Fakenham

  • 15:15 1824 Fakenham Membership Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 31.20s
  • Off time: 15:15:32
15:15 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Baby (IRE) 12/1
2nd Bilbo Boggart (IRE) 20/1
3rd Tiradia (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8-831U2 Dark Blue, Beige seams, Beige and Dark Blue striped sleeves, Orange cap Santo Thomas (FR) 5
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 103 13/82.62
2 26-35P5 Light Blue, Dark Blue stripe and sleeves Tiradia (FR) 21
5 11-12 J R Jenkins Lucy Alexander (5) 103 10/111.00
3 486482 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets True Blue (IRE) 27
5 11-11 t Tim Vaughan Mr R J Kirk (5) 102 4/15.00
4 05347P Red, White chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White stars Raifteiri (IRE) 73
5 11-9 p1 N B King T E Whelan (7) 100 13/27.50
5 245P0P Maroon, white and maroon check sleeves Court Gamble (IRE) 32
8 11-9 N P Mulholland Tom Bellamy (7) 100 20/121.00
6 706413 Beige, black hoop, armlets and cap Ugo (USA) 1 (ex7)
Beaten Favourite
4 11-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 100 5/16.00
7 05/65P-6 Yellow, dark green chevrons, dark green and yellow halved sleeves, dark green and yellow striped cap Bilbo Boggart (IRE) 23
8 11-6 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 97 20/121.00
8 47-6560 Emerald green and dark blue check, emerald green cap Oscar Baby (IRE) 46
6 10-13 Mrs D Grissell Mr N Halley (7) 90 12/113.00

Verdict

Santo Thomas didn't find much for pressure when well backed at Hereford last Wednesday but the better ground here may help his cause. The four-year-old UGO is possibly more progressive, however, and gets the nod. Evan Williams' charge carries a penalty for last week's win at Exeter but the slightly longer trip is probably in his favour and he should be up to the task. True Blue ran his best race so far behind Alba King at Sedgefield and the winner has been placed in better company since - he should also make the frame.