Who'll reign before the Queen party at Fontwell? Preview and tips

They're back in action at Fontwell this evening, when race-goers can enjoy jump-racing action and a party in the paddock.

Friday, 5th May 2017, 11:01 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:14 pm
Gary Moore is hoping for more Fontwell success

A seven-race schedule which has attracted 50 entries begins at 4.55pm with the 1st Stop Plumbing and Cliff Bungays 90th Birthday Handicap Hurdle.

It continues through until 8.05 and the Rita Sen Solicitors Standard Open National Hunt flat race.

There are entries from Sussex’s Gary Moore, recently crowned Fontwell’s champion trainer fore the 2016-17 season, who is never far from his next winner at the track.

The biggest field - 11 - is in the opening race.

Fontwell has suffered from some very small fields lately and officials will be delighted this card ends that recent trend.

After racing, there’s live music from tribute band HRH Queen belting out the hits made famous by Freddie Mercury and Co.

It’s the start of a busy few weeks on the track at Fontwell.

On Thursday, May 18, the course stages its annual United Hunts hunter chase meeting, then on Sunday 28, it’s the bank holiday raceday.

Steve Bone’s tips for today: 4.55 Prince Mahler, 5.25 Hallings Wish, 5.55 Work In Progress, 6.25 Galanova, 7.00 Old Harry Rocks, 7.35 Bennys Girl, 8.05 Canford Chimes.

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