14:30 Fontwell Park

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  • Date: 14 January 2021
  • Going: HEAVY
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Visit Attheraces.com Handicap Hurdle (4) (Class 4)

  • Distance: 2m 3f 49y
  • Age: 4 years old+
  • Runners: 8
  • Prize: £7,273
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

C&D winner from 5 lb higher mark last season who, fit from the Flat failed to make an impact in a Chepstow handicap hurdle (19.5f) in November. Given a break since but others make more appeal.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/11/20 Chepstow 6/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 100y Heavy 11st 4lbs Niall Houlihan 12.26
23/10/20 Newbury 5/14 Flat 2m Heavy 9st 0lbs Owen Lewis 86.81
09/03/20 Plumpton -/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Heavy 11st 12lbs Marc Goldstein 7.54
15/01/20 Newbury 4/10 Hurdle 2m 69y Soft 10st 6lbs Marc Goldstein 8.6
31/12/19 Warwick 4/15 Hurdle 2m 3f Soft 11st 13lbs Marc Goldstein 13.61
27/11/19 Hereford 12/16 Hurdle 2m 3f 147y Heavy 11st 7lbs Marc Goldstein 9.4
17/11/19 Fontwell Park 1/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Heavy 11st 5lbs Leighton Aspell 4.6
04/11/19 Plumpton 4/11 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Heavy 11st 8lbs Marc Goldstein 25
16/03/19 Fontwell Park 3/7 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy 10st 7lbs Marc Goldstein 57.89
14/02/19 Fontwell Park 4/7 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Heavy 10st 12lbs Marc Goldstein 130
19/01/19 Ascot 8/8 Hurdle 1m 7f 152y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Marc Goldstein 90.41
16/10/18 Leicester 9/11 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 8st 9lbs Nicola Currie 11.14
23/09/18 Hamilton Park 4/8 Flat 1m 4f 15y Heavy 8st 12lbs Franny Norton 16.03
13/09/18 Ffos Las 2/10 Flat 1m 3f 209y Gd/Sft 9st 3lbs Charles Bishop 24.45
11/08/18 Lingfield Park 6/8 Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 9st 1lbs Scott McCullagh 65
24/03/18 Doncaster 4/10 Flat 1m 2f 43y Heavy 9st 5lbs Charles Bishop 90.63
27/10/17 Newbury 15/16 Flat 1m Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs Franny Norton 158.33

Opened hurdles account from a 12 lb lower mark at Exeter (16.8f) last winter and creditable efforts in defeat all 3 starts since. Possible 23f stretched her latest and this will prove more suitable.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/11/20 Market Rasen 4/10 Hurdle 2m 7f 16y Good 11st 12lbs Ben Godfrey 4.37
22/10/20 Lingfield Park 2/12 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Gd/Sft 10st 13lbs Ben Godfrey 6.14
26/02/20 Wincanton 2/16 Hurdle 2m 5f 82y Soft 11st 6lbs Ben Godfrey 5.2
21/01/20 Exeter 1/15 Hurdle 2m 175y Heavy 11st 10lbs Rex Dingle 5.65
26/12/19 Wincanton 5/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Heavy 10st 10lbs Rex Dingle 32
19/11/19 Lingfield Park 5/8 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Heavy 10st 12lbs Aidan Coleman 2.83
08/05/19 Fontwell Park 4/7 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Good 10st 9lbs Rex Dingle 2.86
06/03/19 Fontwell Park 2/5 Bumper 2m 1f 162y Heavy 11st 2lbs Aidan Coleman 2.16
08/06/18 Stratford-On-Avon 1/9 Bumper 2m 70y Gd/Sft 11st 0lbs Miss Leanda Tickle 9.92
18/05/18 Aintree 6/14 Bumper 2m 209y Good 11st 1lbs Miss Leanda Tickle 42.4

First run since leaving Brian Eckley when landing a C&D novice hurdle in June 2019, travelling noticeably well. Further progress not ruled out for this yard for all her subsequent absence is a worry.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/06/19 Fontwell Park 1/9 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs Sam Twiston-Davies 2.24
07/05/19 Exeter 2/4 Hurdle 2m 175y Good 10st 12lbs Jack Quinlan 4.1
24/04/19 Taunton 3/6 Hurdle 2m 104y Gd/Sft z 10st 12lbs Ciaran Gethings 4.53
01/04/19 Ludlow 2/12 Hurdle 1m 7f 169y Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Robert Dunne 5.2
09/03/19 Hereford 4/13 Hurdle 2m 3f 147y Gd/Sft 10st 9lbs Ciaran Gethings 50
05/12/18 Ludlow 4/16 Bumper 1m 7f 169y Soft 10st 12lbs Ned Curtis 95
31/12/17 Uttoxeter 5/8 Bumper 1m 7f 168y Heavy 11st 2lbs Trevor Whelan 21.53
27/04/17 Taunton 2/7 Bumper 2m 104y Gd/Frm 10st 9lbs Sean Bowen 53.63
17/04/17 Chepstow 4/7 Bumper 2m 11y Good 10st 9lbs Robert Dunne 32.86

Fair hurdler who capitalised on reduced mark to land a gamble at Fontwell last month. Followed up with a career best at Plumpton (20.5f) 11 days ago and respected under a penalty in hat-trick bid.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
03/01/21 Plumpton 1/13 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Soft 12st 0lbs Sean Houlihan 2.28
08/12/20 Fontwell Park 1/9 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Soft 11st 12lbs Robert Dunne 2.22
28/10/20 Fakenham 8/10 Hurdle 2m 3y Gd/Sft 11st 1lbs Robert Dunne 8.65
13/10/20 Huntingdon 16/17 Hurdle 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Richie McLernon 15.55
12/09/20 Fontwell Park 6/15 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Gd/Frm 11st 13lbs Sean Houlihan 28.2
28/02/20 Newbury 11/14 Hurdle 2m 4f 118y Soft 11st 8lbs Sean Houlihan 28.39
06/02/20 Huntingdon 7/10 Hurdle 2m 3f 137y Soft 10st 2lbs Marc Goldstein 34
13/01/20 Lingfield Park 1/7 Hurdle 2m 3f 110y Heavy 11st 4lbs Leighton Aspell 15.27
28/12/19 Newbury 12/17 Hurdle 2m 69y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs Leighton Aspell 81.06
16/12/19 Plumpton 3/9 Hurdle 1m 7f 195y Soft 11st 6lbs Leighton Aspell 6.86
25/10/19 Newbury 1/7 Flat 2m Heavy 0 10st 0lbs Gavin Ashton 4
06/09/19 Kempton Park 2/4 Flat 1m 7f 218y Std 0 9st 1lbs Pat Cosgrave 6.64
31/07/19 Goodwood 16/19 Flat 2m 4f 134y Good 0 7st 4lbs Raul Da Silva 237
17/06/19 Nottingham 2/8 Flat 1m 6f Soft 0 9st 6lbs Pat Cosgrave 8.3
05/06/19 Kempton Park 3/12 Flat 1m 7f 218y Std/Slow 0 8st 11lbs Pat Cosgrave 15.17
04/05/19 Goodwood 4/13 Flat 1m 6f Gd/Frm 0 9st 3lbs Harry Bentley 5.48
31/03/19 Doncaster 2/17 Flat 1m 3f 197y Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Mr Simon Walker 5.2
23/10/18 Kempton Park 1/14 Flat 1m 3f 219y Slow 0 9st 5lbs Fran Berry 4.73
08/10/18 Kempton Park 3/12 Flat 1m 3f 219y Std 9st 5lbs James Doyle 2.38
22/09/18 Chelmsford City 5/10 Flat 1m 5f 66y Std 9st 8lbs Georgia Cox 6.61
03/05/18 Redcar 5/13 Flat 1m 2f 1y Gd/Frm 9st 1lbs Daniel Tudhope 2.68

Low-mileage hurdler/chaser who has been off track since good third in 2m handicap chase at Taunton 10 months ago. Very best efforts have come at shorter, however.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
09/03/20 Taunton 3/10 Chase 2m 12y Heavy B 11st 2lbs James Best 23.28
23/02/20 Fontwell Park -/3 Chase 2m 3f 104y Heavy 10st 7lbs Stan Sheppard 90.73
18/03/19 Exeter 2/12 Hurdle 2m 175y Soft 0 10st 12lbs James Best 6.89
27/02/19 Wincanton 7/18 Hurdle 1m 7f 65y Good 0 11st 1lbs James Best 32
14/01/19 Fontwell Park 6/11 Hurdle 2m 1f 162y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs James Best 180.92
31/12/18 Warwick -/11 Hurdle 2m 5f Gd/Sft 10st 12lbs David Noonan 417.75
29/11/18 Warwick 11/17 Hurdle 2m 5f Gd/Sft 10st 7lbs Stan Sheppard 543.26
15/05/18 Wincanton 5/17 Bumper 1m 7f 65y Gd/Frm 10st 12lbs Daniel Sansom 110
25/04/18 Taunton 6/10 Bumper 2m 104y Gd/Frm 10st 7lbs Daniel Sansom 80

Remains without a win but in good form this term, fifth of 10 in 3m handicap (4/1) at Ascot last time. Mark remains unchanged but he could do with seeing his race out better.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
20/11/20 Ascot 5/10 Hurdle 2m 7f 118y Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs Rex Dingle 6.07
22/10/20 Lingfield Park 3/12 Hurdle 2m 7f Gd/Sft 11st 5lbs Rex Dingle 8.19
28/08/20 Fontwell Park 2/9 Hurdle 3m 1f 166y Soft 11st 0lbs Marc Goldstein 24.1
28/02/20 Newbury 8/14 Hurdle 2m 4f 118y Soft 11st 1lbs Lorcan Williams 19.64
07/02/20 Kempton Park 2/16 Hurdle 2m 5f Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs Marc Goldstein 55
02/12/19 Plumpton 5/10 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Soft 10st 12lbs Marc Goldstein 4.5
18/11/19 Plumpton 4/9 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Soft 10st 12lbs Marc Goldstein 50.57
23/10/19 Fontwell Park 11/14 Hurdle 2m 3f 49y Gd/Sft 11st 2lbs James Bowen 173.79
09/05/19 Huntingdon 9/11 Bumper 1m 7f 171y Gd/Sft 11st 4lbs Jamie Moore 44.88
16/03/19 Kempton Park 2/9 Bumper 2m Soft 11st 3lbs Wayne Hutchinson 144.73

Modest maiden over hurdles/fences for J. P. Dempsey in Ireland and he was pulled up on each of his last 2 starts back in the summer. Market should prove a useful guide starting out for new yard.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
05/08/20 Sligo -/11 Hurdle 2m 1f 195y Good 0 11st 10lbs L. P. Dempsey 30.47
18/07/20 Tramore -/12 Chase 2m 5f Gd/Sft z 11st 13lbs L. P. Dempsey 14.5
03/03/20 Navan 4/10 Chase 2m 1f Heavy z 10st 11lbs L. P. Dempsey 13.5
06/02/20 Thurles 6/16 Chase 2m 43y Gd/Sft 11st 7lbs L. P. Dempsey 250
14/01/20 Fairyhouse 6/11 Chase 2m Heavy z 11st 6lbs Shane Shortall 230.62
01/01/20 Tramore 9/13 Hurdle 2m Soft 0 11st 6lbs Shane Shortall 40
16/12/19 Naas 9/21 Hurdle 2m Soft z 11st 9lbs Conor Orr 24
01/11/19 Down Royal 10/14 Hurdle 2m 6f Heavy 11st 8lbs L. P. Dempsey 227.13
11/10/19 Downpatrick 6/9 Hurdle 2m 2f 165y Gd/Sft 11st 8lbs L. P. Dempsey 6.4
28/09/19 Navan 7/25 Hurdle 2m Good 11st 8lbs L. P. Dempsey 985.9
20/09/19 Ballinrobe 10/12 Bumper 2m 38y Good 11st 7lbs Mr B. O'Neill 19

Winning pointer who showed definite promise on second of 3 starts in novice/maiden hurdles late last year. Will hold more chance now handicapping and worth a check in the betting for clues.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
14/12/20 Plumpton 5/7 Hurdle 2m 4f 114y Soft 11st 0lbs Mr Philip York 21.91
26/11/20 Lingfield Park 4/10 Hurdle 2m Heavy 10st 12lbs Mr Philip York 1000
09/11/20 Kempton Park 7/9 Hurdle 2m Good 10st 12lbs Mr Philip York 499.09

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

CRISTAL SPIRIT arrives in fine form supplementing December's course success in fine style at Plumpton 11 days ago. Wisely turned out under a penalty, he's fancied to make a bold bid to land the hat-trick. Lily The Pink should appreciate the drop back in trip and rates the chief threat, ahead of Certainly Red.

Betting Forecast

12/1 Kenny George, 4/1 Lily The Pink, 8/1 Jaunty Soria, 2/1 Cristal Spirit, 12/1 Hot Smoked, 7/1 Certainly Red, 11/1 Rossderrin (Ire), 16/1 Touch Tight (Ire)
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