Betfair Funds The PJA Doctor 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 45.34s
  • Off time: 13:00:18
Full result
Result 13:00 Fakenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Ericht 4/6f
2nd 6 Liberty Court ¾ 11/2
3rd 10 Whatsupjack 22/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 51/18-24
Emerald green, black seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Ballycassel (IRE) 39
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 51/18-24
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 119 13/2
2 P-F2
Royal Blue, Pink hoop Ballymacahillcross (IRE) 49
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: P-F2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 8/1
3 5-168
Purple, yellow diamond, purple sleeves, red diamonds, purple cap, yellow diamond Brass Monkey (IRE) 36
  • T:Mrs S J Humphrey
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 5-168
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle 66/1
4 6/33200-
Maroon, Yellow cap, Maroon spots Ericht (IRE) 240
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Gary Derwin
  • Form: 6/33200-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 N J Henderson Gary Derwin (10) 127 4/6f
5 3/234P5-
Maroon, Grey hoop and armlets, hooped cap Go Set Go 269
  • T:J M P Eustace
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 3/234P5-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 J M P Eustace Jack Quinlan (3) 110 40/1
6 1-3
Royal blue, red stars, red sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap, red star Liberty Court (IRE) 24
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 11/2
7 66-67
White, black triple diamond, black and white striped sleeves, black cap Riddlestown (IRE) 195
  • T:C Fryer
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 66-67
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 C Fryer Harry Skelton 33/1
8 331-2F
Black, royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap Shuh Shuh Gah (IRE) 17
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: 331-2F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 D G Bridgwater T J Phelan 18/1
9 FP43FP-
Purple and White (quartered), White sleeves, Purple armlets Wave Breaker (IRE) 232
  • T:C Fryer
  • J:Miss B Andrews
  • Form: FP43FP-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 C Fryer Miss B Andrews (7) 150/1
10 75/18-
PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Whatsupjack (IRE) 288
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 75/18-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 22/1

In depth

Verdict

ERICHT lost his form at the end of last season but is a cut above these at his best. A conditional's 10lb claim makes his job even easier on his comeback and Nicky Henderson's charge gets the vote. Ballycassel went close at Ludlow in May and will have come on for his recent reappearance but still has plenty to find with the selection as do Go Set Go and Shuh Shuh Gah. Liberty Court and Ballymacahillcross are less exposed with the former making most appeal of that pair on his hurdling debut.

Formwatch

Ericht (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, 18th of 21, well behind Lifestyle (11-2) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.

Liberty Court (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Just Cameron (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.

Whatsupjack (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 7f out, chased leadrs 5f out, weakened under pressure 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, 8th of 11, 50l behind Utopian (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Feb.

Ballymacahillcross (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge after 3 out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Regal One (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.

Go Set Go 6-1 (11-3) Raced wide, in rear, reminders after 5th, some headway 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 25l behind Wom (10-10) at Fakenham 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Mar.

Riddlestown (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 5th approaching 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 12l behind Rising Euro (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m N H flat gf in May.

Shuh Shuh Gah (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Fell 1st, in a race won by Many Clouds (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov, 12 ran.

Brass Monkey (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always behind, slow 6th, soon beaten, 8th of 10, well behind Brassick (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Ballycassel (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Led, ridden after 3 out, headed 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 9, 19l behind Bucking The Trend (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Wave Breaker (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) in a race won by Baltic Blue (11-7) at Fakenham Points 3m ptp gs in Apr, 8 ran.