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13:30 Fontwell Park

chancelloroftheformchecker.co.uk 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 110y
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,100 added
  • Winner: £2,014
  • 2nd: £591
  • 3rd: £296
  • 4th: £148
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 51.10s
  • Off Time: 13:33:08
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Black and White (quartered), halved sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 52-F322
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

held up in touch, soon tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out, soon outpaced, kept on before last, went 2nd run-in, stayed on towards finish

2
Silk - Royal Blue, Brown sleeves and cap
  • Form 2312
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

towards rear and pushed along, headway to go 2nd before 2 out, led after last, driven out

3
Silk - Maroon, Grey hoop and armlets, hooped cap
7/1
  • Form 353-23
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

in rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd and hit last, kept on

6
Silk - Yellow, Dark Green hoop and armlets, check cap
  • Form 4-700
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

held up towards rear, tracked leaders 3rd, lost place from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

7
Silk - Black, Red hoops, Black sleeves, Red spots, Black cap, Red diamond
14/1
  • Form 86464
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

tracked leader, hit 5th, blundered 2 out, soon weakened

8
Silk - YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots
  • Form B611/63
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5

led, hit 1st, soon clear, headed after last, lost 2nd place run-in, kept on

9
Silk - Black, Amber hooped sleeves, Amber cap
100/1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

held up towards rear, took keen hold, hit 5th, lost place and reminders, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

4
NR
  • Form 1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

Withdrawn

5
NR
  • Form 09-0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Ability to handle the heavy ground will be crucial here and QUOUSKO DE L'ISOP should be able to do so and step up on a really promising effort behind Gores Castle at Doncaster last time. He stuck on really well when headed and looks to be going the right way now after a below par effort previously. The trip looks ideal. Go Set Go looks the prime threat on form after a solid effort behind Heather Royal last time but is unproven on ground this testing whilst Brough Academy, in the frame on all four starts, may just need this having been absent since October. However, he certainly catches the eye, having joined Lawney Hill after showing up well in Irish bumpers and was a sound runner-up on his debut for the yard at Worcester.

Formwatch

Ballylifen (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Prominent, led 8f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Up To Something (10-9) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.

Brough Academy (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway after 5th, chased winner 3 out, mistake next and last, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Elsafeer (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.

Go Set Go 12-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway after 4th, led before 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Heather Royal (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nov hdl (4) gs.

Ivor's King (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway over 6f out, soon ridden and weakened, 11th of 14, 28l behind Mister Newby (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft in Dec.

Lamblord (IRE) 80-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway approaching 2 out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 9l behind Henry San (11-4) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.

Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 14-1 (11-6) Led and keen, ridden and headed run-in, soon weakened, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Gores Island (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd.

Tish Bay 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, outpaced 4f out, soon behind, 11th of 13, 39l behind Swing Bowler (11-0) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.

I No Understand (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Gd hdwy 12; led 3 out; rdn out, won at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp gd in May beating Tang Royal (10-7) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.

It's A Killer 80-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, weakened from halfway, last of 15, well behind Viking Ridge (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in Dec.