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14:00 Fakenham

toteplacepot Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in two dips)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,797 added
  • Winner: £3,444
  • 2nd: £1,011
  • 3rd: £506
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 15.50s
  • Off Time: 14:00:38
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
4/11

    2nd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Red and White (quartered), White sleeves and cap

    Ascendant

    47 CD
    4/11
    • Form 111311
    • Age 12
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 120

    chased leaders, every chance 2 out, led before last, ran on well

    2
    Silk - Maroon, Beige cross belts, Beige and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap, Maroon star
    11/1
    • Form 2P1326
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 99

    led, driven when challenged 2 out, headed approaching and hit last, weakened closing stages

    3
    Silk - Red, dark blue sleeves, white armlets and star on dark blue cap

    Saucysioux

    25 bt C
    5/2
    • Form 2111P8
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 115

    chased leader, lost place when mistake 5th, outpaced approaching 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd after last, no chance with winner

    4
    Silk - Red, grey and red chevrons on sleeves
    20/1
    • Form 545344
    • Age 12
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 75

    in touch, took closer order 5th, weakened after 3 out

    5
    Silk - Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars
    • Form 050655
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 60

    behind, mistakes throughout, struggling 4 out, tailed off after next

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    All-bar L’es Fremantle have won here in the past. Michael Chapman’s long-standing maiden faces an impossible task at the weights and Changing Guard also looks up against it and is not the force of old. Hurricane Rita has been beaten twice at this level since winning a modest handicap over course and distance in January but former stable companion Saucysioux drops into this grade for the first time, though has barely raised a gallop in her last two starts and needs further. ASCENDANT can continue on his merry way as he’s won five of his last six hurdle starts with his only defeat coming in a Class 4 handicap at Ludlow.

    Formwatch

    Ascendant 2-7fav (11-12) Mid-division in 4th, went 3rd after 3 out, challenged last, soon led, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f (5) sft in Jan beating Rock Of Leon (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.

    Hurricane Rita (FR) 5-1 (11-11) Held up, headway 5th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 8, 22l behind Queen Of The Wind (11-9) at Southwell 2m hcp (5) sft in Mar.

    Saucysioux 20-1 (11-12) Raced wide, always towards rear, last and struggling when hit 8th, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 9, dist behind After Aspen (11-11) at Lingfield 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.

    Changing The Guard 9-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th or 6th, lost place 7th, closed on home bend, outpaced 4 out, jumped left and no extra from 3 out, well held when went left and mistake last, 4th of 5, 28l behind Kilinakin (11-4) at Leicester 2m hcp (4) hvy in Mar.

    L'Es Fremantle (FR) 200-1 (10-0) Jumped right, always in rear, tailed off 4 out, last of 5, dist behind Ulis De Vassy (10-3) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb.