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14:05 Fontwell Park

Weatherbys Printing Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 31.90s
  • Off Time: 14:08:13
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 3530/P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

behind, moderate headway from 3 out

2
Silk - Black, Scarlet sash, quartered cap, Gold sleeves
  • Form 442P79/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 80

always behind, tailed off

3
Silk - RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap
  • Form 34532/4-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 108

close up, lost place after 6th, kept on again under pressure from 3 out, went 2nd last but no chance with easy winner

4
Silk - Purple, Yellow chevron, Grey sleeves and cap
66/1
  • Form 347P/4P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

behind, pulled up 3 out

5
Silk - Light Green, Maroon chevrons and armlets, striped cap

Elliott

49
16/1
  • Form 4-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

disputing lead until after 7th, soon well behind, tailed off

6
Silk - Black, Light Blue cross belts, Light Blue cap
50/1
  • Form 3/30P5-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

chased leaders, weakened after 5th, struggling 7th, tailed off

7
Silk - Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap
66/1
  • Form 66/45PP-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 72

always behind, mistake and ridden 6th, no chance when hit 4 out, tailed off

8
Silk - Pink, Black star, armlets and star on cap

Tavalu (USA)

38 BF
7/1
  • Form 42233-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 108

hit 2nd, mid-division, headway to chase winner 3 out, driven and beaten before next, blundered and lost 2nd last

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow hoop, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
33/1
  • Form PF-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2

soon chasing leaders until weakened approaching 3 out

10
Silk - Yellow, Purple triple diamond, halved sleeves, Purple cap, Yellow star
Evs
  • Form 16U-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

tracked leaders, led 7th, clear approaching 2 out, heavily eased run-in

11
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap
  • Form U6-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

disputed lead until 7th, weakened before next, tailed off

12
Silk - Emerald Green and Red (halved), Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars, Emerald Green cap, Red star
100/1
  • Form P0-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9

towards rear, hit 6th and next, well behind when stumbled and unseated rider 4 out

13
Silk - Pink, Royal Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 6-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9

raced wide, in touch, weakened 7th, well behind when fell 4 out

14
Silk - Black and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves and cap
66/1
  • Form 978-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9

always struggling in rear, tailed off

In depth

Verdict

In the opener, Kavatcha is selected ahead of Cave Of The Giant and Tavalu. Kavatcha put up a best performance to date last time when second to the recently-improved Longueville Manor. That form looks good enough to make him a key player today. Having shown ability enough to earn a rating of 108 - which more than stands up in the context of this race - Cave Of The Giant looks a leading player today if all goes well with him. Having been placed in four of his five hurdle runs, earning a rating of 108 in the process, Tavalu has to be seriously considered, while Elliott's all-weather bumper debut suggested ability and Azkaban Wings showed ability in Ireland and will at least be sharper for his recent Flat spin. Finally, from a canny yard, Torit might be capable of better but, for the selection , we will stick with Kavatcha.

Formwatch

Azkaban Wings (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up 2 out in race won by Duc De Regniere (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb, 15 ran.

Cave of The Giant (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, ridden next, weakened 2 out, 4th of 14, 14l behind National Trust (11-1) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Elliott 66-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, led 9f out to 6f out, chased leader to 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 14, 8l behind Theft (10-2) at Kempton 2m nhf (5) gd in Mar.

Il Potere (IRE) 15-2 (11-1) In touch, ridden after 7th, soon well behind, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Gabier (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Tavalu (USA) 11-8fav (11-0) In touch, headway to chase winner 4th, hit 7th, ridden and no chance with winner from 4 out, lost poor 2nd, entering flat, 3rd of 7, 27l behind Polinamix (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.

Toryt (POL) 33-1 (11-0) 6th and in touch when fell 3 out in race won by Gabier (10-7) at Folkestone 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.

Kavatcha (FR) 6-1 (10-8) In touch, chased leaders 7th, chased leader approaching 3 out, every chance last, one pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Longueville Manor (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gd.

Mia's Girl 12-1 (10-10) Held up, closer order 4th, ridden 6th, weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Heavenly Pleasure (10-7) at Towcester 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.