Rothman gets off the mark at Fontwell

Paul Nicholls trains Rothman
Paul Nicholls trains Rothman
Share this article
Lil Rockerfeller during the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival last season. Picture: PA Images

Feller ready to Rock in National Spirit Hurdle

0
Have your say

Rothman took his chance at Fontwell to kickstart his chasing career.

The Paul Nicholls-trained five-year-old had disappointed in his two starts over fences this summer.

But he opened his account in style in West Sussex as he beat odds-on favourite Mile House by 12 lengths in the Invest With Confidence At selftrade.co.uk Beginners’ Chase.

Having hit the front at the 10th fence, the son of Michel Georges – who returned a 3/1 starting price – quickened clear before he was eased down by jockey Sam Twiston-Davies on the run-in.

Elsewhere on the Armed Forces Raceday, Jonjo O’Neill saddled Church Field to a 4/1 success in the International Payment-First Past The Post Handicap Hurdle.

The Equiniti Fintech For Wealth Solutions Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle went to 9/4-shot Native Princess, with 10/11-favourite Dry Ol’Party having to settled for second spot.

Quadriller justified his status as 9/4 favourite with victory in the Equiniti shareview.com Handicap Chase.

Popping Along (2/1) beat even-money favourite Royal Battalion in the Selftrade Simply Smarter Investing Handicap Hurdle.

Rusty Nail was a 20-length winner of the Equiniti International Payment Handicap Chase at 9/2.

And the final race – the Equiniti International Payment Handicap Chase – was won by Lee Side Lady at 5/2.