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Fontwell

Wed, 16th May 2012
16:55
Quick Fire Powered By Microgaming Handicap Chase, 3m 2f 110y
8 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £2800

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

1 Beware Chalk Pit (IRE) (19J)
8 b g Anshan - Rakiura (IRE) (Good Thyne (USA))
P62P/P4- Dr & Mrs Peter Leftley

11-12  
93

10/1
M D Grant
J A Geake

A winner of a chase at 3m 2f on soft ground. Well beaten at 12-1 behind Absolute Shambles when fourth of 6 on his latest outing in a chase at Plumpton over 3m 2f (soft) last month.

2 Monty's Revenge (IRE) (109J)
7 b g Bob's Return (IRE) - Native Bavard (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))
F151P5- The Red Socks

11-11  
92

8/1
A P Cawley
M Keighley

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 3m and 3m 2f on good to firm and good ground. Well beaten at 11-2 behind Pensnett Bay when fifth of 8 on his latest outing in a chase at Uttoxeter over 2m 5f (heavy) in January.

3 Hobb's Dream (IRE) (15J)
8 br m Winged Love (IRE) - La-greine (Strong Gale)
131F5-4 John & Jeanette Hobbs & Mr P J Proudle
Cheek pieces

11-10  
91

9/2
A Guerin (7)
N P Mulholland

Winner of a hurdle race and four chases from 3m to 3m 3f on ground varying from good to soft to heavy. Finished 13l behind Bennys Mist when fourth of 8 at 9-2 on her latest outing in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 7f (heavy) earlier this month.

4 Accumulus (GB) (1785F, 13J)
12 b g Cloudings (IRE) - Norstock (Norwick (USA))
PP7/P6-P Ian Murray & Nick Quesnel
Cheek pieces

11-9  
90

20/1
J A McCarthy
G Deacon

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 1f and 3m on good to firm and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Pulled up at the 14th when 18-1 at Hereford over 3m 1f (heavy) in a chase won by Huckleberry earlier this month on his latest outing.

5 The Clyda Rover (IRE) (12J)
8 ch g Moonax (IRE) - Pampered Molly (IRE) (Roselier (FR))
45363-1 Mr K A Nelmes
Cheek pieces

11-4  
85

6/4
C J Davies (7)
Mrs H R J Nelmes

A winner at 5-1 in a chase over this course and distance (soft) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Magical Treasure by 2 1/4l.

6 Might As Well (GB) (37J)
9 gr g Terimon - Might Be (Gunner B)
843634- Dr & Mrs John Millar
Cheek pieces

11-3  
84

6/1
A Thornton
J W Mullins

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 7f and 3m 1f on good ground. Well beaten at 9-2co-fav behind Pancake when fourth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 3m (soft) last month.

7 Venetian Lad (GB) (12J)
7 ro g Midnight Legend - Henrietta Holmes (IRE) (Persian Bold)
7373F-5 The Venetian Lad Partnership

11-1  
82

8/1
M Goldstein (3)
Mrs L Richards

Placed in a NH flat race and two chases from 15 starts. Finished 15l behind The Clyda Rover when fifth of 8 at 9-2 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (soft) earlier this month.

8 Local Present (IRE) (39J)
9 ch g Presenting - Local Issue (IRE) (Phardante (FR))
686P44- Miss R Dobson, P Hart, R Hodges

10-0  
65

12/1
Mr P Prince (7)
R J Hodges

He has won a NH flat race and two chases from 2m 4f to 3m 2f on ground varying from firm to good. Finished 17l behind Double Chocolate when fourth of 7 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Newton Abbot over 3m 2f (good) last month.

Race Verdict

The Clyda Rover returned to the winner's enclosure over C&D two weeks ago and warrants respect off a 7lb higher rating but it might be worth siding with HOBB'S DREAM, who has been eased 6lb in the weights for his latest effort at Exeter, when a well-held fourth over 3m. Neil Mulholland's charge showed at Wincanton in March that he relishes a stern stamina test and, off 3lb higher, he looks handicapped to strike again soon. Monty's Revenge appeals most of the remainder.

Selection: Hobb's Dream        Danger: The Clyda Rover        Alternative: Monty's Revenge
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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