Fontwell Park

  • 16:40 Arundel Equine Hospital Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 10.60s
  • Off time: 16:40:21
16:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wild Ground (IRE) 15/2
2nd Princely Hero (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 471P-05 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Victoria Rose (IRE) 25
8 11-12 R Woollacott M G Nolan (5) 111 4/15.00
2 16-3463 White, Purple spots, Purple sleeves, White spots Flemi Two Toes (IRE) 19
7 11-10 pt Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle 109 11/26.50
3 76P-135 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Nudge And Nurdle (IRE) 111
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-8 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 107 6/17.00
4 8/P1144 White, Red star, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Wild Ground (IRE) 27
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-1 p K Bishop Brendan Powell (3) 100 15/28.50
5 151-P02 Yellow, Dark Blue epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets Current Climate (IRE) 50
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 b R Rowe P J Brennan 99 11/43.75
6 P561F3 Yellow, Grey braces, striped sleeves and cap Salut Honore (FR) 22
7 10-12 A M Hales W T Kennedy 97 10/111.00
7 243434 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Princely Hero (IRE) 10
Course Winner
9 10-9 b C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 94 11/26.50

Verdict

Wild Ground won twice over course and distance in December and was racing over a trip short of her best on her latest start over fences. She had a pipe-opener over hurdles last month and can't be ignored in this. Nudge And Nurdle has also won over track and trip and is potentially well treated but last ran in November and preference is for CURRENT CLIMATE. He, too, knows how to win over these fences and he looked to be on the way back when second over hurdles at Lingfield in January. Salut Honore looks high enough in the weights at present and Flemi Two Toes was well beaten on his chasing bow at Fakenham and neither Victoria Rose nor Princely Hero should be good enough on these terms.