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Fontwell tips from the Racing Post: Crypto Currency support can pay off

Racing Post tipster Dave Randall outlines his best bets from the Sunday action and focuses in on a pair of much-fancied runners at Fontwell.

Dave Randall's tips

1.12 Fontwell - Crypto Currency @ 10/3
2.55 Fontwell - Leading Swoop @ 8/1
 

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1.12 Fontwell - Crypto Currency @ 10/3

Two horses to back each-way from Fontwell form the betting strategy on Sunday, in two races with eight and nine runners and it is therefore hoped that every horse takes its chance.

The first is Crypto Currency in the opening Class 4 2m2f 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle.

The selection has had a stop-start career since landing an Irish point in commanding fashion in May 2021, but what is particularly likeable about his claims is that he is being campaigned meticulously with that back story in mind.

He showed definite promise in his two starts for the now retired Oliver Sherwood that November but wasn't seen again until making his debut for Emma Lavelle after a 694-day break in fifth behind Willmount at Newbury in November.

That was about as pleasing a reintroduction as you can get. Lavelle has waited 80 days for this next start, and it is notable that it comes at Fontwell, as she is 8-41 in non-handicap hurdles on this course in recent seasons.

The overall impression is this is a big day for the horse and he has the ability to be right in the mix if all goes to plan.

Dave Randall's tip:

Crypto Currency @ 10/3 - 1pt each-way
 

2.55 Fontwell - Leading Swoop @ 8/1

The second each-way suggestion from Fontwell is Leading Swoop in the Class 5 extended 2m5f handicap chase.

The eight-year-old is representing Robert Walford, who has a 16% strike-rate with his runners over fences, which compares favourably with an 8% strike-rate with his runners over hurdles.

Walford is also 11-36 (31%) with his runners over fences at Fontwell.

Those stats are particularly prescient as Leading Swoop is making his chasing debut after only seven starts over hurdles for the yard.

He had some promising Irish point form in the context of a mark of 97 before joining Walford and it is likeable that the pick of his hurdles form came when short-headed over this trip on good to soft ground at this meeting last year.

A reproduction of that level over fences should be particularly competitive.

The son of Leading Light has had a small break since an encouraging third at Lingfield in November and Harry Kimber, who claims 3lb, is continuing in the saddle. Kimber is a notable 9-33 over fences for Walford.

Dave Randall's tip:

Leading Swoop @ 8/1 - 1pt each-way
 

Dave Randall's tips

1.12 Fontwell - Crypto Currency @ 10/3
2.55 Fontwell - Leading Swoop @ 8/1
 

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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