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14:20 Fakenham

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  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,800 added
  • Winner: £4,809
  • 2nd: £1,412
  • 3rd: £706
  • 4th: £353
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 18.30s
  • Off Time: 14:20:24
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Dark blue, white epaulets, striped sleeves and diamond on cap
  • Form 4-32
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 109

held up in touch, headway 2 out, effort on inner approaching bend into straight, soon every chance, driven to lead and hung right flat, all out, disqualified and placed 2nd

2
Silk - DARK BLUE, WHITE seams, WHITE and DARK BLUE check sleeves, DARK BLUE cap
11/2
  • Form B5U-267
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 106

keen, held up in touch in rear, wide and headway to tracked leaders 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, headed bumped and carried right flat, ridden out, placed 2nd, awarded 1st place

3
Silk - Lilac, Dark Blue sleeves, Mauve cap
13/2
  • Form 23637-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 105

led, ridden and headed approaching last, weakened flat

4
Silk - Emerald Green and Black diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap
  • Form 0-40
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 104

tracked leaders, not clear run and short of room approaching bend into straight and lost place, rallied gamely flat

5
Silk - Dark blue, pink star, hooped sleeves and star on cap

Schap

213
10/1
  • Form 63P0-58
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 104

tracked leader, ridden 2 out, weakening when not fluent last

6
Silk - White, dark blue stars, red sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap
  • Form 5P8953
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 94

close up, ridden and slightly outpaced 2 out, hit last, kept on to go 4th close home

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

THE VERY THING should make it third-time lucky over timber after placed efforts in better company here and at Wetherby. Primogeniture, receiving 15lb, may be the danger on his latest third at Leicester as it’s difficult to drum up much enthusiasm for any of the others. Stormingin was often placed on the Flat and did show some ability at Plumpton last month but was soon beaten at Lingfield subsequently.

Formwatch

The Very Thing (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Always prominent, led 2 out, ridden and headed next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Imperial Acolyte (10-12) at Wetherby 2m (4) gs in Nov.

Working Class 28-1 (11-12) Raced keenly, mid-division, tracked leaders 2nd, hit next, outpaced on outside before 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 11, 33 1/4l behind Peterborough (11-9) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Nov.

Glorvina (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 2nd and every chance 2 out, ridden and lost 2nd between last 2, weakened last, 6th of 7, 18l behind Queen Of The Wind (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Stormingin (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened before 2 out, 13th of 18, dist behind Champagne Court (10-12) at Lingfield 2m (4) gs in Nov.

Schap 16-1 (11-3) Towards rear on outside, not fluent 8th, weakened before 3 out, last of 8, dist behind Kentford Heiress (11-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in May.

Primogeniture (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway going well 3 out, led next, not fluent last, headed flat, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Murchison River (10-10) at Leicester 2m hcp (5) gf in Dec.