Today's racecards

Fontwell Park

  • 16:20 Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Handicap Chase2m 6f

  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 1.90s
  • Off time: 16:20:14
16:20 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fruity O'Rooney 4/5
2nd Requin (FR) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 073252 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 4
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 v G L Moore J E Moore 137 4/51.80
2 13/1P0-6 Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap As De Fer (FR) 33
Nag me
7 11-10 t A J Honeyball S Thomas 135 5/16.00
5 61113-5 Dark Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 152
Nag me
7 11-5 G L Moore A Glassonbury 130 16/117.00
6 P-22157 Pink and Maroon diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Mortimers Cross 40
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-12 J L Needham A Thornton 123 12/113.00
7 7U2624 Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Fine Parchment (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-11 pt C J Mann Mr H A A Bannister (7) 122 8/19.00
8 FP0-4P7 Pink, pink and white quartered cap Requin (FR) 42
Nag me
8 10-7 p V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 118 5/16.00
Non runners
322241PMidnight Sail1011-9A KingCharlie Huxley134
4332235Niceonefrankie711-5Miss V WilliamsAidan Coleman130
9123P22Venetian Lad810-0Mrs L RichardsM Goldstein108

Verdict

Fruity O'Rooney will be forcing the pace again in this but was picked off by Pigeon Island in a veterans' race at Ascot on Sunday and is struggling to win off his current mark. He will also be taken on for the lead by Fine Parchment, though that one hasn't been getting home this season. The top weight's trainer, Gary Moore, also saddles the returning Amaury De Lusignan while Venetian Lad is a Fontwell specialist, though normally competes at a lower level. Requin is on a decent mark if he can recapture his best form while Niceonefrankie deserves a change of luck but Mortimers Cross may find this an insufficient test of stamina. MIDNIGHT SAIL found Grade 3 company too hot at Newbury last time but should hold his own here and has his favoured going. He can bounce back to winning ways with As De Fer having questions to answer at present.