Fontwell Park

  • 13:20 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 42.97s
  • Off time: 13:20:48
13:20 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gun Shy (IRE) 11/2
2nd Long Lunch 11/8
3rd Taggia (FR) 100/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 222-614 Purple, grey star, white sleeves, purple and white hooped cap Houndscourt (IRE) 125
Distance Winner
7 11-6 ht Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 124 16/117.00
2 4-11F22 Royal blue, dark green sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap Long Lunch 23
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 t C E Longsdon N D Fehily 122 11/82.38
3 21 Red and Emerald Green stripes, White sleeves, Red cap Spyder 18
6 11-6 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 124 11/43.75
4 Maroon, emerald green chevron and armlets Capitano Lento
6 11-0 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 100/1101.00
5 3 Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap Generous Helpings (IRE) 27
5 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 6/17.00
6 RS5-137 Dark Green, Yellow cross belts and armlets Gun Shy (IRE) 27
6 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore 11/26.50
7 2-405 Black, maroon spots, black sleeves and cap Malibu Rock 19
6 11-0 Miss S Smith P J Brennan 33/134.00
8 P27464 Emerald green, white stripe, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star Royal Ripple (IRE) 27
6 11-0 P Henderson T J O'Brien 33/134.00
9 0 Black, beige spots, black sleeves and cap Langham Lily (USA) 70
5 10-7 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Quinlan (3) 100/1101.00
11 347256/ White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Taggia (FR) 882
7 10-7 Mrs A Batchelor Tom Cannon 100/1101.00
Non runners
10PPP-0FPRedinga810-7Mrs L C JewellNon Runner


SPYDER overcame an early error to beat subsequent Chepstow scorer Such A Legend at Towcester on only his second start over timber. He can follow up here at the main expense of Long Lunch, who wasn't disgraced when trying to concede 7lb to Saint Jerome at Warwick. Houndscourt hasn't been seen since trying fences at Wetherby in December but Generous Helpings had Royal Ripple behind when a promising third on his debut at Kempton and has more scope than stablemate Gun Shy.