Fontwell Park

  • 14:20 Morrison Utility Services Supporting Cancer Research UK Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.20s
  • Off time: 14:21:29
14:20 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 14/1
2nd Meganisi (IRE) 11/8
3rd Cloudy Bob (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-1 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Meganisi (IRE) 35
5 11-5 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 11/82.38
2 1- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap To Live (FR) 189
5 11-5 N J Gifford Maurice Linehan (7) 16/117.00
3 6 Maroon, light blue and white hooped sleeves Blackmore 25
5 10-12 H Whittington James Banks (7) 100/1101.00
4 03- Royal blue and grey diamonds, quartered cap Canadian Dreamer (IRE) 251
5 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 10/111.00
5 353322- Pink and light blue (quartered), checked sleeves, light blue and pink quartered cap Cloudy Bob (IRE) 182
5 10-12 P G Murphy L P Aspell 124 6/42.50
6 699- Dark Blue, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow diamonds Lakota Ghost (USA) 16
4 10-12 S Durack J M Maguire 25/126.00
8 96-4 Black, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves Super Duplex 58
5 10-12 P Phelan Matthew Batchelor 50/151.00
9 93- Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 203
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 14/115.00
10 Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue and orange chevrons on sleeves Sugar Hiccup (IRE) 65
Beaten Favourite
4 10-5 Jim Best J E Moore 16/117.00
Non runners
7524/32-1Natural Spring710-12Miss S SmithP J Brennan125

Verdict

You couldn't fault Cloudy Bob's consistency last season and the grey ran a cracker on his final start over this trip in a competitive handicap at Haydock when a 33/1 chance. He should have no trouble picking up an ordinary novice event on that evidence but MEGANISI may have a fitness advantage today. Successful over 2m at Wincanton in May, the five-year-old had a pipe-opener on the Flat at Chester last month and should be suited by 2m4f this term. Auteuil winner To Live has joined Nick Gifford and is one to note while May's Market Rasen winner Natural Spring and Canadian Dreamer, who hails from an in-form yard, add to the interest.