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16:15 Fontwell Park

Richmond Hyundai Selling Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 45.20s
  • Off Time: 16:16:27
  • 7 Ran
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2nd
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1
Silk - Black, Red star, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Red stars
16/1
  • Form PFFP0-P
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 90

towards rear, headway and chased leader 7th, mistake 4 out, led after, hard ridden last, headed close home

2
Silk - Emerald Green, Red cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 5U784-5
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 79

led, ridden and headed after 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out

4
Silk - Orange, Dark Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond
12/1
  • Form 057-5F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 80

held up last, jumped well 2nd, ridden 5th, weakened after 7th, pulled up before next

5
Silk - DARK BLUE, RED cap, GREEN spots
7/2
  • Form 003U-6P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 73

towards rear, hit 3rd, headway 7th, mistake 9th, ridden 4 out, kept on one pace

6
Silk - Emerald Green, White disc, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, White cap

Taksina

31 t BF
11/4
  • Form 16357P-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 73

mid-division, reminder 4th, ridden 8th, kept on one pace until 3rd from last

7
Silk - Royal Blue, Red spots, striped sleeves, hooped cap
7/2
  • Form 5/6PP9P-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 58

tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, outpaced approaching last, railled flat, stayed on strongly to lead close home (hand timed)

9
Silk - Emerald Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Red cap
  • Form P382P-F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 48

mid-division, jumped slowly 5th, weakened 4 out

3
NR
  • Form R500P-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 80

Nonrunner

8
NR
  • Form 4335-6P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 54

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

This should not take much winning and, having shown improved form in recent outings, Lonesome Man looks worth chancing in a distinctly moderate contest with the main threats looking to be A Sea Commander and Taksina. The last mentioned has claims on the pick of his form but has disappointed since landing a handicap at Worcester back in October so may be best watched. Tetrode has given little cause for optimism of late, while Spring Brook is distinctly moderate on all known form and is hard to recommend. Mountsorrel has bits and pieces of form as does the Seamus Mullins-trained A Sea Commander but Lonesome Man has the most solid claims on recent form and he is preferred.

Formwatch

Lonesome Man (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Led, soon clear, headed 5 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 19l behind Kids Inheritance (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.

Tetrode (USA) 25-1 (11-7) Chasing leaders when fell at the 3rd in race won by Sturbury (11-8) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf, 5 ran.

Rustic John 66-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, weakened 9th, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Dusky Warbler (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f beg chs (4) gd, 10 ran.

Taksina 2-1jt-fav (10-13) Led until 7th, weakened 4 out, behind and pulled up at the 8th in race won by Native Commander (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f sll hcp chs 0-90 (5) gf in Apr, 5 ran.

Ah Yeah (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Led to 5; wknd 14; t.o & pulled up in race won by Walter De Wodeland (12-0) at Great Trethew 3m ptp gd in Apr, 11 ran.

Mountsorrel (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Held up, headway 9th, ridden 12th, weakened 3 out, remote 6th when fell 2 out in race won by Brigadier Du Bois (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs (5) gf, 14 ran.

A Sea Commander (GER) 28-1 (11-7) In touch, hit 6th, weakened 8th, 15th of 16, well behind Westfield Dancer (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl (5) gf.

Spring Brook (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Led to 6th, stayed prominent, ridden and weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up 3 out in race won by Dusky Warbler (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f beg chs (4) gd, 10 ran.