The Trainer Robert Walford has 2 runners Monday 6th February 2023

Todays Robert Walford Horse Racing Tips

Race 1 Fontwell 16:00 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 22f

591 Whatsdastory
Well prepared following 6 months off to land 3-runner mares' handicap at Hereford in October. Promised more than what she ultimately delivered having travelled well for a long way at Cheltenham (20.6f, good) last time but leading claims here all the same.
12-1Sam Twiston-DaviesDr Richard Newlandlocked2.75/16/1118
323 Mad About Sally
Benefited from a more patient ride when opening her account in 14-runner handicap hurdle at Hereford (21.7f, soft) in December. Probably best to overlook subsequent Ffos Las display and she could have a part to play if her jumping passes the test now switched to fences.
10-12Ben JonesOliver Signylocked3/11.5/150
424 River Tyne
Winless following half-a-dozen attempts over hurdles but twice ran well at this venue. Yet to match pick of her form in that sphere, in 2 starts over fences but her mark is easing all the time, so she's not one to be writing off.
10-7James DaviesNick Giffordlocked4/13/125
592 Electric Annie
Dual winner over hurdles (at up to 21.3f) last season and fair encouraging start over fences on return at Kempton in November. In trouble a long way out at Cheltenham next time, though, and she has bit to prove on the back of that.
11-4Mr George Hiscock Robert Walfordlocked4/15/125
485 Tazka
Sole win over fences was registered over C&D in September 2020. Hit the crossbar twice off higher marks than this last summer and while she has needs to bounce back following a couple of non-completions, she will be a threat if on-song.
10-6Niall HoulihanGary Moorelocked5/17.5/150
There are 5 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 Kimber Robert 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 CannonJohn Best & Karen locked100/140/160
There are 12 runners in this race.