Neil Madgwick Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 3.20s
  • Off time: 14:40:39
Full result
Result 14:40 Fontwell Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Kaituna 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 310/5PF-
Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Kaituna (IRE) 337
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 310/5PF-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 O Sherwood L Aspell 112 2/1
2 13P-635
Yellow, red chevron, red and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Massini Sunset (IRE) 178
  • T:N R Mitchell
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 13P-635
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-9b
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
12 163 11-9 b N R Mitchell G Sheehan (7) 109 20/1
3 516111
White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap Venetian Lad 16
  • T:Mrs L Richards
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 516111
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Mrs L Richards M Goldstein (3) 107 4/5f
4 440132
Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Princely Hero (IRE) 26
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 440132
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2b
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 b C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 102 6/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Magot de Grugy (FR)
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:A Glassonbury
11 10-9 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Kaituna has failed to complete either of her two starts over fences and Chepstow winner Massini Sunset hasn't figured since his third at Ffos Las in March. Princely Hero has claims on last month's second to Double Chocolate over these fences, albeit over a longer trip, but it's hard to get away from course specialist VENETIAN LAD. He's up another 5lb for landing a hat-trick of chases at this track but that looks unlikely to prevent him recording his fifth course win of the year.

Formwatch

Kaituna (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, close up when fell 3 out, in a race won by Alasi (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares nov ch (4) gs in Dec, 5 ran.

Venetian Lad 3-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, every chance 3 out, led next, soon hard pressed, kept on under pressure closing stages, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct beating River D'or (11-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Massini Sunset (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Ran in snatches and held several positions, slow and reminder 13th (water), chasing leaders next, went 3rd before 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 5th of 7, 38l behind Inside Dealer (11-8) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in May.

Princely Hero (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3rd, not fluent 14th or 15th, ridden 3 out, not fluent last, rallied flat, closing near finish, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Double Chocolate (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-115) (4yo+) (4) gs in Oct.