Wensum Valley Maiden Chase 2m 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 4 runners)
  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 39.60s
  • Off time: 15:05:12
Full result
Result 15:05 Fakenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Groomed 6/5f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3233-37
Maroon and Pink (quartered), Maroon sleeves and cap Earth Tremor (IRE) 51
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R J Killoran
  • Form: 3233-37
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 5/2
2 3PP2/37-
EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Watch House (IRE) 429
  • T:M Gates
  • J:Mr N De Boinville
  • Form: 3PP2/37-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 M Gates Mr N De Boinville (7) 11/2
3 4P4503
Black and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, black diamonds, yellow cap, black star Groomed (IRE) 6
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 4P4503
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 6/5f
4 334460
Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Persian Herald 13
  • T:N B King
  • J:A Merriam
  • Form: 334460
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-10p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 150 10-10 p1 N B King A Merriam 9/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Fly Town (IRE)
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
7 10-7 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 15/8
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In depth

Verdict

GROOMED looks the one to be on here. He won twice on the Flat and was third here on his UK debut over hurdles following a campaign in Ireland. The five-year-old has more scope than stablemate Earth Tremor, who has still to win a race of any description and is a little one-paced. Persian Herald was hit-and-miss over hurdles and it remains to be seen how he takes to fences but he still looks a better bet than the returning Watch House to spoil a Tim Vaughan 1-2.

Formwatch

Groomed (IRE) 17-2 (11-11) Mid-division, challenged 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Chicklemix (11-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.

Persian Herald 12-1 (11-5) Prominent, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 48l behind Drussell (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.

Earth Tremor (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Held up, not fluent 1st, headway approaching 4th, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind At Fishers Cross (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Watch House (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Led, driven and headed 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 7th of 14, 21l behind Greenlaw (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct '11.