14:40 Fontwell

Friday 31 March 2017

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    bet365 Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 5f 31y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:40  |   Winning time: 5m 26.0s
1st
Horse silk
1
9/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up in rear, smooth headway tracking leaders before 4 out, 3rd soon after, went 2nd 3 out, mistake next, over 1 length down last, driven and stayed on to lead final 100 yards tchd 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
4
10/3
T: Nick WilliamsJ: L P Aspell
Chased leader, jumped right 3rd, led approaching 7th until after 7th, chased leader, led again and went right 3 out, over 1 length ahead last, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards op 11/4
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
11/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 outy, rallied into 3rd 2 out, one pace under pressure and no impression on leading duo op 12/1 tchd 10/1
4th
Horse silk
12
8
5/1
T: N J GiffordJ: Tom Cannon
Chased leaders, pushed along approaching 4 out, modest 4th 2 out op 11/2 tchd 6/1
5th
Horse silk
4 ½
7
7/1
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Lucy Gardner (3)
Last pair, mistake 5th, hit next, dropped to rear and outpaced 9th, plugged on past beaten horses run-in op 11/2
6th
Horse silk
1 ½
2
11/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Led until approaching 7th, chased leaders, weakened before 3 out op 4/1
7th
Horse silk
5
5
20/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns (3)
Chased leaders, led after 7th, headed and dropped to 3rd 3 out, weakened next

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Oliver's Hill4
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 8
T: Mrs L Hill  J: Nick Scholfield
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.30Pl:£2.90, £2.10EX:£19.10Trifecta:£151.90Tricast:£142.19SF:£18.85Swingers:£3.30, £16.50, £7.50

Forecasts

Clondaw Banker (11/4), The Italian Yob (10/3), Oliver's Hill (4/1), Easy Street (9/2), Brown Bear (5/1), Only Gorgeous (7/1), Golanova (11/1), Wings Of Smoke (20/1)

Verdict

It would be no surprise if Clondaw Banker had a going day and took this for an in form yard. He has been a beaten favourite on six occasions and he is not one to pin your hopes on. The ground and a falling handicap mark will help him as will a significant drop in class. Only Gorgeous has been performing to a more consistent level than any of these. He can hardly be described well handicapped and a record of one win in 20 starts is uninspiring. However, his style of running should be suited to this venue and his last run here was over an inadequate trip. Preference is for OLIVER'S HILL. Lawney Hill's charge has shot up the weights following two wins at Leicester during the winter. The strong gallop he needs would appear likely and, with ground conditions in his favour too, he has a lot to recommend him.
  1. Oliver's Hill
  2. Only Gorgeous
  3. Clondaw Banker

Prize Money

1st: £3,899.002nd: £1,145.003rd: £572.004th: £286.00

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