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16:18 Fontwell

Heavy

Fontwell Racecourse Centenary Year Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 3f 104y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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Fontwell Racecourse Centenary Year Handicap Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.25
  • Place: £1.60

Form: -4P646

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

0-7 over hurdles; made quite encouraging start to chasing career when fourth here (2m5f, soft) in January but was struggling well before stamina might have been an issue over 3m at Market Rasen last month; given a chance by the handicapper but still looks risky.

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

4th

1

9th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

15:30 Hereford

The Scorpion King

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

Won by 4l at Fontwell (2m3f, heavy) and that seemed unlikely when under the pump a long way from home; might not be straightforward but the ability is there to cope with a 5lb rise.

11/4

1st

2

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

The Scorpion King

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Oliver Signy

raced lazily at times, prominent, outpaced and detached after 4 out, ridden before 3 out, good jump and went second last, led final 110yds, kept on well

6/1

13/8

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -82532 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 12st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Without a win since January 2021 but was headed only in the closing stages after looking likely to end his drought at Lingfield (2m6f, heavy) a fortnight ago; should be fine over today's shorter trip and remains well handicapped after a 2lb nudge.

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

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:30 Fontwell

Mister Murchan

11st 11lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Richard Rowe

No longer the force of old but was runner-up twice on heavy ground last month, latterly off today's mark over C&D; can give another good account providing the ground does not become too lively for him.

4/1

2nd

1

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

Mister Murchan

12st 0lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

led, increased tempo before 10th, faced challenge 4 out, headed before 3 out, rallied after 2 out, led again approaching last, headed final 110yds, no extra towards finish

13/8

2nd

5

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 10y

Class 5

15:32 Lingfield

Mister Murchan

11st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: Richard Rowe

jumped well, led, briefly headed 8th, pushed along and went clear with winner 3 out, 2 lengths ahead last, ridden run-in, hung left and idled final 110yds, headed towards finish, kept on

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: 733765

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Seemingly aided by first-time cheekpieces when keeping on strongly for close third at Southwell (3m2f, good to soft) in December but three disappointing efforts have followed; drops back in trip here, and it's hard to know what to expect from him.

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

7th

8

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

15:30 Fontwell

Concrete King

10st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

Has very mixed record this season but ran well and looked the likely winner for a long way before weakening into third over C&D (heavy; just behind Mister Murchan) last month; 2lb lower today; can't rule out.

6/1

3rd

3

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

Concrete King

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Neil Mulholland

took keen hold, prominent, challenging 4 out, led before 3 out, 2 lengths ahead when jinked left after 2 out, headed approaching last, weakened run-in

6/1

Form: 4115F2 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won twice over fences in the autumn (2m/2m3f) and posted another good effort when close second at Doncaster (2m3f, soft) a fortnight ago; could still have a bigger run in him; major player.

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

4th

4

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

Ideallko

10st 13lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Evan Williams

held up in rear, good headway before 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, weakened from 2 out

9/4

2nd

8

3rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 31y

Class 5

15:50 Doncaster

Ideallko

10st 8lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Evan Williams

Won at Ffos Las (2m) in October on second chase start and followed up at Plumpton (2m3f, also good to soft) eight days later; heavy ground may not have suited next time and he was keeping on well in a close third when falling at final fence at Sedgefield on Boxing Day; this unexposed 6yo could have more to offer but the ground may have gone against him.

9/2

Form: /2-77U

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Went very close on handicap hurdle debut in December 2022 but wasn't seen again until two lesser efforts over hurdles this winter, then he unseated rider on last month's chasing debut; could still have potential over fences but others here have less to prove.

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

5th

5

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:18 Fontwell

Staar

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear, headway 6th, challenging 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out

7/1

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 77y

Class 5

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Staar

10st 5lb

J: Harrison Beswick

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

midfield, bad mistake and unseated 6th

12/1

7th

12

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Staar

10st 13lb

J: James Best

T: Emma-Jane Bishop

prominent, struggling after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

8/1

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Payout
Exacta £86.00
Straight Forecast £80.60
Trifecta £202.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Ideallko

SPOTLIGHT:

Mister Murchan

LAMBOURN:

The Scorpion King

WEST COUNTRY:

Staar

The Times:

Ideallko

Telegraph:

Ideallko

Daily Mirror:

Ideallko

The Star:

Ideallko

Daily Record:

Ideallko

POSTDATA:

Mister Murchan

The Guardian:

Mister Murchan

Daily Mail:

Mister Murchan

D Express:

Mister Murchan

The Sun:

Mister Murchan