18:50 Fontwell

Thursday 23 August 2018

All16:4017:1517:5018:2018:5019:2019:50

netbet.co.uk Novices' Handicap Chase

Class 5  |   2m 5f 135y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:50  |   Winning time: 5m 34.9s

1st
4
15/2
T: Olly MurphyJ: R Johnson
Well in touch, went 2nd 9th, led approaching 4 out, clear when landed steeply 2 out, easily op 8/1 tchd 7/1 and tchd 9/1
2nd
6
2
5/4f
T: Tim VaughanJ: Richard Patrick (5)
Chased leader, led 3rd until headed and dropped to 3rd 4 out, went 2nd again last, no chance with winner op 11/8 tchd 6/4
3rd
1 ¼
5
4/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Page Fuller (5)
Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 4 out, 2 lengths down next, well held 2 out, lost 2nd at the last op 5/1
4th
¾
1
712-2
11/2
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Sean Houlihan (5)
Chased leaders, pushed along before 11th, outpaced approaching 2 out, plugged on op 7/1 tchd 8/1
5th
6
8
610-6
33/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: James Best
Last trio, never on terms
6th
10
3
12/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Led until 3rd, chased leader until 9th, chased leaders, weakened 12th op 10/1
7th
21
6
8/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: T Scudamore
Held up in last pair, headway approaching 12th, pushed along in 5th before 3 out, 4th before next where weakened quickly op 11/2

Also Ran

PU
7
40/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: R P McLernon
Held up in rear, steady headway 8th, weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next op 33/1

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Betting

Forecast

Eric The Third (5/4), Between The Waters (4/1), Samson (11/2), Walk Waterford (15/2), Diplomatico (8/1), Indian Reel (12/1), Kovera (33/1), Millen Dollar Man (40/1)

Verdict
ERIC THE THIRD is hard to oppose as he is officially rated 6lb higher than today's mark and his capable rider is able to claim a useful 5lb allowance. His rivals carry plenty of black marks against them, but Samson has claims if striking a line through his last run and Between The Waters could be the one for the tricast.
  1. Eric The Third
  2. Samson
  3. Between The Waters

Previous Winners

2017
Hardtorock
Weight: 10-0  |Age: 8
Weight: 10-0  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: Michael Heard
  |  
T: J W Mullins
9/1
Prize Money
1st:
£3,314.00
2nd:
£973.00
3rd:
£487.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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