Wednesday’s focus on Fontwell for Sky Sports Racing features a formidable squad from trainer Gary Moore.
3.45 Fontwell – Kansas Du Berlais faces seven on return
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In the Boost Your Acca At BetMGM Handicap Hurdle at 3.45, Gary Moore, known for his strong contenders, relies on the returning Kansas Du Berlais, owned by the same entity for which the talented Haddes Des Obeaux secured victory in 2021. Despite being only four years old, Kansas Du Berlais demonstrated steady improvement over hurdles in the spring, securing two wins here under jockey Jamie Moore. However, as a favorite for the Novices’ Final at Sandown in April, he finished down the field.
Top weight Run To Freedom, who recently finished behind Soul Icon at Fontwell, benefits from race fitness. Issam, trained by Tom Symonds, achieved victory three times over hurdles at Exeter in March and poses a significant threat with Daryl Jacob in the saddle. Amy Murphy’s Young Merlin, seeking redemption after losing his unbeaten record at Worcester last month, is also a contender in this easier grade.
4.20 Fontwell – Tizzard’s Tamaris on a hat-trick bid
In the BetMGM: It’s Showtime Handicap Chase at 4.20, Joe Tizzard’s Tamaris aims for a hat-trick following recent victories at Fontwell and Plumpton. Tom Lacey’s Big Blue Moon, lightly raced with a sole victory at Carlisle in March, puts forth a solid effort at Chepstow in his most recent start. Aviles, from the Moore team, seeks to break his maiden status in what will be his sixth career start.
Alastair Ralph’s Thankyourluckystar, having won one of his five starts over hurdles, retains potential and is expected to perform well as he transitions to fences.