Fontwell honours are shared around as Coal Stock fires
Racing returned to Fontwell Park onSaturday as a seven-race card brought successes for seven different trainers and jockeys.
Oliver Signy and Gavin Sheehan got the afternoon off to a perfect start for favourite-backers, as Sambezi held off his closest challenger to win the Visit attheraces.com Maiden Hurdle by ¾ of a length as the 9/4 favourite.
Reallyradical’s 7½-length success in the Bigmore Will Writing And Estate Planning Handicap Chase went to two names synonymous with victory at the track, with Chris Gordon and Jamie Moore teaming up with the 7/2-shot.
The 100/30-chance Brown Bullet handed trainer Andy Irvine a length-and-a-half victory in the Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Mares’ Handicap Hurdle – with Page Fuller doing the steering.
The Follow At The Races On Twitter Novices’ Handicap Hurdle went the way of 9/4 fav Sienna Royale, who stayed on strongly after the last to score by 3½ lengths - under Paul O’Brien, for Jeremy Scott.
Away For Slates held on to win the Fontwell Remembers The Newsman Handicap Chase by a head, at 7/1 for Milton Harris and Kevin Jones.
The 11/10 favourite Windance left it late to get up by a neck in the Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle – Rex Dingle guiding the Anthony Honeyball-trained favourite to success.
Last to taste victory on the day were Nick Mitchell and Jordan Nailor, who paired up to get Coal Stock home by 4¾ lengths in the Watch Free Race Replays On attheraces.com Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle – the biggest priced winner of the afternoon, at 12/1.
The next meeting at the West Sussex track takes place behind closed doors next Monday, March 29.