Fontwell Park

  • 14:10 GoalsMeanMore In Brazil At 888sport.com Novices' Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.10s
  • Off time: 14:10:24
14:10 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shubaat 5/2
2nd Mercers Court (IRE) 3/1
3rd Chinatown Boy (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5/13712- Dark Green, Yellow cross belts and armlets Gun Shy (IRE) 45
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 G L Moore Joshua Moore 125 6/17.00
2 P412-1 Black, black and maroon striped cap Shubaat 18
Nag me
7 11-5 J P Ferguson A P McCoy 120 5/23.50
3 22/P-2 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Chinatown Boy (IRE) 27
Nag me
6 10-12 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 7/24.50
4 3000/ Emerald green, beige sleeves Larks Wing (IRE) 481
Nag me
6 10-12 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 200/1201.00
5 2651- Emerald green, white hoops, emerald green sleeves, white spots, white cap Lily Little Legs (IRE) 45
Nag me
5 10-12 Ian Williams R J McCarth (5) 33/134.00
6 8244-2U Black, large red spots, armlets and cap Mercers Court (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 10-12 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 117 3/14.00
7 33353-3 Black and White diabolo, Emerald Green and Black diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black star Unowhatimeanharry 33
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 10-12 Mrs H R J Nelmes Paul Moloney 115 5/16.00
8 Dark green, white cap Vibration 1051
Nag me
6 10-12 t1 H Morrison T J O'Brien 100/1101.00
9 468-8 Navy blue, gold collar and sleeves, pink cap Hortense Mancini 23
Nag me
5 10-5 p Mrs L Wadham Jack Quinlan (3) 150/1151.00

Verdict

This is a very tricky opener but we're inclined to give another chance to the wayward MERCERS COURT, who finished ahead of Unowhatimeanharry over a slightly shorter trip here last month and was clear when swerving and unseating Trevor Whelan on the run-in in a handicap over course and distance subsequently. Gun Shy was no match for Ellnando Queen at Plumpton last time but was a course winner here earlier and dual Uttoxeter winner Shubaat hasn't done a lot wrong since being pulled up on his hurdles bow. Chinatown Boy was only beaten a short-head at Wincanton and also goes on the short-list along with Towcester scorer Lily Little Legs.