Fontwell Park

  • 19:00 Southern Coaches Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,537 2nd £745 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 48.50s
  • Off time: 19:01:17
19:00 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Geneva Geyser (GER) 3/1
2nd Green Mining (IRE) 8/11
3rd Roanstar 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3722/2-1 Black, beige spots on sleeves Green Mining (IRE) 22
7 11-5 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 113 8/111.73
2 FF2/0P-4 Grey, pink chevron, halved sleeves and diamond on cap Bluemoonandstars (IRE) 23
6 10-12 t George Baker T E Whelan (7) 11/112.00
3 Sky Blue, Scarlet quartered cap Geneva Geyser (GER) 254
5 10-12 Lady Herries L P Aspell 3/14.00
4 73 Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap Que Vivo (FR) 11
7 10-12 A J Whiting J M Davies 14/115.00
5 68-68 Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Subtle Approach (IRE) 5
6 10-12 Miss E Baker A Thornton 100/1101.00
6 4012-U6 Maroon, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon and Yellow quartered cap Tork To Me (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 10-12 Mrs R Ford Jimmy Derham (3) 80/181.00
7 9-0 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Deux Etoiles (IRE) 29
4 10-8 G L Moore J E Moore 20/121.00
8 Purple and Yellow diamonds, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Purple cap Roanstar 27
4 10-8 C Gordon D Elsworth 12/113.00

Verdict

It would be no surprise if Geneva Geyser, five times a winner on the Flat, were to pay his way over hurdles. The fast ground won't be a problem for Lady Herries' five-year-old but he hasn't raced since September. Roanstar also showed ability on the level but may need today's experience and we are taking GREEN MINING to add to his Worcester win last month. This extra half-mile will suit Tim Vaughan's seven-year-old, who has already won a point-to-point and will probably be tackling fences in the near future.