EDP Fakenham Fire Appeal Fund Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 7f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 56.70s
- Off time: 15:30:59
|1st||3 Unknown Legend||5/1|
|2nd||1 Mist The Boat||1½||11/8f|
Mist The Boat 29
|6||166 11-12||Tim Vaughan||R Johnson||100||11/8f|
Steel Summit (IRE) 25
|5||166 11-12 p1||David Dennis||Aidan Coleman||100||9/4|
Unknown Legend (IRE) 20
|7||161 11-7 h||A Middleton||James Banks (5)||95||5/1|
Langarve Lass (IRE) 13
|5||155 11-1||N P Mulholland||G Sheehan||89||8/1|
Oranger (FR) 17
|12||153 10-13 bt||Andrew Martin||Harrison Beswick (7)||87||33/1|
Diamond Pro (IRE) 9
|5||144 10-4 bt||C N Kellett||J M Davies||78||16/1|
Secret Island 20
|5||140 10-0||A Day||Mr M J P Kendrick (7)||71||33/1|
||4||B G Powell||Brendan Powell||93||NR|
||7||101 p||A Stronge||Adam Wedge||75||NR|
||7||10-10||N B King||Alex Merriam||9/4|
MIST THE BOAT gained his only success under Rules in a Taunton bumper on his second career start but was most unlucky when capsizing at the final flight on his penultimate start when holding a decisive advantage. Tim Vaughan's top weight has since had the rest comfortably accounted for chasing home Phar Away Island at Uttoxeter and is offered a solid opportunity to land a first success over timber. Unknown Legend's best piece of form came at this track but Moneymix looks a far likelier danger. Ali Brewer continues to make a good impression in the training ranks and her gelding has the form to play a part here and he'll enjoy the return to timber on the evidence of two recent starts over the larger obstacles.
Italian Symphony (IRE) 15-8fav (10-6) Not fluent and led 1st, headed 5th, led again when mistake 3 out, headed before next, 3rd and no extra before last, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Elizabeth Coffee (10-3) at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in May.
Moneymix 9-4fav (10-6) Towards rear, pushed along 2nd, blundered badly 5th, reminders after next and in rear, went poor 4th before 9th, plugged on and never dangerous, 4th of 6, 43l behind Nomadic Storm (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in May.
Unknown Legend (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Always behind, 6th of 12, 13l behind Tenby Jewel (11-6) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Mist The Boat 9-2fav (11-8) Prominent, mistake 8th, led when mistake 3 out, headed after last, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Phar Away Island (9-13) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Steel Summit (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 5th until ridden before 3 out, weakened soon after, 12th of 13, 47l behind Colebrooke (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in May.
Langarve Lass (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Led to 3rd, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 8, 32l behind Playhara (11-2) at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Diamond Pro (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 5 out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, well behind Pure Poteen (11-1) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Oranger (FR) 50-1 (12-1) Chased leaders, outpaced and no impression from 4 out, 5th of 11, 31l behind Utopian (12-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hts chs (6) gd in May.
Secret Island 200-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, weakened after 5 out, tailed off and soon pulled up, in a race won by Amazing D'azy (11-0) at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May, 14 ran.