Fakenham

  • 16:45 Queen's Cup, An Eastern Counties Hunters' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £1,646 2nd £506 3rd £253
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 39.10s
  • Off time: 16:50:37
16:45 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Macklin (IRE) 5/2
2nd Flaming Gorge (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P2-12FU Light green, white stars on sleeves, purple cap, white stars Flaming Gorge (IRE) 18
Beaten Favourite
8 12-2 Mrs F Hawes Mikey Ennis (3) 122 13/82.62
2 24F5-P5 NAVY BLUE, WHITE hoop, armlets and collar, RED cap Champtho (FR) 29
8 11-12 E Turner Mr R Stearn (7) 100 16/117.00
3 32P5-PP Navy Blue, White hoop, armlets and collar, check cap Frankie Anson (IRE) 30
9 11-12 E Turner Mr J Owen (3) 109 33/134.00
4 112-11R Light Blue, White sleeves, Light Blue stars Macklin (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
6 11-12 J P Ferguson Mr James Ferguson (7) 5/23.50
6 76/2233 Dark blue, pink star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Working Title (IRE) 22
Course Winner
11 11-12 t1 C Fryer Bridget Andrews (7) 122 2/13.00
Non runners
554-13P8Viking Splash (IRE)1011-12D KempMr D Kemp120

Verdict

Macklin ran out when fancied to complete a hat-trick between the flags at Thurlow last month and has a bit to prove now. Frankie Anson was well beaten when pulled up in that race but there are possibilities about Flaming Gorge, though he unshipped his rider at the first at Towcester last month and hasn't really fired since joining Fleur Hawes. WORKING TITLE was clear of the third when chasing home a couple of decent hunter chasers at Warwick last month. He doesn't win very often but this could be his day as Viking Splash appears to be going backwards.