Fontwell Park

  • 14:10 Visit attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle2m 5f 164y

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £350
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 37.60s
  • Off time: 14:10:46
14:10 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Black Lightning (IRE) 3/1
2nd Ormskirk 8/1
3rd Pray For A Rainbow 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 327/45P- Red, Yellow cap Shimba Hills 157
8 11-12 pt Mrs L Hill Aidan Coleman 94 16/117.00
2 350679- Black, Red spots, Red cap Black Lightning (IRE) 74
6 11-12 b1 N J Gifford Tabitha Worsley (7) 94 3/14.00
3 506-P22 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap Eddy 5
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 11-10 t Mrs S Gardner Sean Houlihan (3) 92 15/82.88
4 78533-7 Pink, yellow disc, sleeves and cap Solar Glory (IRE) 7
5 11-9 p N J Gifford Nick Scholfield 91 14/115.00
5 09004-3 Beige, dark green hoop and armlets, maroon cap Ormskirk 28
6 11-7 b J Farrelly Luca Morgan (7) 89 8/19.00
6 48977-8 Light Blue and Yellow stripes, hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Spendable 30
7 11-3 P York M Goldstein 85 50/151.00
7 4233-44 White, Royal Blue star, armlets and star on cap Pray For A Rainbow 10
Beaten Favourite
8 11-3 bt S Drinkwater Sam Twiston-Davies 85 6/17.00
8 PP55- Red, white star and sleeves Velvet Voice 62
5 11-2 M H Tompkins Kevin Jones (3) 84 33/134.00
9 677-65 Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves Given Name 14
4 10-9 J W Mullins James Best 81 25/126.00
10 66/5850- Brown, Maroon hoops, Brown sleeves John Biscuit (IRE) 78
11 10-2 Miss J S Davis Page Fuller (3) 70 9/110.00
Non runners
11P6527-FKilcaragh Boy (IRE)1010-0R J ArmsonMr P Armson66

Verdict

PRAY FOR A RAINBOW, well supported when beaten on his last three starts, may appreciate this return to hurdles as his fencing technique has not proved the most proficient. He does have a hurdling success to his name and the drop in trip should not prove an inconvenience. Eddy, a close second the last twice, makes a quick reappearance after going down by just a head at Uttoxeter five days ago. He also stays the trip well but is unproven on really soft/heavy ground. Ormskirk delivered an improved effort last time and demands respect on that basis, whilst Nick Gifford fires a double shot with Solar Glory and Black Lightning, the latter returning from wind surgery.