Alan Dudman fired in a decent winner with Top Rank’s success at [8.0] yesterday. He rounds off his week looking to end with a profit with two bets at Fontwell for Sunday…
Capone ready for new distance under Sheehan
The step up in distance looks sure to play to the strengths of Charlie Mann’s Capone for the 2m3f contest at 13:40, and he looks the bet in terms of taking on the favourite Pagero.
Capone finished third last time from a poor position off the pace at Market Rasen over 2m, the winner and second were up with the speed for the whole contest, so it was a decent effort considering he had to make up ground from a lot further back.
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|16/08/20||Market Rasen||3/13||Hurdle||2m 125y||Good||B||11st 5lbs||Gavin Sheehan||23|
|21/06/20||Kempton Park||3/10||Flat||1m 7f 218y||Slow||B||9st 2lbs||Martin Dwyer||18.5|
|05/06/20||Lingfield Park||8/12||Flat||1m 4f||Std/slow||9st 5lbs||Oisin Murphy||8.51|
|05/12/19||Wincanton||3/15||Hurdle||1m 7f 65y||Gd/sft||11st 2lbs||Gavin Sheehan||17.09|
|07/11/19||Newbury||7/8||Hurdle||2m 69y||Good||11st 0lbs||Charlie Price||6.75|
|04/10/19||Fontwell Park||6/9||Hurdle||2m 1f 162y||Gd/sft||11st 10lbs||Gavin Sheehan||5.8|
|21/04/19||Ffos Las||2/7||Hurdle||1m 7f 182y||Good||11st 9lbs||Paddy Brennan||1.81|
|19/03/19||Huntingdon||1/5||Hurdle||1m 7f 171y||Good||11st 5lbs||Noel Fehily||2.32|
|16/02/19||Haydock Park||2/4||Hurdle||1m 7f 144y||Good||11st 3lbs||Gavin Sheehan||27.84|
|03/01/19||Ludlow||1/7||Hurdle||1m 7f 169y||Good||10st 12lbs||Noel Fehily||1.72|
|15/12/18||Doncaster||4/5||Hurdle||2m 128y||Good||10st 12lbs||Brian Hughes||42.63|
|25/08/18||Baden-Baden||4/11||Flat||1m 3f 205y||Gd/sft||8st 7lbs||B. Ganbat||–|
|05/08/18||Dusseldorf||3/8||Flat||1m 2f 97y||Good||9st 1lbs||B. Ganbat||–|
|08/07/18||Hamburg||13/13||Flat||1m 3f 205y||Good||9st 2lbs||B. Ganbat||–|
|21/05/18||Hanover||6/10||Flat||1m 2f 206y||Good||8st 12lbs||B. Ganbat||–|
|01/05/18||Hanover||3/11||Flat||1m 1f 207y||Good||9st 1lbs||B. Ganbat||–|
|30/03/18||Bremen||3/5||Flat||1m 2f 206y||Soft||9st 1lbs||B. Ganbat||–|
He has often shaped like he wants today’s sort of distance, and that certainly was the case last winter when he stayed on well at Wincanton, so expect his jockey Gavin Sheehan to have a nice pace to run at to use his stamina.
Good ground suits and he can win from his current mark of 123.
Schnabel a good price to challenge the favourite
The market will revolve around the Paul Nicholls-trained favourite here Easyrun De Vassy, but there isn’t a lot of mileage in his price at around [2.50].
He scored over course and distance last time, but it wasn’t much of a race, and it might be worth taking a chance on his market rival Schnabel.
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|17/08/20||Uttoxeter||1/9||Chase||2m 6f 108y||Soft||+||12st 1lbs||Sam Twiston-Davies||2.84|
|08/08/20||Uttoxeter||2/9||Chase||3m||Good||+||11st 12lbs||Sam Twiston-Davies||3.44|
|25/11/19||Ludlow||3/9||Chase||2m 7f 171y||Heavy||v||11st 11lbs||Sam Twiston-Davies||8|
|02/10/19||Huntingdon||2/11||Chase||2m 7f 129y||Gd/frm||+||11st 5lbs||Brian Hughes||9.68|
|17/08/19||Market Rasen||4/9||Chase||2m 7f 191y||Good||+||11st 12lbs||David Bass||7.84|
|17/07/19||Uttoxeter||5/13||Chase||3m 2y||Good||+||12st 0lbs||Sam Twiston-Davies||17|
|06/06/19||Ffos Las||5/6||Chase||2m 4f 199y||Gd/sft||11st 2lbs||Aidan Coleman||4.6|
|14/05/19||Ffos Las||9/15||Hurdle||2m 5f 192y||Good||11st 12lbs||Aidan Coleman||30|
|01/03/19||Newbury||-/10||Chase||2m 6f 93y||Gd/sft||11st 7lbs||David Noonan||112.19|
|25/01/19||Huntingdon||10/17||Hurdle||2m 4f 145y||Gd/sft||11st 12lbs||Aidan Coleman||110|
|31/05/18||Ffos Las||10/12||Hurdle||2m 5f 192y||Good||12st 3lbs||Aidan Coleman||7.9|
|10/05/18||Wincanton||1/16||Hurdle||2m 5f 82y||Gd/frm||12st 1lbs||Mr James King||9.16|
|15/12/17||Doncaster||3/12||Hurdle||2m 3f 88y||Gd/sft||11st 3lbs||Brian Hughes||10.6|
|06/12/17||Ludlow||1/6||Hurdle||2m 5f 55y||Good||11st 12lbs||Kieron Edgar||2.03|
|29/11/17||Hereford||2/15||Hurdle||2m 3f 147y||Good||11st 11lbs||Noel Fehily||11|
|03/11/17||Wetherby||8/13||Hurdle||2m 5f 56y||Soft||11st 7lbs||Kieron Edgar||19.5|
|15/05/17||Kempton Park||4/6||Hurdle||2m 5f||Good||11st 3lbs||Noel Fehily||7.8|
|21/03/17||Exeter||6/9||Hurdle||2m 7f 25y||Gd/sft||11st 5lbs||A. P. Heskin||14.5|
|09/02/17||Doncaster||5/11||Hurdle||2m 128y||Gd/sft||11st 2lbs||Kieron Edgar||66.68|
|09/01/17||Doncaster||4/11||Hurdle||2m 4f 181y||Gd/sft||11st 6lbs||Aidan Coleman||175.24|
|03/12/16||Chepstow||6/15||Hurdle||2m 3f 100y||Good||10st 12lbs||Kieron Edgar||350.25|
The selection finished second at Uttoxeter following a switch to Tom Symonds, but he made no mistake when bolting up at the same Midlands venue by 6l when last seen. His jumping was excellent too.
Having fitness onside is a major plus, as four of the seven are coming back from breaks.
Good ground suits Schnabel as he bounced off a decent surface at Wincanton two years ago.