Fakenham Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 7f 110y
- (3yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 27.40s
- Off time: 15:30:11
|1st||2 Everdon Brook||13/8|
Future Dominion 16
|6||166 11-12||N Kent||Charles Greene (7)||90||5/4f|
Everdon Brook (IRE) 4
|7||158 11-4 p||D Thompson||Tony Kelly (5)||82||13/8|
Radical Bay 33
|8||150 10-10||N J Pomfret||Trevor Whelan (5)||74||8/1|
Riverside Poppet 31
|6||145 10-5||P A Kirby||F Keniry||69||6/1|
||3||1110||N B King||Jack Quinlan||98||NR|
Ironically is obviously of interest if taking her chance having won a fillies' hurdle at Leicester yesterday. However, the King inmate may find life tough carrying a penalty against a couple of far more experienced types and is somewhat reluctantly passed over. Huntingdon winner Everdon Brook ran really well at Newcastle last time when a close second to Delightfully in a large-field handicap. Nevertheless, he's not always the most reliable of sorts and FUTURE DOMINION is preferred. He has been steadily progressive in five hurdle starts and the form of his second to Overlay at Huntingdon in October has been notably franked by the winner going on to complete a hat-trick. A subsequent second to Elegant Olive was another meritorious effort and he looks the one to beat with Charles Greene decent value for his 7lb claim.
Ironically (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, left 4th from last, took 3rd place run-in, kept on, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Juno The Muffinman (11-0) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft.
Everdon Brook (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, led 2 out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 18, nk behind Delightfully (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Future Dominion 3-1fav (10-2) In touch, headway 8th, led next, headed approaching when mistake last, no extra flat, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Elegant Olive (11-3) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Radical Bay 40-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, hit 3rd, weakened well before 3 out, mistake 2 out, 7th of 10, 28l behind Sail And Return (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Riverside Poppet 25-1 (9-11) Led, blundered 6th, headed 7th, soon weakened, unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Caught In The Act (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct, 14 ran.