NOT NEVER (nap, 1.20) can put punters on the front foot in the opener at Fontwell today.
Trained locally by Gary Moore and ridden by his son Jamie, Not Never ran in a high-class handicap at Ascot and was well down the field.
However, he was reappearing after a near 300-day absence so would have need the run in any event and is in much calmer waters this afternoon.
Prior to that layoff, he had scored on his last two runs, both times at Plumpton, and that form gives him every chance here despite top weight.
UMNDENI (treble, 2.55) can land the maiden hurdle at Fontwell for Philip Hobbs and Richard Johnson.
He won a bumper at Warwick on debut and has performed well in two subsequent attempts over hurdles. His last run was a good fifth behind Rathhill at Newbury and a reproduction of that effort should be good enough here.
Your Free Bet's Tips For Today!
1.30 STEEL NATIVE - Pulled Up
2.05 NORDIC COMBINED - 2nd - 1/1
2.35 WHATSWRONGWITHYOU - Winner 1/2
3.05 BRIGADIER BOB - May aswell have ran backwards
3.40 GOODGIRLTERESA - Winner 4/1
4.15 POND ROAD - 4th
1.20 NOT NEVER (NAP) - Winner - 3/1
1.55 SO LONELY - 2nd - 9/4
2.25 CUCKLINGTON - 2nd - 4/1
2.55 UMNDENI (TR) - UR
3.25 NATIVE ROBIN - 3rd - 3/1
4.00 SKY FULL OF STARS - Winner 4/1
4.40 ALBAN'S DREAM - 3rd
5.15 VERY HONEST - 3rd
5.45 MISTY BIRNAM
6.15 AIRCRAFT CARRIER
6.45 MOUNT ARARAT
7.15 MYTHICAL MADNESS