Fakenham

  • 15:30 January 1st 2012 Racing At Fakenham Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.40s
  • Off time: 15:31:30
15:30 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cotton Mill 1/4
2nd Sublime Talent (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/3-1618 Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Sublime Talent (IRE) 31
5 11-12 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 127 9/110.00
2 1 Black, black and maroon striped cap Cotton Mill 35
Distance Winner
4 11-5 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (5) 1/41.25
3 5 Orange, Green sleeves and stripes on Red cap Indian River (IRE) 143
6 10-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 100/1101.00
4 40- Dark Blue, Red hoop, Red sleeves, White armlets, White cap Maison Brillet (IRE) 175
4 10-12 C Drew T E Whelan (7) 50/151.00
5 393-607 Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Revani 24
4 10-12 Nick Mitchell Danny Cook 11/26.50
6 Black and white stripes, black and white checked sleeves, white cap, black star Roving Lad (IRE)
4 10-12 P J Gilligan T J O'Brien 33/134.00
7 White, large Dark Green spots, White sleeves, Dark Green spots, Dark Green cap Miss Whippy 41
4 10-5 P Howling James Banks (7) 125/1126.00

Verdict

Sublime Talent has his sights lowered after contesting a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last month. Evan Williams' gelding had dead-heated at Ludlow earlier and will make a bold bid to recapture the winning thread here but COTTON MILL arguably has more scope. Despite running green, he came right away from 11 rivals over this trip at Hereford on his hurdling debut and the promising Jack Quinlan again reduces his burden by 5lb. The others look to be playing for places, though Maison Brillet hinted at ability on his debut over timber at Kelso last season.