Today's racecards

Fontwell Park

  • 15:50 Fuller's London Pride Handicap Chase2m 2f

  • Winner £9,812 2nd £2,898 3rd £1,449 4th £725
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.60s
  • Off time: 15:50:35
15:50 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Marodima (FR) 7/2
2nd King Edmund 7/1
3rd Gus Macrae (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1605-22 White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 139
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-12 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 142 7/18.00
2 2P865P- Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 167
Nag me
8 11-10 P Bowen D C Costello 140 8/19.00
3 4312-21 Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Marodima (FR) 128
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-5 p Jamie Snowden S Twiston-Davies 135 7/24.50
4 3/31113- RED, YELLOW stars and armlets Current Event (FR) 166
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-3 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (7) 133 9/43.25
5 01187-5 Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Oldrik (GER) 155
Nag me
9 11-0 p P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 14/115.00
6 1F-2211 Red and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Mister Matt (IRE) 62
Nag me
9 10-12 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 128 16/117.00
7 1RR6F-P TURQUOISE and SILVER diamonds Tatispout (FR) 159
Nag me
5 10-9 C E Longsdon Felix De Giles 125 25/126.00
8 44948/1- Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 510
Nag me
8 10-6 t Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 122 9/25.50

Verdict

Pure Faith and Tatispout both have the ability to figure in this but are very difficult to predict nowadays. With all eight runners returning following lay-offs of one sort or another, we'll take a chance on MARODIMA who normally goes well fresh and could have a few of these in trouble if he's allowed an uncontested lead. He beat the hat-trick-seeking Mister Matt by 17 lengths at Newton Abbot in May and is 8lb better off now. Current Event still has a bit to prove in handicap company while Oldrik was tailed off when the selection was second at Hereford in the spring and King Edmond is still 5lb higher than when successful at Ascot last December, though usually tackles better company. It will be interesting to see if there's any money for the lightly-raced Gus Macrae, however, with McCoy in the plate.