• 15:30 Prince Of Wales Stand Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.60s
  • Off time: 15:30:14
15:30 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Weststern (GER) 7/2
2nd Chalice Welcome 8/1
3rd Kassuta 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 92-5U82 Red, royal blue hoops, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Treeko (IRE) 10
4 11-12 p P A Kirby K James (7) 105 22/123.00
2 2-264 Red, Light Green spots, sleeves and spots on cap We're Delighted 7
4 11-11 N B King Alex Merriam (5) 104 12/113.00
3 0-0P102 Red, white hollow box and star on cap Stretch The Truth (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-11 T J Taaffe L Treadwell 104 9/25.50
5 0F68-P9 Yellow, Purple disc, Purple armlets, Yellow cap Blayney James (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
9 11-7 pt G Keane S J Gray (5) 100 33/134.00
6 P/06 Orange, Olive Green stars, Orange sleeves Regional Counsel 15
5 11-3 A M Hales P Merrigan (3) 96 16/117.00
8 U-15432 Dark Blue, Yellow cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Weststern (GER) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 t G L Moore Joseph Akehurst (10) 95 7/24.50
9 07-0 Violet Phoenix Ice (IRE) 24
5 11-1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 94 9/110.00
10 637 Black, white stripe, checked sleeves and cap Andorn (GER) 31
5 11-1 P A Kirby J Reveley 94 10/111.00
11 6252/65- Black and Pink diamonds, Black sleeves Mister Fizzbomb (IRE) 54
6 10-8 T D Walford B Hughes 87 6/17.00
12 0P42F-4 White, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Kassuta 16
5 10-7 R M H Cowell Gerard Tumelty (3) 86 10/111.00
13 30674P White, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Galley Slave (IRE) 16
4 10-6 b M C Chapman S Gagan (7) 85 28/129.00
14 905-449 Maroon, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Chalice Welcome 16
6 10-6 p N B King R Flint (3) 85 8/19.00
Non runners
459523-6Latin Scholar (IRE)411-11A KingWayne Hutchinson104
77740/3Dar Es Salaam511-2James MoffattK Renwick95


Tom Taaffe's Stretch The Truth was a good winner at Ballinrobe in September and ran well again when chasing home Takestan at Punchestown last month so he has to be respected on his British debut but preference is for WESTSTERN, who gets the vote ahead of Latin Scholar. Alan King's gelding should come on for his recent reappearance at Wincanton, although he had been running on the flat during the summer, and he has to be respected. Treeko ran better in a selling hurdle at Kelso last time but this is tougher and of more interest may be James Moffatt's Dar Es Salaam, who made a pleasing return to hurdles at Ascot last month. Jonjo O'Neill's Phoenix Ice disappointed on his reappearance at Aintree last time and looks best watched in a race taken to go to Weststern. Gary Moore's gelding has shown a good and consistent level of form of late and can gain a deserved success having been beaten by just a short head at Kempton last time.