Today's racecards

Ffos Las

  • 15:45 Land Matters Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £5,854 2nd £1,719 3rd £860 4th £429
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.40s
  • Off time: 15:49:43
15:45 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st My Shamwari (IRE) 9/2
2nd Black Phantom (IRE) 7/1
3rd Scoter Fontaine (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 3U-11P4 White, royal blue chevron, white sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap, white star Comehomequietly (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 D A Rees R P Flint 122 11/112.00
3 4-2133 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Palace Jester 43
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-9 t Jonjo O'Neill D Elsworth 122 10/34.33
5 520P-07 Mauve, Pink diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap My Shamwari (IRE) 46
Nag me
7 11-6 P J Hobbs R Johnson 119 9/25.50
6 2-12353 Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Spirit (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies (3) 115 10/111.00
7 09-1761 Red and Light Blue (quartered), Red sleeves and cap Black Phantom (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 11-2 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 115 7/18.00
9 5-2210 Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Gambo (IRE) 62
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-13 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 112 11/26.50
10 132064 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Scoter Fontaine (FR) 24
Nag me
5 10-13 Miss R Curtis Mr A J Berry (3) 112 4/15.00
11 82-2179 Light Blue and Dark Blue stripes, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Mac Halen (IRE) 221
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-11 Evan Williams Aodhagan Conlon (5) 110 25/126.00
13 2181-F8 Yellow, Brown Star Crannaghmore Boy (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-7 W K Goldsworthy Donal Devereux (3) 106 16/117.00
Non runners
1742017Caught By Witness (IRE)611-12M F HarrisW Marston125
429-1557Made In Time (IRE)611-8Miss R CurtisMr A J Berry121
86/7302PPuerto Azul (IRE)711-2O SherwoodL Aspell115
120-80498Yetholm (USA)610-9J L FlintTimmy Murphy108

Verdict

Consistency may not be BLACK PHANTOM's strong point but there is no getting away from the fact that he ran right away from the opposition on similar ground at Exeter 11 days ago. Undoubtedly, a 17lb higher mark will make life tougher here but Andy Turnell's unexposed five-year-old is probably still worth sticking with. Palace Jester wasn't beaten far over this trip at Haydock in November and has been thereabouts over shorter since winning at Wetherby, while Frontier Spirit was in good form in the autumn though has been well beaten in his last couple of starts. Both Evan Williams and Rebecca Curtis saddle two runners but none of them have an obvious chance at the weights, though the latter's Scoter Fontaine is probably better than he's shown recently.