15:25 Fontwell 9 Nov 2018

Follow The Albion With Seagull Travel Handicap Chase (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,314 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

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Data quality73%
Position
1
2U-60P8
iT
Yellow, red diamond, hooped sleeves, red cap (Mr Michael Hawker)

Mortens Leam 78 

b g Sulamani - Bonnet's Pieces (Alderbrook)

6 12-7
102
6 12-7
102

Winner over fences at Fakenham in December. Well below form over hurdles this season, however, so bit to prove back in this sphere.

Winner over fences at Fakenham in December. Well below form over hurdles this season, however, so bit to prove back in this sphere.

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Mortens Leam Score: 311

2
4323-31
iT
Yellow, black hollow box, yellow and white hooped sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap (Hools & Forces Partnership)

Sounds Of Italy (IRE)  22 

b g Milan - Sound Hill (Green Tune)

9 11-3 t
84 4
9 11-3 t
84 4

Off the mark on second attempt for this yard at Uttoxeter 3 weeks ago, much improved in the process. Could well rack up a sequence in this sphere.

Off the mark on second attempt for this yard at Uttoxeter 3 weeks ago, much improved in the process. Could well rack up a sequence in this sphere.

Sounds Of Italy Score: 530

1
3
546311
iT
Black, white star, black and red striped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Romilly Stuart-jervis)

Bermeo (IRE)  53 

b g Definite Article - Miss Blueyes (Dushyantor)

7 11-3 t p
84
7 11-3 t p
84

Mixed record over hurdles but doing well over fences, winning last 2 starts (in a space of a week) at Newton Abbot and Worcester. Remains of interest.

Mixed record over hurdles but doing well over fences, winning last 2 starts (in a space of a week) at Newton Abbot and Worcester. Remains of interest.

Bermeo Score: 439

2
4
37431P
iT
Red, white star, white sleeves, light green stars, white cap, light green star (Mr N A Eggleton)

Hardtorock (IRE)  16 

b g Mountain High - Permissal (Dr Massini)

9 11-2 t p
83
9 11-2 t p
83

Better than ever when gaining second course win over 21.6f at Fontwell. Took little interest there next time, though. Tongue strap back on.

Better than ever when gaining second course win over 21.6f at Fontwell. Took little interest there next time, though. Tongue strap back on.

Hardtorock Score: 374

4
5
6P-6406
iT
Emerald green, emerald green and yellow hooped cap (Mrs G Welch)

Polo The Mumm (FR)  21 

b g Great Journey - Maido (French Glory)

8 11-2 t b1 h
83
8 11-2 t b1 h
83

Record patchy and well held both starts for this yard.

Record patchy and well held both starts for this yard.

Polo The Mumm Score: 317

6
353316/
iT
Gold, black diamond, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap (Mr Mark Shears)

How's Vienna (IRE)  571 

b g Westerner - Plant a Smacker (Goldmark)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Winning chaser but best watched on first run for new yard after19 months off (sold from David Dennis £800 in November).

Winning chaser but best watched on first run for new yard after19 months off (sold from David Dennis £800 in November).

How's Vienna Score: 426

3
7
P12PP9
iT
Yellow, dark green chevrons, dark green and yellow chevrons on sleeves, dark green cap, yellow stars (Mr Phill Meaden)

Findusatgorcombe 22 

b g Tobougg - Seemma (Romany Rye)

6 10-13 t
80
6 10-13 t
80

Aided by the application of a tongue tie when landing 7-runner handicap chase at Fontwell in June. Good second at Newton Abbot later that month but has followed that with 3 heavy defeats.

Aided by the application of a tongue tie when landing 7-runner handicap chase at Fontwell in June. Good second at Newton Abbot later that month but has followed that with 3 heavy defeats.

Findusatgorcombe Score: 332

Verdict

SOUNDS OF ITALY improved from his first outing for Dan Skelton over hurdles at Uttoxeter when winning as he pleased at the same track over fences last month. A 12lb rise looks very fair for that performance and he could have further improvement to come. Bermeo has won his last two chases at Newton Abbot and Worcester so warrants consideration as he is only 4lb higher due to the narrow margins of those victories, while a return to fences could see Mortens Leam improve as he is 19lb lower than when last encountering them at Fakenham in March.

Verdict

SOUNDS OF ITALY was much improved on his second start for this yard when winning at Uttoxeter 3 weeks ago and is very much one to keep on the right side. Hat-trick seeking Bermeo is the obvious threat.