GARY AND JAMIE MOORE LOOK TO TAKE TOP TRAINER AND JOCKEY HONOURS AT FONTWELL PARK
Spring Afternoon Racing kicks off at Fontwell Park on Friday 31 March with seven races across the afternoon. With 114 horses entered, the meeting will play a major role in deciding who will come out on top of the top Trainer and Jockey Leaderboards for the 2016/17 season with father and son Gary and Jamie Moore currently leading both categories.
After an impressive treble at The Totepool National Spirit Hurdle Raceday in February, including the feature race with Camping Ground, West Sussex based Gary Moore has taken the lead from Neil Mulholland as top Trainer. With eleven wins this season, Moore will hope to increase his lead with an impressive eight entries for Spring Afternoon Racing. Neil Mulholland is only one win behind, however, and will hope that one of his three entries can bring him level or even take the lead.
In addition, reigning British Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls has three entries and currently sits in third place in only two wins from the top. Nicholls has a very impressive 39% strike rate from all of his runners at Fontwell Park this season, so could easily catch both Neil Mulholland and Gary Moore at the top.
Jamie Moore currently sits at the top of the Jockey Leaderboard with 12 wins and could be set to be named top rider at Fontwell Park, which he previously achieved in the 2007/08 season when he finished with an impressive sixteen wins. Moore’s closest rival is British Champion Jockey Richard Johnson, who started of the season with a win on the Philip Hobbs trained Quadriller at Fontwell Park.
The last fixture at Fontwell Park was the St Patricks Raceday on 18 March, sponsored by Casino Guide. Fontwell Park specialist BERTENBAR won for a fifth time at the Sussex track in only seven course appearances. Trained by Dan Skelton, and equally as impressive at Fontwell Park last season, Bertenbar will look to continue his impressive course record at on Friday.
For more information, or to buy tickets for Spring Afternoon Racing at Fontwell Park, visit www.fontwellpark.co.uk.