13:10 Fontwell Park

Winner Rental Services Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,800 added
  • Winner: £3,119
  • 2nd: £916
  • 3rd: £458
  • 4th: £229
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 17.50s
  • Off Time: 13:10:52
  • 9 Ran
Silk - Dark Blue and Mauve diabolo, Dark Blue cap, Mauve diamond
  • Form P/7-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

held up behind, struggling 3 out, never near leaders, weakened from next, tailed off

Silk - Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap
  • Form 48-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

with leader when fell 1st

Silk - Black, mauve triple diamond, purple and mauve hooped sleeves, black cap, mauve diamonds
  • Form 782P86-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 90

tracked leaders, lost place after 6th, behind when weakened 3 out, soon tailed off, pulled up before last

Silk - Black and white stripes, white sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form P/454-F0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

held up behind in touch, struggling and reminders after 6th, lost touch next, tailed off 3 out

Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 2-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

took keen hold, raced wide with leader, led after 4th, joined 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, kept on in clear 2nd, always held flat

Silk - Pink, light green chevron, pink sleeves, light green stars, pink cap, light green star

Ringa Bay

17 D
  • Form 14PUP-5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 112

led to after 4th, pressed leader, lost place 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off

Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap
  • Form 2-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, driven to lead between last 2, kept on well

Silk - Yellow, Black triple diamond, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Yellow check cap
  • Form 023222-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 126

tracked leaders, went 3rd after 3 out, outpaced when hit next, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair

Silk - White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap
  • Form P-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up behind in touch, pushed along after 6th, never near leaders, weakened 3 out, tailed off

In depth


Philip Hobbs has his string firing on all cylinders and his ROCK THE KASBAH (NAP), easy winner of a Ffos Las bumper last month, is fancied to make a winning start over hurdles. The Green Ogre looks the danger as he went close on several occasions last season, including in better contests at Ascot and Plumpton in the spring. Ringa Bay has won four times over fences but the four-year-old Kilgeel Hill has more scope and will be all the better for his fourth in a bumper last month.


Artful Dodger 100-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear on outside, took keen hold, headway after 2nd, not fluent 3rd, lost place next, well beaten 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Nordic Quest (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Carole's Lord 18-1 (11-2) Led, headed 10f out, led 7f out until 4f out, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 10, 44l behind Thistlecrack (10-9) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.

Dude Alert (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Raced wide, held up, pushed along and outpaced after 5th, soon driven along and struggling, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Clonusker (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.

Henry Oliver (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Towards rear, pushed along 3rd, weakened before 4 out, last of 10, well behind Miles To Memphis (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Kilgeel Hill (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression when switched left over 1f out, 4th of 8, 7l behind El Namoose (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct.

Ringa Bay 40-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, led before 5 out, headed 4 out, led before 3 out, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 17l behind Morito Du Berlais (11-4) at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Rock The Kasbah (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 5f out, 3rd going well over 4f out, 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct beating Scorpiancer (11-0) by 8l, 8 ran.

The Green Ogre 8-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside before 3 out, chased leading pair from 3 out, hit last, went 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fergall (11-3) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.

Us Et Garry (FR) (10-3) in a race won by Il Duomo (10-3) at Fontainebleau(FR) 2m 2f 4yo hdl in Nov '13, 16 ran.