore's gelding is having his 10th start over fences so is more exposed than some but he's hardly run a bad race and a first-time visor allied with some long-awaited leniency by the handicapper could finally see him get his head in front today.