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14:30 Fontwell Park

Sky Sports Racing Virgin 535 Mares' Novices' Hurdle (NHMOPS Bonus Race) (Class 4)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 49y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 21.41s
  • Off Time: 14:31:45
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1
Silk - Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, orange sleeves and cap
100/1
  • Form 8-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-10

chased leaders, hit 4 out, ridden hung left and weakened rapidly before next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

2
Silk - White, Dark Blue and White hooped sleeves, quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 3214
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

chased leaders, mistake and lost place 6th, towards rear and never on terms after

3
Silk - Yellow, Dark Green seams, Yellow cap, Dark Green spots
5/4
  • Form 02410-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

held up in mid-division, hit 5th, closer approaching 4 out, hit next, went close 3rd 2 out, ridden and stayed on same pace run-in

4
Silk - Red, Emerald Green hoop, Emerald Green cap

Flintara

24 h
100/1
  • Form 5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

led until 3 out, soon lost 2nd, weakened soon after, tailed off

6
Silk - Orange, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and star on cap
100/1
  • Form 40-900
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

never better than mid-division, behind and struggling after 4 out, tailed off

7
Silk - Orange, emerald green chevrons, orange sleeves, emerald green spots, white cap, emerald green spots
  • Form 8
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

raced keenly in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 6th, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next

8
Silk - Black, Red sash and armlets
100/1
  • Form P32/U-77
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-10

raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 3rd until before 2 out, chased leaders, weakened between last 2

9
Silk - Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star
20/1
  • Form 7-18
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

tracked leader until approaching 3rd, remained handy, led 3 out, headed 2 out, rallied gamely run-in to lead final strides

10
Silk - Black, yellow star, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow star
  • Form 281-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-10

held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders 5th, hit 3 out, 2nd before 2 out, led 2 out, hard ridden run-in, headed last strides

11
Silk - PURPLE, YELLOW seams, halved sleeves, YELLOW cap
100/1
  • Form 5P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

held up and behind, mistake 4th, brief effort before 2 out, soon beaten

12
Silk - Yellow, dark green hoops and armlets
20/1
  • Form 9/63-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10

held up in last pair, kept on from 2 out, went modest 4th run-in

5
NR
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

This is probably the most interesting race on today’s card. Joe Anderson keeps the ride on Crystal Gazing as she makes her debut over timber but EYES RIGHT (NAP) sets a decent standard on her fourth behind Silver Forever and Floressa at Newbury and collateral form gives her the beating of Martha Brae. Mystic Dreamer, another bumper winner, wasn’t given a hard time when third here last month and the extra yardage should help. Scarlet Couture is another likely improver but may just need this. Katies Escape has had just the one career start and Givepeaceachance was often placed on the Flat, though failed to win.

Formwatch

Buck's Beautiful (FR) 50-1 (10-12) Raced widest, in touch, headway chasing leaders 6f out, outpaced and struggling when slightly hampered 3f out, 8th of 9, 23l behind Early Morning Rain (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f (5) gd in Feb.

Crystal Gazing 9-2 (11-7) Led, ran wide on stable bend over 12f out, headed 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 12, 7 1/2l behind Urban Artist (11-0) at Ludlow 2m (4) gd in Oct.

Eyes Right 50-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, dropped to rear 4 out, plugged on into modest 4th post, 4th of 8, 18 1/4l behind Silver Forever (11-3) at Newbury 2m (2) gs in Nov.

Flintara 40-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, pushed along 4f out, soon behind, 5th of 7, 19 1/4l behind Elleon (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m (5) hvy in Nov.

Hoot At Midnight 100-1 (10-7) Held up, ridden and weakened 3 out, 13th of 14, dist behind Igor (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn (3) sft in Nov.

Katies Escape (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 16, 18 3/4l behind Rose Of Aghaboe (10-12) at Warwick 2m (5) gs in Nov.

Lady Kingsmill 250-1 (10-5) Held up, raced wide, under pressure 4 out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 36 3/4l behind Cat Tiger (10-12) at Exeter 2m 6f (3) sft in Nov.

Martha Brae 66-1 (11-0) Held up in last trio, behind 4th, lost touch and mistake next, tailed off, eased before 2 out, last of 8, dist behind Floressa (11-0) at Newbury 2m lst (1) gs in Nov.

Mystic Dreamer (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Raced widest, chased leaders, 3rd and one pace before 2 out, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Early Morning Rain (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn (4) sft in Nov.

Sawpit Sienna 125-1 (11-1) Prominent, jumped right 3rd, pushed along after 5th, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up after, at Huntingdon 2m mdn (4) gs in Nov.

Scarlet Couture 5-1 (11-0) Raced wide close up, ridden and every chance from 2 out (normal 3 out) weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 20l behind Shapiro (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f (4) sft in Mar.

Givepeaceachance 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Fragrant Belle (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.