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13:05 Fontwell Park

Docker Hughes Memorial Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 110y
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,600 added
  • Winner: £1,689
  • 2nd: £496
  • 3rd: £248
  • 4th: £124
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 1.50s
  • Off Time: 13:06:12
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
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2
Silk - BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 39-5078
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 94

mid-division, not fluent 4th, mistake and went 4th 3 out, no impression, weakened approaching 2 out

3
Silk - Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap

Dirty Deal

21 D
9/1
  • Form 02/15-70
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 94

led into start, led until 1st, prominent in chasing group, mistake 5th, went 2nd approaching 3 out, edged left and challenged last, soon led, hung right flat, all out

4
Silk - Black and Yellow diabolo, halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star
  • Form 496432/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 90

towards rear, ridden and struggling before 6th, pecked and lost touch 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

5
Silk - Brown, light blue braces
  • Form 414046
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 86

in rear, not fluent and lost touch 5th, tailed off after next, pulled up before 2 out

6
Silk - Red, Royal Blue cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
3/1
  • Form F28/U22
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 85

tracked leaders, went 2nd behind clear leader from 2nd, not fluent 3rd, closed after 5th, led next, blundered 2 out, joined last, soon headed, one pace

8
Silk - Black, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap
  • Form 000-P11
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 64

took keen hold, led 1st and soon clear, went left and dived at 2nd, mistake 4th, reduced advantage after 5th, headed next, weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

9
Silk - Black and yellow check, halved sleeves
11/1
  • Form 3-89PB3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 71

held up, headway 4th, not fluent 6th, soon ridden, 3rd and beaten before 2 out, one pace

1
NR

Mangonel

10 v
  • Form P51151
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-3
  • Official Rating 92

Nonrunner

7
NR

Esteem

4
  • Form 46P3/52
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 79

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Mangonel bounced back from a disappointing effort at Uttoxeter to score at Folkestone 10 days ago but Jim Best's mare comes up against a similarly progressive type here in JOHNNY OWEN. David Brace's six-year-old has a double penalty to carry after recent wins at Southwell and Hereford but still gets 21lb from his likely market rival and can complete the hat-trick before he's re-assessed, though Esteem's connections may fancy their chances of turning the tables on latest running on 7lb better terms. Anay Turge is one-paced but looks the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Kowloon (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden in remote 9th after 7th, soon well behind, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Broadbackbob (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.

Dirty Deal 50-1 (10-9) Went left start and slowly away, always behind, tailed off before 4th, hampered 2 out, 14th of 16, well behind Tempest River (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Dontsayathing (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching 3 out, not much room and switched right next, chased leading pair soon after, strong challenge and chased winner after last, kept on well, just held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Strategic Plan (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov '09.

Capdalight (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, slow 4 out, mistake and lost 3rd 3 out, weakened soon after, kept on again flat, 6th of 7, 27l behind Sablazo (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.

Anay Turge (FR) 9-2 (10-4) Led, headed last, kept on, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Chesil Beach Boy (11-5) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Johnny Owen (IRE) 1-2fav (10-2) Pulled hard, led and soon well clear, reduced advantage 3 out, 5 lengths up when not fluent 2 out, hit last, all out, won at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Esteem (10-3) by 3/4l, 12 ran.

What's For Tea 20-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed 3 out, soon weakened, left in 3rd at last, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Whatshallwedo (10-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) sft in Dec.

Mangonel 5-2 (11-4) Led until 2nd, chased leader, led again 2 out, drew clear on long run to last, eased closing stages, won at Folkestone 2m 1f mares nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) hvy beating Matrow's Lady (11-2) by 14l, 4 ran.

Esteem 12-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders in chasing group, went 2nd before 4th, 5 lengths off winner 2 out, hung left flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Johnny Owen (10-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.