Today's racecards

Fontwell Park

  • 13:30 David Hazelden 65th Birthday Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.20s
  • Off time: 13:30:22
13:30 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spirit Oscar (IRE) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 2312-1 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Spirit Oscar (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 O Sherwood L Aspell Evs2.00
3 52 Brown, yellow sleeves, light blue cap Comedinewithme 37
Nag me
5 10-10 Jamie Snowden Thomas Garner (5) 11/43.75
6 420-842 Maroon, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Rising Teal 32
Nag me
4 10-10 Mrs L Wadham Matt Crawley (5) 105 7/24.50
8 5313 LIGHT BLUE, BLACK seams, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap When In Roam (IRE) 84
Nag me
4 10-10 J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 8/19.00
Non runners
12241F6Chilworth Screamer511-10C GordonLouis Muspratt110
4Crazy Jane (IRE)410-10T R GrettonJosh Hamer
53646Georgea (IRE)410-10G L MooreJoshua Moore
7730The Selector410-10C GordonM Goldstein
90Wild Legend (IRE)410-10R RoweC Bolger

Verdict

SPIRIT OSCAR had just over 3l to spare over Comedinewithme on very heavy ground at Lingfield and though the runner-up will be 7lb better off and should make a race of it the feeling is that the winner will confirm the form. Rising Teal had hinted at ability in bumpers and ran well behind Dardanella over hurdles at Towcester. He's also engaged to run at Towcester today. When In Roam easily landed a bumper at Bangor in August but couldn't match that form on a return visit in October. Chilworth Screamer isn't easy to catch right but is perfectly capable of winning this at his best and his young rider's claim is a bonus.