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15:50 Fontwell Park

Crown Racing Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 16.00s
  • Off Time: 15:51:47
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap
7/1
  • Form 5P-F677
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 83

in touch, ridden after 9th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out

2
Silk - White, Red stripe, diabolo on sleeves
16/1
  • Form 3-P463P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 75

with leader, chased leader 4th, led approaching 7th, ridden 11th, headed approaching 2 out, no extra

3
Silk - Pink and Dark Blue diabolo, Pink sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form P/58-40U
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 82

towards rear, mistake 3rd and 4th, pulled up before 10th

4
Silk - Royal Blue, large Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Red spots, Red cap
25/1
  • Form 2U-P5P8
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 81

towards rear, ridden 9th, soon weakened, pulled up before 11th

5
Silk - Emerald Green, Orange star and sleeves, White cap
  • Form 21-P493
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 78

prominent, ridden 10th, weakened 11th, pulled up before 3 out

6
Silk - Black and Pink diabolo, halved sleeves, Pink cap
50/1
  • Form 9/86958
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 71

held up mid-division, reminder 8th, weakened 9th, pulled up before 10th

7
Silk - Yellow, Brown seams, Yellow sleeves and cap
  • Form 43/P5-93
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 71

in touch, mistake 10th, ridden and headway after 4 out, led approaching 2 out, driven out from last, readily

8
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE collar and sleeves, BLACK and LIGHT BLUE check cap
28/1
  • Form 17-5PPP
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 68

led to 4th, chased leaders to 7th, weakened after

9
Silk - Yellow, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets

Spider Boy

10 b
6/1
  • Form 5254P2
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 68

mid-division, headway 9th, ridden 4 out, kept on one pace from 3 out

10
Silk - Light Blue, Black disc, Dark Blue sleeves, Black cap
  • Form P-025P4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 63

towards rear, ridden 11th, weakened 2 out

11
Silk - White, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue and white halved sleeves, royal blue cap
  • Form 90/60UP
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 62

always towards rear, no impression

12
Silk - Yellow, Purple chevrons, Purple sleeves, Yellow stars, Purple cap
  • Form 44U035
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 61

led 4th to approaching 7th, ridden approaching 10th, one pace after

13
Silk - Yellow, Maroon braces
11/2
  • Form PP-6634
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 59

prominent, chased leader 10th, ridden 11th, kept on to go 2nd after 2 out

14
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap
14/1
  • Form PP7445
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 53

always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 9th

In depth

Verdict

An open handicap chase where none of them make too much appeal, however the tentative nod goes to Brigardier Du Bois with Spider Boy and Mighty Moose two in with chances. The selection won this race last year and as the only course winner in the lineup, he must have solid claims of making it two years in a row. His third behind Milton Des Bieffes last time out reads fairly well in the context of this race, and with the ground to his liking, he must have fair claims. Spider Boy's second ten days ago at Fakenham was over the smaller obstacles, however he reverts to chasing today with every chance. He goes well in the ground, however the fact that he is still a maiden after 28 runs means that he has to be opposed. Mighty Moose is unexposed and makes his handicap debut today with Daryl Jacob aboard. He should be watched for signs of confidence in the market, however he would have to step up significantly on previous efforts to feature here. At bigger prices Star Galaxy and Carroll's O' Tully could go well, however we will tentatively return to Lucy Wadham's Brigardier Du Bois to lead them home.