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13:00 Fakenham

Wensum Valley Selling Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 27.00s
  • Off Time: 13:00:36
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Purple, mauve sleeves, purple diamonds, mauve cap
22/1
  • Form 34446/9-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 92

held up, headway approaching 7th, soon chased winner, ridden 3 out, soon outpaced by winner

2
Silk - Mauve, Purple stars, quartered cap
  • Form 704226
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 91

held up in rear, ridden and weakened 8th

3
Silk - Yellow, Brown disc and sleeves
25/1
  • Form 0-96P58
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 87

close up, led 7th, soon headed, ridden next, weakened 3 out

4
Silk - Maroon, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap
17/2
  • Form 52/378-9
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 85

in touch, mistake 2nd, lost place next, behind and pulled up 3 out

5
Silk - White and Black hoops, White cap, Black star
33/1
  • Form 00899/P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 85

led 1st, remained in touch, lost place 6th, weakened next

6
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow braces and armlets, quartered cap
18/1
  • Form 0P0007
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 82

towards rear, pushed along and headway 5th, ridden and went 3rd 3 out, kept on but no chance

7
Silk - White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets and star on Royal Blue cap
25/1
  • Form 1-5508P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 79

led after 1st, headed 7th, ridden and weakened next

8
Silk - White, Dark Blue epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, White armlets, Dark Blue cap
  • Form 6P-5554
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 77

mid-division, headway to lead soon after 7th, ridden and clear soon after 3 out, unchallenged after

9
Silk - Red, Mauve sash, White cap

Rojabaa

11 D
18/1
  • Form 8PU80-7
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 76

chased leaders 2nd, ridden 6th, weakened 8th

10
Silk - Emerald Green, White stripe, White and Red halved sleeves, Red cap
16/1
  • Form 9484
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 70

always in rear, ridden 4th, weakened 7th

11
Silk - Red and royal blue (quartered), diamonds on sleeves
7/2
  • Form 6445P-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 69

mid-division, ridden and weakened 8th

12
Silk - Red, White stars, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap, White star

Purr

159 p C
40/1
  • Form 180-580
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 68

soon tailed off, ridden along, pulled up soon after 7th

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

ALPHA JULIET is selected to win this seller for the Matt Gingell yard. Great Compton and Little Shilling could emerge as the biggest dangers in this weak contest. Well beaten last time out at Fontwell, Alpha Juliet had previously finished a good second behind Corkage, a horse the Lucinda Russell yard hold in some regard. She raced rather keenly last time which quite possibly was her undoing over that near three mile trip. Great Compton returned from a long break to finish third last time in a similar contest to this. Off the same mark once again he would have to be considered but is rather inconsistent while Little Shilling makes his debut for a yard that are quickly establishing a reputation of improving others cast-offs. Storm Haven has indicated some ability in bumpers, finishing placed in two of her four starts in them. She was disappointing on her return to action last time but if she was to transfer her bumper form to hurdling she would have to be considered given her lightly raced profile and the moderate standard of her rivals. Alpha Juliet is selected to win the opener.

Formwatch

Blueberry Ice (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Led until 3 out, weakened, 9th of 16, 45l behind Panjo Bere (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Dec.

Alpha Juliet (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Held up, headway after 7th, ridden after 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 13, 27l behind Take A Mile (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.

College City (IRE) 22-1 (10-13) Mistake 3rd, held up in rear, never on terms, 8th of 15, 27l behind Rival Bidder (10-13) at Southwell 3m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.

Storm Haven 33-1 (10-10) Led until approaching 5th, weakened after next, 9th of 11, 34l behind Divali Princess (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs.

Catiline (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, ridden after 7th, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 48l behind Indigo Sky (9-13) at Exeter 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) sft in Dec '06.

Tarkesar (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) In touch, weakened after 3 out, mistake 2 out, 7th of 11, 24l behind Marlborough Sound (10-12) at Towcester 2m sll hdl (5) gs.

Slo Mo Shun 11-1 (10-10) Lost touch 6th, no chance when pulled up at the 8th in race won by Vibe (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 8 ran.

Little Shilling (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Soon tracking leaders, led 3rd, hit 5th, headed 5 out, weakened after 4 out, 4th of 10, 23l behind Watch Out (10-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gd in Jul.

Rojabaa 33-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway 6th to join leaders, soon ridden, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 10, 36l behind Alrafid (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f sll hdl (5) gd.

Only Hope 14-1 (10-13) In touch, ridden from 6th, chased leader before 2 out, weakened soon after 2nd last, 4th of 14, 24l behind North Walk (11-9) at Fakenham 2m cnd sll hcp hdl (5) gf in Oct.

Great Compton 12-1 (9-7) Ran without declared tongue strap, mid-division, headway 4th, not fluent 7th, mistake 10th, led after 3 out, soon ridden, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Rival Bidder (10-13) at Southwell 3m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5.

Purr 16-1 (9-12) Lost touch 4th, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Sonoma (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f sll hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Jun.