Fontwell Park

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

  • Winner £11,710 2nd £3,460 3rd £1,730 4th £866
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.70s
  • Off time: 15:52:18
15:50 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tindaro (FR) 4/1
2nd King Edmund 11/2
3rd Temple Lord (FR) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 732521- Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 176
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-7 G L Moore J E Moore 140 3/14.00
3 257021- White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 166
Nag me
10 11-6 t C Gordon Tom Cannon 139 11/26.50
4 84-1422 White, dark blue hoop, yellow sleeves and cap Tindaro (FR) 82
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-1 t P R Webber A P McCoy 134 4/15.00
5 34534-6 Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves Falcon Island 155
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-13 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 132 7/24.50
6 7715-36 Red and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Mister Matt (IRE) 81
Nag me
10 10-7 R H Buckler R Johnson 126 20/121.00
7 76P-59P Yellow and grey check, yellow sleeves and cap Passato (GER) 118
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-6 t Miss J S Davis D Elsworth 125 16/117.00
8 45P412 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Temple Lord (FR) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-4 bt Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 123 9/110.00
9 53214-2 Red and Emerald Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap, Red spots Olympian Boy (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-0 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 115 15/28.50
Non runners
14/04-197Australia Day (IRE)1011-12P R WebberL Treadwell145

Verdict

Australia Day has had an unusual preparation, running twice on the Flat in Spain since taking in a competitive hurdle at Market Rasen in July. He has a terrific strike rate over fences but must lead and there are several front-runners in this. Fruity O'Rooney is a useful handicapper but this looks too sharp while Falcon Island struggles to get his head in front. King Edmond won at Wincanton in April while Mister Matt isn't without a chance and Temple Lord may be suited by the way the race is run, though McCoy has been allowed to get off the JP McManus-owned runner in favour of TINDARO. A course and distance winner, he was only beaten half-a-length in this grade at Stratford last time and should give supporters a run for their money again off a 3lb higher mark.