Ffos Las

  • 15:25 Tanners Wines Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 43.10s
  • Off time: 15:25:13
15:25 Ffos Las Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Firebird Flyer (IRE) 5/2
2nd Victory Gunner (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1145P2 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Firebird Flyer (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 119 5/23.50
2 PP-8851 Emerald Green, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Victory Gunner (IRE) 7 (ex7)
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
15 11-9 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 109 5/16.00
3 353121 Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-1 bt Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 108 5/42.25
4 2822/44 Mauve, purple diamonds on sleeves and cap Night Safe (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
12 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies M Goldstein 105 8/19.00
5 48/U1P2- Grey, black epaulets Crannaghmore Boy (IRE) 372
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 W K Goldsworthy J E Moore 99 9/110.00

Verdict

Age may have diminished VICTORY GUNNER's ability but not his attitude as he stayed on best of all to score by 10 lengths at Chepstow last week in a better race than this. Obviously, a penalty will make life tougher here but Richard Lee's 15-year-old is still fancied to show the youngsters a clean pair of heels as long as the ground doesn't dry out any further. Back-to-form Bellflower Boy looks the danger having won a seller and a claimer over hurdles recently. He was also second over fences at Leicester in between, almost 20 lengths ahead of fourth Night Safe. Firebird Flyer has won over fences but seems happier over hurdles while Crannaghmore Boy will probably need this after a lengthy absence.