Racecards

16:50 Fontwell Park

Winner Tool Hire Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 31y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 42.60s
  • Off Time: 16:50:09
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - Red, white seams, white and red chevrons on sleeves, striped cap

Ciceron (IRE)

35 pt D
8/1
  • Form 22P120
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 110

chased leaders, behind when blundered 6th, pulled up before 8th

2
Silk - Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue and Yellow striped cap
  • Form 935-322
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 110

pressed winner, led 4th to 7th, lost place 11th, tailed off 4 out, left remote 3rd 2 out

4
Silk - DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap

Argot

15 b
3/1
  • Form 021-P77
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 106

mistake 1st, led to 4th, tracked leader, led again 7th, made rest, blundered 9th, reminders after next, mistake 12th, driven clear from 3 out, unchallenged after

5
Silk - Dark blue and white (quartered), red sleeves and cap
  • Form 4457-45
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 106

chased leaders, ridden and outpaced by front pair before 4 out, went 2nd next, no chance with winner

6
Silk - Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets
9/4
  • Form 50-3315
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 104

chased leaders, went 2nd before 11th, ridden and lost place 3 out, 3rd and held when fell heavilly next

3
NR
7/4
  • Form 31P652
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 108

Nonrunner

7
NR

Town Mouse

17 p C
13/2
  • Form F8P-455
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 103

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Walter White was third on his fencing bow at Worcester in June and has since won over hurdles and been placed on the Flat. He has to go on the short-list along with Vexillum, second over a shorter trip here last month when ahead of Town Mouse. THE GEEGEEZ GEEGEE has won off a higher mark over timber and this looks easier than his two runs over fences in the spring. His fitness has to be taken on trust but he has the ability to figure prominently in a race like this and looks better treated than Ciceron.

Formwatch

Ciceron (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, towards rear when slow 8th, soon behind, last of 11, dist behind Our Cat (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Broughtons Bandit 12-1 (12-1) A.p; led 6 til hdd aft 3 out; one pce, 2nd of 14, 12l behind Battle Range (11-13) at Garthorpe 3m gf in Jun.

Argot 11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, not fluent and ridden 7th, struggling 10th, 7th of 9, dist behind Gowanauthat (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gf in Aug.

The Geegeez Geegee (IRE) 9-1 (10-2) Held up, headway on outside 7th, 2nd 4 out, lost place 2 out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Al Alfa (11-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in May.

Walter White (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, switched left over 3f out, hung right from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hung right and kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd last strides, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Ivanhoe (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Vexillum (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) In rear, bumped 1st, mistake 3rd, headway 4 out, 3rd after mistake 2 out, left 2nd when blundered 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Spring Steel (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 1f hcp (4) gf in Aug.

Town Mouse 11-4 (11-11) Led, not fluent 2nd, slowed into 3rd, mistake and headed, hit 8th, well beaten from 4 out, 5th of 6, 21l behind Spring Steel (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 1f hcp (4) gf in Aug.