RACEGOERS enjoyed an excellent day of jump racing at Fontwell Park yesterday, with competitive action in glorious weather.
The fixture attracted a bumper crowd, which saw Horsham trainer Gary Moore back in top form with a treble at the meeting, while West country trainer Colin Tizzard notched up a good double.
The opening handicap hurdle over three miles two furlongs saw jockey Kielan Woods ride a good winner for Gloucestershire trainer Graeme McPherson, when he partnered 7-1 shot Scooby, beating 15-8 favourite Don Lami by half a length, with Mister Serious five lengths further back in third place.
Trainer Neil Mulholland won the two mile two furlongs handicap chase with 10-1 shot Code of Law, under an excellent ride by conditional jockey Harry Reed. Code of Law was six lengths clear of runner up Spiritofchartwell while 3-1 favourite Two Hoots finished another six lengths further back in third.
Gary Moore’s treble began in the third race, a maiden hurdle over two miles one and a half furlongs, when Roll of the Dice at 9-4 was well ridden by James Bowen to beat 11-8 favourite Ringa Ding Ding, trained by Paul Nicholls.
The same trainer/jockey combination took the two miles one and a half furlong handicap hurdle with Royal Hall, which beat Paul Nicholl’s 100-30 favourite, Zoltan Varga by half a length. The treble was completed when Gary Moore won the final race- a two-mile five furlongs handicap hurdle with 5-1 shot Waikiki Waves, ridden by Andrew Tinkler beating Moore’s other runner in the race, 9-4 favourite Now Listen Here, by a head.
Colin Tizzard’s double, with both horses ridden by Harry Cobden, was initiated by 11-year-old gelding Kings Lad winning the three mile two furlong handicap chase, beating Gary Moore’s runner, 6-4 favourite, Antony by half a length.
The second part of the double was when his 11-4 joint favourite Never Learns won the three mile two furlong handicap chase.
The next meeting at Fontwell Park is a Gentlemens Evening on Saturday June 16 when gates open at 4pm and the first of seven races is at 6.10pm and the last at 21.10pm