Horningtoft Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 37.00s
  • Off time: 13:30:19
Full result
Result 13:30 Fakenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Akdam 10/1
2nd 3 Make Me A Fortune 5 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5523P-2
Dark blue, emerald green star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, dark blue cap, emerald green stars Calaf 42
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 5523P-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 114 6/1
3 2-14272
Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Make Me A Fortune (IRE) 28
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 2-14272
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8p
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 p S Gollings D A Jacob 110 9/4
4 32841
Brown, Pink sash, Pink cap Kodicil (IRE) 7
  • T:T D Walford
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 32841
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7b
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 b T D Walford Tony Kelly (3) 109 11/10f
5 231432
Light blue, brown epaulets, brown sleeves, light blue armlets, striped cap Akdam (IRE) 28
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Josh Hamer
  • Form: 231432
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 p A W Carroll Josh Hamer (5) 120 10/1
6 8-5020
White, red sleeves, white and red check cap The Master Remover (IRE) 35
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 8-5020
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C Gordon Tom Cannon 100 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 215851
Great Link 20
  • Nag Me
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 215851
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 1110 t A W Carroll Lee Edwards 112 NR

In depth

Verdict

Steve Gollings' runners here are always worth a second look and MAKE ME A FORTUNE could have been let in lightly on his handicap debut. The Southwell and Sedgefield second is well worth another try over this longer trip as he stayed 3m between the flags. Great Link has won a Polytrack maiden since landing a claimer at Ludlow and could be on an upward curve while Kodicil finally got his act together at Market Rasen and that should have boosted confidence. Flat winner Calaf was second over this trip at Taunton last month and can't be ignored but the four-year-old Akdam faces a stiff task at the weights and The Master Remover is hard to predict.

Formwatch

Great Link 7-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 3 out, driven before last, kept on, won at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (4) gd in Dec beating Rolling Dough (10-1) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.

Akdam (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, ridden and joined last, headed and not quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Vandross (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Make Me A Fortune (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Prominent when field came into view after 1st, 2nd when came into view again after 3 out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Heath Hunter (10-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Kodicil (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Made all, pushed along when hit 2 out, ridden and stayed on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy beating Murtys Delight (11-2) by 4l, 8 ran.

Calaf 13-2 (11-10) Took keen hold, tracked winner throughout, ridden when not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace and no impression flat, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Western Approaches (10-13) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Dec.

The Master Remover (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, struggling 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 14, 41l behind Call The Cops (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.