Racecards

14:00 Fontwell Park

Westbourne Racing Club 'Primed For Royal Ascot' Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 139y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places, Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 37.30s
  • Off Time: 14:00:46
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Black, Yellow hollow box, Black and Mauve striped sleeves, check cap

Mariet

6 h
14/1
  • Form 1597/1-U
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

tracked leaders, ridden 6th, landed very awkwardly 4 out, weakened after next

2
Silk - Red and yellow check, black sleeves, royal blue armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 411P-31
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

mid-division on outside, closed after 7th, close 3rd when slipped badly on hind legs after 3 out, no impression after, weakened 2 out, mistake last

3
Silk - Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets
5/2
  • Form 8P38-42
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 98

made all, not fluent 3 out, driven and pressed flat, held on gamely

4
Silk - Black and White (quartered), Black sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 6/9P0-84
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 97

towards rear, mistake 4 out, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out

5
Silk - Dark green, white cross belts, royal blue sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
  • Form 2U4F-43
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 94

always handy, hard ridden after 2 out, every chance flat, just held

6
Silk - White, Red chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap
  • Form 2545-49
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 90

mid-division, headway before 5th, 2nd next, ridden when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened

7
Silk - Maroon, yellow chevron, striped sleeves and diamond on cap
  • Form 4854-12
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 86

took keen hold, held up towards rear, saddle slipped and pulled up after 4th

8
Silk - White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap
40/1
  • Form P3253/0-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 84

took keen hold, prominent, lost place after 5th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

9
Silk - Yellow, black stripe, diabolo on sleeves

Griesenau (IRE)

28 ht D
25/1
  • Form UPU09-6
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 76

held up in rear, took keen hold, plugged on from 2 out, went 4th flat, never in contention

10
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap
  • Form 37P64-3
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 64

held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, outpaced by leaders after next, plugged on from 2 out, no impression on front pair

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

There is no guarantee that Landscape will reproduce his latest fourth at the track over a longer trip. Westend Prince is proving difficult to place but On Alberts Head made a successful return to hurdling at Huntingdon and warrants respect. The champion rides Titans Approach for the first time and the Stratford third is also visored but ROLLING DOUGH is running well enough to earn the vote. Diana Grissell's charge followed up a course and distance victory with a close second at Huntingdon and is only 3lb higher.

Formwatch

Mariet 9-2 (11-12) Not much room 1st, 2nd when dived left and unseated rider 2nd, at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

On Alberts Head (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Jumped left, led from 1st, not fluent 7th or 3 out, pressed from 2 out, driven and stayed on well flat, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May beating Gabriel Oats (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

Westend Prince (IRE) 5-2fav (11-10) Prominent, led before 4th, not fluent 7th, ridden before 2 out, headed when mistake last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Sheer Poetry (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (5) gf in May.

Landscape (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, went never nearer 4th run-in, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sir Dylan (12-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in May.

Titans Approach (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 6th, headway next, 4th and one pace last, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 8 3/4l behind Jackfield (10-1) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp (5) gs in May.

Remember Forever (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader, ridden and weakened after 4 out, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in May.

Rolling Dough (IRE) 17-2 (10-4) Held up in rear, headway 5th, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd from 2 out, every chance flat, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Occasionally Yours (11-11) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.

Midnight Mustang 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, ridden before 4 out, soon beaten, 10th of 11, dist behind Tobefair (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gf in Jun.

Griesenau (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on outside 5th, ridden and lost place after 3 out, well beaten 2 out, 6th of 9, 20l behind Sir Dylan (11-6) at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (5) gf in May.

Watchmetail (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 8th, chased leaders approaching 2 out, went 3rd under pressure before the last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Rocknrobin (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in May.