Fontwell Park

  • 15:40 totepool National Spirit Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £16,800 2nd £6,304 3rd £3,156 4th £1,572
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.50s
  • Off time: 15:43:29
15:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Third Intention (IRE) 11/10
2nd Topolski (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 092U20 Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 29
7 11-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 143 13/27.50
3 111-0P Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Topolski (IRE) 105
6 11-7 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon 145 12/113.00
4 71-6720 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 9
5 11-5 t1 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 145 11/102.10
5 0-53109 Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Afsoun (FR) 14
10 11-3 N B King Alex Merriam 136 50/151.00
6 95-3114 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Bally Legend 38
Course Winner
7 11-3 Mrs Caroline Keevil T J O'Brien 136 4/15.00
7 1/42P-5P DARK BLUE, RED seams, WHITE cap Duc De Regniere (FR) 71
Distance Winner
10 11-3 p1 T Symonds D F O'Regan 148 20/121.00
8 F11-157 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap The Knoxs (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
9 11-3 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 150 11/26.50
Non runners
2462-744Clerk's Choice (IRE)611-7O SherwoodL P Aspell150


CLERK'S CHOICE was beaten in an all-weather bumper last time, but had been taking on much higher rated hurdlers than these before that including Binocular in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. Oliver Sherwood's charge is taken to make the most of his easiest chance for some time. Confidence in the The Knoxs is tempered with the Nicholls yard struggling for winners and Bally Legend is preferred as he's been running consistently well in handicaps, though Topolski and Third Intention both have the form to go close if back to their best and look bigger dangers.