Fontwell Park

  • 16:40 Betting Room Twyford Avenue Stamshaw Novices' Handicap Chase2m 2f

  • Winner £2,439 2nd £716 3rd £358 4th £179
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 30.50s
  • Off time: 16:40:36
16:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blue Signal (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/P413-1 Red, Emerald Green star, Red and White striped sleeves Piment D'estruval (FR) 36
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 108 4/91.44
2 1/2P4-23 BLACK, WHITE chevron, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE armlets and cap Blue Signal (IRE) 20
6 11-11 T R George P J Brennan 107 3/14.00
4 B869-34 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Al Amaan 7
6 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 100 7/18.00
Non runners
313034-5Amuse Me511-11Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy107


PIMENT D'ESTRUVAL is the only one of the quartet to have scored over fences and can make his experience tell, especially with his yard enjoying such a splendid run of form. He won with something in hand at Exeter last time and although an 11lb rise does seem somewhat harsh, he still sets the standard here. Amuse Me rattled up a quickfire hat-trick in less than a fortnight in late autumn last year and looked a useful prospect, but has failed to fire in three outings over fences to date. He is best watched, likewise Al Amaan and Blue Signal, both of whom make their respective fencing debuts after showing a fair level of form over timber.