Thornton and McCoy taste Fontwell success

Lansdowne Princess and Andrew Thornton (white and red striped cap) jump the final fence on their way to winning the second race  Picture by Kate Shemilt
Lansdowne Princess and Andrew Thornton (white and red striped cap) jump the final fence on their way to winning the second race Picture by Kate Shemilt
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A double for Andrew Thornton and a victory romp in the last for AP McCoy were among the highlights of Fontwell Park’s latest midweek card.

Thornton rode Landsdowne Princess and Cleaver to victories at 15/2 and 4/1 respectively in the the second and fourth races of the afternoon.

Thornton also rode a second - Hardwick Wood in the third - and followed up with a third on board 16/1 shot Easter Fayre in the final race of the day, which was won comfrotably by champion jockey and BBC sports personality of the year McCoy, who brought home the favourite Barney Cool six lengths clear of Dark Shadow.

McCoy also had a second, with Straw Bear well beaten by Felix de Giles on Ostland in the fifth.

Fontwell’s next meeting is the big family race day on Sunday, May 29, followed by another midweek card on Wednesday, June 1.

Going: Good

Results

2:10 | 4 Zhukov (Mr R Jarrett, 11-2 ); 1 Meneur (J E Moore, 4-1 ); 6 ran. 2 Princely Hero (L Aspell, 9-4 fav); 3 Gross Prophet (Felix De Giles, 5-2 2nd-fav);

Distances: 16 lengths; 5 lengths;

Winning trainer: K Tork.

Tote: £7.00; £3.90; £1.80; Exacta: £12.50; Swinger: £10.80; Swinger: £13.70; Swinger: £11.60; CSF: £25.82; 2:40 | 8 Lansdowne Princess (A Thornton, 15-2 ); 5 Orion Star (Jimmy Derham, 7-1 ); 3 Katalak (Felix De Giles, 12-1 ); 9 ran. 2 Whatever Next (Mr T J Cannon, 4-1 joint-fav); 9 You Can Of Course (W Kennedy, 4-1 joint-fav);

Non-runners: Sailor’s Sovereign;

Distances: Nose; 4 lengths; 1¼ lengths;

Winning trainer: G A Ham.

Tote: £9.90; £2.90; £1.70; £3.80; Exacta: £58.40; Swinger: £8.20; Swinger: £18.80; Swinger: £14.10; CSF: £57.99; Tricast: £622.46;

3:10 | 5 Winning Show (L Aspell, 7-1 ); 4 Hardwick Wood (A Thornton, 9-4 fav); 7 ran. 1 No Tears (R Thornton, 5-2 2nd-fav);

Non-runners: Tosula; Ede’s; Ballyman;

Distances: Head; 5 lengths; ¾ length;

Winning trainer: C Gordon.

Tote: £7.00; £3.10; £1.90; Exacta: £18.20; Swinger: £3.70; Swinger: £1.90; Swinger: £3.20; CSF: £23.09; Tricast: £77.98;

3:45 | 3 Cleaver (A Thornton, 4-1 ); 6 Midnight King (A Tinkler, 33-1 ); 7 Milgen Bay (L Aspell, 15-8 fav); 12 ran. 10 Goodnight Alfie (A P McCoy, 11-4 2nd-fav);

Non-runners: Batonnier; Overlay;

Distances: 2 1/4 lengths; ½ length; Head;

Winning trainer: Lady Herries.

Tote: £7.00; £2.30; £12.10; £1.10; Exacta: £149.60; Swinger: £37.20; Swinger: £61.40; Swinger: £1.60; CSF: £119.00;

4:20 | 5 Ostland (Felix De Giles, 13-8 fav); 7 Straw Bear (A P McCoy, 5-2 2nd-fav); 7 ran.

Distances: 25 lengths; 13 lengths; 5 lengths;

Winning trainer: C E Longsdon.

Tote: £2.70; £2.00; £1.80; Exacta: £5.10; Swinger: £2.10; Swinger: £11.30; Swinger: £10.00; CSF: £5.77;

4:55 | 3 Font (Harry Skelton, 6-1 ); 12 Mighty Monty (Denis O’Regan, 16-1 ); 13 Island News (M Goldstein, 11-1 ); 11 ran. 8 Woodlark Island (A P McCoy, 3-1 fav); 4 Hayes Princess (R Johnson, 11-2 2nd-fav);

Non-runners: Final Flyer; Suburban Bay;

Distances: 2 1/4 lengths; 5 lengths; 12 lengths;

Winning trainer: Mrs Hill.

Tote: £9.50; £3.10; £5.20; £3.50; Exacta: £112.50; Swinger: £22.10; Swinger: £25.40; Swinger: £13.40; CSF: £93.28; Tricast: £1,029.19;

5:25 | 3 Barney Cool (A P McCoy, 4-7 fav); 4 Dark Shadow (A Tinkler, 13-2 2nd-fav); 11 Easter Fayre (A Thornton, 16-1 ); 11 ran.

Non-runners: Seedsman;

Distances: 6 lengths; 2 lengths; 5 lengths;

Winning trainer: D Pipe.

Tote: £1.70; £1.10; £1.60; £3.80; Exacta: £5.60; Swinger: £2.50; Swinger: £10.10; Swinger: £4.40; CSF: £4.22;

Placepot: £196.90 Quadpot: £30.30