Southern National success at Fontwell Park

 

FONTWELL PARK RACECOURSE- the UK’s only figure of eight jumps track- hosted one of the most popular Jump Racedays in the county- The Mansionbet Sussex National, yesterday.

This is one of the biggest race days of the year at this popular racecourse, with  a unique figure-of-eight track. This feature race, a handicap chase, is a three mile and three furlongs test of endurance for both horse and jockey.

Seven runners were attracted for this year’s event, covering three miles and three furlongs on ground that was soft with heavy patches in places. The race, worth £12,913 to the winner, was a thriller this year, despite having only seven runners.

Sussex jockey Jamie Moore brought 9-2 shot One Of Us to victory, winning by just a neck. The seven-year-old, trained by Nick Williams at George Nympton in Devon, was always prominent in this race.

One Of Us , on the right., ridden by Jamie Moore and trained by Nick Williams, on the way to victory .
Photo courtesy of Fontwell Park.

Given an excellent ride by Jamie Moore,  One Of Us, jumped well and went clear before the last- and was all out on the line to beat runner-up Captain Cattistock ridden by Lorcan Williams and trained by Paul Nicholls, by just a neck.

Jamie Moore unsaddling the winner of the Southern National Photo: Fontwell P:ark Racecourse

Back in third place was 4-1 shot, The Two Amigos, a seven-year-old trained by permit holder Nicky Martin, who is based on Exmoor,  and ridden by Matt Griffiths. In fourth spot was 5-1 shot Shanroe Santos, trained by Lucy Wadham and ridden by Leighton Aspell.

 

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