Fontwell Park

  • 15:40 32Red Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 1.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:10
15:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Princely Hero (IRE) 3/1
2nd Upton Mead (IRE) 7/1
3rd Lajidaal (USA) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 65659-4 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Morestead (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 vt B G Powell T J O'Brien 100 10/111.00
2 F/22332- Dark Green, Beige star Inner Steel (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-9 Mrs L Richards L P Aspell 97 11/43.75
3 1241-65 Purple, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Upton Mead (IRE) 3
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-4 b1 K Tork Mr M T Stanley (7) 92 7/18.00
4 36P5-34 Black, Light Blue chevron, Red sleeves Lajidaal (USA) 3
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-1 v G L Moore J E Moore 89 7/24.50
5 423241- Red and white stripes, red sleeves, white spots, beige cap Princely Hero (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-1 p C Gordon Brendan Powell 89 3/14.00
6 P0/4P7-5 Red, white triple diamond, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white diamond Francis Du Mesnil (FR) 15
Nag me
11 10-11 bt L Corcoran Donal Fahy 85 33/134.00
7 24534-5 Royal blue, emerald green chevrons, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Owner Occupier 16
Nag me
8 10-7 C Gordon M Goldstein 81 6/17.00
8 423/76P- Emerald Green, Maroon cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap Curragh Dancer (FR) 19
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-0 P Butler Kielan Woods (3)(ex14) 71 33/134.00

Verdict

Upton Mead was always struggling when only fifth at Plumpton on Sunday while Inner Steel keeps finding one too good and has been raised another 2lb since his latest run, also at Plumpton. PRINCELY HERO is a regular around the southern tracks and won over hurdles, again at Plumpton, last month off a 3lb higher mark. Clearly, he's going to take all the beating if transferring that form back to chasing. Morestead and Lajidaal are both a little quirky but capable in this grade on their day and much preferred to the disappointing Owner Occupier.