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16:55 Fontwell

Soft

Cazoo Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 2 Elimination) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 1f 162y
  • Class 5
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 42s
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Cazoo Open National Hunt Flat Race (Category 2 Elimination) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.30

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

16,000euros 3yo; fifth foal; closely related to useful bumper/2m3f hurdle winner Easy As That; dam point winner, half-sister to bumper/high-class 2m3f-3m1f hurdle/chase winner Time For Rupert and useful bumper/2m6f hurdle/chase winner Minella Fair; appeals on paper and stable has plenty of success in these races.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

17th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:10 Carlisle

Howlingmadmurdock

11st 12lb

J: Cameron Iles

T: Tom Lacey

in touch with leaders in centre of group, not fluent 5th

5/2

8th

3

25th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 1

14:20 Haydock

Howlingmadmurdock

11st 11lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressed every time in his five-race career, all on soft, including when winning his only handicap (Sandown 2m4f) and when fifth of 15 when 40-1 in Grade 1 novice at Aintree in April; there's a concern that the latter has blown his handicap mark (10lb rise) but he's so lightly raced, he's surely open to further improvement.

25/1

5th

4

14th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 149y

Class 1

16:40 Aintree

Howlingmadmurdock

11st 8lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Drew a long way clear of the others with a next-time-out winner when scoring on handicap debut at Sandown (2m4f) last month and is now 2-3 over hurdles; this is a big jump up in grade from 0-120 company but he could quite plausibly have a lot more improvement to come over 3m; raced only on soft ground.

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 4

Last run: 288 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict

Attracted some support when a close fourth of seven here in May (5-1; good) and there were signs of inexperience late on; should improve and this softer ground probably won't go amiss.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

15:00 Ayr

Vive De Charnie

10st 4lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Unexposed after only four hurdling starts but was well beaten over C&D (soft; first-time tongue-tie) on last month's handicap debut.

33/1

7th

9

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 5

13:45 Ayr

Vive De Charnie

10st 7lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Second to a useful one in soft-ground Fontwell bumper two years ago but, following a long absence, has struggled in three maiden/novice hurdles (2m-2m4f) for new stable this season; makes handicap debut off a lowly mark but yard has more obvious chance with Fiveafterfour; tongue-tie added.

14/1

13th

13

6th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:40 Newcastle

Vive De Charnie

10st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

held up in last, bad mistake 4th, soon detached

33/1

Form: 22

Last run: 58 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Runner-up to respected rivals at Uttoxeter (good to soft) and Plumpton (good), having only narrowly missed out latterly; clearly a strong contender once more if handling the ground.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

7

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Warwick

Red Windsor

11st 1lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Fontwell novice winner in 2022 and was later close up in a handicap there off 14lb higher; started this season over fences (ran okay on the second occasion) but seems to have lost his form and appetite judged on last three starts, the last two over hurdles.

33/1

10

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Red Windsor

11st 1lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Won on his hurdling debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in October 2022 but he's 0-8 since and has been pulled up at Plumpton (chase/hurdle) in his last two starts; mark continues to fall but he needs a major turnaround back in trip; stablemate of David's Well.

25/1

3

12th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 4

16:15 Plumpton

Red Windsor

11st 9lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

in touch with leaders, cajoled along 5th, dropped to rear and looked reluctant 8th, soon lost touch

5/1

Form: 2-

Last run: 342 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fourth in an Irish point and was a long way clear of the remainder when finishing 13l behind a good horse of Henry De Bromhead's in a heavy-ground bumper at Gowran last March; has an absence to overcome but he could be pretty decent.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

14:50 Ffos Las

Galudon

11st 7lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Harry Whittington

Has more than enough ability to win races and has gone close on his last two starts, proving his stamina for 3m when second of six at Haydock (soft) 18 days ago; cheekpieces now added; unlikely to be far away.

5/1

2nd

3

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:45 Haydock

Galudon

11st 12lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Harry Whittington

Disappointing favourite at Chepstow (2m7f, good to soft) on penultimate start; has shown improved form over about 2m4f in his other two runs this season, short-headed at Wetherby (soft) on latest; needs to prove his stamina but otherwise looks a player on handicap debut.

3/1

2nd

5

14th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

12:47 Wetherby

Galudon

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Harry Whittington

in touch with leaders on inner, prominent after 3rd

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 54

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Close up in one of his Irish points and has fared encouragingly in both his bumpers, beaten 10l at Carlisle (soft) and less than half that at Ayr (good to soft); perhaps vulnerable again.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

26th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

Duke Of Deception

11st 12lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Confirmed he has an abundance of stamina when runner-up over 3m5f on heavy at Bangor (Haute Estime 3l behind) and then won the Tim Maloney at Haydock (3m1f handicap, soft) pretty much as he liked; that was off a career-high mark and now up another 8lb, but his overall record over fences is hard to knock.

3/1

1st

4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 125y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Duke Of Deception

11st 6lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Two chase wins towards end of last season and he also scored over hurdles at Wetherby (3m, good) last October; has run well to finish second back over fences the last twice, most recently beaten just 1l at Bangor (3m5f, heavy); ticks plenty of boxes.

5/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Changed hands in December for £54,000 after winning a soft-ground Irish maiden point the month before; the two placed horses have done precious little for the form since but he's joined a good yard.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2

30th Mar 2022

Good

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

17:05 Wincanton

French Bumper

11st 6lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

4th

2

27th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:50 Fontwell

French Bumper

11st 5lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

The form of his Irish point win hasn't worked out and he was easy to back for his rules debut here (soft) ten days ago when he failed to negotiate one of the bends and unseated; not wildly appealing on the back of that.

8/1

2

17th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 5

16:55 Fontwell

French Bumper

11st 2lb

J: Joshua Moore

T: Gary Moore

Changed hands in December for £54,000 after winning a soft-ground Irish maiden point the month before; the two placed horses have done precious little for the form since but he's joined a good yard.

10/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Non-runner

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

20th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 32y

Class 3

13:05 Bangor-on-Dee

Record High

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Suzy Smith

held up in last, some headway before 2 out, no extra approaching last

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £143.00
Straight Forecast £154.00
Trifecta £664.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Galudon

POSTDATA:

Red Windsor

The Times:

French Bumper

WEST COUNTRY:

Howlingmadmurdock

The Star:

Red Windsor

Daily Record:

Red Windsor

Telegraph:

French Bumper

RP Ratings:

Galudon

LAMBOURN:

Galudon

The Guardian:

Galudon

Daily Mail:

Galudon

Daily Express:

Galudon

Daily Mirror:

Galudon

The Sun:

Galudon