13:40 Fontwell

Saturday 17 March 2018

All13:4014:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:10

    E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 5f 164y  |   Heavy  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:40  |   Winning time: 6m 2.96s
1st
Horse silk
2
8/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up towards rear, headway to take 3rd 2 out, led last, clear run-in op 6/1 tchd 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
12
5
9/2
T: Miss S SmithJ: Jack Sherwood (3)
Led, jumped right, ridden before 2 out, headed last, kept on and no chance with winner op 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¾
1
13/8f
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace op Evens
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
20/1
T: R WalfordJ: Matt Griffiths
Rear division, plugged on from 2 out, went 4th towards finish
5th
Horse silk
4
9
25/1
T: A MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4th, ridden before 2 out, weakened run-in, lost 3rd place towards finish tchd 22/1
6th
Horse silk
44
7
16/1
T: S ThomasJ: J M Davies
Chased leaders, reminders before 4 out, weakened after 3 out op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
39
3
50/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Kevin Jones (5)
Always towards rear

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
6
100/1
T: Mrs L C JewellJ: Thomas Garner (3)
Always behind, pulled up op 200/1
PU
Horse silk
8
2/1
T: L WadhamJ: G Sheehan
Held up mid-division, pushed along before 7th, weakened before and pulled up before 2 out op 5/2
PU
Horse silk
10
50/1
T: C J MannJ: Harry Bannister
Tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, pulled up op 28/1 tchd 33/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.40Pl:£1.40, £1.90, £1.10EX:£28.50Trifecta:£50.20SF:£24.81Swingers:£2.60, £2.00, £2.10

Forecasts

Big Robin (13/8), Potters Sapphire (2/1), Illtellmema (9/2), Belle Empress (8/1), Oscars Little Rose (16/1), Chloe's Court (20/1), Strawberry Spirit (25/1), Boola River (50/1), Welcome Polly (50/1), Jolly Jet (100/1)

Verdict

Potters Sapphire has plenty of racecourse experience, and she produced her strongest effort yet at Market Rasen latest, and on that evidence she should be suited by stepping back up in trip. For those seeking slightly more value, Illtellmema rates as a potentially interesting rules debutante for Suzi Smith, with her pedigree strongly implying that she'll have no issues with either trip or ground conditions. However, the more obvious play is the Nicky Henderson trained BIG ROBIN. She is clearly a work in progress, and has a 7lb penalty to carry for her Taunton success, but on balance she's found a relatively weak contest in which to attempt to do so.
  1. Big Robin
  2. Illtellmema
  3. Potters Sapphire

Previous Winners

2017
Ms Parfois
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 6
2/9

Prize Money

1st: £4,094.002nd: £1,202.003rd: £601.004th: £301.00

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