Fontwell Park

  • 13:30 Hardings Catering Novices' Chase2m 6f

  • Winner £2,862 2nd £840 3rd £420 4th £210
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 14.94s
  • Off time: 13:30:49
13:30 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3154-10 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 48
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-7 G L Moore J E Moore 7/42.75
2 14PP31 Mauve, Orange stars, Mauve cap, Orange star Prescelli (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
7 11-0 p W K Goldsworthy Timmy Murphy 117 20/121.00
3 11257-7 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 56
6 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 8/111.73
4 445/4P6- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Straw Bear (USA) 377
10 11-0 N J Gifford L Treadwell 135 12/113.00

Verdict

Liam Treadwell has partnered Straw Bear in his last two starts and is on board this once-useful hurdler again in this. But Tony McCoy was the 10-year-old's regular pilot in his heyday so the fact that he's chosen JP McManus' other representative, QUANTITATIVEEASING, speaks volumes here. Nicky Henderson's six-year-old was thrown in at the deep end on his chasing debut behind Time For Rupert at Cheltenham but acquitted himself well until lack of condition told. Sure to have learned plenty from that, he can open his account over the larger obstacles now. Prescelli won a mares' handicap at Ffos Las on her latest start but still needs to brush up her jumping so Fruity O'Rooney is preferred back over fences after an outing over the brush hurdles at Haydock.