Fontwell Park

  • 14:10 Chancellor Of The Formchecker Juvenile Maiden Hurdle2m 2f 110y

  • Winner £2,859 2nd £840 3rd £420 4th £210
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 30.80s
  • Off time: 14:12:08
14:10 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st A Little Bit Dusty 7/1
2nd Memorabilia 11/4
3rd Dixie Land Band 25/1

Racecard

No Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Black, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap A Little Bit Dusty 213
3 10-12 W G M Turner Mr T O'Connor (5) 7/18.00
2 Purple, Light Blue braces, Purple sleeves, Light Blue stars and stars on cap Ballina Blue 15
3 10-12 Miss S West M Goldstein (3) 13/27.50
3 Yellow, Black epaulets, Black cap Band Of Thunder 37
3 10-12 Nick Mitchell Harry Skelton 15/28.50
4 Black, black and maroon striped cap Memorabilia 95
3 10-12 J P Ferguson Paul Moloney 11/43.75
5 White, Light Blue hoop, striped sleeves and cap Nettis 65
3 10-12 G Prodromou L Stephens (3) 80/181.00
7 Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Saqil (USA) 99
3 10-12 t1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 7/24.50
8 Red, white chevrons, white sleeves, red armlets, red and white striped cap Springtime Melody (FR) 100
3 10-12 O Sherwood L P Aspell 15/28.50
9 Black and Emerald Green diamonds, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Dixie Land Band 32
3 10-5 W G M Turner M J Quinlan (5) 25/126.00
10 Dark Blue, Yellow seams, White and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap, Yellow stars Plug In Baby 3
3 10-5 Nick Mitchell D A Jacob 14/115.00
Non runners
6Rasam Aldaar310-12M WighamMatt Crawley

Verdict

These look a very modest bunch so it would be no surprise if Saqil, who had three runs on the Flat in Ireland for Dermot Weld, were to prove good enough on his first start for Tim Vaughan. Oliver Sherwood does well here but Springtime Melody showed very little on the level. Memorabilia has won three times on the all-weather, however, and was only beaten a head over 1m4f at Pontefract in June. He will go close if his jumping holds up but we'll take a chance on BALLINA BLUE, who is a half-brother to a winning hurdler and ran his best race so far in a Kempton maiden earlier this month. He should be suited by this trip.