• 13:25 Hempton Beginners' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £2,277 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 6.40s
  • Off time: 13:25:15
13:25 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Evella (IRE) 14/1
2nd Snake Charmer 15/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-3337P Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Akarshan (IRE) 20
6 11-0 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (7) 119 8/19.00
3 4U5-332 Light Blue, White star, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, White cap, Light Blue star Night Orbit 15
7 11-0 Miss J Feilden S Thomas 124 11/102.10
4 334P-90 Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap Snake Charmer 9
Course Winner
8 11-0 v M F Harris D Crosse 15/28.50
5 34-7046 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Fin Vin de Leu (GER) 33
5 10-9 p1 C J Mann J M Davies 5/23.50
6 F17-PPP Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Evella (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
7 10-7 N B King Alex Merriam (3) 115 14/115.00
Non runners
2211P-84Hopeful Start (IRE)711-0Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy


These have proved very moderate over fences to date and it's only by a process of elimination that NIGHT ORBIT gets the nod. Julia Fielden's charge showed a willing attitude when just outstayed by Sheshali at Southwell in November and ran well on the Flat there at the beginning of the month. It's difficult to know what to make of Hopeful Start, a very progressive hurdler early last year but who was pulled up on his final start in a Grade 1 at Aintree and has finished tailed off in both runs over fences. Akarshan did quite well over timber but has pulled up on both starts over the bigger obstacles while Fin Vin De Leu, who makes his chasing debut has been in poor form over hurdles.