GoalsMeanMore In Brazil At 888sport.com Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 32.10s
  • Off time: 14:10:24
Full result
Result 14:10 Fontwell Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Shubaat 5/2f
2nd 6 Mercers Court 3/1
3rd 3 Chinatown Boy 6 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5/13712-
Dark Green, Yellow cross belts and armlets Gun Shy (IRE) 45
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 5/13712-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 G L Moore Joshua Moore 125 6/1
2 P412-1
Black, black and maroon striped cap Shubaat 18
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: P412-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 J P Ferguson A P McCoy 120 5/2f
3 22/P-2
RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Chinatown Boy (IRE) 27
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 22/P-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 7/2
4 3000/
Emerald green, beige sleeves Larks Wing (IRE) 481
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 3000/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 200/1
5 2651-
Emerald green, white hoops, emerald green sleeves, white spots, white cap Lily Little Legs (IRE) 45
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:R J McCarth
  • Form: 2651-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Ian Williams R J McCarth (5) 33/1
6 8244-2U
Black, large red spots, armlets and cap Mercers Court (IRE) 10
  • T:N B King
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 8244-2U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 117 3/1
7 33353-3
Black and White diabolo, Emerald Green and Black diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black star Unowhatimeanharry 33
  • T:Mrs H R J Nelmes
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 33353-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs H R J Nelmes Paul Moloney 115 5/1
8
Dark green, white cap Vibration 1051
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 t1 H Morrison T J O'Brien 100/1
9 468-8
Navy blue, gold collar and sleeves, pink cap Hortense Mancini 23
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 468-8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 145 10-5 p Mrs L Wadham Jack Quinlan (3) 150/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Jojabean (IRE)
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
6 10-13 A King W Hutchinson 7/4
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In depth

Verdict

This is a very tricky opener but we're inclined to give another chance to the wayward MERCERS COURT, who finished ahead of Unowhatimeanharry over a slightly shorter trip here last month and was clear when swerving and unseating Trevor Whelan on the run-in in a handicap over course and distance subsequently. Gun Shy was no match for Ellnando Queen at Plumpton last time but was a course winner here earlier and dual Uttoxeter winner Shubaat hasn't done a lot wrong since being pulled up on his hurdles bow. Chinatown Boy was only beaten a short-head at Wincanton and also goes on the short-list along with Towcester scorer Lily Little Legs.

Formwatch

Shubaat 5-6fav (10-12) Hit 1st, tracked leaders, led 3rd, clear from 6th, fiddled next, never extended, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Johns Luck (10-12) by well, 5 ran.

Mercers Court (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Led, hard driven after 2 out, swerved right and unseated rider after last, in a race won by Urcalin (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May, 10 ran.

Chinatown Boy (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leading trio, stayed on from 2 out, driven between last 2, soon 3rd, went 2nd at the last, keeping on when not much room on inside and switched left run-in, finished well, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Pressies Girl (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.

Unowhatimeanharry 7-2fav (11-0) Held up in touch, closed 6th, lost place after 3 out, rallied last, switched right flat, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Ballyheigue Bay (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.

Gun Shy (IRE) 7-4 (11-6) Jumped right on occasions, went right 8th, went right again 3 out, edging left when headed 2 out, chased winner, found nil and well held when mistake last, 2nd of 6, 15l behind Ellnando Queen (10-13) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Lily Little Legs (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, led 6 out, ridden before last, kept on well towards finish, won at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr beating Couldhavehaditall (11-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

Hortense Mancini 66-1 (10-11) Mid-division, pushed along before 4 out, weakened after next, 8th of 14, well behind Amazing D'azy (11-0) at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.

Larks Wing (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Ericht (11-11) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb '13.

Vibration 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 35l behind On The Cusp (9-8) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul '11 (flat).