• 15:00 Geoffrey Hewetson Memorial Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 7f 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 53.80s
  • Off time: 15:00:44
15:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Safferano (IRE) 7/4
2nd Burns Night 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 41-PP4U Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Minella Ranger (IRE) 80
7 11-12 P Henderson T J O'Brien 95 8/19.00
3 0-72212 Dark blue, pink sleeves, dark blue spots Burns Night 36
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 p P A Kirby A Nicol (5) 95 7/42.75
4 21-2P8P EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Killegney 135
Distance Winner
9 11-12 b1 M Gates Craig Nichol (7) 95 20/121.00
5 P78-519 Green, orange sash, hooped sleeves, striped cap Safferano (IRE) 27
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-10 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 93 7/42.75
6 46PP-6 Emerald Green, Yellow star, sleeves and cap Why Always Me (IRE) 26
5 10-0 C C Bealby T Messenger 69 3/14.00
Non runners
2378112Brass Monkey (IRE)611-12N B KingT E Whelan95


Brass Monkey has found his found in no uncertain terms of late and was only just denied an 18-day hat-trick at Fontwell over the weekend. He clearly has to be taken very seriously in his current mood and his yard does have winners here. However, BURNS NIGHT does give the impression that he has plenty more to offer over timber and has hitherto delivered his best hurdling efforts on tight tracks. Choosing between the two isn't straightforward but the Kirby charge may just have greater scope for progress and is narrowly preferred. Safferano enjoyed his success around Towcester but will obviously find Fakenham a totally different proposition. Well beaten since that Towcester triumph, he'll stay the trip and rates a potential danger if delivering his best.