Race of the Day: Black Gerry could go in again at Fontwell for Gary Moore team

At The Races professional Gary Nutting has taken goal at Fontwell’s wonderful Tuesday card and given a big-race verdict besides.

Sky Sports activities Racing’s characteristic jumps occasion on Tuesday, by way of class and aggressive numbers, is the Comply with AtTheRaces On Twitter Handicap Chase at Fontwell (14.05).

Centrepiece of a seven-race card, the 0-135 Class 3 contest has attracted 10 declared runners set to do battle over an prolonged 2m5f on the distinctive figure-of-eight chase course.

The bottom on the West Sussex venue was described on Monday afternoon nearly as good to gentle (good in locations) with dry, chilly climate set to proceed.

The Groundwork

Left-handed and sharp, the chase monitor’s idiosyncratic nature tends to go well with course specialists maybe greater than most venues.

Of the trainers represented on this race, Gary Moore has probably the most variety of winners over fences right here within the final three years at a strike charge of over 23 per cent based on our stats.

Corresponding jockey figures have Jamie Moore on the high (rides Black Gerry for his father right here). Our tempo chart predicts a strongly-run affair.

Main Contenders

Black Gerry

Course document over fences reads 121, the defeat no shame contemplating he was badly deprived by weight phrases with a lot higher-rated winner.

Up 7lb for latest Exeter success however that regarded above-average novice handicap (first two pulled nicely clear) and additional enchancment on playing cards again up in journey offered this race would not come too quickly.

Le Cameleon

Again to type in lower-grade handicap right here in February and has since gained over this longer journey at Newbury. Wants a career-best after being raised 5lb for reappearance success at Warwick two months in the past.

Sir Ivan

Veteran taking a drop at school and 5lb decrease than final successful mark (two seasons in the past), although that was over half a mile additional and he has no earlier expertise of this monitor.

Champagne Courtroom

In good nick this season, successful over fences at Perth and final time a higher-grade handicap hurdle at Newbury. Barely disconcerting he dissatisfied right here over hurdles in between and this will probably be his first expertise of the chase monitor.

Imaginative and prescient Des Flos

Grade 2 winner right here again in his hurdling days and stays competitively handicapped over fences as he confirmed when scoring at Warwick three outings in the past (been saved on the go since early summer season). One other who’s making his debut on the chase monitor right here.

Household Enterprise

Ex-French recruit who is simply a pound greater than when scoring at Leicester in February after benefiting from lowered mark right here a month in the past. That type has been franked and he has age on excessive facet.


Weighted to reverse final season’s course type with Le Cameleon and having obtained off the mark over fences at Newbury on ultimate run of that marketing campaign, no shock if he steps ahead from latest reappearance effort in better-grade Ascot occasion.

Remainder of the Subject

Amoola Gold gained the final time he was on this form of grade and is dropping to a pretty mark, however will want this primary style of chase course right here to liven him up judged on two underwhelming performances at Ascot this season, together with in first-time blinkers lately.

Lieutenant Rocco has carried out nothing to suggest him in three outings since successful heavy-ground novice chase at Ffos Las two seasons in the past. Tongue-strap utilized on this second run again from wind surgical procedure.

Flagrant Delitiep stays well-treated on the choose of his type and is simply 2lb greater than final successful mark at Wincanton in March. Has run nicely over hurdles right here however did not shine in solely earlier attempt on the chase monitor (identical grade).

The Verdict

Early betting had this as 4-1 on the sector and there are a lot who may be given an opportunity on outdated type or as progressive ‘kids’.

BLACK GERRY jumped like an outdated hand when touchdown a seemingly sizzling novice handicap at Exeter final time and might be able to defying this greater mark at an unorthodox monitor the place he boasts a superb document.


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