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13:10 Fontwell Park

32Red.com Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 9.50s
  • Off Time: 13:11:10
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
7/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Black and Yellow diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves, Black armlets, Yellow cap, Black diamond

    Somchine

    493 h
    7/1
    • Form 42/2B23-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 105

    took keen hold, held up in touch in last trio, headway after 6th, 3rd next, 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, driven out

    2
    Silk - Red, white epaulets, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white cap
    11/4
    • Form 803-263
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 103

    held up in rear, went right and slight peck 5th, never on terms

    3
    Silk - Royal Blue, Scarlet striped sleeves, White cap
    20/1
    • Form 31115-8
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 102

    held up in last pair, headway approaching 4 out, 5th and staying on when badly hampered on inside on bend and almost unseated rider before 3 out, jumped right and went 4th 2 out, one pace

    4
    Silk - BLACK, Orange Star
    • Form 1-6625P
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 97

    chased leaders, mistake and weakened 7th, soon behind, tailed off

    5
    Silk - Yellow, black hoops, striped sleeves, red cap
    10/1
    • Form 834145
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 102

    chased leader, not fluent 4th, led approaching 4 out, headed 2 out, lost 2nd at the last, kept on same pace flat

    6
    Silk - Yellow, Red braces, hooped sleeves and cap
    2/1
    • Form 8P40-F2
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 90

    chased leaders, mistake 4th, hung right before 3 out, 3rd 3 out, stayed on into 2nd at the last, kept on flat, always held

    7
    Silk - Light Green and White (quartered), halved sleeves

    Withy Mills

    19 pt CD
    6/1
    • Form P15-761
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 78

    led until approaching 4 out, lost 2nd before next, soon weakened

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    WITHY MILLS (NAP) only beat Home For Tea by half-a-length over course and distance earlier this month and the runner-up is a couple of pounds better off. But we'll take Kevin Bishop's charge to confirm the form and double his tally over fences as he's very much at home on the prevailing ground. Keychain has disappointed since beating multiple winner Jewellery at Sedgefield in September while The Rebel Panther has plenty to prove. But Devil's Dyke could be interesting if taking to fences and makes more appeal than Somechine, who has been off for a while, and Snowell.

    Formwatch

    Somchine 11-4 (11-0) Held up towards rear and keen, headway after 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 3rd of 9, 20l behind Kilbree Kid (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jul '13.

    Devil's Dyke (USA) 2-1fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Gracchus (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jun.

    Snowell (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Prettyasapicture (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Oct.

    The Rebel Panther (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Led until 1st, tracked leader until 3rd, not fluent 4th, soon lost place, well behind before 3 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Sleep In First (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep, 7 ran.

    Keychain (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Prominent, hit 7th, ridden after 4 out, weakened after next, 5th of 8, 27l behind Dance Floor King (11-8) at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.

    Home For Tea 11-2 (11-7) Held up in 4th, joined winner after 7th, led 4 out, hard ridden 2 out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Withy Mills (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy.

    Withy Mills 7-2 (10-4) Pressed leader, led 7th, headed 4 out, ridden approaching next, rallied when stumbled 2 out, stayed on well to regain lead towards finish, all out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy beating Home For Tea (11-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.