Fontwell Park

  • 14:40 Happy Fiftieth Birthday Kate Livermore Novices' Hurdle2m 2f 110y

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.00s
  • Off time: 14:41:58
14:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orthodox Lad 1/3
2nd Sir Dylan 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 323123 Red and white stripes, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white stars Orthodox Lad 13
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 Dr R D P Newland Chris Ward (7) 111 1/31.33
3 LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap Courageous (IRE) 2
7 10-12 J M Bradley Mr F Tett (7) 66/167.00
4 6-3P72P red, white cross belts, red sleeves, white spots, white and black hooped cap Kilcolman Wizard (IRE) 98
7 10-12 L Corcoran Donal Fahy 50/151.00
5 0 Yellow, red seams, yellow sleeves, red spots, yellow cap My Son Harry (IRE) 111
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 8/19.00
6 6P9 Maroon, yellow seams and sleeves, hooped cap The Kings Assassin (IRE) 24
5 10-12 C Gordon Tom Cannon 14/115.00
7 36/76-0 Emerald Green, Royal Blue star and star on cap Unsist (FR) 24
5 10-12 N J Gifford D Elsworth 20/121.00
8 F2 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Sir Dylan 55
4 10-11 R Harris C Wallis (5) 8/19.00
Non runners
1P-12331Experimentalist511-12Tim VaughanAlan Johns118


This is, surprisingly, ORTHODOX LAD's first appearance in novice company though he has run in several maiden hurdles, winning at Worcester in July. Two recent efforts in handicaps suggest he should have too much for Wednesday's easy Southwell winner Experimentalist receiving 7lb, though the top weight does have a 10lb claimer to ease his burden. Sir Dylan might have a bit of scope but he was beaten more than 20 lengths when second at Newton Abbot and none of the others makes much appeal.