Fontwell Park

  • 13:40 Country Farm And Seafood Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.90s
  • Off time: 13:42:04
13:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st De Blacksmith (IRE) 8/1
2nd Pahente 11/4
3rd One For The Boss (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 552/34-1 Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Bellosguardo 212
9 10-12 t Mrs K A Buckett M D Grant 22/123.00
2 58-S2 Dark green and mauve stripes, mauve and dark green striped sleeves, dark green cap, mauve diamond Breaking Bits (IRE) 61
5 10-12 Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 3/14.00
3 Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Captain Bellamy (USA) 46
4 10-12 H Morrison A P McCoy 10/34.33
4 White, Purple stars, armlets and star on cap Cloudy Start 106
6 10-12 Violet Jordan W T Kennedy 25/126.00
5 636 EMERALD GREEN and GREY diamonds, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap, GREY diamond De Blacksmith (IRE) 28
4 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 8/19.00
6 38 Dark Blue and Maroon stripes, hooped sleeves One For The Boss (IRE) 38
5 10-12 B G Powell N D Fehily 6/17.00
7 3 Orange, Royal Blue diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Orange cap, Royal Blue diamond Pahente 18
4 10-12 A W Carroll Mr J Hamer (7) 11/43.75
8 607-89 Maroon, emerald green chevron and armlets Push To Exit 12
4 10-12 Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (5) 66/167.00
9 71086- Cerise, Gold sleeves, Mauve cap Vering (FR) 265
6 10-12 L Corcoran Mr W Potter (7) 50/151.00


Captain Bellamy won four times on the Fibresand but it remains to be seen how he'll take to hurdles, though the booking of the champ is a positive sign. Cloudy Start also won several times on the Flat but has his first start for Violet Jordan and winning pointer Bellosguardo is best watched back over hurdles after a lay-off. PAHENTE was probably a little flattered by his third to Close Touch at Ascot but he was in good form on the Polytrack during the summer and a repeat of that first run over timber would probably suffice here. Breaking Bits was second in Tramore bumper in October and may be best of the rest.