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15:10 Fontwell

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  • 2m 3f 104y
  • Class 4
  • 5 runners
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Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £3.30

Form: P21-23

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner and runner-up in a handicap off 2lb lower; fell in both his points but jumped well in the main when a front-running third (beaten 6l) on his chase debut at Ffos Las (2m, heavy); seemed to get outpaced when it mattered and now goes up in trip; respected.

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7

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 214y

Class 4

14:40 Doncaster

Good Friday Fairy

11st 3lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Ben Clarke

Front-runner; has improved switched to chasing this term, winning twice but he had luck on his side in a big way when scoring at Uttoxeter (2m4f, heavy) in January; disappointing favourite at Chepstow eight days ago, which is the chief negative but he also has not proved himself beyond 2m4f (one attempt); 5lb claimer is recruited.

7/1

4th

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 98y

Class 4

14:33 Chepstow

Good Friday Fairy

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Clarke

led, 2 lengths ahead 5 out, faced challenge 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

3/1

1st

5

27th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Uttoxeter

Good Friday Fairy

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Ben Clarke

Lightly raced 7yo who won a maiden hurdle last spring and is faring better over fences, the only one to finish at Fontwell in December; a promising winner had to work hard to get past him at Exeter since (2m3f, heavy); up 3lb but should have plenty going for him.

2/1

Form: 861/P- C

Last run: 351 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Five-time chase winner (2m3f-2m5f; stays 3m); getting on now and was pulled up here last Boxing Day after a long layoff and now returns from another; riddled with risks.

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4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 1f 44y

Class 5

15:32 Hereford

Mortens Leam

11st 11lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Hawker

In-form veteran who regained the winning thread at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) then stayed on for third at Taunton (2m7f, soft) later in March; defied higher marks in his younger days; not ruled out.

4/1

10

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

Mortens Leam

11st 1lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Hawker

3rd

7

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:50 Taunton

Mortens Leam

10st 10lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Michael Hawker

held up in rear

11/2

Form: 55P1F- BF

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Ridden out to prevail at Hereford (2m5f, good to soft) in April and might well have doubled-up at Chepstow the following week but for falling at the penultimate fence; 7lb above that last winning mark but may well have more to offer; effective on soft.

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1

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 5

15:40 Ffos Las

Grizzly James

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Still to get his head in front this term and he made mistakes when trailing in last of eight in 2m5f Hereford handicap chase 20 days ago; others appeal more.

4/1

8th

1

27th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Grizzly James

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won this last year (good to soft) and has run well in defeat on two of his last three starts, most recently at Huntingdon (2m7f, soft) this month; he's a strong candidate today.

3/1

2nd

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

13:55 Huntingdon

Grizzly James

11st 10lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Seemingly back in good form when third at Plumpton (2m3f, soft) in January and is probably worth another crack at this sort of trip but didn't travel with much zest when well-held fourth at Lingfield last month and is not one to rely upon.

9/2

Form: 2222-2 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Kept hitting the woodwork over hurdles and it was the same again on chase/handicap debut over C&D (heavy) when going down narrowly; perhaps a mistake two out cost him and a 4lb rise isn't the end of the world.

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2nd

7

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 59y

Class 4

16:20 Fakenham

Aviles

10st 10lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Made pleasing seasonal/chase/handicap debut when very close second at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) in November but subsequent form has been underwhelming; wears first-time blinkers.

6/1

5th

4

13th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 189y

Class 5

16:30 Huntingdon

Aviles

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Low-mileage 5yo who went close on seasonal/chase/handicap debut at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) in November; pulled up there on next outing, though, and last month's small-field third in first-time tongue-tie/cheekpieces was underwhelming; still has potential, but comes here with a point to prove.

5/1

Form: 45-426 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

All three chase wins came in 2021; well treated on all that and, although last to finish on his stable debut at Carlisle (2m, soft) after three months off, he wasn't beaten far and might come on for the run; has done his winning over shorter but probably stays this far.

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7

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 4

15:10 Fontwell

Casa Tall

11st 2lb

J: Thomas Garner

T: Ben Pauling

All three chase wins came in 2021; well treated on all that and, although last to finish on his stable debut at Carlisle (2m, soft) after three months off, he wasn't beaten far and might come on for the run; has done his winning over shorter but probably stays this far.

8/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Aviles

RP RATINGS:

Grizzly James

WEST COUNTRY:

Good Friday Fairy

TOPSPEED:

Casa Tall

POSTDATA:

Aviles

The Times:

Aviles

Telegraph:

Aviles

The Guardian:

Aviles

Daily Mail:

Aviles

D Express:

Aviles

Daily Mirror:

Aviles

The Star:

Aviles

Daily Record:

Aviles

The Sun:

Grizzly James