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Wednesday sees the next myracing sponsored meeting of the year, coming from the quirky Sussex track of Fontwell. For those who haven’t been to Fontwell, it’s a ‘proper’ jumps course, grassroots racing at its finest. Always a friendly atmosphere and with it being a relatively small course, it’s easy to get a great view of the whole place. We will be having previews through the card for Wednesday, with all the races covered runner by runner. We have already had Warren Greatrex speak to myracing about his runners on the card, let’s dig down a little deeper into the track stats to help find the winners for Wednesday evening.
Gary Moore – It isn’t often that a meeting goes by without a victory for the trainer who has more winners at the track than anyone else over the last five years. He has representatives four of the contests on Wednesday night, although the yard are not exactly firing on all cylinders at present, you ignore his runners at your peril.
Neil Mulholland – Ten winners at Fontwell in the season that ended at the end of April, that led the table for the track. A 26% strike rate over the last five seasons has led to a £12.16 level stake profit if backing all Mulholland’s runners to a £1 stake over that time period. He has a couple of potentially very interesting runners that we will come to in a minute.
Anthony Honeyball – Maybe not the first name that jumps out as a trainer to follow, but the record of Anthony Honeyball at Fontwell is nothing short of exceptional. A supreme placer of a horse, his yard boast a remarkable 34% strike rate at this venue for a level stake profit of £33.91 over the last five seasons. His runners demand instant respect when they run here.
Jamie Moore – It should be no surprise that with his Dad atop the trainer list, that Jamie Moore is one of the jockeys to follow at the Sussex course. Ten winners last season and thirty-one over the last five years, he isn’t a profitable jockey to follow blind, but there are few who ride the track better.
Aidan Coleman – In terms of quantity, Aidan Coleman is a lesser visitor to the track. While Tom Cannon and Jamie Moore, for example, had 250 and 192 rides at Fontwell over the last five years respectively, Coleman sat on just 86. He made the most of them, with a 26% strike rate and a level stake profit of £22.36, when Coleman pitches up on the south coast, punters sit up and take notice.
Harry Bannister – Not the most well-known jockey, but a young man who has success at this track. He has a 22% strike rate when legged up here for a solid £11.25 level stakes profit. He has three rides on Wednesday’s card, including on Johnny Rocco in the bumper, whose dam won a bumper on her racecouse debut.
Vexillum 5.15 – A win and a second in three starts at the track, Neil Mulholland’s gelding has more consistency here than he does elsewhere. The recent warm weather will be drying the ground out in his favour and while his latest efforts may not read well in general, a return to Fontwell could be just the spark he needs from a workable mark.
Lee Side Lady 7.15 – Twice a Fontwell winner in six visits, she is another from the Mulholland yard. While both her wins came on deep ground, she has a second and a third here under much quicker conditions, with a pair of entries to choose from on Wednesday.
Ramore Will 7.45 – First and second in two trips to this track, those both coming last summer on quick ground. He will have similar conditions to contend with now and couldn’t be arriving in better heart, having won a pair of contests in April.
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