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15:45 Fakenham

Good To Soft

Country Food Trust Fakenham Silver Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £13202.5
  • 2m 0f 3y
  • Class 3
  • 9 runners
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Country Food Trust Fakenham Silver Cup Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

100/30 (Won)

  • Win: £4.10
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 8/3121 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict

Back on course with a slick display in victory in a Doncaster novice last time (2m, good); has a previous handicap defeat off 9lb lower to forgive, but wasn't mentally ready then, according to the trainer; chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15th

3

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Parramount

11st 9lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

prominent

33/1

5

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Parramount

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Charlie Longsdon

Bumper and three-time hurdle winner whose final run in this discipline was when pulled up in Haydock's Swinton last May; recent AW efforts weren't too shoddy and, despite being 8lb higher than his winning mark, he's not one to put a line through.

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -35325 CD

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

C&D tally of 2311 includes maiden (2019) and claimer (2020) wins at this fixture; 7lb below his last winning hurdles mark, handles most surfaces and ran above himself on the Flat when last seen six weeks ago.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(4)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Swaffham Bulbeck

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Stuart Edmunds

A pretty useful jumper, last successful in a 2m handicap hurdle here in September; rarely seen on the Flat in recent years but he has finished second in staying handicaps on AW on his last two runs in this sphere; should be involved.

11/4

8th

1

14th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Taunton

Swaffham Bulbeck

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Stuart Edmunds

Outclassed in the Greatwood last time when pulled up at 100-1; usually consistent and went into that in form after competitive runs over 2m (good/heavy); however, he .does look on a tough mark and might be vulnerable.

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: -58724 C BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

5-17 over jumps with claiming riders up versus 1-21 otherwise; near-4l second under Jamie Brace in a more valuable 0-125 here on New Year's Day, albeit over a 2m4f trip closer to his present-day optimum.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

3

9th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

15:10 Market Rasen

Haafapiece

12st 0lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Pam Sly

Hasn't won for nearly two years but creditable second at Wetherby on reappearance (2m3f, soft); pulled up on heavy latest but he is on a good mark and no surprise if he were to run well.

11/2

0

6

18th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 3

13:19 Wetherby

Haafapiece

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

prominent on outer

13/2

Form: 13 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Third in the Adonis latest (2m, good; RPR 115), jumping and settling better than on debut and not alone in being hampered; found a feasible opportunity switched quickly to handicaps; yard 2-2 here this term.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

12

11th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 144y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Rare Middleton

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Won by 5l in first-time tongue-tie (retained since) at Doncaster (2m, good to soft) in December and bounced back from Plumpton defeat when beaten just a neck in big field at Cheltenham last month (2m1f, good; behind Tintintin); travelled well and was caught close home last time, and there will be less emphasis on stamina here which could be right up his street.

7/1

2nd

12

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Rare Middleton

11st 0lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Paul Nicholls

pressed leader

10/1

5th

12

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Rare Middleton

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

prominent early, in touch with leaders 2nd

9/2

Form: 124-04 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 12st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Would go close on the form of his defeat of Tommy's Oscar at Wetherby 18 months ago (2m, good); heading the right way again this winter following an absence, if not at a quick enough rate to trouble all of these.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Takeit Easy

11st 2lb

J: Mr Jack Andrews

T: Pam Sly

midfield

12/1

2

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Takeit Easy

11st 13lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Pam Sly

Took advantage of a reduced mark when scoring at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) last April and was a good third of 17 in the Swinton at Haydock the following month; returns after 314 days off but he remains well treated on his old form and has a decent strike-rate (5-18) in this sphere; in the mix on this drop back in grade.

12/1

Form: 419122 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict

Career-best RPRs the last thrice, adding a pair of Chepstow seconds (beaten neck latest) to the preceding Wincanton success, her third there; respected, although all of 17lb above her highest winning mark now.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

No No Tonic

11st 13lb

J: Mr Sean O’Connor

T: Mark Gillard

prominent

14/1

5th

7

9th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:40 Kempton

No No Tonic

11st 5lb

J: Joe Anderson

T: Mark Gillard

Veteran who has done her winning at Wincanton; form dipped there on Boxing Day, following two placed efforts; first run at Kempton and isn't the percentage call.

14/1

Form: 6F-412 D

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Still improving seven hurdles starts in, all but holding on in a deeper Class 3 (0-140, soft) at Kempton over Christmas with Swaffham Bulbeck 15l behind; can make his one mistake in a race, but a player even so.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

7

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 144y

Class 2

13:30 Haydock

Big Boy Bobby

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Not sure what happened last time at Fakenham but the run before he all but held on in a Class 3 handicap at Kempton (soft; fine on good) and the winner was runner-up in the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; that form brings him right into the equation.

10/1

6

17th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

15:45 Fakenham

Big Boy Bobby

11st 9lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Alan King

Still improving seven hurdles starts in, all but holding on in a deeper Class 3 (0-140, soft) at Kempton over Christmas with Swaffham Bulbeck 15l behind; can make his one mistake in a race, but a player even so.

4/1

2nd

14

27th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:40 Kempton

Big Boy Bobby

10st 4lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Alan King

Took six goes to get off the mark over hurdles but his breakthrough win at Huntingdon (2m, good) was impressive and a 7lb rise could underestimate him; commands major respect.

11/2

Form: -71369 D

Last run: 162 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Three good-ground 2m wins (one in the stewards' room) for Nicky Henderson, albeit around more galloping tracks than this; second wind operation since last seen, and best watched on stable debut; cheekpieces added.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

10

29th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

18:20 Worcester

Chasamax

10st 11lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Never lower in the weights but he's nothing like the force of old and remains opposable.

66/1

10th

12

22nd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Worcester

Chasamax

10st 11lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

With a new yard this year and nowhere near his old form; dropped 24lb in the process but does not look the percentage call.

66/1

0

5

4th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 5

17:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Chasamax

11st 7lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Sarah-Jayne Davies

Very well handicapped on form shown for Nicky Henderson but generally very disappointing for current stable since the spring; swaps cheekpieces for first-time blinkers.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £254.00
Straight Forecast £245.50
Tricast £2202.20
Trifecta £1830.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rare Middleton

Telegraph:

Parramount

The Guardian:

Big Boy Bobby

TOPSPEED:

Swaffham Bulbeck

RP Ratings:

Rare Middleton

POSTDATA:

Rare Middleton

The Times:

Rare Middleton

D Express:

Rare Middleton

Daily Mail:

Parramount

Daily Mirror:

Parramount

The Sun:

Parramount

Daily Record:

Parramount

The Star:

Big Boy Bobby