UK Horse Racing Tips: Fontwell
Forecast Prices: Baden 9/4, Gunfleet 5/1, Overland Flyer 3/1, Allelu Alleluia 8/1, Classic Ben 8/1, Poker Play 6/1, Oh Land Abloom 14/1
Last Year's Race: Remind Me Later, 8, 10 4, J E Moore, 10/1, G L Moore, 9 ran
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The penny dropped with Baden in the spring and he won over 3m at Sandown and Ludlow. Gunfleet won over hurdles and Doncaster and Southwell last season and he’s been very lightly raced. He looks the type to do well over fences though this looks a tough start after a lay-off. Poker Play is also making his fencing bow after a break and he’s yet to win for David Pipe. The five-year-old has never encountered ground this quick either but conditions won’t be a problem for OVERLAND FLYER (NAP) and Paul Nicholls’ charge can make it third-time lucky over the larger obstacles after seconds at Newton Abbot and Wincanton in May.
Baden is arguably the one to beat based on his victory at Ludlow in May but he was off the bridle for a long way on that occasion and that has to be a concern. With that in mind, the preference is for OVERLAND FLYER, who has finished second in both previous starts over fences. The handicapper has given the son of Westerner a big chance by dropping him to a mark of 126 and he hails from a yard that have had plenty of winners in recent weeks. Gunfleet is another who has a solid form chance but the lack of a recent run is a worry.
Prediction: 1st Baden, 2nd Overland Flyer, 3rd Gunfleet