Fontwell Park

  • 12:25 John Rogerson Memorial Beginners' Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 5.60s
  • Off time: 12:25:48
12:25 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benheir (IRE) 13/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 631-146 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK star, striped sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN star Alpha Native 44
8 11-2 Mrs L Hill D Bass 33/134.00
2 1201-2P Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Benheir (IRE) 30
6 11-2 Miss R Curtis D C Costello 124 13/82.62
3 U1/31U6- ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Oscargo (IRE) 296
8 11-2 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 8/131.62
4 63/254-P Red, white triple diamond, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white diamond The Gossmoor Yank (IRE) 194
9 11-2 L Corcoran S Thomas 124 20/121.00


Benheir failed to complete in a decent novice chase at Cheltenham last time but had shaped well enough when runner-up on his chasing debut at Bangor. OSCARGO is rated much higher than him over hurdles, however, and this brother to a winning chaser is taken to open his account over fences at the first time of asking for Paul Nicholls. Both The Gossmoor Yank and Alpha Native have each had a couple of starts over fences without showing much so far and are hard to fancy as a consequence.