FONTWELL – JANUARY 22
This meeting has been abandoned in each of the last four years!
Sunday's Placepot permutation at Fontwell:
Leg 1 (1.00): 1 (Al Reesha) & 2 (Tearsofclewbay)
Leg 2 (1.30): 6 (Bertanbar), 3 (Johns Luck) & 4 (Like Sully)
Leg 3 (2.00): 3 (Soupy Soups), 7 (Theatrebar) & 2 (Zulu Oscar)
Leg 4 (2.30): 2 (Shanann Star), 3 (Roparta Avenie) & 1 (Hinton Indiana)
Leg 5 (3.00): 5 (Potters Appraoch) & 1 (Finula)
Leg 6 (3.30): 1 (Proud Times) & 2 (Mr Bachster)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Sunday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
1.00: The doom and gloom merchants who correctly predicted the loss Of Ascot’s meeting on Saturday are at it again for Sunday’s sport but ploughing on relentlessly, I’ll opt for AL REESHA to get the better of TEARSOFCLEWBAY in the opening event. Postbridge was really disappointing here recently and a watching brief is advised for the Warren Greatrex raider on this occasion.
1.30: BERTANBAR is four pounds higher than any mark he has won off before but that said, Dan Skelton’s four time Fontwell winner seems to improve half a stone around these twists and turns, whereby he cannot be ruled out of the equation at the overnight stage. JOHNS LUCK comes to the gig on a hat trick and should be there or thereabouts, whilst LIKE SULLY completes my threesome against the remaining trio of contenders.
Record of the course winner in the second race:
4/6—Bertenbar (2 x soft – good – heavy)
2.00: SOUPY SOUPS won in a stroll at Fakenham the last day and a repeat of that type of performance in this grade/company should be good enough to go very close here, despite the dramatic hike in the weights. TEATREBAR is yet another Skelton horse on the card with an obvious chance, albeit a potential ‘bounce factor’ has to be taken into consideration. ZULU OSCAR also catches the eye as I believe the handicapper has given him a chance (dropped three pounds) following a disappointing effort last time out.
2/4—Prouts Pub (good & heavy)
1/2—Kayf Moss (heavy)
2.30: This is a particularly poor event, albeit we are reduced to having to assess four runners instead of five, with Bobonyx being the thick end of a stone out of the weights. My preferred trio (if that is the correct phrasing) is SHANANN STAR, ROPARTA AVENUE and HINTON INDIANA, though I would not like to have such words banded about!
3.00: POTTERS APPROACH has almost freed himself from the dreaded prefix ‘R’ as far as his ‘recent’ form line in concerned, whilst the booking of Richard Johnson is another positive fact to report. FINULA is the fairly obvious threat if the Brendan Powell inmate can reconstruct the effort when scoring at odds of 50/1 at Huntingdon the last day.
3.30: Ali Stronge saddled a winner the other day and there is every chance that PROUD TIMES can add the tally is another race that will not take a great deal of winning. Course and distance winner MR BACHSTER will fall below his last winning mark if the seven pound claimer can take at least half of his allowance. Richard Patrick (the relevant pilot) boasts a 16% strike rate via six winners which is no mean feat for a claimer in the early stages of his career.
1/3—Mr Bachster (soft)
All place details offered on my pages relate to an 'exact science', whereby horses that finish third in 5/6/7 runner races (and other such scenarios) are not 'placed' regarding my statistics.
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Fontwell card on Sunday – followed by this season’s ratios at the track + profits/losses accrued:
6 runners—Dan Skelton (11/46 – loss of 6 points)
4—Neil Mulholland (28/112 (Profit of 13 points)
3—Warren Greatrex (9/38 – loss of 14 points)
3—Oliver Sherwood (10/63 – loss of 27 points)
2—Steven Dixon (0/22)
2—John Flint (2/14 – Profit of 5 points)
2—Nick Gifford (7/60 - loss of 16 points)
2—Charles Whittaker (No previous runners)
2—Dai Williams ()
2—Evan Williams (5/33 – loss of 10 points)
+ 39 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
50 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
No meeting at Hereford twelve months ago