Fuller's London Pride Handicap Chase 2m 2f

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 2, 8 runners)
  • Winner £9,812 2nd £2,898 3rd £1,449 4th £725 5th £363
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 31.60s
  • Off time: 15:50:35
Full result
Result 15:50 Fontwell Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Marodima 7/2
2nd 1 King Edmund 7/1
3rd 8 Gus Macrae 9 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1605-22
White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 139
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 1605-22
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 142 7/1
2 2P865P-
Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 167
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 2P865P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 P Bowen D C Costello 140 8/1
3 4312-21
Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Marodima (FR) 128
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 4312-21
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 p Jamie Snowden S Twiston-Davies 135 7/2
4 3/31113-
RED, YELLOW stars and armlets Current Event (FR) 166
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 3/31113-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (7) 133 9/4f
5 01187-5
Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Oldrik (GER) 155
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 01187-5
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 p P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 14/1
6 1F-2211
Red and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Mister Matt (IRE) 62
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 1F-2211
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 128 16/1
7 1RR6F-P
TURQUOISE and SILVER diamonds Tatispout (FR) 159
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 1RR6F-P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 149 10-9 C E Longsdon Felix De Giles 125 25/1
8 44948/1-
Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 510
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 44948/1-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-6t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 146 10-6 t Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 122 9/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Rio Gael (IRE)
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:T J O'Brien
5 10-9 P Bowen T J O'Brien 11/1
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In depth

Verdict

Pure Faith and Tatispout both have the ability to figure in this but are very difficult to predict nowadays. With all eight runners returning following lay-offs of one sort or another, we'll take a chance on MARODIMA who normally goes well fresh and could have a few of these in trouble if he's allowed an uncontested lead. He beat the hat-trick-seeking Mister Matt by 17 lengths at Newton Abbot in May and is 8lb better off now. Current Event still has a bit to prove in handicap company while Oldrik was tailed off when the selection was second at Hereford in the spring and King Edmond is still 5lb higher than when successful at Ascot last December, though usually tackles better company. It will be interesting to see if there's any money for the lightly-raced Gus Macrae, however, with McCoy in the plate.

Formwatch

Marodima (FR) 9-4fav (11-12) Made all, clear 4th (water) until 6th, came clear again 4 out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in May beating Mister Matt (11-0) by 17l, 8 ran.

King Edmund Evensfav (10-12) Led, not fluent 5th, mistake 7th, headed approaching 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Victor Leudorum (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.

Gus Macrae (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Made all, drew clear from 3 out, very easily, won at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in May '11 beating Henry Hook (10-12) by 7l, 5 ran.

Current Event (FR) 11-10fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, soon beaten, weakened before last, 3rd of 7, 19l behind Oceana Gold (11-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.

Tatispout (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 3rd 6th, blundered 11th, weakened next, behind and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Cootehill (11-12) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Apr, 8 ran.

Oldrik (GER) 10-1 (11-10) In rear, jumped left 1st, weakened before 6th, tailed off, last of 5, well behind The Chazer (10-9) at Hereford 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in May.

Mister Matt (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Led until 2nd, pressed leader, led 7th, headed 4 out, led again before 3 out, just held on, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Aug beating Shooters Wood (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.

Pure Faith (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, lost place quickly 9th, soon in rear, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Pacha Du Polder (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gd in Apr, 6 ran.