Fontwell Park

  • 16:05 Betting Room Albert Road Southsea Handicap Hurdle2m 2f 110y

  • Winner £1,691 2nd £497 3rd £248 4th £124
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 25.00s
  • Off time: 16:05:27
16:05 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lajidaal (USA) 11/2
2nd Hawk Gold (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 09740-7 Emerald Green, Beige disc, quartered cap Red Lancer 23
Nag me
10 11-12 p J A T de Giles Felix de Giles 87 16/117.00
2 7/8995-3 White, Purple cross belts, sleeves and cap Late Red 38
Nag me
6 11-7 Jamie Poulton Matthew Batchelor 82 11/112.00
3 095-56 Black, Light Blue chevron, Red sleeves Lajidaal (USA) 21
Nag me
4 11-6 b G L Moore J E Moore 85 11/26.50
5 338046- Yellow, Emerald Green chevron, armlets and star on cap Ghaill Force 198
Nag me
9 10-13 p P Butler A Glassonbury 74 9/110.00
6 27260/3 Red, Black diamond and armlets Act Gold (GER) 33
Nag me
9 10-12 Karen George R Johnson 73 9/43.25
7 30/456-2 Emerald Green, Maroon cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap Hawk Gold (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 10-10 b Miss M P Bryant R Thornton 71 13/82.62
8 008/UP-8 Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, yellow sleeves and cap Cedar Falls (USA) 27
Nag me
6 10-0 G Brown P J Brennan 28 33/134.00
Non runners
40/70-Fluters House711-0G A HamD Bass75

Verdict

Modest fare but HAWK GOLD has a clear form chance if reproducing his latest effort when the only one to get close to the much improved Domino Dancer. That was his first run for around seven months and hopefully he can sustain that level after tumbling down the weights after a series of modest efforts. Robert Thornton is an interesting booking, likewise Richard Johnson for Act Gold. The latter has presumably been besieged with training problems, but showed the ability is still there when filling the minor placing here in April behind Rossbrin though he's obviously subject to the dreaded 'bounce' factor. It seems an eternity since Red Lancer won the 2004 Chester Vase and he harbours place claims here.