15:30 Fontwell

Tuesday 10 December 2019

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John And Maryanne Birch Memorial Handicap Hurdle

Class 5  |   2m 1f 162y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 4m 51.72s

1st
14
11/2
T: Miss Z C DavisonJ: Page Fuller (3)
Held up, steady headway chasing leaders before 4 out, challenged last, ridden and hung badly left run-in, stayed on to lead towards finish op 5/1 tchd 9/2
2nd
nk
10
11/1
T: P PhelanJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Held up in mid-division, hit 5th, headway chasing leaders 3 out, led and hit last, ridden and stayed on run-in, headed towards finish op 12/1 tchd 14/1
3rd
2 ¾
12
10/3f
T: T LawesJ: L P Aspell
Bit keen, led, hit 2 out, headed before the last, no extra in 3rd run-in op 9/2
4th
¾
1
7/1
T: Henry OliverJ: L Heard
Chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, led before the last, headed last, weakened run-in op 8/1
5th
20
13
15/2
T: Mrs L C JewellJ: Brendan Powell
Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off op 8/1 tchd 7/1 and tchd 9/1
6th
2
4
711-11
33/1
T: G DeaconJ: M D Grant
Mid-division, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off tchd 40/1
7th
4 ½
6
7/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: Rex Dingle (3)
Held up in rear, never involved, tailed off op 8/1 tchd 6/1
8th
29
2
8/1
T: Miss J Du PlessisJ: James Best
Not fluent 1st, chased leader until before 3 out, weakened rapidly, tailed off op 13/2 tchd 17/2
9th
14
11
33/1
T: P HendersonJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, pushed along and struggling 5th, soon behind, tailed off tchd 28/1
10th
37
9
6/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Towards rear, behind and struggling 5th, tailed off tchd 13/2

Also Ran

PU
7
20/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Daniel Sansom (3)
Always behind, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 18/1

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Non-Runners

5
Lochinver28
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 5
T: C E Longsdon  J: Paul O'Brien
3
Pepper Street117
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 4
T: Miss Amy Murphy  J: Eddie Edge
8
Crafty Codger96
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 8
T: P Henderson  J: Nick Scholfield
Betting

Forecast

Lochinver (11/4), Pottlereaghexpress (10/3), Clondaw Robin (11/2), Telegraph Place (6/1), Whatsmeanttobe (7/1), Avoir De Soins (7/1), Royal Concorde (15/2), Marley Firth (8/1), Moonlit Sea (11/1), Pepper Street (14/1), Crafty Codger (20/1), En Coeur (20/1), Rahmah (33/1), Polar Light (33/1)

Verdict
Although this is his first run of the season ROYAL CONCORDE is worth chancing off the same mark as when a very promising third at Plumpton on handicap debut last March. Already a winner here this season, Lochinver rates the biggest threat and he ran similarly well at Huntingdon latest off today's 9lb higher mark. Handicap debutants Avoir De Soins and En Couer look the sorts to leave their ordinary novice form behind now handicapping.
  1. Royal Concorde
  2. Lochinver
  3. Avoir De Soins

Previous Winners

2018
Mazalto
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Sean Houlihan
  |  
T: P Phelan
10/1
Prize Money
1st:
£2,794.00
2nd:
£820.00
3rd:
£410.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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