There’s seven races to look forward to at Ffos Las on Thursday, with good going likely to serve up some decent racing in Carmarthenshire.
They run from the opening Handicap at 14:05 to a similar contest at 17:35, which carries Betfred’s Extra Place Race promotion.
15:15 – Major Major @ 2/1
Jockey Alec Voikhansky is two-from-two aboard Major Major and the pair go in search of a hat-trick in the Handicap at 15:15.
Those two victories have coincided with a step up in trip and the slightly longer 1m4f on offer here is unlikely to prove too stern a test.
Trainer Richard Hannon has enjoyed a decent couple of weeks, notably emulating his namesake father by winning Saturday’s Superior Mile at Haydock Park with Chindit.
Rivalry could come from Different Tone. He won on his last start, which came over this same trip on the AW at Lingfield, and has gone up 4lb for that success.
Connections will hope for a similar success on Thursday, but Major Major’s form is too good to ignore.
17:00 – Finest Leader @ 10/11
The penultimate contest is a 1m2f Handicap and looks like a lovely chance for Finest Leader to grab a fourth win in five starts.
His run of three victories was broken by a narrow defeat over slightly further at Kempton last week and with him due to go up 4lb for his recent successes, this looks like another opportunity for Harry and Roger Charlton’s gelding.
The three-year-old’s trio of career wins have all been over Thursday’s 1m2f trip and have each come on similar going.
That defeat at Kempton came on the all-weather, which will not have harmed his development, but he switches back to turf here and can strike.
Saffie Osborne’s booking provides further confidence and the selection appears likely to have too much for his four rivals, including recent Bath winner Honeymooner.
17:35 – Ceilidh @ 4/1
A maiden win looks close for Ceilidh, who has been third on two of his last three starts.
The three-year-old has enjoyed a decent summer, but his third last time out at Brighton was his best showing and the winner that day has backed up his victory with another success.
There have been hints of form from rivals The Cola Kid, Lady Gazelle and Gonzaga and their presence boosts interest in the Extra Place available for this race.
However, Ceilidh looks to have the greater momentum and handler George Baker, who, as of writing, has a 33 per cent strike-rate for the last 14 days, could be rewarded for his persistence.