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13:10 Fontwell Park

Wbx.com 25 Bet New Accounts Conditionals' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 48.10s
  • Off Time: 13:13:36
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Mauve and Black diamonds, Mauve sleeves and cap

Forest Silver

148 CD
4/7
  • Form 327-321
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 105

with leader, led 6th, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on, no extra towards finish

2
Silk - Dark Blue, White braces, halved sleeves
10/1
  • Form 8F2233
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

held up, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

3
Silk - Purple, White disc, Purple sleeves, White spots and spots on cap
  • Form 223-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching last, edged left, driven out

4
Silk - Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

held up, headway and mistake 5th, joined leader 7th, ridden and every chance after 3 out, kept on same pace

5
Silk - Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap

Stormylad

281
100/1
  • Form 0059-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 105

chased leaders until 5th, soon behind, tailed off

6
Silk - Black and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap

Romney Marsh

12 p D
33/1
  • Form P1F-57P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 98

led until 6th, weakened next, tailed off

In depth

Verdict

Forest Silver is the one to beat, with Ghaill Force and Ouragan Lagrange the ones to chase him home. Forest Silver has progressed through the bumper ranks, and came good at the seventh time of asking over the course-and-distance in June, beating the more fancied Cockatoo narrowly. That was a moderate affair, but so is this, and the Seamus Mullins-trained inmate should be well up to defying a penalty despite being off the track a while. Ghaill Force is fitter, having been in action over the past month, and has been very consistent. He cannot get his head in front though, so maybe this longer trip will help. He is the main threat ahead of Ouragan Lagrange who has some scope, but who lacks experience. The rest make no appeal, and Forest Silver is the one to be on.

Formwatch

Forest Silver 7-4 (10-9) Led to after 2nd, chased leader, ridden and led after 3 out, hung right from 2 out, driven out flat, won at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf in Jun beating Cockatoo (11-8) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Ghaill Force 9-2 (10-4) Held up, headway 3 out, hit 2 out, mistake last, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Truly Fruitful (11-2) at Stratford 2m ldy hcp hdl (4) gf in Oct.

Ouragan Lagrange (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Took keen hold tracking leaders, hit 3 out, soon ridden and hung left, weakened, 5th of 11, 42l behind Boomshakalaka (11-2) at N Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.

Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Diamond Key (8-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct (Flat).

Stormylad 200-1 (10-13) Always behind, lost touch 5th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Carrick Oscar (11-4) at Towcester 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.

Romney Marsh 14-1 (10-3) Behind until pulled up at the 3rd in race won by Randolph O'Brien (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct, 13 ran.