Fontwell Park

  • 13:50 Malcolm 'Hairy' Roberts Memorial Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.95s
  • Off time: 13:51:21
13:50 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mcllhatton (IRE) 9/4
2nd Shubaat Evs
3rd Oliver's Hill (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 53-1262 Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Mcllhatton (IRE) 76
6 11-6 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 125 9/43.25
2 44541 Dark Blue, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Oliver's Hill (IRE) 24
5 11-6 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 120 7/24.50
3 C2P2F/5 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Gair Leat (IRE) 26
10 11-0 L Corcoran T J O'Brien 50/151.00
4 9607 Orange, Black diamond and armlets Gold Carrot 20
6 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 20/121.00
5 67455-P Black, Yellow chevron, sleeves and cap Lord Aldervale (IRE) 116
7 11-0 p S Woodman M Goldstein 64 100/1101.00
6 425 White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap Shanaderry Kin (IRE) 15
5 11-0 Simon Earle P J Brennan 25/126.00
7 P41 Black, black and maroon striped cap Shubaat 13
Distance Winner
7 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 122 Evs2.00
8 50P905 Black, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Canarbino Girl 18
7 10-7 Mrs Caroline Keevil Mr L Drowne (7) 50/151.00
9 95 Red, Black star, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star Candyman Can (IRE) 66
4 10-7 h D J S Ffrench Davis M D Grant 20/121.00
10 7300P Light blue, grey sleeves, light blue spots, light blue and grey hooped cap The Selector 17
5 10-7 C Gordon Tom Cannon 100/1101.00


McIllhatton has only had a couple of runs this winter but was second in a decent handicap at Doncaster in January and has his sights lowered here. Oliver's Hill won a maiden hurdle at Wetherby on his debut for Charlie Longsdon and should appreciate the extra half-mile but SHUBAAT gets 6lb from the aforementioned pair, despite a comfortable success at Uttoxeter. He might be one to follow in the closing weeks of the season. The four-year-old Candyman Can has hinted at ability but would need more to get involved here.