Fakenham

  • 14:30 Light Dragoons Handicap Chase 3m 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 18.30s
  • Off time: 14:30:28
14:30 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Diamond (IRE) 4/1
2nd Xenophon 5/1
3rd Flichity (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 886-817 Emerald green, white hoops, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, red cap Petit Ecuyer (FR) 15
Distance Winner
8 11-12 D Flood P E Corbett (5) 89 16/117.00
2 2P11-FP Pink and Maroon diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Bringewood Belle 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
11 11-5 J L Needham Paul John (7) 82 7/18.00
3 P5P16-2 Royal blue and emerald green diabolo, pink sleeves and cap Marico (FR) 30
Distance Winner
6 11-3 p T Symonds D F O'Regan 80 4/15.00
4 1223-22 Maroon, Yellow triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Midnight Diamond (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
11 11-3 v Tim Vaughan R Johnson 80 4/15.00
5 83628-2 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Monroe Park (IRE) 26
Course Winner
9 11-2 p A Blackmore M Goldstein 79 8/19.00
6 4333-22 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Xenophon 14
6 11-0 M C Chapman Mr John Dawson (5) 77 5/16.00
7 5442-41 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Flichity (IRE) 18
9 11-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 77 14/115.00
8 0577-54 White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Trifollet 13
Distance Winner
9 10-12 t Andrew Martin Harrison Beswick (7) 75 8/19.00
9 74/337-1 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, RED and WHITE striped cap Cypress Grove (IRE) 30
11 10-11 b B Ryall D Crosse 74 9/110.00

Verdict

Bringewood Belle looked to be thriving until the wheels have come off the last twice and she's probably best watched until signalling a return to form. Marico is a fair hurdler but has shown nothing in two chasing starts. In contrast MIDNIGHT DIAMOND has been performing with credit between the flags and now comes back to Rules under the care of Tim Vaughan. The yard frequently do well with new inmates first time up and he's the preference over recent scorers Flichity and Cypress Grove. Both are limited but do have the virtue of arriving here in winning form, which is more than can be said for predominantly out-of-form rivals.