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15:55 Fontwell

Good To Soft

Remembering Raceday’s At Fontwell With Jan Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 3m 1f 166y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Remembering Raceday’s At Fontwell With Jan Novices’ Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

25/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34

Form: 087P7

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Has been well held at big prices in all of his completed starts, including on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in February; still very lightly raced but he needs improvement on this step up to 3m1f.

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

8th

9

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

17:55 Ludlow

Tellairsue

10st 5lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Took a big step forward on just his second handicap start when scoring at Fontwell (3m1f) 18 days ago, forging clear after the final flight; up 3lb but he remains unexposed at staying trips and rates a player; cheekpieces refitted.

9/4

1st

8

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:55 Fontwell

Tellairsue

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: David Bridgwater

Has been well held at big prices in all of his completed starts, including on handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m4f, good) in February; still very lightly raced but he needs improvement on this step up to 3m1f.

25/1

Form: 27P65-

Last run: 386 days

W: 10st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Won a point (3m, good) last month but that was after a sequence of non-completions and he has a record of 0-21 under rules; on reduced mark back over hurdles but he's well into the veteran stage and looks opposable in this competitive race.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

6th

6

22nd Jun 2023

Soft

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

20:40 Uttoxeter

Hatchet Jack

10st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

prominent, not fluent 3rd

11/2

3rd

9

14th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:15 Plumpton

Hatchet Jack

10st 9lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Finally off the mark when taking a maiden point in March; 0-22 under rules; ran well when second (of four) at Fontwell on return to hurdles last month; winner well beaten since and this looks much more competitive.

13/2

2nd

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:55 Fontwell

Hatchet Jack

10st 5lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Won a point (3m, good) last month but that was after a sequence of non-completions and he has a record of 0-21 under rules; on reduced mark back over hurdles but he's well into the veteran stage and looks opposable in this competitive race.

16/1

Form: -12212 CD BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Has form figures of 12212 in staying handicaps since last August and he was only beaten a nose at Huntingdon (3m1f, good) last month; up another 3lb but this prominent racer is open to more progress and he seems versatile ground-wise; key player.

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

7th

1

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 83y

Class 5

13:40 Stratford

The Wise Traveller

12st 3lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Sarah Humphrey

Well beaten in a chase on stable debut but is 2-2 since switched back to hurdling, the latter win gained under Jamie Gambin at Fakenham (2m7f, good) nine days ago; must be considered in current form.

8/1

1st

4

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

The Wise Traveller

11st 12lb

J: Jamie Gambin

T: Sarah Humphrey

Ex-Charlie Longsdon; won at Huntingdon on return to hurdling in November on second start for this yard (3m1f, good, second win over C&D); conditions suit and should go well on return from a break.

11/4

Form: -88113 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Really got his act together with cheekpieces added when scoring here (2m5f, good/good to soft) in January/February but he was laboured in his hat-trick bid at Southwell (3m, good) last month; has bit to prove again after that and needs to resume his progress.

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

4th

4

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:55 Fontwell

My Ticketyboo

10st 13lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Really got his act together with cheekpieces added when scoring here (2m5f, good/good to soft) in January/February but he was laboured in his hat-trick bid at Southwell (3m, good) last month; has bit to prove again after that and needs to resume his progress.

7/1

3rd

6

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

17:05 Southwell

My Ticketyboo

10st 13lb

J: Mr Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

Showed little until springing a surprise at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in January; defied penalty over same C&D (good) latest; just 1lb higher and should be thereabouts.

2/1

Form: P869P1 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict

Had a very mixed record in his first nine runs under rules but he came good with a convincing win off a tumbling mark here (2m5f, soft; 11-2) two weeks ago; goes back up in trip off 4lb higher but he stayed on strongly last time and his confidence should be boosted after that success; respected.

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

2nd

2

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Royal Lake

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won a 2m5f soft-ground handicap hurdle for Oliver Sherwood earlier this year and very nearly doubled his tally back at Fontwell on final appearance in May (3m2f); joined this yard for £22,000 and entitled to be involved.

5/2

2nd

2

30th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 5

13:15 Huntingdon

Royal Lake

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alastair Ralph

Won a 2m5f soft-ground handicap hurdle for Oliver Sherwood earlier this year and very nearly doubled his tally back at Fontwell on final appearance in May (3m2f); joined this yard for £22,000 and entitled to be involved.

5/2

2nd

6

10th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

18:45 Fontwell

Royal Lake

10st 12lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Oliver Sherwood

Off the mark over hurdles when winning going away here (2m5f, soft) last month; lost a shoe when third at Southwell (good to soft) since; up another 2lb and again in trip, so likely he'll need further improvement.

9/4

Form: -73433

Last run: 31 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Showed promise with her placed effort in a heavy-ground bumper in November; well held in three hurdle runs (2m3f/2m4f) since but she's still unexposed and this is more realistic on handicap debut; needs watching in market on this switch to a staying trip.

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Verdict Starting price

3rd

12

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

For Gina

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

raced in second and pressed leader, disputed lead 8th, led 3 out, saddle slipped and jockey unbalanced before 2 out, headed last, lost second towards finish

10/1

2nd

4

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 10y

Class 4

15:05 Huntingdon

For Gina

10st 10lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

Triple staying hurdle winner; produced a career-best when winning decisively at Fakenham (2m7f, soft) on her penultimate start; ran no sort of race in a Doncaster Listed event (3m, soft) latest; should be thereabouts if bouncing back.

5/1

5

2nd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 1

15:10 Doncaster

For Gina

11st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

Has a progressive record in Class 5 handicaps, most recently winning at Fakenham (2m7f, soft); however, faces a much tougher assignment upped sharply in grade.

12/1

Form: -9P97F

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Record of 0-7 but he's unexposed at staying trips and was travelling well in a clear lead when he fell two out at Plumpton (3m1f, soft) 11 days ago; on same mark here and he's a big player if his confidence hasn't been dented by that fall.

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

6th

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

18:30 Exeter

Dear Ralphy

11st 6lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Anthony Honeyball

2m7f hurdle winner (soft) at Chepstow in November off 7lb lower; matched that effort in defeat at Lingfield next time; that form would see him involved but there's a bit to prove after falling in a chase and running no sort of race back over hurdles last time.

12/1

1

26th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Dear Ralphy

12st 0lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

Form figures of 212 in staying handicap hurdles (good to soft or soft) after undergoing wind surgery and didn't take to fences at Wincanton last time; might not have any great margin for error off this mark but respected nonetheless.

15/8

0

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:00 Wincanton

Dear Ralphy

11st 8lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Anthony Honeyball

didn't jump well, prominent, bad mistake 2nd, overjumped 4th, bad mistake and fell 5th

3/1

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Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta £123.00
Straight Forecast £115.90
Trifecta £267.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Dear Ralphy

POSTDATA:

The Wise Traveller

Daily Mail:

Royal Lake

The Guardian:

For Gina

The Times:

My Ticketyboo

RP Ratings:

Dear Ralphy

WEST COUNTRY:

Dear Ralphy

D Express:

Dear Ralphy

Daily Mirror:

Dear Ralphy

The Sun:

Royal Lake

Telegraph:

The Wise Traveller

The Star:

The Wise Traveller

Daily Record:

The Wise Traveller