15:50 Fakenham Fri 15 February 2019

  • Lycetts Bloodstock Insurance Brokers Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 7f 95y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner£6,433.002nd£1,889.003rd£944.004th£472.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 58.1sOff time:15:50:57
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1
612-0OR: 122
9/2

Still a maiden but does have ability. Posted a respectable effort on his return from wind surgery when third at Newcastle last month. Can make the running but vulnerable to a strong finisher.

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2
611-12OR: 120
14/1

Improved couple of efforts since joining his current yard and capable of figuring strongly at this level. Shown a good attitude lately. Shortlist material here at least.

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4
511-12OR: 120BF
13/8

Ran accordingly as an outsider in the Champion Bumper last season and things not quite gelled for him over hurdles so far. Probably needs a little more time and experience.

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5
610-6OR: 100
20/1

Plenty of encouragement to take from his last two starts and should strip a lot fitter now he's got the benefit of a seasonal run behind him. One to bear in mind if the betting vibes are positive.

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6
510-5OR: 99C
5/2

Hit form at the right time and possible he's still got more to offer whilst his confidence can be booming after a couple of recent wins. Up 5lb for the latest win and more to do, but not discounted over a trip which suits.

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7
910-0OR: 93C
7/1

Mixing hurdles and fences of late but is yet to actually win a race over timber. Has experience of this C&D but possible he's better over the larger obstacles these days.

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Non-Runners

3
Ratfacemcdougall25
611-12OR: 120
T: B I CaseJ: Max Kendrick

Last Year's Winner

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Calipso Collonges611-41/14
T: Olly MurphyJ: R Johnson

Betting

Forecast

Volcano (13/8), Uno Mas (5/2), Lord Du Mesnil (9/2), Heresmynumber (7/1), Ratfacemcdougall (10/1), Shaman Du Berlais (14/1), Duffy Allen (20/1)

Verdict

The penny seems to be dropping with SHAMAN DU BERLAIS, who is still open to improvement and can be a force to reckoned with if he settles better now he races over a longer trip. Uno Mas is in good form and may be up to shrugging off his 5lb rise for readily winning at Catterick last time; he is feared along with Ratfacemcdougall, who completes the shortlist as potential improvers.
  1. Shaman Du Berlais
  2. Uno Mas
  3. Ratfacemcdougall

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