Fontwell Park

  • 14:45 Performance Foundations Novices' Chase2m 5f 135y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.20s
  • Off time: 14:45:45
14:45 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Adrien Du Pont (FR) 4/7
2nd Pickamix 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/43UP- Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Adrien Du Pont (FR) 222
5 11-5 t P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 143 4/71.57
2 422315- Yellow, dark green striped sleeves Fortunate George (IRE) 174
Beaten Favourite
7 11-5 v Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 131 9/25.50
3 5/165F3- Orange, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and star on cap Leith Hill Lad 164
Beaten Favourite
7 11-5 C E Longsdon J J Burke 28/129.00
4 26343- Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Mister Whitaker (IRE) 180
5 11-5 M R Channon A P Heskin 118 40/141.00
5 11321-1 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap Pickamix 147
6 11-5 t C J Mann Harry Bannister 6/17.00
6 42343-1 Red and White check, White cap Toviere (IRE) 144
6 11-5 O Sherwood L P Aspell 124 12/113.00

Verdict

ADRIEN DU PONT was easily the best of these over hurdles so will be fancied to complete a quick double for his trainer and jockey. He did lose his form a little at the start of the year but his stable has won this in four of the last six years. Leith Hill Lad, a winning pointer, should make a better chaser than hurdler and is one to watch in the coming months but softer ground and a longer trip may have better suited Fortunate George. Pickamix has been in great form over timber and, like Mister Whitaker and Toviere, is not be underestimated.