13:40 Fakenham Fri 14 February 2020
- Easton College Equine Diploma Students Selling Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
- 2m 3y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Four wins on Flat from 65 attempts but 0-4 over timber . Dropped 6lb after poor run in Wincanton non-selling h'cap last month and returns now following wind surgery. Yard going through quiet spell.
Ex-Irish maiden mare whose only place from 12 attempts came when third in Kilbeggan 2m4f h'cap last summer. Joined current handler in November and was tailed off at Wincanton soon after. Rested since and now dropped in grade and eased 6lb.
C&D winner January 2018 and landed two chases last June. Pulled up lame in Catterick h'cap chase in December and reverts to hurdles off mark 3lb lower than last success over timber.
Ex-Irish gelding, stable companion of Bridgets Cross. Fair third on heavy ground last time in non-selling h'cap hurdle at Uttoxeter. Similar effort would take him close with senior rider booked again.
Yard won this race 12 months ago. Fair second in similar company at Plumpton in November and again there in slightly better race a month later. Shown little both starts since but not out of it on pick of form. Blinkered first time.
Winning chaser but is 0-6 over hurdles. Not disgraced in 1m2f h'cap at Lingfield recently but has struggled on last few attempts over timber. 8lb lower than last run but much more needed.
Only win from 18 starts in most recent hurdles outing at Leicester in December 2018 on quick ground. Absent over a year prior to two runs on Flat this winter and returns to hurdling down in grade off last winning mark. Every chance if handling soft.
Veteran who has won 9 times but has shown regressive form throughout the last 18 months. Would probably prefer better ground but undoubtedly well handicapped if able to recapture any old form.
Stable companion of Global Thrill and also well into veteran stage. Won in similar grade at Plumpton in November and fair third last time in slightly better race at Ffos Las. Handles conditions and back to same mark as last success.
17-race maiden whose form hasn't noticeably improved over last six months despite dropping 30lb in weights. Tailed off at Naas in December and returns following wind surgery with first-time cheekpieces applied. Hard to fancy.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Suzi BestJ: D A Jacob|
Ted Bach (3/1), Flanagans Field (9/2), Outrath (11/2), By Rail (13/2), Cryogenics (7/1), Sellingallthetime (7/1), Global Thrill (10/1), Hurricane Rita (12/1), Bridgets Cross (25/1), Booborowie (50/1)
- Ted Bach
- Flanagans Field