Fontwell Park

  • 16:00 Knight Fencing Ltd Supports Sussex Snowdrop Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £7,596 2nd £2,244 3rd £1,122 4th £562
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 45.80s
  • Off time: 16:01:18
16:00 Fontwell Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seebright 5/1
2nd Imperial Circus (IRE) 5/1
3rd Nataani (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U/4063P- Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 43
12 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 3/14.00
2 5570U1- Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 44
Course Winner
11 11-11 v G L Moore J E Moore 138 8/19.00
3 150P0-1 White, dark blue hoops and armlets, dark blue and white hooped cap American Spin 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-7 L A Dace Tom Cannon 134 6/17.00
4 154311- Yellow, dark blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star Seebright 31
Course Winner
7 11-7 V R A Dartnall Aidan Coleman 134 5/16.00
5 U6/P51P- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap There's No Panic (IRE) 73
Course Winner
9 11-5 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 132 6/17.00
6 22P34P- Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Adrenalin Flight (IRE) 43
Course Winner
8 11-3 J W Mullins A Thornton 130 12/113.00
7 18474-3 Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Imperial Circus (IRE) 17
8 10-12 p P J Hobbs R Johnson 125 5/16.00
8 6/93877- Light green, purple star and star on cap Nataani (IRE) 40
11 10-8 pt Miss J S Davis T J O'Brien 121 25/126.00
9 4/11635- White, Purple hoop and sleeves Bold Perk (IRE) 33
Course and Distance Winner
12 10-4 M Hill Ian Popham 117 12/113.00

Verdict

Fruity O'Rooney has won five times around here over shorter trips but this may just stretch the front-runner's stamina. American Spin is a dour stayer but has gone up 12lb since winning at Kempton and Roberto Goldback was pulled up in the Scottish National when last seen, but had been placed at the Cheltenham Festival earlier in a race in which There's No Panic was pulled up. SEEBRIGHT looks a progressive staying chaser and, though having more to do than when winning novice events here and at Perth, can complete the hat-trick as the handicapper hasn't had a lot to work with. Imperial Circus won over this trip in the autumn and hasn't dome much wrong since so can't be ignored.