Fontwell Park

  • 17:35 Hardings Catering Handicap Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.00s
  • Off time: 17:36:22
17:35 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gilzean (IRE) 7/1
2nd Admiral Blake 5/2
3rd Conn Man (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P4525F White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Mangonel 18
9 11-12 b C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 95 12/113.00
2 151/P00 Light blue, purple armlets Whatsabillion (IRE) 54
11 11-12 p Mrs A L M King R Mahon (3) 95 25/126.00
3 36233P Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Iheardu (IRE) 182
7 11-9 N P Mulholland Mr Chris Meehan (10) 92 10/111.00
4 PP-0P44 Dark Blue, Royal Blue star, Yellow cap Strange Bird (IRE) 24
8 11-9 R Rowe A Glassonbury 92 20/121.00
5 520-764 Red, White diamond and armlets, quartered cap Regal Brook 39
7 11-6 p1 J Hughes M D Grant 89 20/121.00
6 045234 BLACK, YELLOW stars, WHITE sleeves, BLACK cap, YELLOW star Gilzean (IRE) 59
Beaten Favourite
7 11-2 A M Hales Killian Moore (5) 85 7/18.00
7 9-070 Purple, Mauve epaulets, armlets and star on cap Milosam (IRE) 34
6 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 85 7/24.50
8 7P311P/ White, Red hollow box, checked sleeves and cap River Beauty 747
9 11-1 R J Price Gerard Tumelty 84 20/121.00
9 600/02 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, hooped sleeves, striped cap Ledbury Star (IRE) 20
7 11-0 M Sheppard C Poste 83 8/19.00
10 40644F Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Monroe Park (IRE) 19
8 10-9 A Blackmore Miss E Crossman (7) 78 25/126.00
11 7U-3P6P Light blue, dark blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap De Waiting Game (IRE) 37
7 10-7 v T R Gretton F J Hayes (7) 76 33/134.00
12 PP-2521 Emerald Green, White epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Admiral Blake 59
6 10-6 Mrs L J Young D C Costello 75 5/23.50
13 6-76PP Light blue, white star, red sleeves and cap Conn Man (IRE) 36
8 10-6 b1 G Deacon Jimmy McCarthy 75 40/141.00
14 3U265R BLACK, GREY diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Achieved 51
10 10-0 p1 D O'Brien Mr J Pearce (7) 67 40/141.00
15 733/P94 White, royal blue spots, hooped sleeves and cap Formedable (IRE) 18
11 10-0 p Violet Jordan W T Kennedy 63 25/126.00

Verdict

The fact that plater Mangonel heads the weight in this finale suggests it won't take much winning. Admiral Blake is an obvious candidate having opened his account when well backed at Taunton in February and he's only been raised the default 6lb but LEDBURY STAR is certain to strip fitter for last month's second at Newton Abbot and he should be in the shake-up with a similar effort. Gilzean has shown some ability and can't be ignored but failed chaser Monroe Park makes little appeal back over the smaller obstacles and a long absence will probably count against Iheardu and River Beauty.