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13:50 Fontwell Park

Visit attheraces.com Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f 166y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,844 added
  • Winner: £2,794
  • 2nd: £820
  • 3rd: £410
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 43.55s
  • Off Time: 13:50:15
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Yellow, white inverted triangle, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, black diamonds
13/2
  • Form 647793-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 95
  • Trainer P Gundry
  • Jockey Bryan Carver

chased leaders, lost place 7th, beaten 5 out, pulled up next

2
Silk - Red, Yellow cap
22/1
  • Form U-2R225
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 93
  • Trainer Mrs L Hill
  • Jockey Fergus Gregory

disputed lead until led before 4th, headed approaching 2 out, no extra

3
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange halved sleeves, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond
20/1
  • Form 000901/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 92
  • Trainer M F Harris
  • Jockey Sean Houlihan

held up in rear, pushed along 6th, headway to chase leaders after 8th, weakened before 4 out, behind when pulled up after next

4
Silk - Emerald green and dark blue (quartered), emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue diamond
25/1
  • Form 24-5749
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 93
  • Trainer N B King
  • Jockey Mr Alexander Fielding

in touch, mistake 7th, every chance 3 out, soon weakened

5
Silk - Blue & Orange (quartered), Blue and White striped cap
  • Form 9/95441
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 89
  • Trainer Tom Lacey
  • Jockey Stan Sheppard

tracked leaders, every chance 3 out, led before next, soon strongly challenged, stayed on well closing stages

6
Silk - Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots

Jimmy

176 p BF
11/2
  • Form 089410-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 85
  • Trainer C Gordon
  • Jockey Luca Morgan

held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, weakened after next

7
Silk - Pink, mauve stars and armlets
20/1
  • Form 05-2998
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 84
  • Trainer Evan Williams
  • Jockey Mitchell Bastyan

mid-division, ridden 8th, beaten 5 out, completely tailed off

8
Silk - Purple, yellow disc
5/1
  • Form 435-255
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 79
  • Trainer M F Harris
  • Jockey Jonjo O'Neill Jr.

disputed lead until tracked leader 4th, outpaced 3 out, stayed on into 3rd before last

9
Silk - Black, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 40P-UP3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 74
  • Trainer F O'Brien
  • Jockey C Brace

keen in rear, headway 7th, chased leaders 3 out, every chance from 2 out, no extra closing stages

In depth

Verdict

Though 0-8 over hurdles, Heavenly Promise has won twice over fences and hasn’t raced off a mark this low in more than two years. But LUCK OF THE LEGION looks a more reliable proposition having shown the anticipated progress when upped in trip at Warwick. He could be called the winner a long way out that day so can shrug off an 8lb hike in the weights. Mauna Kea and Jimmy are returning from a break and Quarry Lami has a two-year absence to overcome while Velvet Cognac and American Life are both in the veteran stage now.

Formwatch

Mauna Kea (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Raced wide in touch, ridden and lost place 9th, ridden and headway on long run to last, kept on flat, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Boher Lad (10-4) at Stratford 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Velvet Cognac 7-1 (11-5) Led until before 1st, chased leaders, went left 2nd, ridden 13th, weakened 2 out, hampered last, 5th of 13, 23 3/4l behind Royals And Rebels (11-2) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Quarry Lami (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Taunton 3m hcp (5) gf in Nov beating Lady Of Longstone (12-3) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.

Parisian Affair 50-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, effort over 2f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Giving Back (9-13) at Chepstow 2m hcp (6) gd in Sep.

Luck Of The Legion (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Prominent, led 3 out, ran on well, readily, won at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (5) gf in Sep beating Vif Argent (10-8) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.

Jimmy 5-1cfav (10-11) Chased leaders to 4th, behind and reminders after 7th, no danger after, 11th of 16, 15l behind Itsaboutime (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Apr.

Trysor Ynys (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, lost place and reminder after 8th, soon behind, 8th of 11, 15 1/4l behind Hot Ryan (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.

American Life (FR) 7-1 (10-11) With winner until 4 out, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, 5th of 9, 19 1/2l behind Paddys Runner (12-3) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

Heavenly Promise (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Led into start, behind, not fluent 5th, steady headway from 9th, not fluent 4 out, jumped left and 3rd 2 out, went left and no extra last, 3rd of 13, 16l behind Phoenix Rock (11-1) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.