Fontwell Park

  • 16:30 32Red Casino Handicap Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 58.50s
  • Off time: 16:30:47
16:30 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bally Legend 20/1
2nd Nicky Nutjob (GER) 16/1
3rd Cocacobana (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3221U6- Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Bally Legend 194
Course Winner
8 11-12 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 130 20/121.00
2 7-P4302 Emerald Green, Red seams, Emerald Green cap Decoy (FR) 19
7 11-9 b D Pipe T Scudamore 127 6/17.00
3 54/3143- Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap San Telm (IRE) 305
8 11-6 Mrs P Robeson Brendan Powell 124 5/16.00
4 13F12-4 Orange, emerald green star, striped sleeves Bally Rone (IRE) 159
5 11-5 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Quinlan (3) 123 33/134.00
5 117/430- Red, royal blue sleeves, red armlets Cocacobana (IRE) 245
Distance Winner
8 11-3 G McPherson Killian Moore (5) 121 10/111.00
6 221/680- Orange and royal blue diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue cap Hayjack 188
8 11-1 C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman 119 2/13.00
7 527210- Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Alberobello (IRE) 258
5 11-1 t J Scott Nick Scholfield 119 12/113.00
8 122-204 Mauve, purple triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Bravo Bravo 12
6 10-9 b Mark Gillard Nico de Boinville (5) 113 20/121.00
9 0/30733- Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Kartanian (IRE) 279
7 10-9 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 113 11/26.50
10 523163 White, Dark Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Dark Green diamond Nicky Nutjob (GER) 10
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-0 p J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 99 16/117.00

Verdict

This looks a tight little handicap. Decoy appeared to have a good chance at Hexham last time but couldn't quicken close home. He is 2lb higher here but Tom Scudamore's strength in the saddle will aid his cause. Bally Legend reappears on a decent mark but San Telm may need this run and Hayjack lost his way last season. Alberobello has been well beaten in both previous tries in this grade and Kartanian is still a maiden but Cocacobana is capable of running well fresh, though probably has a few pounds too much. BALLY RONE gets a speculative vote as he likes soft ground and the step up in trip will suit as he's already won over 3m between the flags. Nicky Nutjob could be out of his depth today.