Fontwell Park

  • 16:00 32Red Beginners' Chase2m 4f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.00s
  • Off time: 16:00:26
16:00 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Black Thunder (FR) 11/4
2nd Fox Appeal (IRE) 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 325F5-0 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Black Thunder (FR) 165
Distance Winner
6 11-3 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 11/43.75
2 19/013-5 White, Grey spots, White cap Fox Appeal (IRE) 165
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-3 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 7/42.75
3 13411-U Black, white hoops, white sleeves, black stars, light green cap Heronry (IRE) 166
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-3 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 128 4/15.00
4 7/2223P- Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ohio Gold (IRE) 207
Distance Winner
7 11-3 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 134 9/25.50
5 193052/ RED, ORANGE and RED hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Orzare (IRE) 551
Course Winner
7 11-3 P Hide Joshua Moore (3) 50/151.00
6 571255- Black, white sash and sleeves, gold cap Baby Shine (IRE) 188
7 10-10 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 132 14/115.00
Non runners
794P-522Hi Note510-10Miss S WestM Goldstein


Ohio Gold is the most experienced of these and was third at the Cheltenham Festival in March, though was pulled up at Haydock later. Black Thunder and Heronry both represent powerful NH yards and have to be respected while Baby Shine was a better hurdler than the other mare, Hi Note, but FOX APPEAL looks the class act. He had Black Thunder behind on worse terms in a valuable handicap hurdle at Haydock in the spring and appears to have the beating of Baby Shine on a line through winner battle Group. His yard is in great form and the switch to chasing should suit.