13:50 Fontwell Fri 21 April 2017

  • Road Plate Hire Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 1f 145y, Good (Watered)
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner£3,639.002nd£1,068.003rd£534.004th£267.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:4m 21.4sOff time:13:50:40
1011-12OR: 116
Has had a good winter on the AW but appears to have completely lost form having finished tailed off on his last two starts. Stable are 2-55 around here.
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511-11OR: 115
Beaten 1¾L by Sire Du Berlais last May. Considering that horse has achieved a rating of 137 for Gordon Elliott then you would hope that he could give a good account off this mark. Should strip a lot fitter for his first run in nine months at Warwick in February and has since moved to new yard. Trainer does well here and in particular at the April meetings.
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611-6OR: 110
Winning point-to-pointer who appeared to have a lot going for him when supported for his handicap debut three weeks ago. Appeared not to see out the trip that day and finished tailed off last. Drops in distance here but his third at Huntingdon suggests he has more than his fair share of weight.
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611-5OR: 109
Represents a yard with a good record at the Spring fixtures here. Has been successfully campaigned at Plumpton this winter. Probably beaten last time by a combination of deep ground and a race that may not have developed to suit.
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611-5OR: 109
Has been struggling to rediscover his French form. Blinkers are applied by a stable that do well here but are going through a quiet spell (1-31 last fortnight).
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910-4OR: 94
May be best to put a line through this season's form as his yard did not really get going until about a month ago. Unlike a lot of the yard's recent winners it is harder to argue he is potentially well handicapped.
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Last Year's Winner

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Full (5/4), Bad Boy Du Pouldu (9/2), Land League (9/2), Shimba Hills (5/1), Canadian Diamond (9/1), Blake Dean (28/1)


Lawney Hill and Neil Mullholland are two trainers that have done well at the April fixtures here. They saddle the most likely pair in the shapes of Shimba Hills and FULL. The latter ran the useful Sire Du Berlais close in France and finished ahead of David Pipe's good mare Shaama Grise on his last run there. Those efforts suggest he has got in here on an attractive mark. Shimba Hills has been in good form at neighbouring Plumpton. He needs to be held up off a good pace and there is no guarantee of that here. The rest make little appeal but Land League may have more to offer as he steps down in distance.
  1. Full
  2. Shimba Hills
  3. Land League

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