Fontwell Park

  • 15:30 John Smith's Selling Hurdle2m 2f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good places)(Chase: Good, Good to Firm places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.00s
  • Off time: 15:30:21
15:30 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alrafid (IRE) 4/1
2nd Black Beauty 4/6
3rd Prince Ducal (FR) 50/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 078471 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Alrafid (IRE) 62
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-6 b G L Moore P Hide 111 4/15.00
2 666U1F Black, Yellow hoop, hooped sleeves Chunky Lad 12
Distance Winner
9 11-6 W G M Turner Mr T O'Connor (7) 95 11/112.00
3 1FP4P5 Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Shanahan (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
8 11-6 L Corcoran N D Fehily 97 17/29.50
4 124-224 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap Black Beauty 9
6 11-0 p M G Quinlan T J O'Brien 118 4/61.67
5 3-P6PP5 Purple, Light Green chevron and sleeves, quartered cap Country Affair (USA) 17
Distance Winner
6 11-0 bt D G Bridgwater Sean Quinlan (3) 85 33/134.00
6 75P7F3 Maroon, Yellow epaulets, armlets and star on cap Lester Leaps In (USA) 13
6 11-0 b Jamie Snowden Christian Williams 105 12/113.00
7 06049 Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle, quartered cap Prince Ducal (FR) 9
6 11-0 p Mrs H R J Nelmes O Nelmes 82 50/151.00
8 705-PP Emerald Green, Yellow star and star on cap Surely Keen 23
9 11-0 p1 Mrs L C Jewell A Thornton 64 100/1101.00
Non runners
900Tecktal (FR)610-7P PhelanC Bolger


BLACK BEAUTY and Alrafid are the two to concentrate on here with preference for the first-named. Mick Quinlan's gelding has been busy recently, taking in races over fences and on the flat as well as over hurdles. This ex-Irish flat horse is yet to win on these shores but this looks his best chance to date and he can finally break his duck. Lester Leaps In should feature on most shortlists as he reverts to hurdles this afternoon. Recent outings over fences have not been great (poor jumping a feature) but if we go back far enough then he has some decent handicap hurdling form from over a year ago. Alrafid has claims but he is not the most consistent and he also has a winners' penalty to carry today. His recent outings on the flat have been modest and having only just scraped home when winning here earlier in the season he is hard to fancy strongly. At a price Shanahan could run well granted this further drop in grade, whilst Chunky Lad needs to improve his hurdling technique. A tough race to call but Black Beauty can lead them home.