Malcolm 'Hairy' Roberts Memorial Novices' Hurdle (Div 2) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 40.95s
  • Off time: 13:51:21
Full result
Result 13:50 Fontwell Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Mcllhatton 9/4
2nd 7 Shubaat Evsf
3rd 2 Oliver's Hill 1 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 53-1262
Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Mcllhatton (IRE) 76
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 53-1262
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 125 9/4
2 44541
Dark Blue, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Oliver's Hill (IRE) 24
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 44541
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 C E Longsdon N Fehily 120 7/2
3 C2P2F/5
Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Gair Leat (IRE) 26
  • T:L Corcoran
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: C2P2F/5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 L Corcoran T J O'Brien 50/1
4 9607
Orange, Black diamond and armlets Gold Carrot 20
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 9607
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 20/1
5 67455-P
Black, Yellow chevron, sleeves and cap Lord Aldervale (IRE) 116
  • T:S Woodman
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 67455-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 p S Woodman M Goldstein 64 100/1
6 425
White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap Shanaderry Kin (IRE) 15
  • T:Simon Earle
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 425
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Simon Earle P J Brennan 25/1
7 P41
Black, black and maroon striped cap Shubaat 13
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: P41
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 122 Evsf
8 50P905
Black, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap Canarbino Girl 18
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Mr L Drowne
  • Form: 50P905
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 Mrs Caroline Keevil Mr L Drowne (7) 50/1
9 95
Red, Black star, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap, Black star Candyman Can (IRE) 66
  • T:D J S ffrench Davis
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 95
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 h D J S ffrench Davis M D Grant 20/1
10 7300P
Light blue, grey sleeves, light blue spots, light blue and grey hooped cap The Selector 17
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 7300P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 147 10-7 C Gordon Tom Cannon 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Seebright
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Jack Doyle
6 11-6 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 10/11
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In depth

Verdict

McIllhatton has only had a couple of runs this winter but was second in a decent handicap at Doncaster in January and has his sights lowered here. Oliver's Hill won a maiden hurdle at Wetherby on his debut for Charlie Longsdon and should appreciate the extra half-mile but SHUBAAT gets 6lb from the aforementioned pair, despite a comfortable success at Uttoxeter. He might be one to follow in the closing weeks of the season. The four-year-old Candyman Can has hinted at ability but would need more to get involved here.

Formwatch

Mcllhatton (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out to chase leaders, one pace, 2nd of 12, 15l behind Master Of The Game (11-3) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.

Shubaat 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, led after next, dived at last, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gs in Mar beating Sir Pitt (11-1) by 5l, 12 ran.

Oliver's Hill (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 4 out, ridden before 2 out, pressed last, held on well towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar beating Rock A Doodle Doo (10-9) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.

Candyman Can (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Last pair, pushed along after 4 out, soon outpaced and no chance before mistake 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, 29l behind Baradari (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) hvy in Dec.

Shanaderry Kin (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up, headway on inside 6f out, went 2nd 5f out until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Blaklion (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Mar.

Gold Carrot 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 3 out, no chance when hit 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, 46l behind Sign Of A Victory (11-0) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Canarbino Girl 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway after 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 17l behind Blue Buttons (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Gair Leat (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Towards rear, ridden and struggling after 4 out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 50l behind Ashford Wood (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.

Lord Aldervale (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, led after 4th, headed 6th, hit next, weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up next, in a race won by Night Of Passion (10-10) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 12 ran.

The Selector 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, reminders after 3rd, pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Norfolk Sky (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar, 12 ran.