• 15:30 SIS Novices' Hurdle2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.60s
  • Off time: 15:30:16
15:30 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cowards Close (IRE) 4/9
2nd No Buts 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21/61- DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Cowards Close (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 11-5 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 4/91.44
2 35756- Light blue and maroon (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Native Colony 11
5 10-13 b N B King T E Whelan (5) 100 16/117.00
3 8/0374- Pink, Black triple diamond and sleeves, Black cap, Pink diamond No Buts 16
5 10-13 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 113 9/25.50
4 50335- Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Peterbrown (IRE) 11
5 10-13 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 109 6/17.00
5 8603U-P Dark blue, pink star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Phar Away Island (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 10-13 p C Fryer Bridget Andrews (7) 90 80/181.00


Point-to-point winner COWARDS CLOSE made a successful return from a lay-off to beat a previous winner at Exeter. That was only his second start under Rules so there should be more to come and he can defy his penalty, though a couple of his rivals aren't without ability. Native Colony needs to rediscover his best form and has something to find with Peterbrown on Plumpton running but the less-exposed No Buts appears to be improving and should go well.