Tom Scudamore: “The softer the better for Poker Play”
Coral ambassador looks ahead to his rides at Ffos Las on Sunday
Ffos Las race course 1.20 – Flammarion
I’m off to Ffos Las for three rides on Sunday, starting with Flammarion in the opening novice hurdle. He won his last start over hurdles [has run on the Flat since but there were excuses for that defeat] at Newton Abbot, and I thought we won that day despite things not panning out well for him, the track didn’t play to his strengths so it was pleasing to see him win.
That victory means he carries a penalty here, which will make life harder for him. Mister Watson looks to be a major player off a mark of 123, while I know my brother Michael runs a nice one, Lebowski, so this won’t be easy but hopefully he’ll run a nice race.
Ffos Las 1.55 – Eden Du Houx
Eden Du Houx has been slightly disappointing so far as we’ve not managed to get his head in front over fences. He was a decent bumper performer and had some good form over hurdles, while he has bits and pieces of form over fences. He’s had a wind-op over the summer so hopefully that will help him, he seems in good order at home, but then he always does, he’s a very good work horse! We just need to see him bring that form to the track.
Ffos Las 3.40 – Poker Play
Poker Play is a real mud-lover, his best run ever came here at Ffos Las, when he won his novice chase. He’s dropping back down the handicap, and the more rain the better for him, if it was very soft he could be competitive off of 125.