NAP: Mr Bachster 3/1 (WH) – Fontwell 15:30 – 2pts win NR (frozen track)
Kerry Lee has a great record for winners at Fontwell and in Mr Bachster has a course and distance winner who has won 4 from 14 over fences and whose last victory came in very testing conditions. Jockey Richard Patrick has a good strike rate when riding for Kerry Lee and won on his only previous ride here at Fontwell. If taking in to account Richard’s 7lbs claim then Mr Bachster is effectively racing off 5lbs lower than his last winning mark and with his opposition either unproven on heavy ground or unproven over the trip (or both) he looks to have a great chance today.
NB: none today
IWAC: Zulu Oscar 22/1 (BV) – Fontwell 14:00 – 1pt e/w NR (frozen track)
A slightly risky IWAC today as the heavy ground is an unknown and his 1st run for the yard wasn’t anything special, although that was his first outing in 6 months. With question marks over both market principles (Soupy Soups carrys an extra 14lbs and Theatrebar runs for a yard who are struggling for form) this actually looks like an open race. The selection won over todays trip off a 6lbs higher mark on penultimate run and has 3 career wins from 8 runs over hurdles, with two of these wins coming in the same class race as today. He has made the frame in 50% of all career runs to date and if building on his 1st run for the yard and handling the conditions then he should be capable of a top 3 finish.
SUNDAY STATS RUNNERS….
Dan Skelton has an excellent record when sending runners over fences at Fontwell, posting 7 winners and 5 placed from 13 for an impressive 53% winning strike rate. However, his yard have really struggled for winners in recent weeks with only 1 winner in 23 (4% strike rate). They run 3 over fences here today….
13:50 – Mister Grez & Bertenbar
14:30 – Hinton Indiana
Warren Greatrex has won 8 and had 10 placed from 23 in the last 3 years over hurdles here, a 34.78% winning strike rate. He has had 8 placed from his last 20 and runs 2 over hurdles here today….
13:00 – Postbridge
15:00 – Potters Approach
Neil Mulholland 12 winners and 16 placed from 43 in the last 3 years over hurdles at Fontwell, a 27.91% winning strike rate with level stakes profit of +£26.04 to a £1 stake over the same time period, and runs 2 over hurdles here today….
13:00 – Molly Carew
14:00 – Soupy Soups
22/01/2017 PROFIT/LOSS: 0pts
21/01/2017 PROFIT/LOSS: -7.05pts
20/01/2017 PROFIT/LOSS: -7.5pts
19/01/2017 PROFIT/LOSS: +3.4pts
JANUARY 2017 PROFIT/LOSS: -10.21spts
DECEMBER 2016 PROFIT/LOSS: +80.08pts
2016 PROFIT/LOSS (updated monthly): +225.14pts
PROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 2015 (updated monthly): +520.49pts