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

At The Races specialist Gary Nutting has taken goal at Fontwell’s excellent Tuesday card and specified a massive-race verdict to boot.

Sky Sports activities Racing’s function jumps party on Tuesday, in conditions of class and aggressive numbers, is the Abide by AtTheRaces On Twitter Handicap Chase at Fontwell (14.05).

Centrepiece of a 7-race card, the -135 Class 3 contest has captivated 10 declared runners established to do fight above an extended 2m5f on the unique figure-of-8 chase class.

The floor at the West Sussex location was described on Monday afternoon as excellent to delicate (good in locations) with dry, chilly weather established to carry on.

The Groundwork

Remaining-handed and sharp, the chase track’s idiosyncratic mother nature tends to accommodate system professionals probably a lot more than most venues.

Of the trainers represented in this race, Gary Moore has the most variety of winners about fences listed here in the very last a few a long time at a strike rate of around 23 for each cent according to our stats.

Corresponding jockey figures have Jamie Moore at the top rated (rides Black Gerry for his father in this article). Our speed chart predicts a strongly-operate affair.

Top Contenders

Black Gerry

Program record about fences reads 121, the defeat no disgrace contemplating he was poorly disadvantaged by excess weight terms with significantly increased-rated winner.

Up 7lb for latest Exeter achievements but that looked over-normal novice handicap (initial two pulled properly very clear) and even further improvement on playing cards back up in trip supplied this race does not appear also soon.

Le Cameleon

Back to form in reduced-quality handicap in this article in February and has considering that gained in excess of this for a longer period trip at Newbury. Requirements a occupation-very best just after becoming raised 5lb for reappearance achievement at Warwick two months back.

Sir Ivan

Veteran using a drop in course and 5lb lower than past successful mark (two seasons back), though that was around 50 percent a mile further more and he has no former working experience of this monitor.

Champagne Court docket

In fantastic nick this period, successful about fences at Perth and previous time a better-grade handicap hurdle at Newbury. Marginally disconcerting he let down below in excess of hurdles in between and this will be his 1st experience of the chase keep track of.

Eyesight Des Flos

Grade 2 winner in this article back again in his hurdling times and remains competitively handicapped in excess of fences as he confirmed when scoring at Warwick three outings back (been saved on the go because early summer season). An additional who is producing his debut on the chase monitor in this article.

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Ex-French recruit who is only a pound better than when scoring at Leicester in February after taking advantage of diminished mark in this article a month ago. That type has been franked and he has age on superior aspect.


Weighted to reverse final season’s study course sort with Le Cameleon and possessing bought off the mark above fences at Newbury on remaining operate of that marketing campaign, no shock if he steps forward from latest reappearance effort and hard work in better-quality Ascot function.

Rest of the Field

Amoola Gold won the last time he was in this type of grade and is dropping to an attractive mark, but will require this 1st style of chase system listed here to liven him up judged on two underwhelming performances at Ascot this time, such as in initially-time blinkers just lately.

Lieutenant Rocco has done very little to suggest him in 3 outings since profitable large-floor amateur chase at Ffos Las two seasons ago. Tongue-strap used on this 2nd run back from wind surgery.

Flagrant Delitiep stays nicely-taken care of on the choose of his kind and is only 2lb larger than last profitable mark at Wincanton in March. Has run well more than hurdles here but did not glow in only past try out on the chase track (very same quality).

The Verdict

Early betting had this as 4-1 on the field and there are plenty who can be provided a chance on aged variety or as progressive ‘youngsters’.

BLACK GERRY jumped like an aged hand when landing a seemingly sizzling amateur handicap at Exeter final time and might well be capable of defying this greater mark at an unorthodox track in which he boasts a excellent file.