Fakenham Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase 2m 5f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 5, 3 runners)
- Winner £3,431 2nd £1,064 3rd £532 4th £266
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 8.80s
- Off time: 13:58:13
See You Jack 67
|8||166 11-12||Mrs Caroline Bailey||Mr J Sherwood (7)||99||11/8f|
|7||165 11-11 t||A M Hales||Mr M Ennis (5)||98||6/4|
Evella (IRE) 6
|9||162 11-8 pt||N B King||Miss C Twemlow (7)||95||3/1|
||12||v||M Gates||Mr N De Boinville||87||NR|
Dot Or Feather (IRE)
||7||11-12||Ian Williams||Mr J Hodson||11/4|
It's a while since Evella got her head in front and she's become increasingly hard to predict. FAREWELLATMIDNIGHT was also pulled up here last time but that was over a longer trip. Alex Hales' mare has won twice over shorter distances on this track and can add to her tally today with veteran Crack At Dawn returning from more than a year on the sidelines and See You Jack finishing a long way behind the selection over C&D on his reappearance.
Crack At Dawn (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) In touch, headway to 3rd 3 out, went 2nd soon after, led before next, clear before last, kept on well, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov '11 beating Tip Of My Tongue (11-1) by 3l, 8 ran.
Evella (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, reminders after 3rd, weakened 5th, lost touch next, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Join The Navy (9-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Farewellatmidnight 3-1 (10-1) In touch in rear, headway to 3rd at 4th, ridden and weaklened 4 out, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Misstree Dancer (11-10) at Fakenham 3m Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs in Nov, 5 ran.
See You Jack 5-1 (11-11) Prominent, mistake 7th, pecked 10th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Local Present (10-1) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.