Fontwell Park

  • 15:40 Toteswinger Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 18.30s
  • Off time: 15:41:49
15:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Casual Garcia 3/1
2nd Ashmolian (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 324836 Purple, Yellow chevron, Grey sleeves and cap Ashmolian (IRE) 28
6 11-0 Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-Davison (7) 97 13/27.50
4 752/ Yellow, Dark Green chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap Captain Willoughby (IRE) 903
8 11-0 Mrs L C Jewell M Bradburne 16/117.00
5 43 Black, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Black stars, Pink cap Casual Garcia 17
4 11-0 N J Gifford L Treadwell 95 3/14.00
7 1-55 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Hopeful Start (IRE) 12
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (5) 5/42.25
8 P02- Black, White seams, hooped sleeves, White cap Rockandahardplace (IRE) 282
6 11-0 O Sherwood S P Jones (3) 11/26.50
9 8- Yellow, Red stars, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red star Striking Viking 215
6 11-0 V R A Dartnall David England 10/111.00
Non runners
100-557Arctic Watch411-0B W DukeM D Grant
2FC1-0Ashfield's Dream (IRE)511-0Evan WilliamsWayne Hutchinson
6Etruscan (IRE)411-0C GordonC Bolger

Verdict

We end the card with a maiden hurdle where Oliver Sherwood's ROCKANDAHARDPLACE seems to have a solid chance of getting off the mark after his run in heavy ground on his last appearance and that's with whom we side at the expense of Hopeful Start and Casual Garcia. Granted that last race for the pick only had four runners but the first two were well clear and he stayed on very well to just be denied. The extra yardage this time should aid his cause especially in ground he seems to enjoy. Hopeful Start showed he handles these conditions when running a solid race last time out and he should go better for a reduction in trip. Casual Garcia has looked mildly progressive in two starts and while he should improve again he is yet to experience these conditions. Ashfield's Dream ran better than the bare result suggested on his last start and as a point-to-point winner should have no problems over obstacles under rules for the first time. It¿s a good little contest to finish with and Rockandahardplace has really good claims on it.