• 16:50 Queen's Cup, An Eastern Counties Hunters' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £1,646 2nd £506 3rd £253
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 31.40s
  • Off time: 16:50:24
16:50 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Thornleigh Ben (IRE) 7/1
2nd Benheir (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-76173 Emerald green and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves Jack Bene (IRE) 19
Course Winner
8 12-2 p L Allan Mr A Vaughan-jones (7) 115 4/15.00
2 236432 Emerald Green, White armlets Otto The Great (FR) 8
Distance Winner
6 12-2 Mrs A Bealby Mr George Henderson (7) 132 3/14.00
3 PP22-PP Black, White cross belts, check cap Benheir (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
8 11-12 p S Stearn Mr R Stearn (7) 135 7/18.00
4 C21-131 Chocolate, Old Gold sash, Light Blue sleeves Moroman (IRE) 30
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-12 D Kemp Mr D Kemp (3) 15/82.88
5 PP6-474 White, dark blue spots, dark blue and white quartered cap Picabo Kid (USA) 29
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 p Miss S Klug Miss S L Klug (7) 99 25/126.00
6 12P-13F Maroon, dark green chevron, dark green cap, maroon diamond Thornleigh Ben (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
9 11-12 N R Wright Mr A Wright (7) 7/18.00


Jack Bene won over a shorter trip here in February and ran well for third in an amateur riders' race over 3m2f at Wincanton at the start of the month. But he would have preferred a softer surface and MOROMAN has been in great form between the flags lately. He has a progressive profile and can make a winning debut under Rules. Otto The Great won twice over hurdles for Nicky Henderson but has been struggling to get his head in front in point-to-points and looks vulnerable again here. Benheir has shown little since leaving Rebecca Curtis' stable in the autumn.