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14:20 Fontwell Park

Crown Racing 'your Best Bet' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 110y
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 50.00s
  • Off Time: 14:20:45
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green and white stripes, hooped sleeves
50/1
  • Form 5999-10
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 105

led to after 2nd, left in lead 6th, headed 3 out, ridden, one pace after

2
Silk - White, Mauve stars
  • Form P37P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 102

prominent, mistake, lost touch 5th, kept on one pace from 2 out

3
Silk - Light Blue, large Maroon spots
  • Form 9-5P462
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 109

mid-division, good headway after 6th, ridden 3 out, weakened 2 out

4
Silk - Pink, Dark Blue and Pink check sleeves
20/1
  • Form U-27425
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 95

held up in touch, mistake 2nd, weakened 6th, behind

5
Silk - Yellow, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Dark Blue cap, Yellow diamond
  • Form 355
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 104

held up last, headway 6th, challenged on bit 3 out, ridden 2 out, switched right approaching last, soon every chance, wandered under pressure flat, not pace of winner

6
Silk - Royal blue, pink disc
5/1
  • Form 254
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 100

in touch, headway 5th, hampered 6th, ridden, led 3 out, hard ridden 2 out, hit last, all out flat

7
Silk - Beige, Black stripe, Red cap
10/1
  • Form 384537
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 99

held up towards rear, weakened 6th, behind when pulled up before 2 out

8
Silk - Green, Chocolate striped sleeves, Chocolate cap
  • Form 4/390-6
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 79

in touch, weakened quickly, pulled up after 5th

9
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), hooped sleeves
20/1
  • Form 90-P805
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 79

prominent, stumbled bend after 3rd, weakened 6th

10
Silk - Orange, Black hoops, striped sleeves

Ebony Lady

17 t
20/1
  • Form 308
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 90

chased leader, led after 2nd, fell 6th

11
NR
  • Form 373644
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 77

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A trappy handicap hurdle can go the way of Captain Marlon, with Beauchamp Star and Harcourt looking to be the main dangers. The selection put in a game effort just five days ago at Wincanton on similar ground when a runner-up to Cherry D'Or, and whilst his best efforts have seemingly come over shorter trips, he looked as if this slightly longer trip would suit. The stable's horses are running up to form at the moment and this looks an easier opportunity for him to get his head in front. Harcourt won at rewarding odds on his penultimate start so must be feared, especially as he has been given a break to get over his subsequent flop. That may have been down to the ground, but with similar ground today he looks a no-bet. Kick And Prance brings some useful novice hurdle form into the equation, and with the able Daryl Jacob aboard he can make the frame. Beauchamp Star is fairly consistent although he has looked more at home on better ground and only appears fairly moderate anyway, whilst Just Beware is a maiden after 31 starts so cannot be fancied. A weak race then can go the way of Captain Marlon and he gets our tentative vote.