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Fontwell Park

Drakes Well

With four second-place finishes to his name in 2021, Drakes Well has been very consistent. Unfortunately for those connected to the horse, he has just been unable to get his nose in front, including on his most recent start at Stratford (2m6f) where he was a length behind the winner. The opposition to David Bridgewater's runner appears quite weak in this race though, so this is a good chance for him to finally lose his maiden tag under Rules.

Old Harry Rocks

Over the last couple of months, Old Harry Rocks has shown some of the best form of his career. He ended a long losing sequence when he prevailed at Newton Abbot (2m5f) back in April, before following that up by finishing second at Southwell (2m4½f). The form of that race has since been franked as the winner came out and scored in impression fashion a few days ago. Old Harry Rock remains off the same mark as his last run which means the handicapper has given him a great chance of recording another success.


Sammylou was in good form at the back end of 2020 but was then forced to have six months off the track. He made his reappearance at Warwick (2m3f) earlier this month where he ran like he needed the outing. Expect to see much more from him now as he not only should be much fitter, he is stepping up to what is a more suitable trip. This horse is very capable from this mark so hopefully he can return to the same level he showed in the early stages of last season.

Iconic Muddle

Iconic Muddle has had no problems switching to fences and he was rewarded for some smart performances over the bigger obstacles when he prevailed at Huntingdon (2m½f) on his latest appearance. This looks to be a gelding who is open to improvement so this 6lb rise in the weights is unlikely to be enough to stop him from doubling his tally over fences. Carolines Charm is his biggest threat but preference must be given to Gary Moore's runner.

About Fontwell Park Racecourse

Opened in 1924, Fontwell Park was the scene of the Queen’s first victory as an owner, when the then Princess Elizabeth saw her Monaveen land the Chichester Handicap Chase in 1949.

Since then, the track has seen multiple Grade 1 winners take in the course’s seasonal highlight, the National Spirit Hurdle. Stayers’ Hurdle winners My Way De Solzen and Baracouda both won the race in their career while dual Champion Hurdle winner Comedy of Errors landed the race twice in the 1970s. Over the figure of eight chase track, the big race is the Grade 3 Southern National, won in 2019 by the Nick Williams-trained One Of Us.

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