Ffos Las

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

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 48.20s
  • Off time: 14:31:03
14:30 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kilcommon Pride (IRE) 7/2
2nd Flying Award (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 611546 Beige, Maroon stars Always Bold (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 vt M Keighley A P Cawley 107 17/29.50
3 31-1615 Dark Green, White seams, Dark Green sleeves, White cap, Red star Dermatologiste 38
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 p Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 105 8/19.00
4 70493P White, royal blue chevron, white sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, white star Macra Na Feirme (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 D A Rees R Johnson 105 25/126.00
5 811-449 Red, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, red stars and cap Flying Award (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (7) 105 4/15.00
6 081312 Emerald green and orange stripes, emerald green sleeves, orange armlets Kilcommon Pride (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-9 t R Curtis Hadden Frost 104 7/24.50
8 621212 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Spot The Ball (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 100 6/42.50
9 2-2P513 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Fly Town (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 11-2 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 97 25/126.00
Non runners
2321344Iona Days (IRE)711-11J S SmithW Hutchinson106
73P1-025The Boss (IRE)711-9J ScottNick Scholfield104
1036/538-3Sir Bere (FR)610-11Miss R CurtisA Conlon92

Verdict

Spot The Ball failed to justify favouritism at Towcester last time and is now 18lb higher than when recording his only win at that track over fences in November. The Boss has yet to prove he stays this far but the trip will be no problem for KILCOMMON PRIDE, who won over 3m2f at Hereford two runs ago. A winner on this track on his chasing bow, Roger Curtis' charge can go in again. The lightly-weighted Fly Town and Sir Bere could also figure but Always Bold appears to have gone off the boil again and Dermatologiste may be too high in the weights now.