Fakenham

  • 13:00 Betfair Funds The PJA Doctor 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 45.34s
  • Off time: 13:00:18
13:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ericht (IRE) 4/6
2nd Liberty Court (IRE) 11/2
3rd Whatsupjack (IRE) 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 51/18-24 Emerald green, black seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Ballycassel (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 119 13/27.50
2 P-F2 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Ballymacahillcross (IRE) 49
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 8/19.00
3 5-168 Purple, yellow diamond, purple sleeves, red diamonds, purple cap, yellow diamond Brass Monkey (IRE) 36
5 11-0 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle 66/167.00
4 6/33200- Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Ericht (IRE) 240
6 11-0 N J Henderson Gary Derwin (10) 127 4/61.67
5 3/234P5- Maroon, Grey hoop and armlets, hooped cap Go Set Go 269
5 11-0 J M P Eustace Jack Quinlan (3) 110 40/141.00
6 1-3 Royal blue, red stars, red sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap, red star Liberty Court (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 11/26.50
7 66-67 White, black triple diamond, black and white striped sleeves, black cap Riddlestown (IRE) 195
5 11-0 C Fryer Harry Skelton 33/134.00
8 331-2F Black, royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap Shuh Shuh Gah (IRE) 17
5 11-0 D G Bridgwater T J Phelan 18/119.00
9 FP43FP- Purple and White (quartered), White sleeves, Purple armlets Wave Breaker (IRE) 232
5 11-0 C Fryer Bridget Andrews (7) 150/1151.00
10 75/18- PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Whatsupjack (IRE) 288
5 11-0 O Sherwood L P Aspell 22/123.00

Verdict

ERICHT lost his form at the end of last season but is a cut above these at his best. A conditional's 10lb claim makes his job even easier on his comeback and Nicky Henderson's charge gets the vote. Ballycassel went close at Ludlow in May and will have come on for his recent reappearance but still has plenty to find with the selection as do Go Set Go and Shuh Shuh Gah. Liberty Court and Ballymacahillcross are less exposed with the former making most appeal of that pair on his hurdling debut.