Fontwell set for first evening racing of 2016 - preview and tips

The first evening meeting of the year at Fontwell Park arrives today (Friday, April 29).

Friday, 29th April 2016, 9:48 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:42 pm
Tom Cannon in action at Fontwell / Picture by Clive Bennett

A seven-race card begins at 4.50pm and continues until 8.05pm.

After racing there is live music with a 1990s theme as Take That Experience head a Rewind at the Races party hosted by Spirit FM.

With 76 runners across the seven races, there promises to be some competitive action.

The top-rated race of the night is the Wirsol Energy Ltd Handicap Hurdle at 7pm, which has ten runners including Jonjo O’Neill’s Rock N Rhythm and Warren Greatrex’s Good Of Luck.

Spirit FM’s presence at the racecourse is to celebrate their 20th birthday.

Three presenters – Stuart McGinley, Kate Goddard and Ian Crouch – will be on stage playing 90s dance tunes.

See for ticket details or call 01243 543335. Yo can pay on the day at the gate.

They race again at Fontwell on May 12.

Our tips: 4.50 Centreofexcellence, 5.25 Quadriller, 5.55 Laugharne, 6.30 Mercian King, 7.00 Maestro Royal, 7.35 Broome Lane, 8.05 Knightly Pleasure.


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