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15:50 Fakenham

Valentine's Day Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 95y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £11,300 added
  • Winner: £6,433
  • 2nd: £1,889
  • 3rd: £944
  • 4th: £472
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 13.20s
  • Off Time: 15:55:27
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - Pink, red chevrons, pink sleeves, white stars, red cap, pink star
  • Form 313-21
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

disputed lead until chased leader after 6th, every chance before last, kept on same pace

2
Silk - Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap
2/1
  • Form 17-112
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 118

disputed lead until led 6th, headed before 10th, lost place 3 out

3
Silk - Royal Blue and White check, Orange sleeves
  • Form 20U21R
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117

chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, no danger after

4
Silk - Purple, white star, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 1U7231
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 116

chased leaders, outpaced 6th, led before 10th, strongly challenged last, kept on under pressure

5
Silk - Yellow, dark blue stars, diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue star
  • Form 876P-05
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 102

chased leaders, every chance 3 out, weakened after next, modest 3rd

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Penny Mallow, a winner on this card 12 months ago, surrendered her unbeaten record over hurdles at Carlisle but was conceding 12lb to the winner and was only beaten a neck. Premier D'Troice won at Punchestown in October when last seen but is having a first run for new connections. Nifty At Fifty finally won at Wincanton in December but remains a quirky individual who finds little off the bridle. DUNDRUM WOOD is certain to appreciate this further step up in trip having got off the mark when making all at Market Rasen in November and Fergus Gregory’s claim is a plus.

Formwatch

Dundrum Wood (IRE) 7-4 (10-12) Made most, reminders after 3 out, driven and 6 lengths advantage when left clear next, in no danger after, pushed out, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f (4) sft in Nov beating Levasseur (10-12) by 14l, 5 ran.

Penny Mallow (FR) 8-11fav (11-12) Jumped left, led, not fluent 3 out, headed after 2 out, held towards finish, stayed on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Lily's Gem (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 3f (4) sft in Feb.

Nifty At Fifty (IRE) 2-1fav (10-13) Held up in touch, hanging badly left from 6th, lost place before next and hanging to outside of course, ran out 3 out, at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Jan.

Premier D'troice (FR) 7-2fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, disputed lead from 6th, led from 8th, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, clear at last, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on well close home, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct beating Burlesque Queen (10-13) by 3 3/4l, 15 ran.

Woulduadamandeveit (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, jumped left at times, some progress from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 12, 12 1/4l behind Flinck (11-7) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.