Folkestone

  • 14:00 Happy 50th Birthday Brett Malyon Novices' Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.15s
  • Off time: 14:00:15
14:00 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Watergate (IRE) 6/5
2nd Knock Boy (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-P4314 DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash Russian Conquest 20
Distance Winner
6 11-12 J W Mullins A Thornton 103 7/24.50
3 24P235 White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Border Station (IRE) 22
6 11-8 Mrs A Batchelor M J Quinlan (3) 99 7/18.00
4 08-4223 Purple, large Yellow spots, Yellow spots on Purple sleeves and cap Lady Willa (IRE) 29
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-7 Mark Gillard T J Phelan (3) 101 16/117.00
5 104-226 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Watergate (IRE) 15
Course Winner
6 11-3 R Rowe L P Aspell 94 6/52.20
6 3/08433 ROYAL BLUE, GOLD seams, BLUE cap, GOLD tassel Knock Boy (IRE) 35
10 10-0 p Mrs L C Jewell Charlie Studd (3) 72 4/15.00
Non runners
277-P212Sawago (FR)611-11G L MooreN D Fehily102

Verdict

Watergate gained his only hurdling success on this track in March and though well beaten over fences at Plumpton last time the heavy ground was against him and he can do better. Russian Conquest won on firm ground at Leicester last month but wasn't in the same kind of form on a return visit three weeks later. He wouldn't want the ground too soft but the going shouldn't concern the form pick SAWAGO, who easily beat Morestead over 2m2f at Fontwell on Boxing Day but couldn't cope with a longer trip at Lingfield last time. Lady Willa's form figures look reasonable but she's been beaten a long way on all three starts over fences.