Ffos Las – A Guide To Flat Racecourses

Ffos Las Racecourse

Ffos Las Racecourse is a galloping, flat left handed track. In 2009 they welcomed visitors for the first time, making it Britain’s newest course to open, you could argue Chelmsford City is the latest track to open but they were formally known as Great Leigh when they opened in April 2008.

Ffos Las is now the third track based in Wales after Chepstow and Bangor and like Chepstow, they both entertain Flat and Jump racing throughout the year.

One observation that is noticeable is how the track can ride when there is a persistent amount of rain and as a consequence ground conditions can deteriorate rapidly, more so than would be the case at other racecourses. I’m not convinced they have a good drainage system in operation or whether that is by accident or design but it is an important factor when assessing form pre-race.

It is only a small angle but horses that are lightly raced and have recorded a single victory at another course on either soft or heavy going before coming here to run on similar ground, hold a reasonable record from a strike rate perspective.

Bets: 55 Wins: 11 Strike Rate: 20% P/L +12.25 (SP)

Horses that have only won once over course and distance (any more could be detrimental to their chances fro my findings) contesting a handicap race at the venue has proven to be profitable so far.

Bets: 57 Wins: 15 Strike Rate: 26.32% P/L +29.21 (SP)

In my racecourse guide for Chepstow, one of the betting angles I mentioned was my interest when Andrew Balding sends a runner this far from where he is based, as there were a few profitable angles touched upon, it made sense to show an interest of his runners at Ffos Las at the time, with both courses being based in Wales.

Here are some angles for when he’s sending his runners here. T

Any horse aged between three and four contesting a handicap for 3yo+ races

Bets: 26 Wins: 8 Strike Rate: 30.77% P/L +21.21 (SP)

Any horse aged three contesting a Non-Handicap race.

Bets: 4 Wins: 3 Strike Rate: 75% P/L +20.98 (SP)

Admittedly the second angle is derived from a small sample but you could take the view that he is being very selective and only sending horses that he feels has a very strong chance of winning, that seems to coincide with his other pleasing result as shown above and his record in specific race type circumstances at Chepstow – Please refer to the Chepstow racecourse guide for further details.

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