There are a bumper seven meetings on Thursday, with four of those cards being hosted in the evening. One of those is the unique Fontwell, a figure of eight circuit that hosts National Hunt racing. For all of our horse racing tips and analysis, you can check on site now, but we’re going to be focussing on the key betting angles to look out for at Fontwell tonight!
Given Gary Moore’s targetting of Fontwell in recent seasons and his great strike-rate to match, it can be no surprise that Jamie Moore is the most profitable jockey to follow at Fontwell. In fact, from 211 rides, he’s landed the spoils on 43 occasions, giving him a strike-rate of 20% and a £39.74 profit to level stakes. That means he’s been winning on some bigger priced runners, and that gives hope to Adrakhan in the 4.35pm.
He didn’t run well on stable debut for Suzi Best when last seen, but he’s on a hugely dangerous mark and the visor is fitted today. It would be no surprise were he to bounce back to form here.
Unsurprisingly, Richard Johnson has a very good strike-rate at Fontwell too and he teams up with Richard Phillips to ride course winner Beautiful People in the 5.35pm. She was a cosy winner under Johnson two starts over course and distance, last seen pulling up at Taunton in December. She’s capable of far better than that, however, and she ran extremely well on seasonal return last year off a similar layoff.
Returning this year aged fourteen, Al Co proved he still had an affinity for the game when making a successful stable debut at Cartmel by a cosy four lengths. He perhaps found things coming too soon when pulled up at the same venue last time and it’s easy enough to excuse that below-par effort. He’s won off much higher marks previously and his only previous run at Fontwell resulted in a close second off today’s rating. He’s certainly past his best now, but a big run looks more than likely after a small lay-off.