32Red Free 10 Bonus Handicap Chase 2m 2f

  • (5yo+, 2m 2f, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 45.50s
  • Off time: 16:50:39
Full result
Result 16:50 Fontwell Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Benny The Swinger 15/8f
2nd 2 Zhukov 1 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 725324
Red and white stripes, red sleeves, white spots, beige cap Benny The Swinger (IRE) 46
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 725324
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 C Gordon Tom Cannon 92 15/8f
2 861355
Purple, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Zhukov (IRE) 5
  • T:K Tork
  • J:Mr L Kilgarriff
  • Form: 861355
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
12 166 11-12 K Tork Mr L Kilgarriff (7) 92 10/1
3 3P2224
Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Morestead (IRE) 68
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 3P2224
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 t B G Powell J E Moore 89 7/2
4 3-053U4
Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Enchanting Smile (FR) 9
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: 3-053U4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 t Mark Gillard T J Phelan 87 5/1
5 5PPP15
Mauve and Red (quartered), Mauve sleeves, Red cap The Informant 21
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 5PPP15
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 p J W Mullins A Thornton 80 11/4

In depth

Verdict

This should be interesting as none of these are particularly proficient at their fences. Enchanting Smile put in a particularly mulish display at Wincanton nine days ago while Zhukov was never travelling when last at Plumpton on Monday. THE INFORMANT made several mistakes when only fifth at Chepstow three weeks ago but had earlier been on his best behaviour to score at Southwell when Morestead was well beaten. We'll give Seamus Mullins' charge another chance as Benny The Swinger is hardly prolific and continues to look a shade high in the weights.

Formwatch

Benny The Swinger (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Prominent, jumped right at times, mistake 2nd, beaten before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 17l behind Al Alfa (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.

Zhukov (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, hit 6th and 7th, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, last of 5, 16l behind Nozic (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.

Morestead (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Led from 2nd, pushed along before 9th, headed 5 out, soon lost place, 4th of 6, 13l behind The Informant (10-7) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.

The Informant 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, reminder before 1st and 4th, close up when not fluent 4 out, 4th and beaten when not fluent 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 11, 35l behind Jeanry (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.

Enchanting Smile (FR) 11-4fav (10-9) Jumped poorly, tracked leader, not fluent 1st, led before 2nd, mistakes 3rd and next, clear when tried to refuse 5th (water), headed next, chased leader until before 8th, stayed chasing leaders, blundered 4 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 5, 8l behind Martin Cash (10-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.