FONTWELL Park’s latest meeting saw a treble for trainer Gary Moore, who is based at Cisswood Racing Stables in Lower Beeding, West Sussex.
The treble was a decisive indication that his string is now back in top form, with son Joshua riding two of the winners, and his other son, Jamie on board the third.
He took the opening Paul Humes Memorial Handicap Hurdle race with nine-year-old Ruby Yeats, owned by Heart of the South Racing and ridden by Joshua Moore. This horse was patiently ridden, coming to win the race after taking the lead on the run-in and going clear.
Then he sent out seven-year-old gelding Chain Smoker, ridden by Jamie Moore, to take the handicap chase over two miles five furlongs. Jamie took the lead in the final stages to win by half a length from the Tom Gretton-trained Lickpenny Larry.
The treble was completed when French-bred Full Back, a five-year-old gelding owned by Mr Ashley Head and ridden by Joshua Moore, the Southern Cranes and Access Maiden Hurdle Race over two miles three furlongs by just over four lengths from Rookie Trainer, trained by Neil Mullholland and ridden by Robert Dunne.
There was a good win for trainer Amy Murphy, in the handicap hurdle of the day, when she sent out Marlborough Sounds at 10/3, well ridden by Jack Quinlan to go clear before the last and stay on strongly to win.
The next meeting at Fontwell Park is on Thursday February 14, followed by the The National Spirit Hurdle meeting on Sunday January 24.