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19:15 Fontwell Park

pointtopoint.co.uk United Hunts Champion Open Hunters' Chase (Class 6)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 3f 149y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places, Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £1,872
  • 2nd: £580
  • 3rd: £290
  • 4th: £145
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 14.72s
  • Off Time: 19:15:14
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Black, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Black star
  • Form 1331P2-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 113

chased leaders, ridden in 3rd before hit 3 out, soon weakened

2
Silk - Purple, Red epaulets
  • Form 20/31P0-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 129

held up in close touch, headway chasing leaders 11th, led 4 out, narrow lead last, nudged along and always doing enough run-in, clever ride

3
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap
9/4
  • Form 0/7145-3
  • Age 13
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 116

chased leader, led 6th until 4 out, chased winner, pushed along before 3 out, still upsides last, kept on run-in, flattered by proximity to winner

4
Silk - NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap
  • Form 3/1PU2-1
  • Age 11
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 112

held up last, struggling 17th, tailed off

5
Silk - Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 4821U-P
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 121

tracked leaders, mistake 8th, ridden and went 3rd 3 out, stayed on same pace

6
Silk - Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, orange sleeves and cap
40/1
  • Form 3P7UP-4
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 99

led until mistake and headed 6th, chased leaders, lost place 11th, pushed along after 15th, struggling next, pulled up before 3 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Curraigflemens won on this card 12 months ago but is likely to find this company too hot. A good run earlier this evening from Can Mestret would boost confidence in Fakenham winner Strollawaynow but this is a much better race. A couple of below-par efforts temper confidence in WONDERFUL CHARM but Paul Nicholls’ stayer wouldn’t need to be at his absolute best to win this as Adrenalin Flight may be suffering from a lack of confidence and Al Co’s run at Cheltenham suggests he’s on a downward curve.

Formwatch

Curraigflemens (IRE) 4-6fav (12-5) (cp) led 4-6; ev ch til no ex flat, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Ardkilly Witness (12-0) at Horseheath 3m gd in Apr.

Wonderful Charm (FR) 8-1 (12-0) Always behind, 11th of 21, dist behind Balnaslow (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f (2) sft in Apr.

Al Co (FR) 7-2 (11-13) Mid-division, hit 13th, chased leaders 20th, ridden after 4 out, went modest 4th 2 out, never a threat (placed 3rd), 4th of 14, at Cheltenham 4m 1f (4) gd in May.

Strollawaynow (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Towards rear, headway to track leaders 6th, outpaced 4 out, ridden and headway 2 out, led next, ran on, won at Fakenham 3m (6) gd in May beating Can Mestret (12-0) by 10l, 9 ran.

Adrenalin Flight (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) (v) lost tch 13; pu 2 out, at Stafford Cross 3m gs in Apr.

Little Chip (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Led 4-9; v reluct to race bend aft 18; nt r.o, 4th of 5, 32 3/4l behind Templebraden (12-0) at Hackwood Park 3m gd in May.