Fontwell: The Organist aims to call the tune on Boxing Day

Leighton Aspell celebrates his maiden Grand National win on Pineau De Re in 2014

Leighton Aspell celebrates his maiden Grand National win on Pineau De Re in 2014

Paul Nicholls on a recent visit to Fontwell Park / Picture by Malcolm Wells

Nicholls seeks success on Fontwell’s hunter-chase card

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The Organist will put her unbeaten record on the line in Fontwell’s annual Boxing Day meeting.

Oliver Sherwood’s filly has already notched a bumper victory and novice hurdle triumph this year.

And now the four-year-old daughter of Alkaadhem will bid to defy a penalty and complete a hat-trick in West Sussex.

The Organist will face three rivals as she aims to cap a triumphant 2015 with glory in the Selftrade Stock & Shares Isa Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (1.30pm).

Jockey Leighton Aspell, who has won the past two runnings of the Grand National, has been booked to ride the filly who launched her career under rules at Perth in May.

Sherwood schooled her throughout the summer at his Lambourn training base.

And she returned to action last month with a 15-length demolition of two-time winner Carinena in the hands of Aspell on her hurdles bow at Huntingdon.

The Philip Hobbs-trained La Pyle, Ben Pauling’s Cassie and Georgies Pip, who hails from Brendan Powell’s yard, will be aiming to lower The Organist’s colours for the first time.

The track’s festive offering comprises of seven races, with the first – the Southern Cranes & Access Ltd Juvenile Hurdle – due off at 12.20pm.

Denmead handler Michael Madgwick has declared Satin And Lace for the curtain-raiser.

The action concludes with the Thank You Winner For Your Support Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at 3.45pm.

Gates open at 10.30am and tickets will be available on the gate.

Visit fontwellpark.co.uk or call 01243 543335 for more information.

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