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15:25 Fontwell Park

Pricewaterhousecoopers Gatwick Supporting Wateraid Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,500 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 55.80s
  • Off Time: 15:27:29
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
13/8

    2
    Silk - Black, large Red spots, Red cap
    14/1
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-12

    always towards rear

    3
    Silk - Black, Beige star, striped sleeves, Black cap, Beige stars
    • Form 8/31234-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-12

    always towards rear

    4
    Silk - Orange, Light Blue epaulets and sleeves

    Muraco

    47
    4/1
    • Form 25
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    mid-division, headway when mistake 6th, joined leader next, ridden and every chance after 3 out, weakened next

    5
    Silk - Emerald Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap
    14/1
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-12

    jumped left, raced keenly, led until hit 6th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out

    6
    Silk - Emerald Green and Orange (quartered), White sleeves, Orange armlets, Emerald Green cap, White spots
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-12

    raced keenly, tracked leaders, hit 1st, effort after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next

    7
    Silk - Red, Pink sleeves and cap
    • Form 1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12

    tracked leader, led after 6th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon beaten

    8
    Silk - Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars
    13/8
    • Form 2U0-43
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 111

    mid-division, headway after 6th, ridden to press winner 2 out, hit last, kept on same pace

    9
    Silk - Light Green, Yellow spots, Yellow cap
    • Form 4FP45
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12
    • Official Rating 97

    in touch, tracked leaders 6th, ridden after 3 out, weakened next

    10
    Silk - White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap
    25/1
    • Form PP6/7P1-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-12

    always towards rear

    11
    Silk - Dark Blue, White star, hooped sleeves, White cap
    16/1
    • Form 43/6P6U-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-5

    held up, headway 7th, stumbled approaching 2 out, soon led, edged left flat, ridden out

    13
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE and EMERALD GREEN diabolo, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, quartered cap
    • Form 0-545
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-5

    tracked leader, led 6th, soon headed, disputing close 3rd when blundered badly and unseated rider 3 out

    1
    NR
    • Form P/000-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12

    Nonrunner

    12
    NR

    Miss Carroll

    113 BF
    • Form 0-34
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-5

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Unlikely to be many Cheltenham clues here and we take a chance with OKOUM against Phoenix Des Mottes and Postmaster. Brendan Powell's six-year-old stayed middle distances in France and related to a number of winning chasers and hurdlers, the trip won't be the thing that gets him beat. Phoenix Des Mottes won a maiden hurdle at Newton Abbot on British debut. He did so with a few mistakes and he can ill afford to reproduce them on this occasion. Postmaster was a modest sort on the flat for Roger Ingram. Claimed out of that yard, he was not disgraced on a step into handicap company. Muraco was outpaced at Plumpton before plugging on at the finish. This step up in trip might make a difference. Miss Carroll was a substantial finger burner for punters in a Market Rasen bumper in June. She probably has ability though needs to learn how to settle before we see the best of her. Sandy Denny is the type who might make a National Hunt broodmare so connections will be keen to get a win into her ahead of a future career elsewhere. Drizzi was given a stinker of a ride from Simon Walker at Wolverhampton on his final outing on the level. That didn't stop Jim Best submitting a claim and he is worth a watch in the market this afternoon. Okoum is reluctantly put up in a race unlikely to attract many column inches in the newspapers.

    Formwatch

    Drizzi (IRE) 4-6fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 5f out, headway over 4f out, edged left 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Dandygrey Russett (10-2) at W'hampton 1m 4f amt stk (6) pol in Jun (Flat).

    Man of The Moment 7-1 (12-0) Nvr nr ldrs, 4th of 17, 34l behind Range Rover (12-0) at Upcott Cross 3m ptp sft in Apr.

    Muraco 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leader, ridden after 6th, driven and struggling 3 out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Wyeth (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gf in Sept.

    Okoum (FR) (10-3) 2nd of 12, hd behind Oh Lut'un (10-3) at Erbray 1m 5f NH flat in Aug '07.

    Pacific Ocean (ARG) 20-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 4th of 11, 9l behind Rutba (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug (Flat).

    Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 2-1fav (10-11) Prominent, mistake 6th, led after, soon ridden, jumped left and rider lost iron 2 out, kept on well, won at N Abbot 2m 3f cnd mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug beating Winning Show (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.

    Postmaster 15-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, led 3 out, hit 2 out, headed before last, no extra, 3rd of 10, 3l behind King's Head (11-2) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Sept.

    Quartz Du Montceau (FR) 40-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 22l behind Great Endeavour (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sept.

    Sironi (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) (cp) a.p; led app 9; stayed on wl, won at High Easter 3m ptp gf in Apr beating Jack Ford (12-0) by 6l, 14 ran.

    Marsh Court 10-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden, chased leader 8th, distant 3rd when blundered and unseated rider 2 out in race won by Lamanver Homerun (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 5 ran.

    Sandy Denny (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 10, 14l behind Crow Spinney (10-4) at Stratford 2m nhf (5) sft in Sept.

    Captain Sirus (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, well behind Sky Hall (11-12) at Cork 2m hdl gd in Apr.

    Miss Carroll 4-5fav (10-9) Held up in touch, pulled hard, ridden 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 7, 18l behind Galapagos Islands (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nhf (6) gd in Jun.