Bolger beats the odds - and he's not alone at Fontwell

It was a great day for outsiders at Fontwell Park's second race meeting of 2011.

Friday, 28th January 2011, 9:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:51 pm

Colin Bolger was the toast of the track after guiding home Balustrade in the 2.40 at 50/1. That was a rare Fontwell success for Winchester trainer Chris Gordon, who quipped as he walked to the No1 post in the winner’s enclosure: “I’ve not stood here for a while.”

That followed Sussex jockey Joshua Moore’s success on 33/1 shot Swainson, trained by Helen Nelmes.

Elsewhere on the seven-race card, run in chilly conditions made more bearable by bright sunshine, the success was shared out with no jockey or trainer notching as much as a double.

The card was sponsored by Craig Roberts, who runs the Chancellor of the Formchecker website and is this year putting up hundreds of pounds in prize money for a Fontwell jockeys’ championship.

The meeting was tinged with sadness after the recent death of Chris Copsey, who was a regular parade ring host at the track. Chris, who was 52 and was a well-known voice on Sussex local radio stations, died after suffering a heart attack.

Fontwell Park are planning to name a race after Chris - full details and more from the race meeting in the Observer next week (Feb 3).

Going: Good to Soft

Results

1:00 | 1 Definity (Nick Scholfield, 4-7 fav); 5 Straw Bear (A P McCoy, 9-4 2nd-fav); 5 ran.

Distances: 6 lengths; 77 lengths; Neck;

Winning trainer: P F Nicholls.

Tote: £1.70; £1.10; £1.10; Exacta: £2.00; CSF: £2.17;

1:30 | 1 Accordintolawrence (Kielan Woods, 7-1 ); 5 Cottage Acre (P J Brennan, 40-1 ); 14 Pepite Rose (A Coleman, 11-4 2nd-fav); 14 ran. 12 Raya Star (R Thornton, 9-4 fav);

Distances: 2 1/4 lengths; 5 lengths; ¾ length;

Winning trainer: C E Longsdon.

Tote: £6.00; £2.00; £6.60; £1.70; Exacta: £227.70; Swinger: £39.30; Swinger: £26.40; Swinger: £6.00; CSF: £230.96;

* Result Stands

2:05 | 1 Swainson (Mr Joshua Moore, 33-1 ); 4 Bob Casey (Mr R Flint, 4-1 ); 6 Crystal Prince (Felix De Giles, 8-1 ); 10 ran. 7 Killfinnan Castle (W Kennedy, 7-2 joint-fav); 5 Marias Rock (Nick Scholfield, 7-2 joint-fav);

Distances: 3 3/4 lengths; 1¼ lengths; 13 lengths;

Winning trainer: Mrs H R J Nelmes.

Tote: £42.40; £5.10; £1.60; £3.30; Exacta: £116.50; Swinger: £34.50; Swinger: £13.30; Swinger: £20.60; CSF: £157.49; Tricast: £1,181.92;

2:40 | 5 Balustrade (C Bolger, 50-1 ); 10 Twin Bud (Jimmy Derham, 16-1 ); 14 Jordan (Mr T J Cannon, 12-1 ); 1 Ban Uisce (R Thornton, 7-1 ); 16 ran. 7 Loco Grande (S Thomas, 5-1 joint-2nd-fav); 15 Royaume Bleu (Felix De Giles, 5-1 joint-2nd-fav); 4 Spanish Cruise (T Scudamore, 10-3 fav);

Distances: 1 length; 4 lengths; 3 lengths;

Winning trainer: C Gordon.

Tote: £75.50; £13.10; £4.50; £1.80; £2.60; Exacta: £1,458.50; Swinger: £73.60; Swinger: £64.90; Swinger: £76.50; CSF: £721.87; Tricast: £9,846.63;

3:15 | 4 Randjo (Denis O’Regan, 9-2 ); 6 Keyneema (Danny Cook, 11-1 ); 7 Brushford (L Aspell, 7-2 2nd-fav); 10 ran. 2 Overlaw (P J Brennan, 10-3 fav);

Distances: 20 lengths; 4½ lengths; Nose;

Winning trainer: V R A Dartnall.

Tote: £4.20; £1.80; £3.70; £1.70; Exacta: £77.50; Swinger: £13.70; Swinger: £12.80; Swinger: £4.50; CSF: £51.94; Tricast: £193.37;

3:50 | 9 Dune Shine (L Aspell, 20-1 ); 11 The Bishops Baby (Mr T J Cannon, 10-1 ); 5 Sebastiano (J E Moore, 16-1 ); 13 ran. 4 Manshoor (A P McCoy, 7-2 fav); 10 Sun Quest (Mr R J Kirk, 6-1 joint-2nd-fav); 2 Laustra Bad (T Scudamore, 6-1 joint-2nd-fav); 8 No To Trident (Mr R Flint, 6-1 joint-2nd-fav);

Distances: 1 length; 3 lengths; Neck;

Winning trainer: O Sherwood.

Tote: £23.10; £6.40; £3.30; £5.20; Exacta: £133.70; Swinger: £24.50; Swinger: £33.50; Swinger: £43.50; CSF: £206.81; Tricast: £3,299.51;

4:20 | 9 Beattie Green (P J Brennan, 8-1 ); 3 Jumps Road (J Tizzard, 9-1 ); 4 Magnifique Etoile (Felix De Giles, 15-2 ); 9 ran. 1 Batonnier (R Thornton, 15-8 fav); 6 Tieptiep (Mr R Mahon, 9-2 2nd-fav);

Distances: 6 lengths; 17 lengths; 1 length;

Winning trainer: W S Kittow.

Tote: £10.70; £2.70; £2.30; £2.60; Exacta: £86.80; Swinger: £8.40; Swinger: £9.30; Swinger: £7.90; CSF: £72.63.