Tips for Monday's racing at Fontwell Park
They go over the sticks at Fontwell Park this afternoon - and we have some selections for you.
The team at Betfair have looked through the card and come up with a few to follow.
1:40 – Drakes Well (Ire)
1:40 – Fidelio Vallis (Fr)
2:40 – Episode (Fr)
A frustrating Sunday with a winner and a second, with the runner-up beaten at 1.21 in-play. The first selection is fairly obvious, but we landed a treble last week with three shorties so hopefully we can get on the board again with the opener at Fontwell.
DRAKES WELL has shown enough to win a race, especially this maiden hurdle as the opposition bar the second favourite aren’t up to much. He ran over course and distance in heavy ground on his debut in February and that race looks stronger than today’s . Last time he finished second again to a strong traveller but this looks an ideal opportunity to get off the mark.
Stamina shouldn’t be an issue either as he is related to an Irish National winner.
Trainer: David Bridgwater
Jockey: Brendan Powell
Weight: 11st 2lbs
No prizes in originality today, but FIDELIO VALLIS will take a lot of stopping at a short price for his second run over fences.
He raced over 2m4f at Ludlow last time, and while the track is on the sharp side, his stamina gave way in the heavy conditions – and they didn’t suit the horse. Much quicker ground will play to his strengths this afternoon, as will the drop in distance to 2m2f as he used to travel quite well over hurdles.
Trainer: Paul Nicholls
Jockey: Bryony Frost
Weight: 11st 0lbs
EPISODE didn’t see out her race last time at Leicester when conditions were on the testing side, and I give her another chance to win over fences with the quicker going.
She gave it a fair go last time at the Midlands track and has a chance on her Fakenham second previously. But this is a poor race and off a lowly mark of just 92, she should get a positive ride and go close.
Trainer: Gary Moore
Jockey: Jamie Moore
Weight: 11st 4lbs