January 28 / 13.45 Fontwell

13.45

Soft

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  • Prize money: £3247.81
  • 2m 5f 164y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 75-747

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in 2m Taunton novice last month but his fourth in a 2m3f maiden there (good to soft) two starts ago was quite promising and he's open to improvement in handicaps.
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3

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Pride Of Paris

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

in touch with leaders

6/1

3

6th May 2024

Good

3m 1f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Warwick

Pride Of Paris

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

in touch with leaders

6/1

2

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:28 Taunton

Pride Of Paris

12st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

Won when up in trip on handicap hurdle debut at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) in January; connections waste little time in sending this lightly raced 6yo over fences and there's stamina in his pedigree; firmly in calculations.

3/1

Form: 5P-934

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Well beaten on seasonal/hurdle debut in November but his next two runs (2m4f/2m5f) were more promising; fitted with tongue-tie for today's handicap debut and could have significant further improvement to come.
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2nd

3

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Kruger Park

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, headway and went second before 3 out, hit 2 out, not fluent last, soon weakened

13/8

2nd

3

6th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 4

16:30 Uttoxeter

Kruger Park

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

in touch with leaders, headway and went second before 3 out, hit 2 out, not fluent last, soon weakened

13/8

Form: 56P-94

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Beaten about 52l when fourth in gruelling race at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) last month and has now been unplaced all six hurdling starts, but some positives can be drawn from that latest run and he may benefit from combination of drop back in trip and first-time cheekpieces here.
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1st

11

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Rollos Kingdom

10st 4lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Jeremy Scott

Signs of progress when finishing 11l-third of seven at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy; cheekpieces on for second time) in February but Stratford was disappointing under similar conditions.

10/1

1st

11

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Rollos Kingdom

10st 4lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Jeremy Scott

Signs of progress when finishing 11l-third of seven at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy; cheekpieces on for second time) in February but Stratford was disappointing under similar conditions.

10/1

5th

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 7y

Class 5

15:20 Stratford

Rollos Kingdom

10st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

0-8 over hurdles; improved since going handicapping, on latest start finishing 11l-third of seven at Fontwell (2m5f, heavy, cheekpieces on for second time); each-way chance.

13/2

Form: 33271P C

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at tenth attempt with 2m3f course win on heavy ground in November, after a break; won't mind if conditions are much quicker today but was pulled up at Wincanton last month and is not an easy one to predict.
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4th

3

16th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

18:10 Fontwell

Miss Fedora

11st 5lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Won over the equivalent hurdles trip here (heavy) last November, when 1lb lower; acts on good; has disappointed in three of her last four starts, giving her a bit to prove on her chase debut.

16/1

Form: 5-5766

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Not disgraced in any of his three qualifying races, the last two in good-quality 2m4f Newbury novices; in much calmer waters for today's handicap debut and ought to get much more competitive this time.
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7

24th Mar 2024

Good

2m 7f 118y

Class 4

15:55 Ascot

Touch Of Thunder

11st 6lb

J: James Best

T: Camilla Poulton

Not disgraced in any of his three qualifying races (all 2m4f) but was beaten about 33l when fifth on handicap debut at Fontwell (2m5f, soft) in January and is difficult to enthuse over after that.

25/1

5th

1

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Touch Of Thunder

12st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Camilla Poulton

Not disgraced in any of his three qualifying races, the last two in good-quality 2m4f Newbury novices; in much calmer waters for today's handicap debut and ought to get much more competitive this time.

9/2

6th

13

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:35 Newbury

Touch Of Thunder

11st 0lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Camilla Poulton

22l sixth of 12 when 150-1 over C&D (good to soft) last time was improvement but he's surely best watched until going handicapping.

50/1

Form: 08P-88

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Unable to land any sort of blow when 200-1 for handicap debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in November and effectively 1lb higher from out of the weights here.
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3rd

8

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Engaging Sam

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

Yet to have a say in bumpers or over hurdles, most recently in handicaps over 2m3f here and 2m5f at Fontwell this winter.

66/1

6th

9

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Engaging Sam

10st 2lb

J: Caoilin Quinn

T: Paddy Butler

Unable to land any sort of blow when 200-1 for handicap debut at Lingfield (2m3f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) in November and effectively 1lb higher from out of the weights here.

50/1

OUR TIP

Form: -58000

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
0-10 over hurdles in Ireland for Henry de Bromhead and has not shown a great deal on his three starts for Sean Curran; of interest only if attracting good market support.
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7th

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Dixie Flyer

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

Of interest on his Irish form and although he's yet to fire for Sean Curran, he's dropped 19lb in five runs; blinkers now given a go; check betting.

16/1

7th

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Dixie Flyer

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

Of interest on his Irish form and although he's yet to fire for Sean Curran, he's dropped 19lb in five runs; blinkers now given a go; check betting.

16/1

11th

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Dixie Flyer

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Sean Curran

Bumper winner who was in the frame four times over hurdles in Ireland but has not yet found his form for new connections since back from a layoff and continues best watched.

33/1

Form: 04441P C

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Lowly rated maiden on the Flat; won what turned out to be a very uncompetitive juvenile hurdle here (2m1f, heavy) in November but was pulled up when back in a handicap hurdle at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) recently.
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8th

9

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Chelmsford (AW)

Steven Seagull

8st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: John Ryan

One win in 18 starts came in a four-runner hurdle in November and form of that race is decidedly shaky; poor under both codes since then including when well behind Reverberation over C&D in December.

20/1

8th

8

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Steven Seagull

10st 2lb

J: James Davies

T: John Ryan

Lowly rated maiden on the Flat; won what turned out to be a very uncompetitive juvenile hurdle here (2m1f, heavy) in November but was pulled up when back in a handicap hurdle at Southwell (2m4f, good to soft) recently.

12/1

Form: 42P/P/ D

Last run: 747 days

W: 10st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles for Kevin Bishop in October 2019 but was pulled up (bled from the nose) on stable debut two years ago and we haven't seen him since.
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5

12th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 4

14:15 Plumpton

Rosserk Abbey

10st 2lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Ben Lund

raced wide, didn't jump well, prominent, overjumped 1st, not fluent and lost ground 2nd, dropped to rear 7th, lost touch 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 11th

50/1

9th

6

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Rosserk Abbey

10st 12lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Ben Lund

Won over hurdles for Kevin Bishop in October 2019 but was pulled up (bled from the nose) on stable debut two years ago and we haven't seen him since.

20/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast £12.33
Tricast £28.40

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Kruger Park

SPOTLIGHT:

Rollo's Kingdom

The Times:

Pride Of Paris

TOPSPEED:

Dixie Flyer

POSTDATA:

Kruger Park

D Express:

Kruger Park

Daily Mirror:

Kruger Park

The Sun:

Kruger Park

Daily Record:

Kruger Park

Telegraph:

Rollo's Kingdom

The Star:

Rollo's Kingdom