Fontwell celebrates St Patrick's Day - preview and tips

Action at the recent National Spirit Hurdle race day / Picture by Malcolm Wells
Action at the recent National Spirit Hurdle race day / Picture by Malcolm Wells

All things Irish come into focus at Fontwell Park today as the track stages its annual St Patrick’s Raceday.

An afternoon of jump racing will be complemented by live Irish music, plenty of Guinness and a chance to see the Ireland-England Six Nations match on the big screen.

For racing fans, it will provide the perfect place to get their fix if they’re suffering withdrawal symptoms following the end of the Cheltenham Festival.

A card of seven races starts at 1.40pm and ends at 5.10pm.

Here's sports editor Steve Bone's selections - 1.40 Big Robin, 2.15 Bredon Hill Lad, 2.50 Naranja, 3.25 Three Faces West, 4.00 Itoldyou, 4.35 Be Daring, 5.10 Shoofly Milly.