Ffos Las 2.50 tips – Pipe charge can be the star turn

Ffos Las 2.50 tips - Pipe charge can be the star turn


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Betting Tip: Obistar @ 3/1 with bet365

With the Pipe stable in such good form, you have to give serious consideration to both his runners at Ffos Las, although Pilgrims Bay (3.55pm) found disappointingly little (not for the first time) when asked for his effort at Market Rasen last time, finishing second of the five runners, and he’s a stone higher than when winning by a head (idled close home) at Wincanton in January. The hat-trick seeking Calculated Risk is therefore preferred.

But OBISTAR, Pipe’s other runner here, is far more interesting in the 2m7f handicap hurdle run earlier on the card (2.50pm). The six-year-old looked in need of the run when a well beaten fifth at Chepstow 19 days ago, so he should strip fitter this afternoon, and the handicapper has kindly dropped him 4lb to a mark of 110, which is just 2lb higher than the one he won off at Plumpton in January 2015 (3m1f, heavy). He’s not one to have your mortgage on by any means as he doesn’t do anything quickly, but he stays, is proven in the conditions (they’re calling the ground ‘heavy’) and this race won’t take much winning.

Of his four rivals, Highway Storm is perhaps the one with most scope for improvement on his handicap debut off what could be a lenient mark, but his trainer Rebecca Curtis is struggling for form, as has been the case for most of this season.

Betting Tip: Obistar @ 3/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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