Fakenham

  • 14:30 At The Races Novices' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 48.40s
  • Off time: 14:30:23
14:30 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Backbord (GER) 11/4
2nd Hopkins (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212-F13 White, Mauve stars Berings Express (FR) 44
5 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 121 5/16.00
2 5P46BP Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Dasher Reilly (USA) 3
7 11-6 A Sadik Ryan Mania (7) 109 66/167.00
3 10-2313 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Scots Dragoon 25
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-6 N J Henderson Felix de Giles (3) 120 5/23.50
4 B11P65- White, Light Blue and White check sleeves, Light Blue cap Backbord (GER) 171
Distance Winner
6 11-0 t Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 11/43.75
5 548064 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Finnegans Rainbow 5
Course Winner
6 11-0 M C Chapman D Laverty (3) 79 80/181.00
6 25/114-5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Hopkins (IRE) 18
7 11-0 H D Daly Christian Williams 7/24.50
7 5/F414-4 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Orphelin Collonges (FR) 16
6 11-0 C E Longsdon T J O'Brien 5/16.00

Verdict

SCOTS DRAGOON could provide Nicky Henderson with another winner here; Berings Express and Backbord are the main dangers. The selection has got winning form at this track and he looked like adding to his tally last time before tiring. That run may have come a little too quickly for him as it was only 10 days after his win at Huntingdon, and now that he has been given a decent break he can regain the winning thread. Berings Express looked a little one-paced last time out so this step-up in trip should suit and he has to be respected. Backbord has been off the track since May so the market will be a guide to his chance. He shapes as though he will make a decent chaser, but this looks competitive and he will probably be sharper for the run. Hopkins and Orphelin Collonges are others worthy of a mention, but Scots Dragoon looks to have been found a good opportunity here and he is hard to oppose.