WELSH trainers descended on Ffos Las for its National Hunt meeting on Thursday in great numbers and they won six of the seven races between them.

In the other race a Welsh runner was beaten a head.

Grams And Ounces is equally at home on the flat and over jumps, with seven wins under each code. When the low setting sun blazed down the home straight and compelled all the hurdles in it to be omitted, his 2m4f race was reduced to just four flights instead of the usual ten. Conditions suited Grace Harris’ veteran perfectly and once he took the lead passing the usual third last he gamely held off a couple of challengers to win for the 15th time at a generous 14/1.

Borak won his second race of the month for Bernard Llewellyn. In this race only three hurdles were jumped instead of eight because of the low sun. Borak is another to have won on the flat, an advantage that his nearest pursuers didn’t have. It was conditional jockey Robert Williams’ third winner of the season. That equals his total for the whole of 2017/18, and his next will be his 50th over jumps.

David Probert was out of luck at Royal Ascot last week. His best chance was on the 2,000 Guineas runner-up Tip Two Win, but he finished a slightly disappointing fourth in the St James’ Palace Stakes. Unless some physical problem comes to light he may have to try for a Group 2 or 3.

His only success was for Sir Michael Stoute, but that was at Chelmsford one evening. He helped Melting Dew hang on gamely from two determined challengers to win £26,000 for the horse’s new owner. As this gentleman paid 310,000 guineas for him it’s to be hoped there will be many more victories in store for this four-year-old colt.

Back at Royal Ascot, Ron Harris’ Country Rose was beaten less than five lengths in the Queen Mary. She was in the vanguard for most of the way and gave her each way supporters at 100/1 a run for their money. Dropped in grade and on a fast track she can resume winning ways.

At Chepstow on Monday, Matthew Salaman trained the 50/1 winner of the five furlong sprint, Molly Jones. His father Taffy rode Churchtown Boy to finish second to Red Rum in the 1977 Grand National, an amazing performance seeing as he had won the Topham Trophy over 2m6f of the National course two days before.

Jahaafel, the six length winner of the mile and a quarter novices stakes, looks the sort that his trainer William Haggas will place to good effect in a nice handicap in the next few months.

There’s more racing at Chepstow next Tuesday evening. Their Beer and Balti Package consists of admission, a plate of curry and rice, a drink and a racecard for just £20 per person if booked in advance, plus a small booking fee.