Fontwell Park

  • 14:30 Elizabeth Clark's 50th Birthday Celebration Novices' Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.25s
  • Off time: 14:30:12
14:30 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pure Anticipation (IRE) 7/4
2nd Like A Hurricane (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2843/13- RED, WHITE star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap Like A Hurricane (IRE) 40
Course Winner
7 11-5 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 115 5/23.50
2 U-71 Pink, Light Blue and Royal Blue chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Murcar 15
5 11-5 Mrs A M Thorpe J W Farrelly 112 2/13.00
3 4P2/P1- Straw, Blue and Straw quartered cap Leitra House (IRE) 368
7 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 28/129.00
4 Mauve, Purple armlets Pallaton 30
4 10-7 B G Powell Jimmy McCarthy 80/181.00
5 09/PP-P Purple and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Byzantina Fair 12
8 10-5 Miss H C Knight A Thornton 66/167.00
6 1 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Red sleeves, Light Blue cap Cash Crisis (IRE) 25
5 10-5 Mike Hammond Michael Murphy (5) 14/115.00
7 42-1 Red, Pink armlets, Pink cap Pure Anticipation (IRE) 24
5 10-5 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 7/42.75


LIKE A HURRICANE can carry his penalty to victory, in the process seeing off Murcar and Pure Anticipation. Alan King's gelding lost little caste in defeat when third to Inventor last time out at Bangor and as a proven course winner he looks very much the one to beat today. The ground should be in his favour and this unexposed hurdler can take top ranking. Murcar won in solid fashion at Towcester last time out and the feeling is that there should be more to come from Alison Thorpe's son of Medicean, whilst Leitra House was a winner between the fags at Kinsale in Ireland when last seen a year ago. Cash Crisis is an interesting recruit to the yard after a maiden point win a month ago, however a bigger threat may be Pure Anticipation who got off the mark at Uttoxeter last time out on his return from a break. Enough dead-wood around for the size of field and perhaps a good opportunity for Like A Hurricane to win again.