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14:20 Fontwell Park

Julian And Christine Happy Wedding Anniversary Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 139y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 37.80s
  • Off Time: 14:20:26
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - White and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap

Kayf Willow

139 D
6/4
  • Form 123184-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 115

tracked leaders, mistake 7th, effort 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, well held from last

2
Silk - BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap
5/2
  • Form P60-311
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 110

tracked leaders, led after 3 out, not fluent last, ridden and edged right flat, kept on

3
Silk - Maroon, Yellow epaulets, armlets and star on cap

Belcanto (IRE)

24 t CCD
5/1
  • Form 54-1347
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 101

led, headed after 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced, rallied to chase winner from last, always held

4
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap
12/1
  • Form 67849-F
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 100

held up, always in rear, struggling 3 out, tailed off from next

5
Silk - Red and Emerald Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, White cap
11/2
  • Form 72-P914
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 100

pressed leader, disputed lead after 7th, ridden before 2 out, one pace approaching last, no impression flat

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Kentford Heiress pulled hard and then almost ran out on the flat when winning here 10 days so was probably value for more than her winning margin. Daniel Sansom again takes off 10lb but she is 6lb higher and possibly too close in the weights to the returning KAYF WILLOW. Philip Hobbs' mare was very consistent last season and can make a winning reappearance. Titch Strider tends to struggle in this grade but Tir Dubh won at Worcester in July and Belcanto is a previous course and distance winner coming down the weights again.

Formwatch

Kayf Willow 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders on inside, led briefly 2 out, chased winner, held approaching last, lost 2nd run-in, weakened into 4th in closing stages, 4th of 13, 4 1/4l behind Carre Noir (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (4) sft in Apr.

Kentford Heiress 9-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up off the pace in 5th, headway tracking leaders 7th, 2nd after 3 out, led travelling well approaching 2 out, soon clear, hung badly right to paddock exit and almost unseated rider run-in, kept on, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating The Snappy Poet (11-6) by 3l, 6 ran.

Belcanto (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Led 1st, headed before 2 out, weakened from last, 7th of 11, 16 1/4l behind Midnight Sequel (11-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.

Titch Strider (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up, left 3rd from 2nd, tracking front pair when slipped and fell on bend before 2 out, at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

Tir Dubh (IRE) 17-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, outpaced after 4 out, stayed on flat, no impression, 4th of 11, 10 1/4l behind Midnight Sequel (11-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Aug.