Today's racecards

Fontwell Park

  • 15:40 Sunday School Works Outing 2009 Hunters' Chase2m 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.20s
  • Off time: 15:40:21
15:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ofarel D'airy (FR) Evs
2nd Dancer Life (POL) 12/1
3rd Good Gordon (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 UP-8106 MAUVE, ROYAL BLUE hoops, diabolo on sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Cape Verde Sal (IRE) 192
Nag meDistance Winner
8 12-8 D Phelan B J Toomey (5) 103 25/126.00
3 690/P-21 Royal Blue, Yellow stripe, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Dancer Life (POL) 14
Nag me
10 12-0 t1 Mrs A Vaughan Mr D Coleman (7) 112 12/113.00
4 P03034 Dark green, light blue hoop, armlets and cap Good Gordon (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 12-0 D Phelan Mr H McKenna (7) 99 50/151.00
5 916P/68- Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Limerick Boy (GER) 407
Nag meDistance Winner
11 12-0 Miss V Williams Mr W Biddick (3) 133 7/42.75
7 6200-21 White, Crimson hoops, Black cap Ofarel D'airy (FR) 258
Nag meDistance Winner
7 12-0 P F Nicholls Mr O Greenall (3) 137 Evs2.00
8 PU-08PP Dark Blue, Light Blue chevrons, Light Blue and Dark Blue diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Pottersway (IRE) 14
Nag me
9 12-0 Miss A Solomon Mr J Banks (7) 93 100/1101.00
9 1P/P0PP- Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Teeming Rain (IRE) 322
Nag me
10 12-0 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry 120 12/113.00
10 12/PP3-P Yellow, Black chevron, diabolo on sleeves The Big Breakfast (IRE) 15
Nag me
9 12-0 b1 Miss Western Mr J Sole (7) 40/141.00
Non runners
20PF0-53Contraband1112-0J Shears125
6131-472Man From Highworth1012-0H J MannersMr D R Bass95

Verdict

Despite nearly 300 days off a racecourse OFAREL D'AIRY looks brilliantly placed to take another victory ahead of Limerick Boy and Contraband. Paul Nicholls charge made a mockery of a novice hurdle field over distance and in similar ground conditions to win by 22 lengths last time out. The form from the contest has been franked with the third going on to score and with decent enough chase performances on the CV it;s hard to see what will beat it here. One that could should things not go to plan is Limerick Boy who won a smart looking handicap over distance in rubbish ground back in December 2006. Also returning from an absence this seems a nice way to ease him back into things. As a former winner of the Arkle trophy at the Cheltenham Festival Contraband must be considered. Since those heady days the 11-year-old has slipped down the ratings and was outclassed in last season's champion hurdle. All that said in this company connections can expect better things but Ofarel D'airy will be hard to beat.