Chris Gordon Scores Fontwell Double
Trainer Chris Gordon has pulled off an elusive double at Fontwell racecourse yesterday March 22, 2012.
The first win came from Marie Deja La, who won the Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Handicap Hurdle.
The win came after her last start at the track where she dislodged rider Tom Cannon at the final hurdle, despite looking a sure winner of the race.
“It was just one of those things last time – nine times out of 10 Tom would have stayed on,” Gordon said.
“It’s our local track and this is our best season. We’ve been going for four years and four months and the best we’d done before was 16 two years ago.
“Marie Deja La belongs to the owners’ club and will go to the sales in April. She’s a good, fun mare.”
Goodwood has now had 21 winners for the season after his other horse, Chilworth Screamer, won the Digibet.com Bumper.
Gordon was not the only trainer to taste success at Fontwell yesterday, with Alison Batchelor scoring with Try Catch Me in the Brighton Handicap Chase.
“He has run over three and two miles six, and we thought we should try something different and drop back in trip,” Batchelor said.
“He worked very well in blinkers, so we tried that too, and he’s won really well. It’s taken a while to get to know him, as if you look at him, you’d think he’d stay a trip.”
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