Fakenham

  • 15:00 Weatherbys Bank Mares' Handicap Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 40.40s
  • Off time: 15:01:13
15:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Misstree Dancer 5/2
2nd Midnight Macarena 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 413P66 Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Epee Celeste (FR) 5
6 11-12 M C Chapman G J Galligan (10) 120 9/110.00
2 6454-61 Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Misstree Dancer 19
Distance Winner
8 11-10 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 118 5/23.50
3 PP2-22P Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Evella (IRE) 173
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-8 N B King T E Whelan (5) 102 13/27.50
4 531F-2F Black, yellow hoops, armlets and cap Midnight Macarena 19
Distance Winner
7 10-8 p Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 102 2/13.00
5 931-U31 Yellow, light blue braces, striped sleeves, quartered cap Farewellatmidnight 9 (ex7)
Course Winner
6 10-1 t A M Hales P Buchanan 88 3/14.00

Verdict

Epee Celeste looks to have too much on at the weights whilst Evella has not been seen since pulling up at Wetherby on the last day of May. However, she has won here in the past and can't be ruled out if all is well on her return to action. Misstree Dancer is up 6lb for a comfortable Hereford success last time in a race in which Midnight Macarena fell when still travelling well. Lucy Wadham's charge is now 6lb better off here and could well reverse placings if putting in a clear round, but that is far from assured as she has come to grief in two of her last three outings. Therefore, the choice is FAREWELLATMIDNIGHT who already has two course wins to her name and was a smooth scorer at Market Rasen earlier this month. She remains well treated and should be more than capable of staying 3m around this sharp track under forecast conditions.