The Trainer John Best & Karen Jewell has 2 runners Monday 6th February 2023

Todays John Best & Karen Jewell Horse Racing Tips

Race 1 Fontwell 14:30 Novices/Maiden Hurdle (Class 4) 22f

371 Kilbeg King
Irish point winner looked good prospect when making winning start under Rules in a Uttoxeter bumper in March 2021. After a 20-month absence he made a successful hurdle debut at Ffos Las in November. Well beaten pitched into Grade 1 company at Newbury since but leading claims with sights lowered.
11-12Aidan ColemanAnthony Honeyballlocked1.38/11/128
1283 Red Windsor
Fair form when placed on all 4 bumper starts and made a winning start to his hurdle career in a 19f course novice in October. Capable of better and another bold show looks assured.
11-12Tom CannonChris Gordonlocked2/12.75/138
309 Star Flyer
Reached the frame in both bumpers and ran to a fair level when 9 lengths third in Newcastle novice hurdle a month ago. A repeat of that form should see him on the premises here.
11-5James BowenWarren Greatrexlocked5/14.5/110
72 Red Happy
Has enjoyed plenty of success for this yard but kept busy and has found life tough lately.
11-12James BestDavid Pipelocked7/17.5/17
428 Scrum Diddly
Placed on completed start in Irish points back in May but down the field in a bumper and novice hurdle under Rules. Clearly still early days but can only be watched for now.
11-5Jonathan BurkeOliver Sherwoodlocked25/118/128
355 Galway Mahler
Maiden pointer who exceeded market expectations when fifth on Newbury hurdle debut last March but has pulled up on both outings since.
11-5Brendan Powell John Best & Karen locked25/140/160
294 Allanah's Boy
Poor form in bumpers/novice hurdles. Star Flyer looks very much the yard first string.
11-5Harry BannisterWarren Greatrexlocked50/1125/1150
376 Lucky Mac
Well held in 2 bumpers in December ahead of this switch to hurdles.
11-5Ben Ffrench DavisAndy Irvinelocked100/1250/1150
477 Privatearing
Beaten a long way in a bumper and maiden hurdle before Christmas. Big outsider.
11-5Caoilin QuinnAndy Irvinelocked100/1250/1150
3010 Kings Kuroshio
Pulled up in novice hurdle at Wincanton (2m) on debut 30 days ago, labouring from circuit out. Significantly up in trip.
10-12James DaviesNick Giffordlocked100/1250/1150
There are 10 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.
11-2Ben 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 Cannon John Best & Karen locked100/140/160
There are 12 runners in this race.