14:00 Fontwell

Wednesday 21 October 2020

All13:2514:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:2316:5517:30
  • Heart Of The South Supports Fontwell Maiden Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div 2)
  • Class 4  |   2m 3f 49y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:00  |   Winning time: 4m 50.75s
1
Brummie Boys243
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-2| J: T Scudamore| T: O Sherwood| OR:  118
5/1
Showed ability sole start in bumpers and did the same first 2 outings over hurdles, second in 2m Wetherby novice in December. Failed to repeat that effort at Warwick but it's still early days.
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2
10/1
Some promise on the first of his 2 starts in bumpers and again showed ability on recent C&D hurdle debut, but needs more for win purposes.
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3
22/1
£27,000 3-y-o, £40,000 5-y-o, Court Cave gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser Little Josh. Winning Irish pointer at fifth attempt last time (May 2019).
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4
3/1
Winning Irish pointer who proved a different proposition for new yard on the back of a wind op (also in tongue tie) when second in C&D maiden in January. Capable of better still.
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5
40/1
Fairly useful Flat winner for William Haggas and a line can be drawn though hurdles debut effort at Newton Abbot where he was badly hampered 3 out. Can do better.
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6
The Bolshoi Bandit227
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2| J: J McGrath| T: R Bandey
200/1
Sholokhov gelding who showed nothing in a Warwick bumper on debut in March.
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7
Truckers Time226
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-2| J: J M Davies| T: R Rowe
150/1
Just 1 from 10 in points and has returned from a long time off with a pair of heavy defeats over hurdles at Plumpton.
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8
Van Meegeren242
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-2| J: Brendan Powell| T: D G Bridgwater| OR:  125
17/2
Much improved from hurdling debut when ½-length second of 17 in juvenile at Naas (15.8f) in January. Unable to repeat that effort at Fairyhouse the following month and has since moved yards.
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10
Coquelicott221
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-9| J: Rex Dingle| T: A J Honeyball
1/1
Triple bumper winner last season, including a Kempton listed event final start. Exciting recruit to hurdling.
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Non-Runners

9
Willies Dream548
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 7
T: R G Hawker  J: Tom Cheesman
NR
11
Langafel Bee348
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 5
T: G L Moore  J: Joshua Moore
NR

Betting

Forecast

Coquelicot (1/1), Rookie Trainer (3/1), Brummie Boys (5/1), Van Meegeren (17/2), Kala Noire (10/1), Lifeisahighway (22/1), Willies Dream (25/1), Langafel Bee (25/1), Smarter (40/1), Truckers Time (150/1), The Bolshoi Bandit (200/1)

Verdict

COQUELICOT accomplished what many horses don't by winning three bumpers last season, so has to be marked down as a potentially exciting recruit to hurdling. Brummie Boys and Rookie Trainer are considered the main threats in that order.

  1. COQUELICOT (FR)
  2. BRUMMIE BOYS (IRE)
  3. ROOKIE TRAINER (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
I K Brunel
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 5
13/8

Prize Money

1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £277.00

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