Today's racecards

Fontwell Park

  • 18:40 bet365 Handicap Hurdle2m 6f 110y

  • Winner £2,014 2nd £591 3rd £296 4th £148
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 46.80s
  • Off time: 18:41:09
18:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Akbabend 8/1
2nd Bathwick Man 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 405-P47 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap E Major 30
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 v Mrs P Robeson J A McCarthy 118 3/14.00
2 1124-22 Emerald green, scarlet hooped sleeves and cap American Art (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 bt D Pipe C O'Farrell 117 4/15.00
3 740-131 Red, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, White cap Bathwick Man 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 p D Pipe T Scudamore 117 10/34.33
4 517-523 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap George Woolf 39
Nag me
4 11-8 t Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 117 4/15.00
5 P315-63 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Akbabend 11
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 110 8/19.00
6 151853- White, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, maroon cap Mangonel 163
Nag me
8 10-11 C Gordon C Bolger 103 25/126.00
7 243UP/P- Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Bonoman (IRE) 426
Nag me
9 10-3 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 95 14/115.00

Verdict

Tom Scudamore preferred Bathwick Man to American Art at Stratford last month and his judgement was vindicated, the former coming home a length-and-a-half clear of the latter. The runner-up is 5lb better off today but Scudamore keeps faith with his winning partner which suggests there may be more to come. He has a bit to find to overturn earlier Hereford form with GEORGE WOOLF, however, and it's Tim Vaughan's four-year-old that gets the vote even though he's trying this longer trip for the first time. Akbabend looks a better bet than stablemate Mangonel in this grade and may be the pick of the remainder.