13:40 Fontwell

Saturday 6 October 2018

All13:4014:1514:5015:2015:5516:3017:05

    Royal British Legion Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   3m 1f 166y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:47  |   Winning time: 6m 52.5s
1st
Horse silk
5
5/1
T: R T PhillipsJ: R Johnson
Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside 3 out, led approaching last, in command when edged right flat, ridden out tchd 6/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
7
7/1
T: O MurphyJ: David England
Raced keenly in mid-division, behind from 10th op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¾
9
20/1
T: Katy PriceJ: Benjamin Poste
Led to 3rd, with leader, led approaching 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra flat tchd 22/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
11
8/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Held up in touch, outpaced 10th, soon pushed along, rallied 2 out, stayed on flat op 6/1
5th
Horse silk
5
6
7/1
T: P PhelanJ: Sean Houlihan (5)
With leader, led 3rd until approaching 2 out, soon ridden, weakened flat op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
3 ¼
3
6/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in rear, pushed along and stayed on from 3 out, ridden approaching last, never troubled leaders op 7/1
7th
Horse silk
5
13
7/1
T: P HendersonJ: P J Brennan
Held up in touch, weakened 3 out op 6/1 tchd 11/2
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
10
33/1
T: P HendersonJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in mid-division, behind from 10th op 28/1 tchd 25/1 and tchd 40/1
9th
Horse silk
8
4
16/1
T: J FarrellyJ: Tom Cannon
Behind from 4th op 12/1
10th
Horse silk
13
1
12/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: David Noonan
Held up in touch, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out op 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
12
9/2f
T: D A ReesJ: S Bowen
Always in rear, tailed off 7th, pulled up before 3 out op 6/1 tchd 4/1
PU
Horse silk
14
1010-1
33/1
T: J W MullinsJ: J E Moore
Prominent, hit 10th and 3 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
The Last Melon34
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 6
T: J Bennett  J: David Bass
WD
2
Horse silk
Mauna Kea124
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 6
T: P Gundry  J: Nick Scholfield
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.20Pl:£1.80, £2.70, £8.80EX:£35.60Trifecta:£1,105.10Tricast:£652.61SF:£40.70Swingers:£6.00, £22.40, £41.60

Forecasts

Backoftherock (9/2), Beautiful People (5/1), Mauna Kea (5/1), Premier Rose (6/1), Apachee Prince (7/1), Keep To The Beat (7/1), Mr Mulliner (7/1), Midnight Queen (8/1), Fraser Canyon (12/1), Love The Leader (16/1), Hollow Park (20/1), Mount Vesuvius (33/1), The Last Melon (33/1), Flugzeug (33/1)

Verdict

Tim Vaughan is 4-10 in the last two weeks and holds a good hand here with Fraser Canyon and MIDNIGHT QUEEN. The topweight has strong claims on last season's form but Alan Johns opts for the selection and the hint looks worth taking. The mare landed a minor race over fences and was going well until stumbling at Sedgefield last time. She looks more progressive than her rivals and her stamina is proven. Beautiful People has a tough task off her new mark, whilst Apachee Prince and Keep To The Beat are difficult to win with. Mauna Kea and Backoftherock cannot be dismissed and should offer each-way value in a weak contest.
  1. Midnight Queen
  2. Mauna Kea
  3. Backoftherock

Previous Winners

2017
Ilewindelilah
Weight: 10-2  |Age: 9
11/1

Prize Money

1st: £3,509.002nd: £1,030.003rd: £515.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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