15:25 Fontwell Mon 14 January 2019
- Racing Welfare 24 Hour Helpline 08006300443 Handicap Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 3f 104y, Good to Soft (Good in places)
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Rapid improvement last spring when winning four out five including twice here. Entitled to come on for Sandown comeback last month and possible there is more to come.
Marathon trip found him out latest but was impressive when gaining second career win at this track prior to that and although 12lb hike is steep, there may be improvement on this return to more suitable distance.
Improved on his Fakenham win when chasing home a bang in-form rival at Exeter. Course winner who looks set to play a major role.
Similar level of form both runs over fences and has had wind surgery since last seen so there may be more to come.
Taunton win in November against sole finisher proved little and subsequent efforts at various trips haven't looked like adding to that. Champion jockey now takes over in the saddle.
Dual winner last season and although struggled since, his Exeter run last recently was far more encouraging and makes appeal from handicapping point of view if able to build on that.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C J MannJ: Harry Bannister|
Native Robin (2/1), Night Of Sin (3/1), Stage Summit (9/2), Clondaw Westie (5/1), Mortens Leam (8/1), Triple Chief (10/1)
- Native Robin
- Triple Chief
- Clondaw Westie
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