Fontwell Park

  • 15:45 totepool National Spirit Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.38s
  • Off time: 15:48:01
15:45 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prospect Wells (FR) 3/1
2nd Meister Eckhart (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 077-233 Red, Orange diamond, Orange sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Orange diamonds Brampour (IRE) 71
6 11-7 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham 156 9/25.50
2 111114/ Maroon, White Diamonds on Sleeves Bergo (GER) 534
Distance Winner
10 11-3 G L Moore J E Moore 140 20/121.00
3 21/1714 Yellow, light blue hoop Dark Lover (GER) 15
8 11-3 P F Nicholls R Mahon 150 7/42.75
4 11135- Red, white hoops, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white star Meister Eckhart (IRE) 345
Distance Winner
7 11-3 A King R Thornton 142 11/43.75
5 453-204 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Prospect Wells (FR) 64
8 11-3 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 149 3/14.00
6 12FF1P Dark green, white braces, white and dark green striped sleeves and cap Valmari (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
10 10-10 T Symonds Felix de Giles 119 50/151.00


Paul Nicholls makes a determined bid to land this Grade 2 with three runners. Prospect Wells was well beaten in the Long Walk at Ascot last time but had pushed stablemate Zarkander all the way to the line in the Elite Hurdle earlier. Brampour is another regular at this level though he's been unable to cope with the top-class Oscar Whisky recently. The suspicion remains that both of the above need faster ground and on that basis DARK LOVER is preferred. He ran well enough behind My Tent Or Yours at Newbury last time and scored nicely in heavy ground at Cheltenham before that. Meister Eckhart and Bergo will need their very best to figure on their return to action and even that may not be good enough while Valmari is outclassed.