13:55 Fakenham Fri 15 March 2019
- Fakenham Staff Fundraising Run For Air Ambulance Handicap Chase (Class 3)
- 2m 5f 44y, Good to Soft (Good in places)
- 6 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Winner of a novice chase three years ago but has found handicapping a much tougher business. Switched yards since he was pulled up at Newcastle last month so possible the change of scenery will prompt him into a revival. Plenty to prove though.
Claims on the pick of his form in Ireland and should have few issues with the trip. An interesting contender for his new yard; highly respected. Jockey bookings suggest Cap Du Nord may be the preferred option from the yard though.
Finally got off the mark when scoring over 2m4f at Huntingdon on Boxing Day but has been below par twice since. Now has a bit to prove despite the handicapper starting to ease the handbrake.
Gets on well with today's pilot and comes into this in flying form having won his last two starts in a very pleasing manner. Picks up a 7lb penalty but a lack of strength in depth among the opposition gives cause for optimism.
Another chasing a hat-trick of wins on the bounce and certainly showed no ill effects from wins surgery when winning at Huntingdon last month. More to do here from an 8lb higher mark though.
Winning isn't a natural process for the gelding but he arrives here in good form and is dangerously well handicapped on the pick of his old form. The betting can guide as to what sort of impact the first time blinkers are expected to make.
Last Year's Winner
|T: O SherwoodJ: Harrison Beswick|
Cap Du Nord (11/8), Nobel Leader (7/4), Lord In Red (6/1), Un Beau Roman (12/1), Well Smitten (12/1), Viens Chercher (12/1)
- Cap Du Nord
- Un Beau Roman
- Lord In Red
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