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19:35 Fontwell Park

Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 49y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,273 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 41.30s
  • Off Time: 19:35:11
  • 5 Ran
1
9/2
  • Form: 111315
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Jockey: Max Kendrick

held up in rear, took closer order 5 out, chased leaders 3 out, stayed on into 3rd after next, never able to challenge

2

Samson

31 p BF
5/2
  • Form: 0425-14
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

led until before 3rd, remained prominent, mistake 4 out, lost place after next, in rear when mistake 2 out, rallied last, stayed on into modest 4th closing stages

3
8/1
  • Form: 33742-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: O Sherwood
  • Jockey: Harrison Beswick

held up in touch, chased leaders after 5 out, driven to challenge when mistake 2 out, led last, ran on well

4
  • Form: 286-451
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton

chased leaders, led before 2 out, soon challenged, mistake when headed last, no extra closing stages

5
  • Form: 04-424
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Humphrey
  • Jockey: S Bowen

prominent, keen, led before 3rd, headed approaching 2 out, weakening when mistake last

In depth

Verdict

It is entirely possible that SAMSON will handle this going a little better than Worcester winner Do You Know What so the eight-year-old is taken to recoup Newton Abbot losses eased in distance. Global Tour finished tailed off when favourite at Southwell last month and appears to have been reeled in by the assessor while there are stamina concerns surrounding Working Class on his first run since wind surgery. Arcadian Sea took a backward step at Stratford.

Formwatch

Global Tour (IRE) 15-8fav (11-3) Mistake 1st, held up in rear, tracked leaders after 3rd (usual 6th), outpaced after omitted 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 6, dist behind Organdi (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Samson 10-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, hit 10th, driven to chase front pair after 4 out to before 2 out, soon ridden, well held in 4th from last, 4th of 5, 9l behind As You Like (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Working Class 13-2 (11-8) Held up, progress 6th, niggled along and disputed close 2nd 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, left modest 3rd just before last, finished tired, 4th of 8, dist behind Magna Cartor (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (4) gs in May.

Do You Know What (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway 7th, challenged 3 out, led next, clear flat, stopping close home, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Jul beating Commander Miller (10-12) by 1l, 9 ran.

Arcadian Sea (IRE) 9-2 (11-13) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, not much room 6th, headway 3 out, no impression after next, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 9, 16 3/4l behind Scottsdale (11-1) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug.