Fontwell Park

  • 14:25 Joy And Steve Hardy Retirement Handicap Chase3m 1f 210y

  • Winner £4,614 2nd £1,355 3rd £677 4th £350
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 56.72s
  • Off time: 14:25:31
14:25 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Bliss 5/1
2nd Cucklington 4/1
3rd Robinroyale (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 112-P39 Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, Red cap Cucklington 19
Distance Winner
8 11-12 b C L Tizzard H Cobden 110 1001
2 548F06 Beige, dark green hoop and armlets, maroon cap Robinroyale (IRE) 19
8 11-12 bt J Farrelly Tom Cannon 110 1001
3 368-576 Yellow, white and yellow halved sleeves Cabragh (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
10 11-7 p C J Mann Harry Bannister 105 1001
4 13-75P8 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Cap Horner (FR) 14
7 11-7 J W Mullins J E Moore 105 1001
5 1-1112P Dark blue, pink star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Midnight Bliss 19
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-3 t C Fryer Bryony Frost 101 1001
6 2P7/11-R White, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Day Of Roses (IRE) 19
Course Winner
10 11-2 J Scott Nick Scholfield 100 1001
7 9-9P622 Light Blue, Chocolate sash Megaboost (IRE) 19
6 10-9 b B I Case Max Kendrick (5) 93 1001
8 508543 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Yellow cap Invicta Lake (IRE) 19
Course WinnerDistance Winner
12 10-6 b Miss S Smith R P McLernon 90 1001

Verdict

MIDNIGHT BLISS (NAP) completed a five-timer between the flags and in novice handicaps over regulation fences last summer before just failing to concede 24lb to Midnight Mustang at Southwell. His latest run should be forgiven as his rider lost an iron and compensation awaits. Megaboost ran her best race to date over the track and trip last time and it wouldn't take much more to go one better while Cucklington, who completed a Wincanton double last March, has been running in better company though ran poorly on that track last time. The veteran Invicta Lake hasn't won for an age and has been well beaten in all recent starts.