Through The Card: Fontwell, Sunday 27 January

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Timeform take you through the card at Fontwell on Sunday...

"...had a bit up his sleeve when taking a handicap chase at Exeter..."

Timeform on Urbanist

13:30 - MAGIC DANCER (3) returned to form when second off this mark at Kempton a fortnight ago, and looks the pick of the weights. Dream du Grand Val and Twenty Twenty are less exposed, and confidence behind either in the market should be noted.

14:00 - GREANETEEN (1) looked a good prospect when landing an 18-runner maiden at Exeter on just his second outing for his leading handler 26 days ago and he's up to defying a penalty on that evidence. On The Slopes was similarly impressive when scoring here and is feared, whilst market support for useful bumper performer The Flying Sofa would need to be viewed positively.

14:30 - SKY FULL OF STARS (3) isn't long with Chris Gordon, and resumed winning ways back over hurdles from a lower mark. He turned in his best effort over fences for this yard the time before, so there's no reason to think he can't back that up now, and he still looks fairly handicapped despite being 8 lb higher than for his latest win back in this sphere. Chris Gordon also has a good strike rate with such types so he is well worth chancing.

15:00 - This may well develop in to a match between BIRDS OF PREY (1) and Umndeni, the former narrowly preferred to come out on top on the back of a pair of runners-up efforts. Minella Examiner can do best of the remainder.

15:30 - ARQUEBUSIER (4) took advantage of a further drop in the weights at Warwick last time, showing a good attitude, and he remains on a handy mark, so is taken to follow up. Goring One is next best ahead of Sartorial Elegance.

16:00 - URBANIST (10) had a bit up his sleeve when taking a handicap chase at Exeter last Sunday and ought to take a bit of stopping off the same mark back hurdling. Goodnitesweetheart has been absent since scoring on handicap bow at Fontwell in spring 2017 but hails from a top yard and still rates a potentially dangerous opponent, particularly if the betting speaks for her. Lee Side Lady is also respected.

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