Timeform Shortlist: Fontwell, Sunday 24 February

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"...his rider has a fair bit more experience than the others here..."

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1.50 "Guido James Zammit" Handicap Chase (4) 2m5f135y

Timeform Top Rated:
120§ 4. FIGHT COMMANDER Olly Murphy Richard Johnson
119 8. REDMOND Jack R. Barber Matt Griffiths
118 9. INVICTA LAKE Suzy Smith Richie McLernon

Analyst's Verdict:
Perhaps worth siding with Gamain who has been given a chance by the handicapper and shaped better than the result back over fences at Chepstow last month. Redmond, who has a good record at this venue, and in-form Cougar's Gold head the dangers.


2.20 Netbet Josh Gifford Memorial Novices' Chase (3) 2m1f165y

Timeform Top Rated:
160 2. DIAKALI Gary Moore Joshua Moore
157p 3. WHATSWRONGWITHYOU Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
155 1. AMOUR DE NUIT Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden

Analyst's Verdict:
Whatswrongwithyou already looks a better chaser than hurdler, and the 3 lb he receives from Diakali and Amour de Nuit could prove to be decisive.


2.50 Netbet Casino National Spirit Hurdle (Grade 2) (1) 2m3f49y

Timeform Top Rated:
165 1. IF THE CAP FITS Harry Fry Noel Fehily
164 5. VISION DES FLOS Colin Tizzard Tom Scudamore
163 3. OLD GUARD Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden

Analyst's Verdict:
The ultra-progressive Ballymoy shaped like a blatant non-stayer at Sandown 3 weeks ago and looks well worth a go at this level returned to a more suitable distance. If The Cap Fits is already a Grade 2 winner this season and is next best ahead of Vision des Flos.


3.25 Netbet Boosts Novices' Hurdle (4) 2m3f49y

Timeform Top Rated:
137p 14. ZAFAR Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson
129p 1. SHANNON HILL Alan King Wayne Hutchinson
125p 11. TARADA Oliver Sherwood Leighton Aspell

Analyst's Verdict:
Zafar is a good sort physically and has twice shaped with promise in juvenile hurdles this term, keeping on well for second over shorter at Ascot latterly. He is fancied to go well in receipt of weight all round. Tarada is next best on his latest runners-up effort, whilst Ashutor also rates the type to do better.


3.55 Netbet Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle (4) 2m5f164y

Timeform Top Rated:
127 8. OSTUNI Paul Nicholls Bryony Frost
126 6. SHEILA'S FANCY Michael Attwater Jamie Moore
125 10. CRACKER JAK Suzy Smith Micheal Nolan

Analyst's Verdict:
Ostuni offered a bit more at Taunton last time and appeals as the type to do even better now venturing into handicaps. He is narrowly preferred to game C&D winner Sheila's Fancy, with Dandolo du Gite not one to be written off.


4.25 Netbet Open Hunters' Chase (6) 3m1f210y

Timeform Top Rated:
135+ 1. SHANTOU FLYER Richard Hobson Mr David Maxwell
134+ 2. SOUTHFIELD VIC Paul Nicholls Miss Natalie Parker (5)
120 5. TULSA JACK Alexandra Dunn Mr John Smith-Maxwell (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
Shantou Flyer made hard work of it last time but he was ultimately well on top and his rider has a fair bit more experience than the others here, so he should follow up at the expense of Southfield Vic, who is somewhat enigmatic but tends to go well fresh. Three Faces West could get involved if recapturing some old form.


4.55 Netbet Betmaker Maiden Open National Hunt Flat (5) 2m1f162y

Timeform Top Rated:
110 6. HUGOS OTHER HORSE Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
108 7. JEREMIAH JAMES Harry Fry Noel Fehily
107+ 13. THUNDERSTRUCK Emma Lavelle Aidan Coleman

Analyst's Verdict:
Hugos Other Horse showed plenty to work on when fourth on debut at Wincanton on Boxing Day and this longer trip will be in his favour. Thunderstruck is another who made a promising start when runner-up at Sandown, while Corrany heads a clutch of interesting newcomers.


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