Race of the Day – 24 November 2017

Race of the Day – 14:50 Ffos Las

The Horses For Courses report is available to all registered users on a Friday, and it is an excellent tool for highlighting horses that have an apparent liking for racing at particular tracks.

Driftwood Haze has a decent record when running at Ffos Las. From six races here he has won two (33.33%) and been placed in four (66.67%) for level stakes profits of 8.50 and 15.60. He is an outsider here today but one that warrants a closer look I think.

The current form of Driftwood Haze isn’t particularly appealing on the face of it, but he has been running over distances that maybe a furlong or two further than ideal, and in races that were stronger than todays.

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He is now on a mark (125) where he just missed out at Warwick in February and should be fit after his recent race over three miles here. He ran well for a long way that day and the drop back down to 22 furlongs will likely suit.

Taking a look at the Full Form filter with course and distance selected, we can see that he does appear to be racing in optimum conditions, as he also likes to get his toe in.

He is on the same mark as when winning here in April last year, and with his jockey able to claim seven pounds, a big run certainly isn’t out of the question.

When looking at the Instant Expert report we can see that whilst there are others that appear to be more suited to today’s conditions, Driftwood Haze still comes out reasonably well with one section of green and four of amber (on the ‘Place’ setting) and he is the only runner in the field to be racing from a mark that he has previously won from.

The Pace report shows that early leaders here over this distance, together with prominent runners, have the best overall records. It isn’t a huge bias, however, and there doesn’t appear to be any real pace in the race anyway. This could, therefore, turn out to be a falsely run race especially given the tricky conditions.

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