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14:40 Fakenham

Racing Welfare Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 59y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,000 added
  • Winner: £4,938
  • 2nd: £1,450
  • 3rd: £725
  • 4th: £363
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 23.20s
  • Off Time: 14:40:44
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Light Blue and Red stripes, Red cap

By Rail

62 h BF
7/1
  • Form 6-83224
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 99

led, pressed 7th, ridden and headed last, gifted race final strides

2
Silk - Black and pink stripes, hooped sleeves, black cap
2/1
  • Form 5-92521
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 82

tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, outpaced 2 out

3
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap

Little Jimmy

182 pt D
14/1
  • Form 2233-3P
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 87

held up, ridden and weakened 3 out

4
Silk - White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap
14/1
  • Form PP111/6
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 87

close up, not fluent 6th, pressed leaders 8th, ridden 2 out, weakened approaching last

5
Silk - Gold, black sleeves and cap with gold tassel

Wisecracker

29 pt
9/4
  • Form 35-P622
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 83

tracked winner, ridden 2 out, stayed on one pace

6
Silk - Purple, large Yellow spots, Yellow spots on Purple sleeves and cap
20/1
  • Form 232FFP
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 79

always in rear

7
Silk - Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 3647-52
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 70

in touch, headway to chase winner 2 out, led last, looked sure to win until tried to pull himself up, and through race away

In depth

Verdict

SHOW’S OVER made hard work of landing the odds at Sedgefield last week and runner-up Yourholidayisover will be 8lb better off, though the latter rarely finds much at the business end. We’ll stick with Fergal O’Brien’s charge even though the five-year-old Wisecracker has found only one too good the last twice. By Rail has had a short break since disappointing when favourite at Bangor in October but Little Jimmy hasn’t raced since June and has become hard to win with.

Formwatch

By Rail 7-2jfav (11-2) Chased leader, led briefly 3 out, pushed along and weakened between last 2, left poor 4th last, 4th of 8, 15 1/2l behind Ortenzia (11-6) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Show's Over (IRE) 10-11fav (10-9) Mostly tracked leader until before 3 out where hampered, not much room 2 out, not clear run and switched right before last, led at the last, stayed on, clear towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m hcp (5) gs in Nov beating Yourholidayisover (10-0) by 3 1/4l, 7 ran.

Little Jimmy 8-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, at Bangor 3m hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Anti Cool (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway normal 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Saffron Prince (11-10) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Oct.

Wisecracker 9-2 (10-11) Jumped left at times, chased leaders, definite 2nd 3 out, not fluent 2 out, mistake and no impression last, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Deise Vu (11-12) at Hereford 2m hcp (5) gf in Nov.

No No Cardinal (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened after 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Nov.

Yourholidayisover (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, hampered 3 out, led before last, soon headed, shaken up and found nil, 2nd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Show's Over (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m hcp (5) gs in Nov.