Today's racecards

Fontwell Park

  • 17:30 32Red Handicap Chase2m 6f

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 39.28s
  • Off time: 17:30:36
17:30 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Haar 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 44321-1 RED, WHITE hoop, RED sleeves, WHITE seams, WHITE cap Haar 5 (ex7)
Nag me
9 12-0 pt Andrew Turnell James Banks (5) 110 3/14.00
3 24112-1 Royal blue, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap City Press (IRE) 5 (ex7)
Nag me
7 11-11 pt W Greatrex Brendan Powell (3) 107 4/51.80
4 23P223- White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap Venetian Lad 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 Mrs L Richards M Goldstein 111 5/16.00
5 123567- Red, White braces Delgany Gunner 61
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-0 pt N B King Trevor Whelan (5) 103 15/28.50
Non runners
213P/F4F-Aikideau (FR)611-12P F NichollsD A Jacob115

Verdict

An interesting little contest but it's probably worth opposing Delgany Gunner, who would prefer easier going. All of Venetian Lad's four victories have come at this course, though off much lower marks, while it took Haar 18 attempts to get off the mark over fences though he followed up his Southwell success with another win at Huntingdon. CITY PRESS also won at the latter track last week and, as that was only his third run over the larger obstacles, probably has more scope than the top weight and can defy his penalty. Aikideau was a decent hurdler but has struggled over fences so far. He is Paul Nicholls' only runner today, however, so shouldn't be ignored.