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15:40 Fontwell Park

Lewis Saab Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 47.40s
  • Off Time: 15:43:53
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
13/2

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Royal Blue, White hollow box, halved sleeves
    8/1
    • Form 35/PP90-
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 110

    prominent, ridden 8th, soon weakened

    2
    Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap

    Mylo

    96 D
    13/2
    • Form 900236-
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 108

    mid-division, ridden and headway 8th, challenged 2 out, led soon after, pushed clear last, comfortably

    3
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap
    18/1
    • Form U2243-P
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 107

    towards rear, ridden and weakened 8th, pulled up before 2 out

    4
    Silk - Yellow, Yellow and White chevrons on sleeves
    • Form 870/1PP-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 107

    always towards rear, pulled up after 8th

    5
    Silk - Red, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap

    Colonel Frank

    820 BFC
    4/1
    • Form 12111F/
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 107

    chased leader, led 3rd to after 7th, led briefly approaching 8th, ridden and pecked 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

    6
    Silk - White, Orange star and star on cap
    • Form 5961/68-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 102

    towards rear, mistake 4th, pulled up after 7th

    7
    Silk - Emerald green and white stripes, hooped sleeves
    16/1
    • Form 99/1045-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 101

    in touch, ridden 8th, weakened approaching 2 out

    8
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Green diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Light Green diamond
    • Form 72429P-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 98

    prominent, chased winner 7th, led 3 out, ridden 2 out, headed soon after, kept on one pace

    9
    Silk - Royal Blue, Red diamond, Yellow sleeves and cap
    13/2
    • Form 49771-3
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 98

    mid-division, hit 3rd and 7th, led 8th to 3 out, ridden 2 out, one pace

    10
    Silk - Dark Blue, Pink triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap
    • Form 4803-44
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 90

    led to 3rd, not jump well throughout, lost place approaching 6th, rallied to chase leader 7th, led briefly after 7th, one pace from 3 out

    11
    Silk - White, Red chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Black star
    • Form 4670-3
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 95

    held up last, ridden 8th, kept on one pace from 3 out

    12
    Silk - Black, Red star, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Red stars
    • Form 53F26-2
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 89

    mid-division, ridden 8th, weakened next

    13
    NR
    • Form 3P3/6P-U
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-4
    • Official Rating 88

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Bangor winner Waldo's Dream has to be respected but Peter Bowen's gelding is far from certain to stay this far and preference is for Colonel Frank, with Windsor Boy rated the pick of the remainder. The selection showed improved form over fences when last seen and has been off the track since February 2005 but reverts to hurdles for his return off a very favourable mark and Brendan Powell's gelding may be worth chancing. Fordingbridge may be open to improvement but was well held when last seen and looks best watched, while Mylo has proven to be hard to win with. Knocker Jock looks to be going the right way and has place claims but more solid claims are probably held by David Pipe's Windsor Boy who is better than recent form would suggest. Colonel Frank is potentially well treated though and looks worth chancing on his reappearance.

    Formwatch

    Windsor Boy (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Prominent to 3rd, soon well behind, 16th of 17, well behind Oslot (11-3) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gf in Apr.

    Mylo 11-1 (11-7) Always behind, 6th of 14, well behind Rockys Girl (10-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.

    Darjeeling (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Jumped left throughout, always behind, tailed off when pulled up in race won by Raslan (11-8) at Exeter 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf, 10 ran.

    Colonel Frank 4-1fav (11-4) Prominent, weakened after 3 out, blundered and fell 2 out in race won by Farmer Jack (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs Grd 3 (A) sft in Feb '05, 16 ran.

    Fordingbridge (USA) 13-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Inishturk (10-6) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Nov.

    Roaringwater (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, jumped right 7th, lost place next, behind when pulled up at the 9th in race won by The Hardy Boy (10-2) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan, 6 ran.

    Waldo's Dream 13-8fav (11-1) Held up in touch, headway 7th, hit 3 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Cold Mountain (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.

    Knocker Jock (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Led, ridden 3 out, all out when jumped right last and weakened close home, 4th of 11, 1l behind Not For Diamonds (11-11) at Plumpton 3m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.