14:55 Kempton

Monday 6 May 2019

  • Matchbook 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   3m 110y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:55  |   Winning time: 5m 52.2s
T: N P MulhollandJ: T Scudamore
Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 7th, led after 3 out, driven clear between last 2, kept on well op 2/1
4 ½
T: T R GeorgeJ: C Gethings
Tracked leaders, effort to challenge when not fluent 2 out, outpaced between last 2, no impression with winner before last op 5/4 tchd Evens
4 ½
T: S CurranJ: M Hamill (3)
Disputed lead, led 5th, headed after 3 out, ridden and edged left turning in, every chance next, outpaced between last 2, no impression with front pair before last op 16/1 tchd 20/1

Also Ran

T: B PaulingJ: Nico de Boinville
Made most to 5th, in touch, lost place 7th, soon pushed along, behind from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up next op 12/1 tchd 17/2
T: N B KingJ: Paul O'Brien (3)
In touch in rear, tracked leaders 4 out, slightly outpaced after next, headway when carried wide turning in, every chance on outside when blundered and unseated rider 2 out op 9/2 tchd 11/2

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.80Pl:£1.30, £1.30EX:£6.50SF:£5.91


Fontley House (11/10), No Hidden Charges (5/2), Slaine (5/1), Pepperdew (10/1), Domaine De L'Isle (11/1)


The promise that FONTLEY HOUSE showed in his Punchestown bumper when trained in Ireland finally looked to come to the fore last time with a tongue-tie (first-time) and a wind op helping him to see his race out properly at Ludlow. A further step up in trip looks within his compass although he will face a tough battle against Irish point-to-point winner No Hidden Charges who has shown promise in both his hurdles starts and despite running well at 2m last time this is much more his trip. Ex-French Domaine De L’Isle has some useful form in France and looks interesting on his GB debut while Slaine can take another step forward before going handicapping.
  1. Fontley House
  2. No Hidden Charges
  3. Slaine

Previous Winners

Secret Investor
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 6

Prize Money

1st: £4,094.002nd: £1,202.003rd: £601.004th: £301.00

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