TALENTED conditional jockey David Noonan stole the limelight at Fontwell Park’s well-supported meeting yesterday ( Sunday) when he rode a splendid treble.
He told reporters::”He said: “I’ve ridden three doubles but never a treble. It’s fantastic.”
It started when he took the opening Maiden Hurdle on board 1-6 favourite, Fountains Windfall, trained by Anthony Honeyball by a decisive 17 lengths. The second win came with Sir Dylan, 9-2 joint favourite in the first division of the handicap hurdle, trained by Polly Gundry.This was Sir Dylan’s third victory on the trot.
Here he beat 20-1 shot Thepartysover by a more modest three and a half lengths, with the runner up, trained by Paul Henderson, previous course winner Thepartysover.
The treble was completed with 9-2 shot Chill Factor, providing Anthony Honeyball with a double on the day.
Another trainer/jockey combination in form was that of trainer Neil Mullolland and jockey Denis O’ Regan. They were in imressive form as theytook the Division II of the Handicap Hurdle with a comfortable win from 11-1 shot Maid of Tuscany.
They followed up quickly with a victory from Very Extravagant at 9-2 in the three mile one furlong handicap chase . The final leg came with a decisive 1 length win from Vexillium at in the handicap chase.
Former amateur jockey Grant Cann, who trains near Bath, enjoyed an excellent win when Miller’s Maverick, at 16-1 scored his first ever victory in the three mile one furlong handicap chase with Nick Scholfield in the saddle.
Rocknrobin is proving to be an exciting prospect from Chris Gordon’s Winchester yard. Owned by Mrs Heather Alwen,the talented fiveyear-old scored the second victory of his career, this time over fences, when ridden by Tom Cannon.
The next meeting at Fontwell Park is on Thursday August 18 with seven races and Abba Revival playing from 8.30pm. Gates open at 3pm for the seven race fixture with Best Dressed Compettions featuring a top prize of £1,000.