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16:20 Fontwell

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Fontwell House Wedding Showcase Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 5f 164y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Fontwell House Wedding Showcase Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6773

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 6yo who ran badly on good ground at Hereford on penultimate start; wore cheekpieces in 2m3f novice here (soft) on latest and that was his most competitive display, challenging approaching the final flight but ending up third of 12; has what looks a reasonable mark for handicap debut.

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1st

4

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

How And Ever

11st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

prominent on outer

8/1

5

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

15:25 Fontwell

How And Ever

11st 3lb

J: James Davies

T: Oliver Signy

Respectable sixth in Chepstow bumper (good to soft) on rules debut in October and not disgraced in Cheltenham maiden hurdle (2m1f, soft) last month; well beaten at Hereford (2m3f, good) since, though, and has a lot to find here; sports first-time cheekpieces.

25/1

7th

4

15th Jan 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:07 Hereford

How And Ever

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Second in a point; shaped okay when midfield in a Chepstow bumper and it was always going to be tough last time at Cheltenham on hurdling debut; others have shown more, however.

25/1

2/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 25641

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Favourite for handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) four weeks ago and won that eight-runner race in eventually clearcut fashion after running in snatches; up 7lb but this lightly raced 5yo could be learning with experience and another improved show would not surprise.

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2nd

5

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Sangiovese

11st 5lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Favourite for handicap debut at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) four weeks ago and won that eight-runner race in eventually clearcut fashion after running in snatches; up 7lb but this lightly raced 5yo could be learning with experience and another improved show would not surprise.

2/1

1st

3

17th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

Sangiovese

11st 7lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Gary Moore

Second of four in sole bumper and has also run some fair races among his three hurdle starts; his half-brother Abingworth progressed for connections when sent into handicaps and this unexposed 5yo could do likewise.

6/1

Form: 6P-943 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Co-favourite with first-time cheekpieces over C&D (soft) 17 days ago in his fourth handicap and he produced easily his closest finish, keeping on well in third of nine; needs to build on that but in the picture.

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3rd

7

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Rollos Kingdom

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

took keen hold, led

9/1

3rd

7

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Rollos Kingdom

10st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Beaten about 52l when fourth in gruelling race at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) last month and has now been unplaced all six hurdling starts, but some positives can be drawn from that latest run and he may benefit from combination of drop back in trip and first-time cheekpieces here.

9/1

OUR TIP

7/2

Form: 4-54P1 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Tried chasing in November, pulled up on second attempt, but took advantage of his reduced mark straightaway back over hurdles in a nine-runner C&D race (soft) 17 days ago, leading two out and well on top despite final-flight blunder; back up 7lb, which may well demand a career best but he's respected.

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4th

2

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Bobalot

11st 12lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

Tried chasing in November, pulled up on second attempt, but took advantage of his reduced mark straightaway back over hurdles in a nine-runner C&D race (soft) 17 days ago, leading two out and well on top despite final-flight blunder; back up 7lb, which may well demand a career best but he's respected.

7/2

1st

3

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:20 Fontwell

Bobalot

11st 8lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Ben Clarke

took keen hold, prominent, led 2 out, ridden clear approaching last, hit last, kept on well run-in

8/1

Form: 92-227 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Runner-up twice in the spring and again when next seen in December over C&D; needs to build on that, whereas he proved a disappointing favourite at Hereford on latest outing.

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5th

3

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Talimar Pearl

11st 9lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

took keen hold

12/1

7th

4

4th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

12:58 Hereford

Talimar Pearl

11st 9lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up in his last three handicaps and was beaten by an improver on his comeback run at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy); up just 1lb and entitled to be sharper all round this time.

6/1

2nd

4

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

14:10 Fontwell

Talimar Pearl

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Joe Tizzard

Off since May but that was his best run yet when going close in a 2m3f handicap at Warwick (good to soft; second run in a tongue-tie); 4lb higher and he's unproven on ground this testing, but hard to rule out.

3/1

Form: 7-P536 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Sole win from 20 starts came in first-time blinkers at Downpatrick (2m5f, yielding to soft) in May 2022; hasn't shown enough in his four starts for new yard to make much appeal.

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6th

6

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Journey West

10st 2lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Sole win from 20 starts came in first-time blinkers at Downpatrick (2m5f, yielding to soft) in May 2022; hasn't shown enough in his four starts for new yard to make much appeal.

66/1

6th

5

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

13:40 Market Rasen

Journey West

11st 3lb

J: Tabitha Worsley

T: Max Young

Sole win from 19 starts came in first-time blinkers at Downpatrick (2m5f, yielding to soft) in May 2022; hasn't shown a great deal in three starts for new yard, finishing last of three on heavy ground at Leicester (2m4f; 10-1) latest; hardly convincing.

33/1

Form: 89861

Last run: 33 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Revealed in a new light on his handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) last month, starting favourite in 11-runner conditionals' race and coming from the rear to go ahead on run-in, as the first two drew 10l clear; 9lb higher today but may well have more to give.

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7th

1

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Bitsnbuckles

12st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Olly Murphy

Revealed in a new light on his handicap debut at Huntingdon (2m3f, good to soft) last month, starting favourite in 11-runner conditionals' race and coming from the rear to go ahead on run-in, as the first two drew 10l clear; 9lb higher today but may well have more to give.

9/4

1st

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

13:20 Huntingdon

Bitsnbuckles

11st 5lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Olly Murphy

Ex-Irish maiden who isn't totally solid judged on hurdles efforts but may well be capable of improvement now qualified for handicaps; in good hands and looks quite interesting.

9/2

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Payout
Exacta £164.00
Straight Forecast £152.50
Trifecta £866.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Bobalot

The Times:

Sangiovese

SPOTLIGHT:

Bitsnbuckles

TOPSPEED:

Talimar Pearl

The Guardian:

How And Ever

D Express:

Sangiovese

Daily Mirror:

Sangiovese

RP RATINGS:

Bitsnbuckles

The Sun:

Bitsnbuckles

WEST COUNTRY:

Talimar Pearl

Daily Mail:

Bobalot

The Star:

Bobalot

Daily Record:

Bobalot