Fontwell Park

  • 17:00 Q Hair And Beauty 40th Anniversary Novices' Hurdle2m 2f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.60s
  • Off time: 17:00:19
17:00 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ivan Vasilevich (IRE) 9/2
2nd Cabimas 7/4
3rd Violets Boy (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12 Yellow, Black sleeves, Yellow cap, Black peak Cabimas 37
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 p1 G L Moore J E Moore 127 7/42.75
2 3212 Beige, grey epaulets Ivan Vasilevich (IRE) 20
4 11-3 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 114 9/25.50
3 P Black, Yellow stars on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Clearance Ahead (IRE) 53
5 10-12 t1 Mrs L C Jewell W P Kavanagh (3) 150/1151.00
4 728-477 White, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Dushy Valley (IRE) 25
5 10-12 P Henderson Nick Scholfield 100/1101.00
5 0- Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap Lisahane Bog 19
5 10-12 p P Hedger L Treadwell 66/167.00
6 1- Dark blue and white stripes, white sleeves, red stars, dark blue and red striped cap Mad George (IRE) 304
Distance Winner
5 10-12 G Brown Joshua Moore (3) 16/117.00
7 0 Light Blue and Yellow stripes, hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Mohawk Trail (IRE) 14
7 10-12 R H York Mr P York (5)(ex1) 200/1201.00
8 U-365 Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 32
5 10-12 G L Moore A Glassonbury 20/121.00
9 10/24F-7 Gold, black hoop, black and gold hooped cap Twentyfourcarat (IRE) 85
7 10-12 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (5) 119 4/15.00
10 620-23 Dark blue, royal blue seams, white sleeves, red and white striped cap Violets Boy (IRE) 23
5 10-12 B G Powell A Tinkler 11/26.50
11 Yellow, Red chevrons, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Yes Chef 21
5 10-12 C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 40/141.00
12 3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap American Legend (IRE) 29
4 10-10 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 25/126.00
13 3 White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Whodathought (IRE) 73
4 10-10 b S Curran J M Davies 22/123.00
14 41/7 WHITE, BLACK diamond, DARK BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK cap Dandyvic (IRE) 51
6 10-5 D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 33/134.00

Verdict

Previous winners Cabimas and Ivan Vasilevich were both beaten last time and face no easy task under a penalty. Mad George only beat two rivals in a Plumpton bumper in October but five-times Flat winner Whodathought showed promise on his hurdling debut at Towcester in June and should improve. Fellow Flat winner Yes Chef could also be interesting and Twentyfourcarat was only beaten a neck over 2m5f at Kempton in October. But AMERICAN LEGEND showed enough on his racecourse debut at Uttoxeter last month to suggest a race like this should be within his compass and he'll know more today.