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13:00 Fakenham

Bet totejackpot Selling Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £2,053
  • 2nd: £598
  • 3rd: £299
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 30.20s
  • Off Time: 13:00:23
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - White, Dark Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Dark Green diamond
  • Form 459132
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 95

led to 5th, chased leaders, struggling after 7th, soon beaten, no chance from 3 out

2
Silk - Purple, beige stars
16/1
  • Form 01-PP69
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 90

pressed leader, led 5th to before next, chased leading pair, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, 4th and weakened when hit next

3
Silk - Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap

Mon Homme

142
10/1
  • Form 7/00-76
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 89

tracked leaders, lost place 7th, behind from next, tailed off 3 out

4
Silk - Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves
  • Form P/86-PP4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 85

held up in rear, some headway 4 out, soon weakened, no chance when hit 2 out, tailed off

5
Silk - Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots
25/1
  • Form 4F6-FF4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 74

tracked leaders, headway to lead before 6th, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner

6
Silk - Purple, white epaulets, halved sleeves, white cap, purple diamonds
  • Form 4P/5-703
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 70

tracked leaders, went 2nd at 6th, led before 2 out, clear between last 2, driven out, comfortably

7
Silk - Red, white star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
16/1
  • Form F-8FP85
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 59

held up behind in touch, driven after 4 out, stayed on to take moderate 3rd 2 out, no chance with leaders

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The traditional seller opens proceedings with Caught By Witness the only course and distance winner on show at this particularly idiosyncratic venue. However, the Middleton inmate has been sadly out of form for some time now and a recent Stratford fourth saw him beaten a very long way, albeit in handicap company. Monroe Park travelled well before fading rapidly here last time in a similar contest whilst Ruby Valentine is unlikely to progress at the age of ten. All of which leaves us with TRIBAL DANCE, a solid, reliable and consistent handicapper, whose runner-up performance at Ludlow in a large-field handicap hurdle just five days ago is the best form on offer by some way.

Formwatch

Tribal Dance (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Prominent, led after 2nd, headed 4th, led after next, headed before 8th, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 17, 2 3/4l behind Kings Apollo (10-1) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.

Arguidos (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders on outside, weakened before 3 out, mistake 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Scales (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.

Mon Homme 50-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 5th, headway after 7th, never on terms, well held from 3 out, 6th of 11, well behind Letsby Avenue (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.

Caught By Witness (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up, closed 6th, ridden and outpaced from 2 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 8, 37l behind Brass Monkey (11-5) at Stratford 2m 6f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.

Monroe Park (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, hit 6th, weakened before last, 4th of 7, 25l behind Persian Herald (11-3) at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.

Ruby Valentine (FR) 50-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, in rear from 4th, outpaced 4 out, left remote 3rd from last, 3rd of 8, 32l behind Run Along Boy (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hdl (5) gd in Oct.

Pennant Dancer 33-1 (10-0) Led until 4th, stayed close 2nd, not fluent 8th, 5th and beaten when not fluent 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 12, 27l behind Transfer (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.