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17:15 Fontwell Park

Bognor Suzuki Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 110y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 46.08s
  • Off Time: 17:17:20
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - White, Emerald Green spots, armlets and spots on cap
50/1
  • Form 303PP-F
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

chased leader, led approaching 4 out, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened 2 out

2
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue Cross of Lorraine, diamonds on  sleeves, check cap
  • Form 222335-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 99

mid-division, headway 5th, went 2nd 3 out, one pace from 2 out

3
Silk - Red, Black Cross of Lorraine, White cap
  • Form 23664-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 103

towards rear, behind from 3rd, weakened 6th, pulled up before 2 out

4
Silk - Yellow, Dark Green seams and chevrons on sleeves, Dark Green cap
3/1
  • Form 3635-21
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 96

in touch, ridden and weakened 3 out

5
Silk - Black, White sash, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and White quartered cap
  • Form 603-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 96

prominent and raced wide throughout, led on bit 3 out, pushed clear 2 out, eased close home, comfortably (hand timed)

6
Silk - Black and yellow check, halved sleeves
  • Form 02U02-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 90

held up towards rear, ridden and headway approaching 3 out, chased leader 2 out, kept on same pace

7
Silk - DARK BLUE, PINK diamonds on sleeves, PINK cap
20/1
  • Form 828724/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 90

led to approaching 4 out, soon ridden, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last

8
Silk - Purple, Red hoops, Purple sleeves and cap
  • Form P/80P6-2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 89

towards rear, ridden and effort 3 out, weakened 2 out, behind

10
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and GREY diamonds, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap, GREY diamond
  • Form 637623-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 89

mid-division, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace to go 3rd from 2 out, no extra for last

9
NR
  • Form 6/536FP-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 89

Nonrunner

11
NR
  • Form 1F3155-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 86

Nonrunner

12
NR
  • Form 27059-P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 85

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

It will be interesting to see what Super Sensation achieves on his first start in a handicap but a safer option looks to be with another handicap debutant Ocean Pride, who is preferred to Compton Star. The last mentioned was good value for his win at Huntingdon last time but a combination of faster ground and a 3lb rise leaves him with more to do so he looks best watched. Etendard Indien ran better last time but is on a long losing sequence so may be best watched, while He's The Gaffer probably needs some help from the handicapper. Gary Moore's Krasivi's Boy has been lightly raced over hurdles of late and, given the trainer's record with runners here, has to be respected but preference is for Ocean Pride. David Pipe's gelding has shown gradual improvement of late and looks reasonably well treated for his debut in this grade.

Formwatch

Inn For The Dancer 5-1 (10-10) Mid-division, short lived effort 3 out, 5th of 13, 14l behind Flaming Weapon (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.

Ocean Pride (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) In touch, ridden to dispute 2nd approaching 5th, one pace from 3 out, 4th of 10, 13l behind Sahara Prince (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Apr.

Compton Star 7-2 (10-5) Held up in touch, headway 2nd, led 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on well, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs beating Pigeon Island (11-10) by 3l, 8 ran.

Super Sensation (GER) 16-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, stayed on from 3 out, went distant 3rd between last 2, 3rd of 9, 23l behind Wingman (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.

Jayed (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Led to approaching 5th, ridden approaching 2 out, one pace flat, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Walsingham (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb '06.

Etendard Indien (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden, stayed on to go 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Zacharova (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.

Krasivi's Boy (USA) 7-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, driven along and outpaced approaching 3 out, stayed on from next, took poor 3rd soon after last, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Classic Role (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Apr.

He's The Gaffer (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Held up, headway on inside when jumped slowly 9th, went 4th approaching 3 out, weakened last, 5th of 12, 5l behind Glengarra (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.