Time: 14:30 Course: Fontwell
Name: Knappers Hill Advice: 2.00pt WIN (5/2 Bet365)
Form: 11142 Trainer: Paul Nicholls Jockey: Harry Cobden
Summary: Paul Nicholls sends KNAPPERS HILL to Wincanton today for the BetGoodwin National Spirit Hurdle over 2m3f.
We were on him when he finished second to I Like To Move It at Wincanton last weekend, when running over 2m. The step up in trip should suit today, having won over 2m3f at Chepstow back in 2022.
This is a hot Class 1 race, with the likes of Goshen and Brewin’upastorm also competing for the win. The Moore camp have decided fences aren’t for Goshen and send him here back over hurdles here, but he can be very unpredictable.
Knappers Hill has done all his best running on ‘good’ ground, which he gets today and Harry Cobden gets back on board which can only be a bonus.
Knappers Hill looks to be the only pace in the race and I can see him taking up the running from the start. Fontwell is one of those tracks that suits front runners and I can see him kicking on round the final bend and stretching them out down the long home straight for the win.