Fontwell 13:55 A D Mechanical Handicap Hurdle
ROPARTA AVENUE returned to some kind of form when last seen in May at Plumpton when finishing second and could be set to improve off a fair mark of 77 on stable debut for Chris Gordon. The Hampshire-based handler is 3-8 in the last fortnight and his charge could have too much for Mount Vesuvius, whose career record is 4-62 but he did show promising signs four days ago when second at Southwell. Herdswick Holloa could prove good enough for third.
Prediction: 1st Roparta Avenue, 2nd Mount Vesuvius, 3rd Herdswick Holloa
Fontwell 14:30 Chancellor Of The Formchecker Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)
ACCORD has been unfortunate in his career so far to bump into the likes of Peter The Mayo Man, Thomas Campbell, No Comment and Coeur De Lion over hurdles, and this switch to a lesser venue gives the seven-year-old a great chance of success in his first outing since February now attempting the bigger fences. Free Stone Hill represents connections in fine form and has long shaped like one to follow when switched to this sphere, while Bradford Bridge should also better his hurdles efforts as a chaser.
Prediction: 1st Accord, 2nd Bradford Bridge, 3rd Free Stone Hill
Fontwell 15:05 Winner Group Handicap Hurdle
French import Loverboy is likely to prove popular on UK debut for the Skelton operation after a 895 day absence. He beat Alan King's Label Des Obeaux over hurdles in his homeland in 2015 and clearly has some level of ability. Diable De Sivola was an impressive fifth in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham and should appreciate this step up in distance, though the claims of CASPER KING are more enticing. A winner on his first start last season and 1-1 at this venue, Philip Hobbs' charge could have too much for Azzerti, who represents a yard in flying form.
Prediction: 1st Casper King, 2nd Azzerti, 3rd Loverboy
Fontwell 15:40 Southern Cranes And Access Ltd Handicap Chase
Dan Skelton can boast an incredible 8-15 record with chasers here in the last five years and his progressive ASHOKA could build on his recent Sedgefield success in this winnable contest. Paul Nicholls also goes well at this venue, though Orbasa has proved to be frustrating over the larger obstacles and has more questions to answer. Newton Geronimo can be tricky at the start but is talented on his day, while Pearls Legend's first-time-out record of 33437 should appeal to any each-way players.
Prediction: 1st Ashoka, 2nd Pearls Legend, 3rd Orbasa
Fontwell 16:15 Marston's Kaltenberg Novices' Hurdle
Thisonetime has finished second four times in his last five starts and patience is beginning to wear thin with Dan Skelton's charge and he might need softer ground than this to be seen at best effect. Admiral Barratry was travelling well before unseating Lizzie Kelly at Haydock in February and is clearly held in high regard by connections, while the form of Chosen Path's Irish point-to-point earlier this year has worked out well and he has since joined Alan King. It might be worth chancing THE BLACK SQUIRREL, who is bred to appreciate this step up in distance and has reportedly schooled very well over hurdles at home in recent weeks.
Prediction: 1st The Black Squirrel, 2nd Admiral Barratry, 3rd Thisonetime
Fontwell 16:50 Racebets 'Money-Back Second' Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase
FLY HOME HARRY makes his stable debut for a handler that goes well at this time of year and the booking of promising 3lb claimer James Bowen is a big pointer towards his prospects. Charlie Longsdon's charge failed to beat a rival home on his last start of the season in April, but had looked progressive prior to that and his record fresh in the last three years reads 531. Benability should appreciate this decent surface and step up in distance, while veteran Venetian Lad is also considered.
Prediction: 1st Fly Home Harry, 2nd Benability, 3rd Venetian Lad
Fontwell 17:20 Kit Walker-New Single Mr Wright Standard Open NH Flat Race
Giving away penalties in such contests is never an easy feat, though Tom George's FORGOT TO ASK won in the manner of a promising individual at Chepstow by 11 lengths in April on his debut under Rules and could land the odds here once more. Court Liability was second to a potentially smart type in an Irish point-to-point last time who has since been snapped up by Gordon Elliott for 235,000GBP, while Django Django is related to plenty of nice types and needs a market check for Jonjo O'Neill.
Prediction: 1st Forgot To Ask, 2nd Court Liability, 3rd Django Django