Fontwell Park

  • 14:40 Josh Gifford Memorial Novices' Chase 2m 6f

  • Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 58.40s
  • Off time: 14:40:37
14:40 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shoegazer (IRE) 7/4
2nd Poungach (FR) 5/6


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 25-F215 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 60
Distance Winner
7 11-6 p P F Nicholls D A Jacob 144 5/61.83
2 53F125 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Shoegazer (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
8 11-6 t D Pipe N D Fehily 144 7/42.75
3 P9-614U Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Tenor Nivernais (FR) 24
6 11-3 Miss V Williams R T Dunne 138 7/18.00
4 F/6517-P Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle, quartered cap Orvita (FR) 266
Course and Distance Winner
11 10-12 Mrs H R J Nelmes S Thomas 100/1101.00
5 631300/ Purple, White stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Scampi Boy (IRE) 835
9 10-12 P R Webber D Elsworth 112 25/126.00


POUNGACH ran poorly in the Grade 1 Feltham at Kempton on Boxing Day but had won nicely at Haydock before that. Paul Nicholls' charge can pick up the winning thread back at this level. Shoegazer is another dropping back into a more suitable grade having failed to figure at Cheltenham last time and he has a shout along with Bangor winner Tenor Nivernais, who unseated on his latest start. Orvita has won over hurdles at this track but is hard to fancy on his chasing bow in this company and Scampi Boy hasn't raced since 2010.