• 14:00 Yokohama Tyres Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.30s
  • Off time: 14:01:24
14:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Persian Herald 2/1
2nd Watt Broderick (IRE) 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1858-75 White, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Rule Of Thumb 23
5 11-12 t P Henderson T J O'Brien 104 9/43.25
4 P553-7F Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Watt Broderick (IRE) 13
4 11-9 t Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 101 7/42.75
5 330131 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Persian Herald 1 (ex7)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-11 bt N B King T E Whelan (3) 96 2/13.00
6 4356P Red and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves and cap Volcanic Jack (IRE) 7
5 10-13 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 91 14/115.00
7 000-970 Black and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves Mac's Grey (IRE) 29
6 10-0 ht Miss Z C Davison Gerard Tumelty 76 25/126.00
Non runners
2358-Pinotage511-12P D NivenK Renwick104
35-83Waving411-12A W CarrollMr J Hamer104


Course and distance winner Persian Herald's success here came in a seller on his penultimate start, since when he's gone close in a similar contest at Stratford, beaten less than a length by Stadium Of Light. This rates a tougher assignment though and WATT BRODERICK makes plenty of appeal to atone for an unfortunate last flight fall when seemingly sure to collect in a Class 4 Warwick handicap last time. A reasonable Flat performer, he remains unexposed over timber and can gain compensation here. Pinotage has shown enough in three hurdling starts to indicate that he merits a place on the shortlist and could have improvement to come, whilst the lightly-raced Waving is also one to be interested in, especially so should he attract notable market support.