2022 Southern National Betting Odds at Fontwell Park racecourse

Sunday, 13 November 2022

The familiar figure of eight track at Fontwell Racecourse plays host to one of the longest-distance National Hunt races on the calendar. It’s all about establishing the going for this marathon encounter, with the runners and riders competing over a long distance and we’re looking to find selections that are going to have the best stamina.

Gary Moore could have the potential winner in Full Back who is trading near the top of the betting market, with Almazhar Garde another runner who is being priced fairly short by the horse racing betting sites. There’s another seven-year-old contender in the form of Slipway, while Southfield Harvest had a good previous season.

2022 Southern National Tips

Let’s start with Full Back who looks to be favourably handicapped despite carrying 12-0 for this encounter over the Fontwell fences. The seven-year-old was most recently seen finishing fourth in the Bateaux London Gold Cup Handicap Chase over three miles, with the horse being able to outrun his odds when finishing behind Our Power and Tea Clipper.

Almazhar Garde also has to be respected and the Charlie Longsdon runner warmed up for the season with a midfield finish in a recent handicap chase at Cheltenham. The horse will benefit from that run and was one of the finishers in a race where several notable runners were pulled up before the finish.

Southfield Harvest is likely to be a warm order on account of being trained by Paul Nicholls and ridden by Bryony Frost. The difficulty is establishing what sort of order we’re likely to find the eight-year-old who has been out of action for over 500 days, with the horse’s last race coming when winning in a small field at Newton Abbott in May 2021.

Slipway is a seven-year-old that also merits respect. The seven-year-old was able to win on his last outing when obliging at Perth Racecourse, with that April victory coming in the William Hill Highland National Hunt Handicap Chase. There was previously a respectable finish at Newbury in another handicap race.