Moore hoping Sundown will shine at Fontwell

Via Sundown on his way to victory at Lingfield earlier this season
Via Sundown on his way to victory at Lingfield earlier this season
Kris Spin won the Primo Bar & Bistro Barbados Handicap Hurdle / Picture: Nigel Bowles - Fontwell Park

Snow can’t stop St Patrick’s Day fun at Fontwell

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Gary Moore will bid to get off to a flying start at Fontwell tomorrow with Via Sundown.

The West Sussex handler, who runs Chris Pea Green in the day’s feature race – the National Spirit Hurdle – will saddle his six-year-old in the Bet Placepot With totepool Josh Gifford Memorial Novices’ Chase (2.10pm).

The opening race is named in memory of the legendary trainer and friend of the track.

And it has attracted five runners, with Via Sundown carrying strong hopes for a home victory.

Benvolio and Lamb Or Cod are likely to give the 134-rated son of Until Sundown most to worry about.

The former hails from the yard of Paul Nicholls and is rated 6lb higher than Moore’s charge.

Meanwhile, Lamb Or Cod – trained by Philip Hobbs – is rated 4lb less but is in receipt of 8lb at the weights.

The seven-race card continues with the Totepool Home Of Pool Betting Handicap Chase at 2.40pm.

Arundel-born rider Liam Treadwell will partner Kingcora, who is the top-rated of seven runners at 111.

Following the National Spirit Hurdle, at 3.10pm, is the Supports The Racehorse Sanctuary Novices’ Hurdle, with the six entries including Emma Lavelle’s Closing Ceremony.

The Download Totepool Live Info App Foxhunter Trial is due off at 4.20pm, with the Toteexacta Pick The First & Second Handicap Hurdle hot on its heels at 4.50pm.

And the action concludes with the Cheltenham Ante Post Betting At Bumper (5.20pm), with four of the five contenders making their racecourse debuts.

Gates open at 11.30am.

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