19:35 Ffos Las 13 Jul 2018

Grace Harris Racing Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (3YO plus)

Winner £6,758 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 7f 182y

Good to Firm (Good in places)

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Position
1
F7/28-01
iT
White, dark blue and white hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Seven Barrows Limited)

Barkis 7 

ch g Selkirk - Batik (Peintre Celebre)

9 11-12
108 4
9 11-12
108 4

Useful Flat performer much earlier in his career and it clicked over hurdles when running out a ready winner at Newton Abbot last week. Escapes a penalty for that so he's very much the one to beat.

Useful Flat performer much earlier in his career and it clicked over hurdles when running out a ready winner at Newton Abbot last week. Escapes a penalty for that so he's very much the one to beat.

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Barkis Score: 518

1
2
7420-05
iT
Yellow and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, purple and yellow quartered cap (Mr Martin Jones)

Dinsdale 18 

b g Cape Cross - Emmy Award (Sadler's Wells)

5 11-11 t p
107
5 11-11 t p
107

Runner-up in 2m Fakenham handicap hurdle on first start following a wind operation. However, has failed to perform to anything near that level in 3 subsequent starts so now has a bit to prove.

Runner-up in 2m Fakenham handicap hurdle on first start following a wind operation. However, has failed to perform to anything near that level in 3 subsequent starts so now has a bit to prove.

Dinsdale Score: 360

3
1673-28
iT
Purple, white sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, white star (Mrs J A Wakefield)

Djarkevi (FR)  38 

b g Khalkevi - Onvavoir (Diableneyev)

5 11-11 h
107 WS
5 11-11 h
107 WS

Prominent in the betting for last month's handicap debut at Bangor, but he checked out rather tamely. Back in trip and he's certainly capable of better.

Prominent in the betting for last month's handicap debut at Bangor, but he checked out rather tamely. Back in trip and he's certainly capable of better.

Djarkevi Score: 396

3
4
3769-25
iT
Royal blue, pink star, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap, pink star (Simone & Yasmin Cuddy)

St John's 22 

b g Aqlaam - Diam Queen (Lando)

5 11-9
105
5 11-9
105

Bumper winner who left maiden/novice efforts behind when second of 13 on 21f Ludlow handicap debut/reappearance. Disappointing he could manage only fifth here last time and is now back in trip.

Bumper winner who left maiden/novice efforts behind when second of 13 on 21f Ludlow handicap debut/reappearance. Disappointing he could manage only fifth here last time and is now back in trip.

St John's Score: 322

5
64025-2
iT
Red, white epaulets, dark blue and white hooped sleeves, yellow and dark blue quartered cap (All Stars Sports Racing)

Caviar D'allen (FR)  66 

b g Laveron - Quadanse (Maille Pistol)

6 11-8
104 WS
6 11-8
104 WS

Runner-up from 2 lb lower in a big-field contest at Taunton in March. Occupied same spot over fences at Fakenham in May and he remains with potential at this sort of level.

Runner-up from 2 lb lower in a big-field contest at Taunton in March. Occupied same spot over fences at Fakenham in May and he remains with potential at this sort of level.

Caviar D'allen Score: 419

2
6
456
iT
Emerald green, beige braces, striped sleeves, beige cap (Knightsbridgethoroughbreds&Brothersgri)

Compatriot (IRE)  24 

b g Pour Moi - Wooded Glade (Oasis Dream)

4 11-7
105
4 11-7
105

Dual AW winner on the level and he's in good hands, but very hard to argue he's on a good mark on what he's achieved over hurdles so far.

Dual AW winner on the level and he's in good hands, but very hard to argue he's on a good mark on what he's achieved over hurdles so far.

Compatriot Score: 361

7
93UP-13
iT
Yellow, dark blue disc, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamond (Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd)

Baron Von Chill 22 

b g Sulamani - Kings Maiden (King's Theatre)

6 11-7 t h
103
6 11-7 t h
103

Off the mark at first time of asking for Dan Skelton in a 14-runner handicap at Market Rasen (16.7f, good) in May. Similar form when third over C&D since but he's not totally straightforward.

Off the mark at first time of asking for Dan Skelton in a 14-runner handicap at Market Rasen (16.7f, good) in May. Similar form when third over C&D since but he's not totally straightforward.

Baron Von Chill Score: 371

8
37F26-1
iT
Dark blue, white spots, white and dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap (Grace Harris Racing)

Grams And Ounces 22 

b g Royal Applause - Ashdown Princess (King's Theatre)

11 11-6 t
102
11 11-6 t
102

Managed a first win over hurdles for more than 2 years in a 20f course handicap last month, keeping on well. Versatile regarding trip but this veteran is no banker to be in the same mood.

Managed a first win over hurdles for more than 2 years in a 20f course handicap last month, keeping on well. Versatile regarding trip but this veteran is no banker to be in the same mood.

Grams And Ounces Score: 377

4
9
084-147
iT
White, black sash and armlets, mauve cap, black stars (Champagne And Shambles)

Shufoog 18 

b m Mawatheeq - Hamloola (Red Ransom)

5 11-6
102
5 11-6
102

Routed the opposition on handicap debut at Wincanton in May but hasn't got home both starts since and the feeling is that she may prove vulnerable in the latter stages again.

Routed the opposition on handicap debut at Wincanton in May but hasn't got home both starts since and the feeling is that she may prove vulnerable in the latter stages again.

Shufoog Score: 329

10
456-
iT
Black, yellow cross belts (Mr D Pipe)

Take The High Road 137 (79F) 

b g Kyllachy - China Tea (High Chaparral)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Definite scope from this mark based on his Flat form (caught the eye final start for Keith Dalgleish in April) and has transferred to David Pipe ahead of this handicap debut. Market check essential.

Definite scope from this mark based on his Flat form (caught the eye final start for Keith Dalgleish in April) and has transferred to David Pipe ahead of this handicap debut. Market check essential.

Take The High Road Score: 370

11
7/37P36-
iT
Black, white sleeves, yellow cap (Mr N A Twiston-Davies)

Ballyandrew (IRE)  331 

b g Westerner - Royale Acadou (Cadoudal)

7 11-1
97
7 11-1
97

Modest form over hurdles and didn't show that much on chase debut when last seen in August. Fitness no concern given his yard but others still preferred.

Modest form over hurdles and didn't show that much on chase debut when last seen in August. Fitness no concern given his yard but others still preferred.

Ballyandrew Score: 348

12
4377/4P
iT
Black and pink stripes, hooped sleeves, black cap (B Jones & Son)

Makethedifference (IRE)  41 

b g Shantou - La Panthere (Pine Bluff)

10 10-13 p1
95
10 10-13 p1
95

Won 3 times over hurdles for Tim Vaughan and shaped with promise on May's stable debut following an absence. Checked out quite tamely at Hexham since and cheekpieces now tried.

Won 3 times over hurdles for Tim Vaughan and shaped with promise on May's stable debut following an absence. Checked out quite tamely at Hexham since and cheekpieces now tried.

Makethedifference Score: 345

Verdict

Nicky Henderson's BARKIS combined well with Alan Doyle when scoring at Newton Abbott last week and having escaped a rise for that victory in a conditional jockeys' contest, he can follow up, with the only penalty being his rider losing 3lb from his claim in the interim period. Last-start course winner Grams And Ounces has to be considered, while Caviar D'Allen is interesting reverting to hurdles and having had a wind operation since finishing second at Fakenham in the spring.

Verdict

BARKIS ran out a ready winner under this rider at Newton Abbot last week, and given he escapes a penalty for that, his follow-up claims must be bright. This is a deeper race though, with Caviar d'Allen a definite threat, while money for Take The High Road starting out for David Pipe would look very significant.