Home / April 21 / 16:30 Fontwell

16:30 Fontwell

Good To Soft

Les Gilbert, An Absolute Legend Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £3406.24
  • 2m 3f 104y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
SKY
View Course
Les Gilbert, An Absolute Legend Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 12212P CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Can look a tricky ride and was pulled up at Plumpton (3m1f) last time but he's a dual chase winner at this sort of trip and his last success was at Southwell (2m4f, good) in February; handles most ground and he's a big player if he can bounce back near his best; regular cheekpieces are reapplied.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

10

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Who Is That

10st 8lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Won three times over fences last season and the latest was off 6lb higher; however, has something to prove now having been off colour in both disciplines since returning from a lengthy break.

25/1

0

12

22nd Jan 2024

Good

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:55 Plumpton

Who Is That

10st 11lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Did well over fences last season, winning three times; below form here last month, after a layoff, but might have needed that outing and usual cheekpieces are refitted for this bid to exploit his lower hurdle mark.

10/1

8th

2

18th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 164y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Who Is That

11st 10lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

3-10 over fences, the latest win gained at Fontwell (2m3f, good) in April; that form has been very well advertised by the close second since, but this one hasn't been seen since he fell at Worcester in May.

11/2

11/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 486P24

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

6yo who was runner-up in a Hereford maiden hurdle (3m1f, good) in February but he finished a remote fourth back in a handicap chase there last month; still lightly raced but he has a patchy record so far and needs to step up again on this drop back in trip.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

8

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Jigginstown King

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Oliver Signy

travelled strongly, led, went clear before 5th, reduced lead before 12th, headed 2 out, weakened on turn before last

5/1

3rd

9

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:35 Fakenham

Jigginstown King

11st 6lb

T: Oliver Signy

Completed a hat-trick of wins in handicap chases on good/good to firm last summer, the first over C&D in May and the third off a pound lower than today when returning after a wind operation in October; fared less well on last two runs and now back after a second wind operation.

11/2

Form: 34P-V3

Last run: 155 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Made a successful switch to fences at Ludlow (2m, good) in November 2021 but he's not gone on from that in only five runs since; now 3lb lower than for his chase win but was a well-held third of three at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft) in his final run last year and has something to prove after another break.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

10th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

14:50 Bangor-on-Dee

Heart Of A Lion

11st 10lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

in touch with leaders, prominent from 10th

7/2

5

20th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 5y

Class 4

14:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Heart Of A Lion

11st 3lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Only chase win came at 2m and hasn't tackled further than 2m4f over fences; keeping on when third at Fontwell last month (2m3f+) so possible he will enjoy this first attempt at 3m; claims if he does.

5/1

3rd

1

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Fontwell

Heart Of A Lion

12st 1lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Made a successful switch to fences at Ludlow (2m, good) in November 2021 but he's not gone on from that in only five runs since; now 3lb lower than for his chase win but was a well-held third of three at Market Rasen (2m1f, soft) in his final run last year and has something to prove after another break.

9/2

Form: 3-PP75 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Won consecutive handicaps over hurdles (2m3f) and fences (2m4f, both on soft) early in 2022 but he's lost his way in last four starts and was tailed off at Huntingdon (2m4f, soft) last month; now back below last winning mark but he needs to turn things around.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

19:20 Uttoxeter

Alberic

11st 1lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Has been running reasonably and didn't seem to stay 2m7f at Worcester latest, having held every chance; tricky customer but ought to be involved, especially off current mark (has won off 9lb higher).

5/1

4th

8

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

17:07 Worcester

Alberic

11st 2lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Tricky customer whose two wins came early in 2022; showed enough in two Fontwell outings in the spring to warrant consideration if he stays this trip; no ground problems.

11/2

4th

7

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Alberic

10st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Looked badly out of sorts for most of last season but seemed to have turned a corner when very respectable fourth here (2m3f, good) last month and, if that run can be built upon, he's still well handicapped.

14/1

Form: 636009 C

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Won a juvenile hurdle here (2m1f, good to soft) in October 2021 but he's failed to get competitive this season and has been beaten 34l or more in his last three starts; has dropped a long way in the weights but he needs a major revival on this switch to chasing; first-time blinkers.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

21st May 2023

Good

2m 0f 213y

Class 5

15:35 Stratford

George Bancroft

10st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Became very disappointing over hurdles last season and, after running well to a point, faded out of contention on last month's chasing debut at Fontwell (2m3f, good; first-time blinkers; well backed); today's drop back in trip could be a good move but his overall profile is not convincing.

4/1

5th

4

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Fontwell

George Bancroft

10st 13lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Won a juvenile hurdle here (2m1f, good to soft) in October 2021 but he's failed to get competitive this season and has been beaten 34l or more in his last three starts; has dropped a long way in the weights but he needs a major revival on this switch to chasing; first-time blinkers.

10/1

9th

11

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

15:50 Wetherby

George Bancroft

10st 13lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Charlie Longsdon

Won a juvenile hurdle at Fontwell in October 2021 and has dropped down the weights, but he's failed to get competitive in his seven runs this season, with and without cheekpieces, and it's hard to be confident today.

12/1

Form: 8/4-55

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles for Rebecca Curtis in 2020 but became disappointing for that yard and, after a long layoff, he's struggled here in both runs for new yard this spring; cheekpieces return but he's failed to complete in his three previous runs over fences and has a lot to prove back in this sphere.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

10th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

19:45 Fontwell

Oscar Asche

10st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Soundly beaten on all three starts since returning from long absence this year, most recently when last of six here (2m3f, good) on recent return to chasing; effectively only 3lb lower from out of the weights today; revival needed.

20/1

6th

7

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 104y

Class 5

16:30 Fontwell

Oscar Asche

10st 10lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles for Rebecca Curtis in 2020 but became disappointing for that yard and, after a long layoff, he's struggled here in both runs for new yard this spring; cheekpieces return but he's failed to complete in his three previous runs over fences and has a lot to prove back in this sphere.

16/1

5th

8

4th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

16:00 Fontwell

Oscar Asche

10st 13lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Andy Irvine

Won over hurdles for Rebecca Curtis in 2020 but became disappointing for that yard and, following a long layoff, struggled here (3m2f, heavy) on last month's stable debut; needs to have taken significant benefit from that recent outing.

40/1

Form: 70-5

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Sold for £25,000 after his promising third in an Irish point (3m, yielding) in May 2021; well held in only three hurdle runs (2m/2m1f) since but this is more realistic on handicap debut and he's a possible improver on this switch to fences; interesting contender with tongue-tie added.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

9

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 5f 150y

Class 5

19:35 Taunton

Doctor Foley

11st 0lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Hit the ground running over fences with wins at Bangor (3m, good) and Fontwell (3m2f, good to soft) but was tailed off next time and pulled up since (last time after wind surgery); still a lightly raced 7yo so has time on his side.

8/1

6

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

13:25 Southwell

Doctor Foley

11st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Anthony Honeyball

Tongue tied and sent chasing over 3m+ for last four starts, winning at Bangor and Fontwell on first two occasions but tailed off next time and pulled up five months later; made a respiratory noise on that latest start and had wind surgery soon afterwards; each-way contender if back on song.

6/1

Terms and conditions

*Odds displayed on this page are sourced directly from online bookmakers. Please check all details before placing your bet(s). 18+ only.

Non-runners

Go Fox, Doctor Foley

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £112.00
Straight Forecast £125.00
Tricast £549.20
Trifecta £426.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Doctor Foley

RP Ratings:

Who Is That

The Guardian:

Jigginstown King

Telegraph:

Alberic

Daily Mail:

George Bancroft

Daily Record:

Heart Of A Lion

The Star:

Oscar Asche

Daily Mirror:

Go Fox

WEST COUNTRY:

Doctor Foley

D Express:

Doctor Foley

The Sun:

Doctor Foley

POSTDATA:

Who Is That

The Times:

Who Is That