Fontwell

Bet of the day: Potters Approach worth trusting

| 21.01.2017

We go through the card at Fontwell Punters saw what had the potential to be a fantastic weekend of horse racing almost ruined by the weather, with meetings at Ascot and Taunton ruled out due to the frost on Saturday while Sunday’s schedule at Hereford was also put on ice. Thankfully, two have escaped the winter on Sunday afternoon, in the coral sponsored meet at Leopardstown and seven-race card at... more...

StableTalk: Dan Skelton talks through his Boxing Day runners

| 26.12.2016

Dan Skelton blog on Boxing Day runners It was absolutely fantastic that my Dad picked up a trophy last Sunday at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. We knew it was going to be impossible to beat Andy Murray and once we heard the roar for Alistair Brownlee in the arena, it was always going to be tough to beat him too but I felt he had a good chance of being on the podium. It was probably his...... more...

Silent Steps and Baraza among Tuesday tips for Fontwell and Uttoxeter

| 06.12.2016

Silent Steps can lead Fontwell rivals a merry dance Silent Steps makes her eagerly awaited debut under rules in the 2m 3f mares’ novices’ hurdle at Fontwell today (14.40), and is strongly fancied to make it a winning one. The five-year-old fell on debut in an Irish point at Dromahane before bolting up in a 3m contest at Liscarroll by five lengths. Silent Steps travelled supremely well at the... more...

Fontwell tips: Paul Nicholls double with As De Mee and Movewiththetimes

| 19.10.2016

As De Mee odds appealing among Fontwell tips Trainer Paul Nicholls has his team in flying form, so As De Mee odds and Movewiththetimes both look like solid Fontwell tips to give Ditcheat handler with a double on today’s card. As De Mee runs in the 2m 3f beginners’ chase (15:20) and can put his experience to good use to get the better of main market rival Charmix. The six-year-old is ye... more...

Fontwell and Salisbury previews: Le Bacardy the percentage call

| 07.06.2016

David Metcalf | June 7, 2016 Le Bacardy to be the toast of Fontwell Le Bacardy ran well when runner-up last time out and can take advantage on a drop in the weights to go one better in the 2m 1f handicap chase at Fontwell today (15.00). The 10-year-old was a useful sort in his prime and looked as good as ever when landing a class 3 contest at Market Rasen 13 months ago off a mark of 135 for... Vie... more...

StableTalk: “Round there off ten stone he’s got to have a big chance. There’s nothing negative I can say.”

| 26.12.2015

It’s a busy time for all of us juggling work and family life during the Festive season but I live next to the yard so I don’t find it difficult. We are very happy with how the preparations for the busy post-Christmas period have gone and we managed to get it all organised early which has made a big difference. We get three days with no racing before Boxing Day, so it’s quiet and that’s nice for a ... more...

Fontwell preview: Zero Visibility has crystal clear claims

| 08.12.2015

David Metcalf | December 8, 2015 Zero Visibility scored in terrific style last time out and looks weighted to take all the beating in the 2m 3f handicap chase on today’s card at Fontwell (13.10). The gelding was a point winner in Ireland who has won three times over hurdles since joining trainer Alexandra Dunn. In the last of those successes at Plumpton last month, Zero Visibility looked bet... more...

Fontwell preview: Spa Hill weighted to open hurdles account

| 25.11.2015

David Metcalf | November 25, 2015 Spa Hill can take advantage of a drop in the weights to open his account over the obstacles in the 2m 3f handicap hurdle on today’s card at Fontwell (14.10). The gelding won a bumper in Ireland when trained by John Nicholson, and went on to run a series of solid races to make the frame over hurdles. They included an excellent third of 15 to the now 145-rated... more...

Fontwell preview: Lightentertainment can have the last laugh

| 21.10.2015

David Metcalf | October 21, 2015 Lightentertainment has a terrific record at Fontwell and can further enhance it with victory in the 2m 5f handicap hurdle on today’s six-race card at the Sussex venue (15.35). The Chris Gordon trained gelding is unbeaten in three runs at the track, and was in terrific form last season when winning five times. In the last of those successes, Lightentertainment... more...