Fontwell Park

  • 15:10 Matthew Brown Memorial Westend Racing Southampton Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.10s
  • Off time: 15:10:17
15:10 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hazzaat (IRE) 50/1
2nd Nathans Pride (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Discay 14
Distance Winner
5 11-5 Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 4/51.80
2 1/184-U1 Mauve and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star Nathans Pride (IRE) 27
6 11-5 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 12/113.00
3 8614-1 Royal Blue and Yellow check Norfolk Sky 28
Course Winner
5 11-5 B Barr D Crosse 123 9/43.25
4 24427-3 Red, Brown sleeves and cap Rob Conti (FR) 28
Distance Winner
9 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 117 13/27.50
5 Red, black seams, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Hazzaat (IRE) 18
4 10-8 N B King T E Whelan (3) 50/151.00


Norfolk Sky won over a slightly shorter trip here in March and made all over 2m at Wincanton last time. But Brian Barr's mare looks vulnerable in this against less-exposed types. DISCAY dotted up at Huntingdon on his hurdling debut and there should be plenty more to come from the five-year-old who won four times on the Flat and seems oblivious to the state of the ground. Nathans Pride won a Worcester maiden hurdle last month but faces better opposition here and Rob Conti has been coming up short in hunter chases. Hazzaat was a modest maiden on the level and will find easier opportunities in the coming months.