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15:40 Fontwell Park

ROA/Racing Post Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 33y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,600 added
  • Winner: £2,339
  • 2nd: £687
  • 3rd: £343
  • 4th: £172
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 30.70s
  • Off Time: 15:40:47
  • 7 Ran
1
13/2
  • Form: 3225/0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: M Pitman
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan

raced wide, tracked leader, hit 5th and 7th, went left 3 out, hung left and weakened quickly before next

2

Shalianzi (IRE)

13 b DCD
3/1
  • Form: P-11352
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: J E Moore

disputed 4th place, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, rallied into modest 3rd next, weakened last

3

Thepartysover

19 t D
4/1
  • Form: 08-5373
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 96
  • Trainer: P Henderson
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien

took keen hold disputing 4th place, 2nd before 2 out, led 2 out, clear before the last, driven out

4
7/2
  • Form: 6/BP221
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: B G Powell
  • Jockey: Brendan Powell

led until 2 out, chased winner, no impression, between last two, mistake last, just held on for 2nd

5
  • Form: 5P46P-7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 86
  • Trainer: C Gordon
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon

tracked leading pair, pushed along after 3 out, not fluent and dropped to 4th 2 out, rallied into modest 3rd again last until weakened run-in

6
10/1
  • Form: 3P250-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 74
  • Trainer: Miss Z C Davison
  • Jockey: W Featherstone

last pair, well outpaced before 3 out, rallied into remote 3rd run-in, almost snatched 2nd

7
5/1
  • Form: P988-92
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 73
  • Trainer: M Roberts
  • Jockey: David England

in rear, never on terms

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

LADY FROM GENEVA relished the stamina test when scoring over fences here last month and a strong gallop would aid her cause. She'd been running well over timber earlier and can gain her first success over the smaller obstacles. Uranox had shown nothing before a much better run at Plumpton and a similar effort would see him go close. Shalianzi won at Stratford in August on good ground but has failed to fire in much softer conditions on this track subsequently while Thepartysover hasn't won a race since February 2013 and is better over fences.

Formwatch

Diamond Life 11-1 (11-12) Soon lost prominent position, never better than mid-division after, struggling and lost touch after 5th, tailed off, 10th of 11, dist behind Flashman (11-9) at Plumpton 2m hcp (4) gs in Nov.

Shalianzi (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, kept wide, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, no chance winner, plugged on, 2nd of 8, 31l behind Arquebusier (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Thepartysover 33-1 (11-10) Held up, headway approaching 7th, went modest 3rd approaching 2 out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 11, 19l behind Duke's Affair (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Nov.

Lady From Geneva 11-4fav (11-10) Led to 5 out, pressed leader from 2 out, ridden to regain lead last, all out, won at Fontwell 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Nov beating Kapricorne (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.

Loves Destination 66-1 (10-10) Behind most of way, tailed off, 7th of 9, dist behind Girly Girl (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f (4) gs in Nov.

Asker (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Slowly away in rear, outpaced 5f out, 8th of 9, 33l behind Mighty Thor (10-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Uranox (FR) 14-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, chasing leaders 2 out, went left last, kept on well run-in, took 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Dragon City (10-13) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (5) gs in Nov.