Fontwell Park

  • 15:40 Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.70s
  • Off time: 15:40:48
15:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dawn Twister (GER) 7/4
2nd American Life (FR) 25/1
3rd Awbeg Massini (IRE) 5/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7- Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap American Life (FR) 133
5 11-0 t1 A Middleton D Crosse 25/126.00
2 412-3 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Awbeg Massini (IRE) 21
6 11-0 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 5/42.25
3 30-5439 Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Backhomeinderry (IRE) 21
7 11-0 t Mrs K A Buckett M D Grant 97 10/111.00
4 U3 Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap Dawn Twister (GER) 15
5 11-0 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 7/42.75
5 276/2 Black, light blue stars, black cap, light blue star Don Pooleoni (IRE) 168
7 11-0 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 11/26.50
6 5-6P754 Mauve and Black diamonds, Mauve sleeves and cap Flugzeug 9
4 11-0 J W Mullins Kevin Jones (7) 40/141.00
7 0- Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle, quartered cap High Ball Roller 202
4 11-0 Mrs H R J Nelmes C J Davies (7) 150/1151.00
8 50-P8 Red and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 11
4 11-0 P Henderson Mikey Ennis (7) 33/134.00
9 6 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap My Lord 13
4 11-0 h L A Dace Joshua Moore (3) 20/121.00
11 380-0 Dark Green, Beige star Zigzaga (IRE) 10
6 11-0 Mrs L Richards M Goldstein 66/167.00
Non runners
102052-Rydon Pynes411-0M HillHadden Frost


Don Pooleoni made a promising start over these hurdles when runner-up in a maiden here in June but Dawn Twister makes more appeal. The latter recorded his best effort so far over timber when third at Wetherby recently and looks to have leading claims in this. However, point-to-point winner AWBEG MASSINI was fancied to run well on his hurdling debut at Aintree last month and made a bold bid only giving way in the closing stages to finish third. He gets the vote to open his account under Rules with Rydon Pynes and Backhomeinderry looking best of the remainder.