Qahriman to continue on the upgrade in Ffos Las feature
By Andrew, bettingexpert.com | Edited
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With weather forecasters in Britain predicting an "Indian Summer" beginning today, where temperatures are expected to hit 26 degrees, the ground conditions seem sure to remain on the fast side for the immediate future. At a traditionally hard time of year for punters this can only be good news for all form students.
Ffos Las stages a decent card for a run of the mill Monday, with the featured 4.20 Lincwear handicap offering over ten thousand pounds in prize money. This has produced a warm field of progressive types, but strong preference is for Luca Cumani's 3-y-o Qahriman. At around 5-2 he appeals as solid win propostion with an in-form Fallon getting the ride.
Course form is important at this relatively new Welsh venue and our selection was a very impressive winner of a fair maiden here over two furlongs shorter in August. He was then pitched into handicap company next time and performed with plenty of credit in a strong finishing second. The step up in trip to 1m6f is ideal and he is by far the least exposed in a field of nine.
Main danger is in the form of the consistent Slight Advantage. Clive Cox's reliable stayer appeared an unfortunate loser when fourth at the tight Chester circuit last time, and his previous win over this 1m6f trip has proven solid form boosted by several of the placed horses.
Second favourite Rastabaan has won his last two races and is from the successful Haggas yard, however these wins have come in steady run small field affairs and he is priced up on his connections rather than actual fom. The step up in trip is also an imponderable as he has not seemed short on speed in these lesser races.
Topweight Becausewecan returned from the wilderness to lead all the way last time in poor all-weather handicap and is the pace angle today. He can set a decent clip which should be ideal for Qahriman, who will relish the long straight and be produced late to continue on an upward curve this Autumn.
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Yes unfortunate there Wettfairy....these MJ trained horses are a law unto themselves, so tough to pass in a battle but hard to predict their "going" days!
Gah, half a length. @Stephen: Phoenix Flame was indeed doing well, but kind of faltered in the end...
Hi Wettfairy....thanks for your input...at the moment we are previewing only the main race of the day, but the racing section is going to expand rapidly in the next few weeks and will hopefully be very useful for all racing followers. By the way I have a good message for Phoenix Flame in the 3.10! The very testing ground should be ideal.
No problem. Concerning the race Qahriman is obviously the one to beat, but the price just holds no value for my taste. I see Rastaban as too much of a threat, but that price doesn't really entice me either. No bet for me. I will go with Purkab and Uncle Bryn in the 3:10 Hamilton however, I think those two should have good shot at decent prices (even at SP, and especially BSP).
Sorry for the typos Wetfairy. All fixed now. Do you have an opinion on the race?
It's "Ffos Las", and not FS0S Las as you write. And you keep using a 0 (zero) instead of an O (the letter), which looks kinda weird.