Ground conditions at Ffos Las are currently heavy for their meeting on Thursday. There’s heavy ground, then there’s Ffos Las heavy. It’s unlike any other track in the country when the ground gets desperate. You need a special kind of horse to cope with the conditions. With this in mind, we’ve picked out four runners with proven records on soft or heavy ground. These are far less likely to get stuck in the mud and will therefore have an advantage. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Sabbathical (15-2, William Hill) has run on heavy ground seven times, scoring twice and placing a further three times. Despite being yet to win here, he has placed in four of his seven starts at Ffos Las which suggests he should be capable of getting his head in front.
Brulure Noire (7-2, William Hill) has a cracking record on soft and heavy ground, scoring in one of his two starts on soft, as well as winning his sole start on heavy. This puts him right in the frame on Thursday and he must have a cracking chance. Won on chase debut here over two miles last time out and there should be plenty more to come. His breeding suggests 2m5f shouldn’t be a problem.
Thor De Cerisy (11-2, William Hill) seems to thrive on a slower surface. Importantly, he has won or placed in three of his five British starts on heavy ground. That will absolutely stand him in good stead for the test he faces at Ffos Las. Ran nicely upon returning from a break at Lingfield last time out when finishing third and if improving for the run, has to be dangerous in these conditions.
Pageant Material (10-1, William Hill) is the only runner in the race to have won on heavy ground before. This gives here a huge advantage in this race, especially as that win came here. She has already proved that conditions will suit her which is more than you can say for the rest of the field.
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