Race of the Day

Race of the Day – 6 Oct

Race of the Day - 15:55 Fontwell

When taking a look at the Horses For Courses report (which is free to all registered users on a Friday), we can see that Workbench appears to really thrive when racing at Fontwell. He's had four winners  (57.14%) and six places (85.71%) from seven races for level stakes profits of 9.50 and 13.10.

He runs in what looks like a competitive handicap chase here today.

Drilling down a bit more into the course form of Workbench shows that all seven of his runs here have been on good ground and although he has been hurdling more recently, three of his four wins here have come over the larger obstacles which bodes well for today.

Around this time last year he won from a mark of 132, which is six pounds higher than he races off today.

Expanding the trainer form from the racecard (by clicking the black trainer icon below the horses name) shows that Dan Skelton has been in useful form over the past month and also has a great course record. Over the past year here at Fontwell he's had five winners (27.78%) and seven places (38.89%) for level stakes profits of 6.79 and 3.34 respectively, and has produced an Impact Value of 1.96.

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Fox Appeal is the only runner with two sections of green when looking at the Instant Expert report, but there are several sections of amber, showing that a lot of the field are reasonably well suited to today's conditions.

Workbench has one section of green (course form obviously) and three sections of amber.

At first glance this report doesn't appear to show much ,but the majority of the field are higher in the handicap than for their last victory, therefore, if a return to conditions that suit bring out the best in Workbench, he looks very well handicapped in comparison.

The Pace report shows that early leaders here over this distance have an extremely good record, with 24.04% of them going on to win the race for a level stakes profit of 7.96.

It looks likely that Gowanauthat under Harry Bannister will be the early leader with Workbench bringing them along at the rear as he is a definite hold up horse.

I am hoping that Harry Skelton can slowly bring him into the race and if his jumping holds up on his return to chasing, then I think he has a decent enough chance in this.

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