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12:20 Fakenham

Norfolk Arc Juvenile Maiden Hurdle (Div 1) (Class E)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 3.90s
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - GREEN and PINK stripes, PINK cap

Ball Boy

216
22/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, keen hold, jumped right 1st, hit 5th, fell next

2
Silk - Orange, Black star, Black sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Black star

Best Game

27 p
9/1
  • Form 53
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

soon led, headed last, weakened flat

3
Silk - Dark Blue, White braces, halved sleeves
22/1
  • Form 7454
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 95

towards rear, headway after 3 out, weakened next

4
Silk - Black and White check, Yellow and White striped sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form U0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

behind, headway after last, stayed on to take 4th close home, nearest finish

5
Silk - Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves

Karrnak

38 bt
66/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

in touch, mistake and lost place 3 out

6
Silk - Yellow, Dark Green chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap
100/1
  • Form 80
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

always behind, pulled up approaching 3 out

7
Silk - WHITE, ROYAL BLUE diamond, RED sleeves, ROYAL BLUE and WHITE quartered cap
50/1
  • Form 94
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

with leader, saddle slipped 2nd, pulled up soon after next

8
Silk - Orange, Black seams, Orange sleeves, Black diamonds, Orange cap, Black diamond
  • Form 32
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, mistake 6th, led last, ran on well

9
Silk - Black, Pink chevron, Pink cap
33/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

in touch, chased leaders 3 out, soon one pace

10
Silk - Light Blue, Yellow diamond, diamonds on sleeves
16/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

held up in rear, struggling halfway

11
Silk - Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars

Annals

222 p
28/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

held up, pulled hard, never a factor

12
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue star and star on cap
100/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

held up, never dangerous

13
Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond
  • Form 2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, soon ridden and one pace

14
Silk - Grey, Royal Blue seams, sleeves and cap
50/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

mid-division, weakened before 2 out

In depth

Verdict

The three to keep an eye on in this opener are Best Game, Take A Mile and Knock Bridge with the vote going to the last named. David Evans has his team in good order at present and Knock Bridge proved that by finishing second to Bayard over course and distance last month. She had plenty of pace on the flat and this track suits her style of racing being a flat non-staying track and if able to reproduce her debut performance she will take some beating. Best Game improved from his debut run to finish a creditable third at Musselburgh last time out so further improvement is on the cards. The same can be said for Take A Mile who improved on his debut run when finishing an eye catching second at Warwick on his latest start and if improving again will be in the shake up. But for the winner we return to Knock Bridge.

Formwatch

Ball Boy 12-1 (8-9) Led at steady pace, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 7, 24l behind Public Forum (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp (4) gs in May (Flat).

Best Game 11-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Comical Errors (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m 3yo nov hdl (E) gf in Nov.

Ghaill Force 20-1 (10-5) Held up well in rear, kept on steadily from 3 out, never nearer, 4th of 13, 5l behind Equilibria (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 3yo mdn hdl (D) gs in Nov.

Lobengula (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out, 4th of 11, 13l behind Bayard (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 3yo nov hdl (D) gd in Nov.

Take A Mile (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up rear, headway 4th, ridden and every chance 2 out, no extra after last, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Prime Contender (11-0) at Warwick 2m 3yo nov hdl (B) sft.

Top Man Tee 8-1 (10-12) Not jump well, always behind, last of 11, well behind Patman Du Charmil (11-5) at Warwick 2m 3yo nov hdl (E) sft.

Annals 20-1 (9-0) Chased leader to 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 14th of 15, 10l behind Desert Imp (8-11) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp (4) frm in May (Flat).

Knock Bridge (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Close up, ridden to chase winner and hit 3 out, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Bayard (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 3yo nov hdl (D) gd in Nov.