16:20 Fontwell

Sunday 23 February 2020

All14:2014:5015:2015:5016:2016:5017:20
  • Village House Hotel Findon Handicap Hurdle
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 5f 164y  |   Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:20  |   Winning time: 5m 50.95s
1st
Horse silk
8
711-7
10/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Raced wide in mid-division, good headway chasing leaders 7th, 2nd before 4 out, led going well 2 out, 1 length ahead when hit last, driven edged left and stayed on well run-in
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¼
4
4/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up towards rear, closer approaching 4 out, good headway chasing leaders approaching 3 out went 2nd and hit last, stayed on same pace run-in
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
10
6/1
T: R WalfordJ: Bryan Carver (5)
Chased leader, led 6th, pushed along after 3 out, headed 2 out, lost 2nd last, plugged on in 3rd run-in
4th
Horse silk
9
14
25/1
T: Miss S SmithJ: Brendan Powell
Raced wide in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 7th, went left 3 out, weakened between last 2
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
13
3/1f
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Towards rear, plugged on in modest 5th after 2 out, never on terms
6th
Horse silk
37
5
25/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
In mid-division until mistake and dropped rear 4th, rallied on outside chasing leaders before 3 out, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, no chance when mistake 2 out
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
7
6/1
T: A MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 5th, hit 3 out, weakened quickly before next, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
511-12
7/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Raced keenly towards rear, reminders and struggling after 7th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up after next
PU
Horse silk
9
13/2
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Chased leaders on inside, hit 4 out, pushed along after next, weakened before 2 out, behind and pulled up run-in
PU
Horse silk
11
66/1
T: Mrs D GrissellJ: Joshua Moore
Chased leaders until weakened quickly after 7th, tailed off next, pulled up before 3 out
PU
Horse silk
12
33/1
T: R RoweJ: J M Davies
Led until 6th, pushed along lost 2nd and lost place quickly before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Twenty Twenty1
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: G L Moore  J: N F Houlihan
NR
6
Horse silk
Shapiro2
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 7
T: A J Honeyball  J: Non Runner
NR
2
Horse silk
Kilconny Bridge2
Weight: 12-4|  Age: 6
T: A J Honeyball  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£8.70Pl:£3.40, £1.60, £2.30EX:£41.10Trifecta:£468.50Tricast:£269.85SF:£50.45Swingers:£7.40, £20.60, £6.60

Forecasts

Et Apres Thou (3/1), Kilconny Bridge (7/2), The Raven's Return (4/1), Twenty Twenty (9/2), Chloe's Court (6/1), Jamessaintpatrick (6/1), Ventura Dragon (13/2), Cobaltic (7/1), Ostuni (10/1), Invicta Lake (25/1), Fort Denison (25/1), Shapiro (25/1), Vital Sign (33/1), Downe Milking Lane (66/1)

Verdict

An interesting handicap hurdle in which the mare Kilconny Bridge could bids for a four-timer after wining again at Exeter on Friday. She should be bang there but a chance is taken on ET APRES THOU who finally showed a glimmer of form last time and who may well show more stepped up again in trip off a light weight. Top weight Cobaltic could also have more to offer, while a case can easily be made for the likes of Twenty Twenty and the recent Warwick winner Jamessaintpatrick getting involved. Last year's hero Ostuni is not totally ruled out despite being 10lb higher but struggled badly when pulled up last time.
  1. Et Apres Thou
  2. Kilconny Bridge
  3. Jamessaintpatrick

Previous Winners

2019
Ostuni
Weight: 10-9  |Age: 6
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,094.002nd: £1,202.003rd: £601.004th: £450.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00

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