The Jockey Ben Godfrey has 2 rides Monday 6th February 2023

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Race 1 Fontwell 15:30 Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 18f

101 Auriferous
Fairly useful on Flat (stays 16.5f) and successful at Southwell (12f) back in March. Plenty of creditable efforts in defeat thereafter, keeping on for third at Newbury (2m) in July. Acquired for 50,000 gns in August and shaped well under a kind ride on hurdles debut 10 days ago. More to come.
11-7Jamie MooreGary Moorelocked1.88/12/16
77 Tapley
Winning start under Rules in a Fontwell bumper in October and showed plenty to work on sent hurdling when fourth of 12 in a Newbury maiden (16.3f) in November. Similar efforts in defeat since and he should be on the premises again.
11-7Micheal NolanSuzy Smithlocked2.25/11/156
4946 San Fermin
Half-brother to useful chaser Billaway and, having won a bumper, made a pleasing start to his hurdling career when third in a novice at Stratford in June 2021. Off since the following September so well-being is taken on trust.
11-7Aidan ColemanOlly Murphylocked4/17.5/188
675 General Medrano
Showed promise both starts in bumpers and did the same sent hurdling when eighth of 15 in 2m novice at Chepstow in November, unable to sustain effort after making headway 2 out. Also failed to see race out at Leicester but a subsequent wind op may well help his cause.
11-7Tom BellamyEmma Lavellelocked6/16/10
2888 Shewearsthewellies
Made frame both starts in Irish points, fourth last time (Apr 2022). Market may guide on Rules debut.
11-0David BassLawney Hilllocked20/166/1230
653 Bohemian Lad
Mahler gelding. Half-brother to bumper winner/fairly useful hurdler Dollys Destination. Dam (h85) bumper winner. Tongue tied and just minor promise in a Chepstow bumper in December.
11-7 Ben GodfreyAnthony Honeyballlocked25/125/10
294 Estacas
Winner of a strong Ascot bumper for Andreas Wohler but was extremely easy to back when well held on hurdling/stable debut at Chepstow last month. Something to prove on the back of that.
11-7Paul O'BrienDavid Bridgwaterlocked25/150/1100
272 Belgarum
Limited impact in a bumper/over hurdles.
11-7Brendan PowellJoe Tizzardlocked50/1125/1150
There are 8 runners in this race.

Race 2 Fontwell 16:30 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 18f

304 Force De Frap
Revitalised in recent months, winning 2m handicaps at Taunton and Wincanton. Another 12 lb higher now bidding for the hat-trick but can't rule out further progress in his current mood.
11-10Harrison BeswickEmma-Jane Bishoplocked3.33/16.5/195
288 Sawpit Sienna
Successful at Fakenham (2½m) in October and Taunton (2m) in January. Ought to remain very competitive after a 6 lb rise.
11-0Robert DunneSamuel Drinkwaterlocked5/19/180
3010 Gorcombe Moonshine
Found only one too good from out of the weights over C&D in December. Not in the same form at Wincanton since but he may fare better with the cheekpieces he wore here now back in place.
10-2Harry KimberRobert Walfordlocked6/16/10
242 Monjules
Strong in betting and straight back on track for new yard when making light of a 10-month absence at Sedgefield (2m) in December. Disappointed in a 19.5f Huntingdon since but might be worth another chance.
11-13Lorcan MurtaghHarry Frylocked6.5/16/18
625 Tamaris
Fair maiden over hurdles for Gary Moore. Sound return from an absence for his new stable when fourth of 13 over C&D in December and not disgraced on AW Flat at Lingfield recently. Likely to go well back hurdling.
11-5Freddie GingellJoe Tizzardlocked7/13.5/150
423 Sambezi
Placed twice over hurdles last spring and back to form when 6 lengths second at Sedgefield (17f) in December. Only a respectable third (beaten 13 lengths) at Wincanton on Boxing Day.
11-13Ben JonesOliver Signylocked7.5/13.5/153
357 Begin The Luck
Has drawn a blank since his 2 wins in spring 2021 but he knocked firmly on the door with 3 successive runner-up efforts in November/December. Shaped as if still in form when fifth at Plumpton latest. Considered.
11-2 Ben GodfreyBrian Barrlocked9/19/10
371 Petticoat Lucy
Landed a mares' novice hurdle at Wincanton (2m) last winter. Creditable reappearance fourth at Exeter (18.5f) in November but merely added to her rather mixed record when pulled up at Newbury on New Year's Eve.
12-2Lorcan WilliamsJeremy Scottlocked11/114/127
7512 Le Balcon
Made frame twice from 4 outings in Irish points. No show as yet under Rules and out of the weights for handicap debut, but could do better and warrants a market check.
10-2Tom BellamyD J Jeffreyslocked16/128/175
911 Christopher Clive
Little impact for Jeremy Scott last season. Offered a bit when sixth of 14 in Taunton handicap on return for a new yard. Unseated at the start at Uttoxeter since. 8 lb out of the handicap.
10-2Philip ArmsonClaire Harrislocked25/166/1164
476 Kerrkenny Gold
Runner-up twice in bumpers for Mags Mullins in 2018. Also second over hurdles for Olly Murphy in February 2020 but pulled up both starts since returning from a long absence for new stable. Lots to prove.
11-2James DaviesBarry Brennanlocked100/1125/125
359 Bolberry Down
In frame first 2 starts but pulled up switched to handicap company at Lingfield and Plumpton since. Can only be watched.
10-9Tom CannonJohn Best & Karen locked100/140/160
There are 12 runners in this race.