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15:50 Fontwell Park

Southern Water Water Efficiency Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 31y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 31.10s
  • Off Time: 15:50:58
  • 8 Ran
2nd
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3rd
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10/1

    1
    Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue star, halved sleeves and star on cap

    Comeonginger (IRE)

    182 t BFCD
    4/1
    • Form 1/1131P-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 127

    led to after 1st, tracked leaders, hit 12th, led 4 out, headed next, ridden and one pace 2 out, weakened last tailed off

    2
    Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop
    17/2
    • Form 454-424
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 125

    tracked leader, disputed lead when hit 7th, lost place after 10th, weakened 4 out, tailed off

    3
    Silk - Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star

    Midnight Lira

    165 CD
    14/1
    • Form 4F1216-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 124

    tracked leaders, disputed lead 4 out, led next, ridden and headed after 2 out, kept on, held flat

    4
    Silk - Yellow, dark blue chevron, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, yellow cap, dark blue star

    Town Mouse

    44 p C
    10/1
    • Form 32F522
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 122

    led after 1st, hit 12th, headed 4 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd flat

    5
    Silk - Dark green, white hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap
    15/8
    • Form 239243-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 118

    mid-division, tracked leaders 4 out, challenged after next, led after 2 out, ridden and kept on flat

    6
    Silk - White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap

    Venetian Lad

    122 CCD
    10/1
    • Form 1354-11
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 115

    tracked leaders, lost place 10th, weakened 4 out, tailed off

    7
    Silk - Emerald Green and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Emerald Green cap
    9/1
    • Form 35-2463
    • Age 13
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 114

    held up in last pair, mistake 12th, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off

    8
    Silk - MAROON, WHITE chevrons, MAROON sleeves, WHITE stars, MAROON cap, WHITE star
    6/1
    • Form 3-62254
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 107

    held up in last pair, not fluent 3rd, mistake 12th, chased leaders before 3 out, close up on outside when not fluent next, kept on same pace from last

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Given he's already won six times around here, it would be folly to leave Venetian Lad out of calculations as he was in good form at the start of the summer. Domtaline has yet to win for Evan Williams but started favourite at Stratford in August. Town Mouse finished second in that Stratford race and has been knocking on the door but continues to give the impression that he'd do better if eased in distance. Top Cat Henry didn't manage a victory in eight attempts over fences in Ireland and all of his UK starts so far have been over hurdles, though he's still preferred to the disappointing Kitegen and veteran Porters War. But Midnight Lira has the past form to figure and COMEONGINGER (NAP) won the novice handicap on this card 12 months ago. He also won twice at Kempton last season and may have the class to defy top weight.

    Formwatch

    Comeonginger (IRE) 4-1fav (11-3) Prominent, challenged 11th, not fluent next, led after 14th, headed 4 out, no extra 3 out, 5th when pulled up before next, at Haydock 2m 6f hcp (2) sft in Apr.

    Domtaline (FR) 5-2fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure before last, no impression, 4th of 8, 8 1/2l behind No Likey (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Aug.

    Midnight Lira 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 5th, blundered 5 out, pushed along and lost 2nd before 4 out, still chance when blundered 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, dist behind Kilbree Kid (11-4) at Ludlow 3m hcp (3) gd in Apr.

    Town Mouse 8-1 (11-1) Pressed leader, disputed lead after 4 out, ridden after 2 out, every chance last, one pace when switched left flat, kept on, held near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind No Likey (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Aug.

    Top Cat Henry (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) In touch, headway 3 out, soon under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 13 1/2l behind One Lucky Lady (11-8) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

    Venetian Lad 11-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and ridden after 2 out (normal 3 out), challenged last, soon led, stayed on well, won at Fontwell 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Jun beating Ladfromhighworth (11-9) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.

    Porters War (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway 5 out, chased leaders after next, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 11, 20l behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-9) at Bangor 3m hcp (4) gs in Aug.

    Kitegen (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 3rd to 5th, tracked leader, lost place 9th, outpaced 4 out, no impression with front trio from 2 out, 4th of 5, 18l behind Dream Bolt (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp (3) gd in Sep.