Fakenham

  • 16:30 E.B.F. Mares' Intermediate Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.00s
  • Off time: 16:30:17
16:30 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Free Thinking 2/5
2nd Rising Teal 6/1
3rd Supreme Present 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Free Thinking 75
Distance Winner
5 11-9 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen (5) 2/51.40
2 15 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Supreme Present 100
Distance Winner
5 11-9 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 6/17.00
3 Black, orange chevron, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Fancy Act
5 11-2 p1 S Gollings T Scudamore 22/123.00
4 757 Emerald green, white braces, checked sleeves and cap Genes Quest 19
6 11-2 M Appleby R Mahon (3) 40/141.00
5 696 Dark Blue, Orange triple diamond and diamond on cap Just Walking Jack 17
5 11-2 b1 C R Egerton Sam Twiston-Davies 14/115.00
6 Light Blue, Yellow hoop Seas Of Green
6 11-2 P E Cowley S Thomas 80/181.00
7 0 Maroon, Light Blue sash, Light Blue and Maroon halved sleeves, Maroon cap, Light Blue star Share The Dosh 233
5 11-2 J R Jenkins Jack Sherwood (7) 150/1151.00
8 Dark blue, yellow cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, quartered cap Siksika (IRE)
5 11-2 P R Webber D F O'Regan 20/121.00
9 4 Maroon, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Rising Teal 58
4 10-7 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 6/17.00
10 Royal Blue, White sash, Red cap Wheat Free
4 10-7 A Middleton James Banks (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

Nicky Henderson boasts a 50 per cent strike rate with his bumper horses here and FREE THINKING can add to his tally. The Hernando mare had no trouble justifying favouritism on her debut on the Polytrack at Kempton in December. Rising Teal showed promise when fourth at Newbury while Supreme Present didn't run badly at Warwick after winning at Uttoxeter but Just Walking Jack is now tried in blinkers and Genes Quest isn't getting any better. Fancy Act and Siksika are probably the most interesting newcomers.