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16:10 Fontwell Park

Happy Birthday Angela Savage 89 Today Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f 166y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,749 added
  • Winner: £4,094
  • 2nd: £1,202
  • 3rd: £601
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 56.20s
  • Off Time: 16:12:18
  • 8 Ran
1

Paddys Runner

7 p CD
10/11
  • Form: 5P63P-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 12-5
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: Christian Williams
  • Jockey: C Brace

made most, 2 lengths clear when blundered 2 out, soon ridden, not fluent last, edged right and headed flat, no extra

2
4/1
  • Form: 1/P531P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-3
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: N J Hawke
  • Jockey: Tom Buckley

tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd and poised to challenge 3 out, 2 lengths down next, soon ridden, stayed on to lead flat, driven out

3
  • Form: 1542-2P
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: D W P Arbuthnot
  • Jockey: Bryony Frost

tracked leaders, pushed along before 4 out, readily outpaced by clear pair after next, ridden after 2 out, never able to challenge

4

Milton

31
16/1
  • Form: 56/68-8
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 99
  • Trainer: Mrs D Grissell
  • Jockey: J E Moore

keen early, held up in touch, driven and outpaced after 4 out, soon ridden, no impression when fell next

5
5/1
  • Form: UPPF-P1
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: C Gordon
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon

tracked leaders, lost place when ridden after 4 out, behind from next, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

6
  • Form: 2P0900-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Jockey: S Bowen

held up in touch, chased leaders after 9th, outpaced after 3 out, disputed well held 3rd next, never on terms, weakened flat

7
25/1
  • Form: 567UU3/
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: J Farrelly
  • Jockey: Nick Scholfield

held up in rear, headway before 3 out, soon outpaced, never on terms, weakened next

8
  • Form: 3U63-21
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 74
  • Trainer: P York
  • Jockey: M Goldstein

pressed leader, lost place 3 out, weakened next

In depth

Verdict

Chris Gordon worked the oracle with One More Tune on first start for the yard when the gelding proved too strong for Sackett over fences. Having failed to complete on five previous starts, he now reverts to hurdles over which he was successful way back in 2014. It will be fascinating to see if he can back up that dramatic improvement here but PADDYS RUNNER quite impressed when making all to score over course and distance last week on his first start for Christian Williams and is taken to follow up under the talented Connor Brace. Point N Shoot returns after wind surgery and Awesomedestination may do better moving into handicap company.

Formwatch

Paddys Runner 5-1 (12-3) Raced wide, made most, ridden 2 out, ran on gamely, won at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun beating Aquarian (11-12) by 7l, 9 ran.

Point N Shoot (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Held up in touch, struggling 3 out, soon ridden and lost touch, pulled up before next, at Southwell 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Strollawaynow (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Jumped slowly 1st, tracked leaders, lost place after 7th, struggling next, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out, at Warwick 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in May.

Milton 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place from 3 out, 8th of 12, 13 3/4l behind Zamperini (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn (4) gd in May.

One More Tune (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, jumped well and went 2nd at 3rd, pushed along and joined leader 2 out, led next, ridden and hung left run-in, ridden out, won at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Sackett (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.

Awesomedestination (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along before 3rd, soon lost place, tailed off and eased before 2 out, last of 10, dist behind Monsieur Lecoq (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m mdn (4) hvy in Dec.

Gold Man (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, outpaced from 14th, soon went remote 3rd place, never dangerous, 3rd of 7, 22 1/4l behind Milgen Bay (11-10) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Oct.

Gersjoeycasey (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Led to 3 & 7-11; led 13; r.o wl, won at Kingston Blount 3m gd in May beating Captiva Island (12-0) by 3l, 4 ran.