• 12:45 Happy New Year Selling Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.10s
  • Off time: 12:45:25
12:45 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aghill (IRE) 2/1
2nd Tannerman (IRE) 11/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 44-2360 White, Brown hoops and armlets, Brown and White quartered cap Aghill (IRE) 52
9 11-6 vt Mrs L Hill D Bass 105 2/13.00
2 U55-505 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Monroe Park (IRE) 42
Course Winner
8 11-6 A Blackmore Miss E Crossman (7) 82 12/113.00
3 46 Royal Blue, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Royal Defence (IRE) 28
7 11-6 M Quinn A Tinkler 7/24.50
4 44-PFF0 Black, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Tannerman (IRE) 32
7 11-6 t Mrs P Robeson S P Jones 95 11/82.38
5 P43FP-0 Purple and White (quartered), White sleeves, Purple armlets Wave Breaker (IRE) 22
6 11-6 C Fryer Harry Skelton 33/134.00


Aghill is better known as a chaser and stays much further than this. However, he takes a significant drop in grade here and shouldn't be far away. But we prefer ROYAL DEFENCE, who hasn't shown a great deal in two hurdles runs to date but liked soft ground on the Flat and may have too much speed for these on this tight track. Tannerman managed to complete at Doncaster last time but is hardly reliable and the other pair make little appeal at the weights.