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Going Global at Ffos Las.

REBECCA CURTIS loves Ffos Las and her Aintree bumper scorer Globalisation should make a winning start over jumps at the Welsh circuit.

The JP McManus-owned four-year-old was not a cheap purchase at 50,000 euro, having shown up well in a couple of Irish points, but he provided an immediate return on that investment on Merseyside in late October.

The subsequent victory of the third home at Aintree, Midnight Shot, gives the form a solid look and if he lifts a leg Globalisation should be hard to beat in the IWEC Electrical Novices' Hurdle.

The Omen has been in fantastic form of late and can add to his tally in the Walters Land Novices' Handicap Chase.

The eight-year-old raised his game to a new level on his chasing debut at Worcester in October, pulling six lengths clear of his nearest pursuer.

He backed that victory up with a sound effort in defeat behind the consistent Alright Benny at Plumpton.

Tim Vaughan's charge defied the handicapper with a demolition job from the front at Lingfield next time, which saw him reach a three-figure rating for the first time, and it was no surprise to see him switch back to smaller obstacles at Fakenham recently.

It was, perhaps, a little disappointing that he was unable to take advantage of his lenient hurdles mark, but he was only beaten a neck and all the evidence suggests he is just a better horse over fences.

The Omen appears to have built up a strong bond with inexperienced rider Alan Johns and the combination are a good bet to strike gold again.

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Tim Vaughan has high hopes for The Omen today at Ffos Las

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Date:Dec 15, 2014
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