14:20 Fontwell

Sunday 23 February 2020

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Sussex Equine Hospital Handicap Chase

Class 4  |   2m 5f 135y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:20  |   Winning time: 6m 9.37s

1st
3
611-12
10/11f
T: Richard HobsonJ: W T Kennedy
Chased leaders, went 2nd 9th, led 3 out, headed last, stayed on well run-in to head idling leader close home op 11/10 tchd 5/6
2nd
nk
8
5/1
T: P GundryJ: Rex Dingle (3)
Led, narrowly headed 3 out, chased leader, in front again at the last, idled badly run-in, headed close home op 9/2
3rd
16
2
16/1
T: M F HarrisJ: J E Moore
Held up, closer when not fluent 7th, chased leading pair 11th until before 3 out, jumped left and 3rd again 3 out, every chance next, one pace last op 12/1
4th
39
5
10/1
T: Jack BarberJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up last, closer in 4th after 4 out, 3rd briefly before next, weakened 2 out op 7/1 tchd 11/1

Also Ran

PU
1
16/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: Ben Godfrey (7)
Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 12th, mistake next, tailed off and pulled up soon after op 20/1
PU
4
611-11
6/1
T: R WalfordJ: Stan Sheppard
Chased leader until 9th, chased leaders, pushed along going out on last circuit, weakened 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 8/1
PU
6
20/1
T: P BowenJ: T J O'Brien
Ran in snatches, chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost place 4th, towards rear when mistake next, never on terms after, weakened 4 out, tailed off when blundered 2 out, pulled up before last op 18/1 tchd 16/1
PU
7
14/1
T: Miss Z C DavisonJ: Page Fuller (3)
In touch, mistake and pecked 9th, weakened 4 out, behind and pulled up before last op 11/1 tchd 9/1

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Betting

Forecast

Echo Watt (10/11), Big Time Frank (5/1), Acaro (6/1), Shintori (10/1), O'Rahilly (14/1), Away For Slates (16/1), Victors Serenade (16/1), Alf 'n' Dor (20/1)

Verdict
It's very hard to escape the claims of recent runaway Uttoxeter scorer ECHO WATT. Despite a 12lb rise in his handicap mark he is completely unexposed in this sphere and is fancied to make it two wins from three starts over fences. Most of his rivals are really struggling at present so despite his advanced years and long absence from action, Victors Serenade cannot be ruled out of the equation as his good yard must have seen something in his work to keep the 15-year-old going. Acaro and Shintori are not completely out of the reckoning but need to produce more than they've shown of late to figure.
  1. Echo Watt
  2. Victors Serenade
  3. Shintori

Previous Winners

2019
Kings Monarch
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: J E Moore
  |  
T: Kerry Lee
11/1
Prize Money
1st:
£5,198.00
2nd:
£1,526.00
3rd:
£763.00
4th:
£450.00
5th:
£450.00
6th:
£450.00
7th:
£450.00
8th:
£450.00

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