Gary Moore doesn’t have too many fruitless trips to Fontwell Park and he was in the winner’s enclosure again on the track’s latest midweek meeting.
The Horsham-based trainer saw son Joshua ride 10/1 shot Psi to victory in the Champagne Joseph Perrier Handicap Hurdle.
It was, though, his only success on a day when no jockey or trainer managed a double and when winners were hard to find in some unpredictable races.
The seven-race card kicked off with the Neil Madgwick Memorial Novices’ Hurdle which went to 10/3 favourite Well Regarded, ridden by Sam Thomas for Emma Lavelle.
The Louis Latour Beginners’ Chase was won by Robert Thornton on Alan King-trained Balzacchio (7/4) while the Oxford Landing Estate Conditional Jockeys’ Novices’ Handicap Hurdle was taken by Andrias Guerin on Caunay for Neil Mulholland at 7/1.
Tom Scudamore won the Hildon Handicap Chase on the 9/4 favourite Double Chocolate, trained by David Bridgwater, and Paul Moloney took first in a thrilling Hennings Wine Merchants Handicap Chase on 10/1 contender Olympian Boy, trained by Sophie Leech, by three-quarters of a length from the favourite Osmosia.
Last up was the Paritua Mares’ Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race, which went to Sam Jone riding Buxom (15/2) for Oliver Sherwood.
Fontwell race again next Thursday, October 27.