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www.fakenhamracecourse.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £6601.25
  • 2m 4f 1y
  • Class 4
  • 11 runners
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www.fakenhamracecourse.co.uk Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.88
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 862-52 BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

0-5 over hurdles but built upon quite encouraging seasonal/handicap debut when close second at Hereford (2m5f, soft) last month and may still have improvement to come; high on the list.

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1st

6

28th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Pachacuti

11st 5lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Won over hurdles last February; placed in three of his four starts over fences and the form is solid; clear second off just 1lb lower at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) most recently and looks poised to go one better.

2/1

2nd

6

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Pachacuti

11st 4lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: David Pipe

Ran creditably in first-time cheekpieces at Exeter (3m, heavy) on New Year's Day and has now been placed in two of his three chase starts; hurdles success came off just 2lb lower; possibilities.

5/1

3rd

2

1st Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 54y

Class 4

14:45 Exeter

Pachacuti

12st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Grossly flattered by his proximity when second in an eventful race on seasonal/chase debut at Warwick (3m, soft) in November and was pulled up later that month; needs a good boost from the first-time blinkers here.

14/1

OUR TIP

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 4-F461

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Made smooth headway before asserting on handicap debut at Warwick (2m3f, soft; front pair clear) on New Year's Eve; has 9lb higher mark and faster ground to contend with here but still commands respect.

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8th

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Bashers Reflection

11st 1lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Has appeared to idle when in front this season, which didn't stop him winning comfortably at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) in November but was costly there (2m3f, soft) last month; also effective elsewhere; up 6lb for last time but this progressive 7yo could have lots more left in the tank, and he's a smooth-travelling sort who may be suited by the drop back in trip.

20/1

2nd

7

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

14:42 Wetherby

Bashers Reflection

11st 5lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Ben Case

Disappointing at Aintree (2m4f, heavy) in December last time out but prior to that he impressed when winning over this C&D (heavy), and if rediscovering that form today's 6lb higher mark may not stop him.

13/2

40/1

  • Place: £8.40

Form: 5F-76P

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Unlucky not to win Doncaster maiden a year ago (fell when in front) but seems badly to have lost his way this season; makes quick reappearance after poor run at Huntingdon on Friday; tongue-tie removed; hood added.

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2nd

5

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Lifetime Legend

11st 4lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Winless since last February and his recent form isn't overly encouraging too, making some errors when sixth at Catterick (2m3f) 27 days ago; visor is reached for now.

11/2

6th

8

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 66y

Class 5

14:20 Catterick

Lifetime Legend

10st 12lb

J: Ms Laura Ward

T: Neil King

Ought to handle today's ground and is now 11lb lower than when winning this race easily by 7l over C&D a year ago but has not been firing on all cylinders this season; needs to turn things around.

10/1

7th

7

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Lifetime Legend

11st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

1-16 over hurdles and 1-29 overall, the win coming at Catterick (2m3f) last February; not so good since, beaten 15l over C&D latest, but has another career-low mark and is not entirely dismissed with a hood (last used four runs back) restored.

12/1

Form: 2-3275

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Outran 50-1 odds when second on hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in October; below that form twice since and has some questions to answer on today's handicap debut but her stable does well here and it would be dangerous to write her off at this stage.

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5

19th Feb 2023

Good To Firm

3m 0f 52y

Class 4

15:35 Newbury

Sister Sophie

11st 5lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Maiden with three seconds to her name; beaten 27l into fourth on her handicap debut at Fakenham but 2m4f around there perhaps caught her out (never dangerous from off the pace); has stayers in the family and one to consider.

13/2

4th

4

2nd Feb 2023

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 4

16:25 Fakenham

Sister Sophie

11st 11lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Outran 50-1 odds when second on hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m3f, good) in October; below that form twice since and has some questions to answer on today's handicap debut but her stable does well here and it would be dangerous to write her off at this stage.

16/1

5th

8

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:55 Wincanton

Sister Sophie

11st 0lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

visibility reduced by fog

20/1

Form: 3-4P53 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Three-time hurdle winner last season; not really firing on all cylinders this term but was placed in valuable C&D handicap last month (good to soft) and remains on a good mark.

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6th

10

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 3

17:25 Plumpton

Small Bad Bob

10st 5lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Chris Gordon

Well held at Kempton last time but this is more his scene and he won comfortably here the run before off 6lb lower, though Freddie Gordon claimed a further 7lb that day; needs respecting.

12/1

7th

9

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Small Bad Bob

10st 11lb

J: Freddie Gordon

T: Chris Gordon

disputed lead, outpaced and lost position after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

5/1

Form: 3-2558

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Runner-up on hurdle debut at Warwick (2m, good) last spring but disappointing on all three subsequent appearances, most recent when well beaten on last month's handicap debut at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft); back up in trip today; needs to get career back on track.

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6th

2

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Hermes Le Gris

11st 10lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

In good form for new stable this year, most notably when winning easily by 7l at Huntingdon (2m3f, soft) last month; had to settle for second at Fakenham (2m7f, soft) three weeks ago and is effectively another 2lb higher here but the drop back in trip looks the right move; major player.

15/8

2nd

5

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 95y

Class 5

15:40 Fakenham

Hermes Le Gris

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway and went second after 3 out, went clear with winner 2 out, weakened gradually before last

11/10

1st

13

8th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 5

16:00 Huntingdon

Hermes Le Gris

10st 7lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Robbie Llewellyn

towards rear early, mistake 2nd, midfield after 3rd, steady headway after 6th, joined leaders going easily after 3 out

5/2

Form: 81223P D BF

Last run: 128 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Flopped badly when warm favourite for chasing debut in September but was in good form over hurdles beforehand, most notably when winning in first-time visor at Southwell (2m, good to soft); will be fine over today's longer trip and returns from four-month break on a workable mark; cheekpieces refitted.

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5

9th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 212y

Class 5

14:35 Ludlow

Ten Past Midnight

10st 11lb

J: James Best

T: Martin Keighley

Four-time hurdle winner (2m-2m4f); ran quite well when fourth at Plumpton (2m4f, good) in September and probably didn't get the trip when below that form over 3m last month, but his sole chasing attempt in 2022 did not go well (jumped poorly, pulled up).

11/2

6th

7

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

15:55 Ffos Las

Ten Past Midnight

11st 3lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Four-time hurdle winner at up to 2m4f; good effort when fourth of 12 at Southwell (2m4f, good) three weeks ago and is suited by slow ground but today's test may tax his stamina; refitted cheekpieces replace visor.

7/1

4th

8

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 114y

Class 5

15:10 Plumpton

Ten Past Midnight

10st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Martin Keighley

Twice placed during July at Uttoxeter (2m, good to soft), a course he always runs well; does have form elsewhere and has won over this longer trip, so brings fairly solid credentials.

8/1

Form: 3P-215 D

Last run: 72 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Came good over hurdles at fifth attempt, at Southwell (2m4f, good) in November; disappointed on soft ground there a few days later (wore cheekpieces) but has had a longer break this time and remains open to further improvement now back on better ground; tongue-tie refitted.

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5th

3

25th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 5

13:50 Wetherby

Supreme Yeats

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: L J Morgan

Pulled up/tailed off on his last two runs last June; however, he can go well fresh and is on a handy mark if the wind operation is the catalyst for a return to form; the betting may be informative.

10/1

5th

10

26th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

17:00 Southwell

Supreme Yeats

11st 2lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

led, headed 3rd

12/1

Form: D185-12

Last run: 259 days

W: 12st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Improved to win Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good; first-time hood) last April, his third start over hurdles, but not seen since lesser effort three weeks later; upped in trip for today's handicap debut; remains unexposed but others here are more persuasive.

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5th

1

29th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:05 Huntingdon

Boreen Boy

12st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Olly Murphy

Won a maiden hurdle 13 months ago but has proved disappointing since; well beaten here this month and needs switch to chasing to perk him up.

7/1

8th

9

11th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 137y

Class 4

16:00 Huntingdon

Boreen Boy

11st 5lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Olly Murphy

Won Uttoxeter maiden (2m, good) just over a year ago, his third run over hurdles, but didn't kick on from that success during light campaign last season and will need to up his game here.

20/1

5th

1

5th Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 171y

Class 4

13:50 Huntingdon

Boreen Boy

11st 12lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Soundly beaten in 2m4f handicap (back from layoff) one month ago; this looks more suitable as he won a 2m maiden hurdle on good ground at Uttoxeter last April; one of the main players on that form; hood (worn last three runs) is removed.

7/2

Form: 2286-P

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on some of his 2021 form for Dan Skelton but was pulled up (albeit on heavy ground) in selling hurdle on stable debut in December and has since finished down the field on the Flat.

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8th

5

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 4f 181y

Class 5

15:53 Doncaster

Ambassador

11st 9lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

Not disgraced on Flat last week; 2-4 over hurdles for current stable, the wins gained over 2m at Uttoxeter and 2m2f at Kelso; has stamina to prove at this new trip.

10/1

4th

1

(2)

6th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ambassador

9st 12lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

pushed along early, in rear, on outer from 3f out, went fourth under 2f out, soon no extra

12/1

4th

1

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Ambassador

12st 0lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: Micky Hammond

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 2 out, weakened approaching last

6/1

Form: 31994

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Good-ground bumper winner last June; well beaten on first two hurdling starts but his fourth at Taunton (2m, soft) last month was much more encouraging; back on quicker ground for today's handicap debut and bred to be suited by the step up in trip; interesting.

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7

12th Apr 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:10 Fakenham

Uncle Arthur

11st 5lb

T: James Owen

6th

14

10th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

15:30 Market Rasen

Uncle Arthur

11st 2lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: James Owen

Claimed after winning for Fergal O'Brien in December and was placed on stable debut at Newcastle (2m1f, good) later that month but seems badly to have lost his way this year.

20/1

8th

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 164y

Class 5

16:45 Plumpton

Uncle Arthur

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: James Owen

Third in a handicap on stable debut but was beaten when falling next time and then trailed home tailed off at Lingfield (first-time hood now dispensed with; regularly wears tongue-tie); enough to prove on balance.

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £100.00
Straight Forecast £88.70
Tricast £1977.50
Trifecta £2871.00

Selections

WEST COUNTRY:

Pachacuti

RP Ratings:

Small Bad Bob

TOPSPEED:

Ten Past Midnight

The Times:

Uncle Arthur

SPOTLIGHT:

Bashers Reflection

Daily Record:

Boreen Boy

Telegraph:

Pachacuti

D Express:

Pachacuti

Daily Mirror:

Pachacuti

The Star:

Pachacuti

POSTDATA:

Small Bad Bob

The Guardian:

Small Bad Bob

Daily Mail:

Small Bad Bob