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Fontwell – 1st October: DOM’S NAP + NB | Friday’s 2 Best Bets

Your two best bets for the Friday action at Fontwell



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The six-year-old has enjoyed a fine summer since his seven-month lay-off, finishing second on his opening two appearances before landing the odds in an event at Newton Abbot three months ago.

Coole Cody and Tom O'Brien jump the last to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup
Tom O’Brien (pictured) partners Small Bad Bob at Fontwell

He’s now back in handicap company off a mark of 116 but has enough form in the book, particularly from his Ireland excursions, to suggest he could be ahead of that rating.

Still only six, he could have more to give in this sort of sphere and the small-field looks to play into his favour.

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Olly Murphy’s charge proved that the fruitful form of his Uttoxeter second ensured he was capable enough of going one better at Worcester on his following start.

National Hunt racing trainer Olly Murphy
Olly Murphy nears 300 career wins as a trainer, currently on 294

He travelled well at the Midlands track and had enough in the tank to deny a late-rallying rival, but a step up in trip looks the key factor here.

His attitude was the most pleasing think to take out of that September performance, being headed near the close but battling on well, and he could be up to defying a penalty with Aidan Coleman back in the plate.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.