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16:25 Fakenham

Good To Soft

Fakenham Silver Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £10562
  • 2m 0f 3y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Fakenham Silver Cup Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 371342 D

Last run: 79 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Consistent rather than progressive since November's Kempton win (2m, good), running to an RPR of 116 for the third time in four back there over Christmas; place claims again, all the more so on ground better than soft.

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

4th

15

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Tapley

10st 13lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

in touch with leaders

14/1

3rd

13

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 2

16:15 Plumpton

Tapley

10st 10lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

Prominent racer with a course win to his name and he was good value for his narrow winning margin under Elizabeth Gale last time at Fakenham (2m, good; 5lb lower); prior to that he was only placed in a couple of handicaps won by today's rivals and he might be vulnerable in this strong a handicap.

10/1

1st

8

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Tapley

11st 5lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Suzy Smith

Consistent rather than progressive since November's Kempton win (2m, good), running to an RPR of 116 for the third time in four back there over Christmas; place claims again, all the more so on ground better than soft.

9/2

7/2

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 313214 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Took trainer's five-year record here to 2-2 when running away with a C&D mares' 0-120 in November and has since added an identical Newcastle event, albeit on heavy; shaped as if still improving despite defeat in a Kelso contest not run to suit latest, and readily shortlisted once more.

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

6th

1

5th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 2

17:05 Musselburgh

Ip Up

12st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Consistent mare who ran another solid race under a big weight at Fakenham three weeks ago (2m, good) and the winner ran third in last week's Sussex Champion Hurdle; returning to further asks a question of her but she gives the impression that she'll stay.

13/2

2nd

4

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Ip Up

11st 11lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Took trainer's five-year record here to 2-2 when running away with a C&D mares' 0-120 in November and has since added an identical Newcastle event, albeit on heavy; shaped as if still improving despite defeat in a Kelso contest not run to suit latest, and readily shortlisted once more.

7/2

4th

4

16th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:55 Kelso

Ip Up

11st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Has won two mares' handicaps this season, last time landing a four-runner event by 14l at Newcastle (2m1f, heavy); up 6lb in a stronger race; has an each-way chance.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 2-1314 D

Last run: 76 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Effectiveness over a sharp 2m-2m1f plain to see in her Ludlow and Cartmel wins, and no going concerns abound; yet to score outside of mares-only company, however, and little wriggle room off her mid-120s mark.

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

5th

8

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 3

17:00 Cheltenham

Magical Maggie

11st 3lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Alastair Ralph

midfield

10/1

3rd

1

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Magical Maggie

12st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Effectiveness over a sharp 2m-2m1f plain to see in her Ludlow and Cartmel wins, and no going concerns abound; yet to score outside of mares-only company, however, and little wriggle room off her mid-120s mark.

10/1

4th

1

30th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

12:05 Newbury

Magical Maggie

12st 0lb

J: Jay Tidball

T: Alastair Ralph

Readily drew 14l clear to score at Ludlow (2m, soft) this month, after a break, and is now 4-8 over hurdles; contests a deeper race here but her latest 7lb rise could have been worse; can't be ignored in current mood.

4/1

Form: 316 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed easy lead in making all in a Doncaster juvenile (good to soft) before finding the Chatteris Fen too warm a task this early in his hurdling career; mark subsequently dropped 5lb ahead of this first handicap start but still doesn't appeal as generous.

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

4th

9

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Whispering Royal

10st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Enjoyed easy lead in making all in a Doncaster juvenile (good to soft) before finding the Chatteris Fen too warm a task this early in his hurdling career; mark subsequently dropped 5lb ahead of this first handicap start but still doesn't appeal as generous.

10/1

6th

6

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 171y

Class 2

14:50 Huntingdon

Whispering Royal

11st 0lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

took keen hold, prominent

7/2

1st

6

16th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:40 Doncaster

Whispering Royal

11st 4lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

made all, faced challenge but kept on well from 3 out, good jump last, ridden out run-in

4/1

Form: 2223P0

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Progressive in the first half of this season, with his place finishes at Cheltenham and Ascot (the latter off 3lb higher) reading especially well in today's context; chance dropping sharply in class from the Betfair Hurdle of last time, but not easy to win with (1-14).

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

5th

3

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Jilaijone

11st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Progressive in the first half of this season, with his place finishes at Cheltenham and Ascot (the latter off 3lb higher) reading especially well in today's context; chance dropping sharply in class from the Betfair Hurdle of last time, but not easy to win with (1-14).

8/1

13th

18

10th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Jilaijone

10st 13lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Normally consistent but his form dipped sharply in the Sandown race won by Spirit D'Aunou last time; fairly exposed and has managed only one win from 13 appearances; opposed in this hot handicap.

66/1

0

6

9th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 216y

Class 2

14:25 Sandown

Jilaijone

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Successful in Fontwell juvenile hurdle on British debut a year ago; 0-9 since but has proved consistent, most recently third at Ascot (1m7f, good); holds place possibilities off same mark.

9/1

Form: -21262 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Musselburgh 2m score in November was followed by a nose defeat at Doncaster off 1lb higher than today (2m3f, good); not far off that level again latest, and has stamina to spare back down in trip; chance.

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

4th

1

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

15:07 Fontwell

Matchless

12st 0lb

J: Luke Scott

T: Jennie Candlish

prominent, lost position before 4 out, weakened after 3 out

4/1

6th

2

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Matchless

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Musselburgh 2m score in November was followed by a nose defeat at Doncaster off 1lb higher than today (2m3f, good); not far off that level again latest, and has stamina to spare back down in trip; chance.

11/2

2nd

4

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Matchless

11st 8lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Flopped at Musselburgh (2m4f, soft) on New Year's Day when the trip and ground shouldn't have been an issue; in good form previously, however, winning at Musselburgh (1m7f, good to soft) before a short-head defeat at Doncaster (2m3f, good), and he can be in the mix if leaving last time behind.

4/1

Form: 639-72 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Nearly five years since he won anywhere other than Wetherby; most encouragement for a while at Kempton in January on his first outing since wind surgery, but surprising were nothing to prove more progressive.

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

5

15th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 3y

Class 3

16:25 Fakenham

Fransham

11st 9lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Pam Sly

Nearly five years since he won anywhere other than Wetherby; most encouragement for a while at Kempton in January on his first outing since wind surgery, but surprising were nothing to prove more progressive.

8/1

2nd

5

13th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:50 Kempton

Fransham

10st 10lb

J: Alex Edwards

T: Pam Sly

took keen hold, prominent, mistake 2nd, not fluent 3 out, outpaced home turn, rallied before last, went second inside final 110yds

12/1

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Payout
Exacta £150.00
Straight Forecast £181.00
Tricast £495.40
Trifecta £665.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ip Up

The Times:

Tapley

Daily Mirror:

Coup De Coeur

TOPSPEED:

Magical Maggie

RP RATINGS:

Jilaijone

WEST COUNTRY:

Jilaijone

POSTDATA:

Ip Up

Daily Mail:

Ip Up

The Guardian:

Tapley

D Express:

Tapley

The Sun:

Coup De Coeur

Daily Record:

Coup De Coeur

Telegraph:

Magical Maggie

The Star:

Magical Maggie