Home / September 10 / 15:38 Fontwell

15:38 Fontwell

Good

bet365 Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5809.1
  • 2m 3f 49y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
SKY
View Course
bet365 Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £1.84

Form: -R2511 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

In career-best form last month, winning on good ground at Worcester (2m4f) and here (2m5f); latest 5lb rise demands more from him but he'll be fine over today's trip and commands respect in current mood.

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

2nd

1

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

17:20 Stratford

Watergrange Jack

12st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

held up in rear, steady headway from 4 out, led narrowly after last, kept on when headed towards finish

8/1

0

3

20th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:30 Exeter

Watergrange Jack

11st 2lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Won three handicap hurdles on good ground since August and unlikely that he gave his running when his bid for a four-timer came up well short; has got himself high in the weights even if taking to fences.

16/1

Form: 2/5PP-

Last run: 279 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 5yo who is unexposed after only five starts; not seen since pulled up in two Lingfield handicaps (2m3f/2m) towards end of 2022 and unraced on ground quicker than good to soft (twice withdrawn with good deemed unsuitable); leap of faith required to support him here.

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

7th

1

30th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Lingfield

Icare Grandchamp

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Gary Moore

Mixed form over hurdles in Britain and well beaten latest; however, he was second of four at Fontwell two starts ago and perhaps the switch to fences will help this 5yo tap back into the promise he showed over hurdles in France in March 2022; Gary Moore has won two of the last three runnings.

7/1

10th

1

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Icare Grandchamp

12st 0lb

J: Jamie Moore

T: Gary Moore

Ex-French 5yo who remains unexposed; easily his best run for this yard was after a break at Fontwell two weeks ago (2m3f, good) when he remained on the scene despite racing freely up front; considered off an untouched mark.

9/2

Form: 7-132P D

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Performed poorly in a chase here 17 days ago and needs to bounce back quickly from that but started off for Alexandra Dunn with three good runs, most recently when winning over hurdles on stable debut at Fakenham (2m4f, good) in June.

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

5

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:22 Wincanton

Sermando

11st 12lb

J: Sgt Nick Oliver

T: Alexandra Dunn

Has mostly run well since joining this yard, with his only blip two runs ago over fences; wasn't far away off this mark at Fontwell (2m3f, good) when last seen in September and hard to rule out.

13/2

3rd

5

10th Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 49y

Class 3

15:38 Fontwell

Sermando

10st 10lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Alexandra Dunn

Performed poorly in a chase here 17 days ago and needs to bounce back quickly from that but started off for Alexandra Dunn with three good runs, most recently when winning over hurdles on stable debut at Fakenham (2m4f, good) in June.

9/1

Form: P4-622 BF

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Unable to reel in clear leader when beaten odds-on favourite at Perth in July, his final start for Fergal O'Brien, but that was an odd tactical race and he's probably better judged on his close second at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) two starts ago; likely contender on debut for Milton Harris.

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

7th

10

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 2

15:50 Cheltenham

Shallow River

10st 11lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

towards rear

9/1

1st

12

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 2

15:35 Exeter

Shallow River

10st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

No win since January 2022 but a very solid sequence this season under Bradley Harris, with last six starts including four seconds; wore cheekpieces last three outings; stayed on well for a close third in the Warwick qualifier four weeks ago but he was no match for Goshhowposh on the run-in at Wincanton time before and a 2lb swing should not be enough to turn the tables.

8/1

3rd

8

13th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

13:49 Warwick

Shallow River

10st 8lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Anthony Charlton

Runner-up three times in a row this autumn and also ran creditably when upped to 2m7f/3m on last two outings, second again at Wincanton on latest; ridden in all those five races by Bradley Harris; wore cheekpieces last two; while needing respect for consistency, some improvement is needed for a first handicap win.

9/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Elham Valley

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £34.00
Straight Forecast £34.10
Trifecta £104.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Watergrange Jack

SPOTLIGHT:

Shallow River

WEST COUNTRY:

Elham Valley

RP RATINGS:

Shallow River

The Sun:

Shallow River

Daily Record:

Shallow River

The Times:

Watergrange Jack

Telegraph:

Watergrange Jack

D Express:

Watergrange Jack

Daily Mirror:

Watergrange Jack

The Star:

Watergrange Jack