Fontwell Park

  • 13:25 Totequadpot Claiming Hurdle2m 2f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.20s
  • Off time: 13:25:37
13:25 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bureaucrat 11/4
2nd Flowerbud 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 47/6-122 Flame, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap Gracechurch (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 11-6 R J Hodges Mr M Griffiths (7) 115 6/42.50
3 59U5F1 Orange, Dark Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond Bureaucrat 7
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 p M F Harris C Poste 124 11/43.75
4 153624 Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star Olivino (GER) 11
Nag me
8 11-0 B J Llewellyn Miss Isabel Tompsett (7) 104 9/43.25
5 171P/7P White, Purple chevron and sleeves, White and Purple hooped cap Zimbabwe 119
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-8 P Sharp E Dehdashti (3) 97 9/110.00
6 08 Royal Blue and Yellow check Flowerbud 11
Nag me
4 10-7 G A Ham B Wharfe (3) 50/151.00
Non runners
1316-22UL'Eau Du Nil (FR)811-8A B HaynesNick Scholfield125

Verdict

Bureaucrat has terms in his favour in this small field claiming hurdle but with doubts about his ability to act in these conditions we turn to L'EAU DU NIL, who was on form until losing his pilot last time and Gracechurch should also go close. Not always fluent in his jumping the selection placed in similar conditions in one of these races at Taunton last season. His two performances prior to his failure to complete last time make pleasing enough reading and this looks his trip. Bureaucrat was game to land a narrow success in a comparable event last time but all of his best has come on a sounder surface so we just oppose. Gracechurch ran well in defeat when finding just one to good on soft ground last time and he should go well here if in the same mood while Olivino is the only other to make any appeal but has form to overturn on the one we've just mentioned. Just the six runners but a tricky puzzle to solve, however, with heavy ground form in the bank L'eau Du Nil has to get the call.