Today's racecards

Fontwell Park

  • 14:50 Christopher Annand 50th Birthday Handicap Chase2m 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 51.30s
  • Off time: 14:57:43
14:50 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kind Of Easy (IRE) 5/2
2nd Double Chocolate 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0272/PU- Red and White check, White cap Kind Of Easy (IRE) 241
Nag me
7 11-12 p1 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 114 5/23.50
2 P223-UP White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap Venetian Lad 147
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 Mrs L Richards M Goldstein 108 9/25.50
3 35123-1 Dark green, grey stars, striped sleeves and star on cap Bit Of A Clown (IRE) 160
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-1 N J Gifford Mr J Sole (7) 103 6/17.00
4 236P76 Yellow, White cap, Dark Blue star Double Chocolate 86
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-12 p J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 100 2/13.00
5 181P56 White and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Lord Lescribaa (FR) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-11 pt P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (10) 99 20/121.00
6 3P6323 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Princely Hero (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-2 pt C Gordon Louis Muspratt (10) 90 8/19.00

Verdict

VENETIAN LAD is 6lb higher than when winning this last year but has ground conditions in his favour again and it would be no surprise to see Lydia Richards' course specialist score again. Bit Of A Clown only won a maiden hunter chase over track and trip in May and it remains to be seen how her fares against these experienced handicappers. Princely Hero likes it here but probably needs a bit further nowadays. The same can probably be said of Double Chocolate and Lord Lescribaa but Kind Of Easy had every chance when unseating his rider here in February and shouldn't be far away with a clear round.