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Ffos Las

Sun, 15th Apr 2012
Walters UK Intermediate Open NH Flat Race, 2m
9 Runners (4YO to 5YO) (Class 6) Total Prize Fund - £2700

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Al Alfa (GB) (133J)
5 ch g Alflora (IRE) - Two For Joy (IRE) (Mandalus)
6-31 Mr James Drummond


R Johnson
P J Hobbs

Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Denis Ahern in Ireland.

2 Bellisime (FR) (8J)
5 ch g Turgeon (USA) - Bellamira (FR) (Green Tune (USA))
8 Miss Amy H Downie


Michael Byrne (5)
A Downie

Dam a lightly raced maiden. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Letsby Avenue when eighth of 10 on his racecourse debut at Haydock over 2m (good) earlier this month.

3 Cheat The Cheater (IRE)
5 b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Ballyclough Gale (Strong Gale)
  Mr G Costelloe


A P McCoy
Miss R Curtis

Half-brother to Takagi, won five times in chases between 2m 3f and 3m 1f, over hurdles at 2m 3f, in a point to point race at 3m and in NH flat race at 2m 2f including a Group 2 race.

4 Its A Mistake (IRE)
5 b g Aboo Hom - Creative Princess (IRE) (Creative Plan (USA))
  West Coast Haulage Limited


J E Moore
P Bowen

Half-brother to Goawayoutofthat, won four times in point to point races at 3m.

5 Simply Charles (IRE) (19J)
5 ch g Blueprint (IRE) - Stormy Sea (IRE) (Strong Gale)
5 Mr T J & Mrs H Parrott


Mr S Drinkwater (7)
Mrs H Parrott

Half-brother to Calusa Caldera, won three times in chases between 2m 4f and 2m 6f and twice over hurdles at 2m 4f. Finished 17l behind Yes Daddy when fifth of 9 at 8-1 on his racecourse debut at Market Rasen over 2m 1f (good) last month.

6 Berea Boru (IRE)
4 b g Brian Boru - Wayward Venture (IRE) (Mister Mat (FR))
  Mr Ashley Hart


T J O'Brien
P Bowen

Half-brother to Venture To War, won in a point to point race at 3m.

7 Bertie's Desire (GB)
4 b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Temptation (FR) (Lando (GER))
  Mr T D J Syder


L Aspell
O Sherwood

Full brother to Princely Player, won over hurdles at 2m 3f.

8 Whisper (FR)
4 b g Astarabad (USA) - Belle Yepa (FR) (Mansonnien (FR))
  Walters Plant Hire Ltd


A Tinkler
N J Henderson

Full brother to Chuchoteuse, won six times over hurdles between 1m 7f and 2m 3f and in a chase at 2m 1f.

9 Genuine Art (GB) (17J)
5 b m Generosity - Impulsive Bid (IRE) (Orpen (USA))
8 Ms E M Gibby


A Conlon (5)
Lucy Jones

Dam won over hurdles at 2m. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Ballybough Pat when eighth of 10 on her racecourse debut over this course and distance (good) last month.

Race Verdict

Rebecca Curtis boasts a tremendous 30 per cent strike-rate in bumpers and her newcomer CHEAT THE CHEATER makes plenty of appeal on paper. With Tony McCoy on board, he looks set to go well at the first time of asking. Nicky Henderson also has a terrific strike-rate in bumpers and his debutant Whisper commands respect. Bertie's Desire, It's A Mistake and point-to-point winner Al Alfa are worth monitoring closely in the market as support for either of them could prove significant.

Selection: Cheat The Cheater        Danger: Whisper        Alternative: Al Alfa
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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