Fontwell Park

  • 13:10 John Smith's Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 48.28s
  • Off time: 13:11:54
13:10 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dot's Delight 16/1
2nd Little Al 12/1
3rd Fabulous Fred (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 413- RED, YELLOW stars and armlets Aldertune (IRE) 233
Nag me
5 10-12 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton (3) 9/25.50
2 73-0 YELLOW, large red spots, red cap Beau Lake (IRE) 188
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss S Smith R J Killoran 40/141.00
3 0983- Dark Green, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap Beyond Moonbeams 262
Nag me
5 10-12 J D Frost Hadden Frost 12/113.00
4 2/22- Red, Yellow epaulets, hooped sleeves Fabulous Fred (IRE) 270
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-12 Noel T Chance Nick Scholfield 7/18.00
5 33- Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamond Forget It 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-12 G L Moore A Glassonbury (3) 121 4/15.00
6 234754- Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Little Al 224
Nag me
6 10-12 O Sherwood S P Jones 102 12/113.00
7 3-7 Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 175
Nag me
4 10-12 A King Gerard Tumelty (3) 12/113.00
8 757 Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Natural Action 18
Nag me
5 10-12 P Bowen D Devereux (3) 20/121.00
9 515- Red, white sleeves, red and grey segmented cap Pliny (IRE) 258
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss V Williams William Biddick (3) 5/23.50
10 3 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Princely Hero (IRE) 49
Nag me
5 10-12 C Gordon C Wallis (6) 33/134.00
11 P/502-6P White, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Royal Blue star Quelclasse (FR) 128
Nag me
5 10-12 pt R M Stronge P Merrigan 94 100/1101.00
12 P-F0244 Beige and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, Maroon cap, Beige star Shannon Bob (IRE) 5
Nag me
6 10-12 Noel T Chance R Raftery (10) 80/181.00
13 44000-7 Purple, Orange epaulets, armlets and cap Tchang Goon (FR) 156
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison (6) 150/1151.00
14 5/0P8- Black, White cross belts, checked sleeves and cap Bob's Sister (IRE) 240
Nag me
6 10-5 M R Bosley A Freeman (5) 200/1201.00
15 62F34 Purple, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves and stars on cap Dot's Delight 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-5 M G Rimell P Toole 101 16/117.00

Verdict

Alan King's runners are beginning to come into form so Midnight Appeal has to be respected on his hurdling debut having run well in both starts in bumpers but preference is for another hurdling newcomer ALDERTUNE, who gets the vote with Fabulous Fred rated the best of the rest. The selection has shown a decent level of form in bumpers having won well at Taunton and not been disgraced in either start before or after that win and, with Harry Skelton able to claim 3lbs because he is riding for Paul Nicholls, he looks worth backing to make a winning debut. Pliny won a bumper for Venetia Williams at Towcester in December and was not disgraced on his first start over hurdles at Chepstow when last seen in February so has to be considered on his reappearance. Gary Moore's Forget It has had more racing than most of these having had plenty of experience on the flat and has run creditably in both starts over hurdles but he remains a maiden under all codes so looks best watched. Noel Chance's Fabulous Fred has found one too good in all three outings that he has had so far, including on his debut in an Irish point-to-point, and he should appreciate the step up in trip for his hurdling debut. This looks an interesting maiden hurdle with some potentially useful looking recruits but the vote goes the way of Aldertune, who can make a winning debut over timber.