Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 14:00 Active Fakenham Week 16-24 August Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.90s
  • Off time: 14:00:20
14:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stephen Hero (IRE) 9/4
2nd Song Light 10/1
3rd Hawdyerwheesht 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 133-3 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Bennachie (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 16/117.00
2 4/ Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue and orange chevrons on sleeves Flash Crash 128
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 pt Jim Best T Scudamore 25/126.00
3 Royal blue, light green star, light green sleeves, royal blue stars and cap Hawdyerwheesht 230
Nag me
6 11-0 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 9/25.50
5 Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Joyful Motive 13
Nag me
5 11-0 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 100/1101.00
8 00/0 Royal blue, beige star, striped sleeves, hooped cap Staff Sergeant 14
Nag me
7 11-0 Jim Best Brendan Powell 100/1101.00
9 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Anjuna Beach (USA) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-11 G L Moore J E Moore 25/126.00
10 3- Black, black and maroon striped cap Bushel (USA) 151
Nag me
4 10-11 J P Ferguson A P McCoy 6/42.50
11 5 Red and emerald green stripes, royal blue sleeves and cap Flamingo Beat 21
Nag me
4 10-11 Mrs C A Dunnett Jack Quinlan (3) 66/167.00
12 2 Pink, Dark Blue cross belts Song Light 21
Nag me
4 10-11 J W Mullins A Thornton 10/111.00
13 2250- Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap Stephen Hero (IRE) 36
Nag me
4 10-11 D Skelton Harry Skelton 117 9/43.25
14 Red, black seams, black sleeves, red stars, red cap You've Been Mowed 634
Nag me
8 10-7 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 100/1101.00
Non runners
4490-4Jackthejourneyman (IRE)511-0T R GrettonD C Costello
6095-0Kiama Bay (IRE)811-0Jim BestBrendan Powell
7Slowfoot (GER)611-0Jim BestNon Runner

Verdict

This looks an above-average maiden hurdle for the time of year. Hawdyerwheesht is the latest recruit to the in-form Dr Richard Newland yard was a useful handicap performer for Jim Goldie on the Flat. He has a first run for 230 days but it would be folly to exclude him from calculations. Anjuna Beach, a recent scorer at Brighton, is another recruit of interest for the Gary Moore team while Song Light made a pleasing debut last month at Plumpton. Stephen Hero is likely to have needed it last time and was a triple scorer in Ireland for Andrew Oliver so is far from devoid of ability. BUSHEL, very lightly-raced in the last year, didn't go too badly on debut on New Year's Day at Musselburgh and John Ferguson has been in winning vein in the last couple of weeks - he can get the champion jockey off to a winning start here.