Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 16:00 At The Races Novices' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 22.80s
  • Off time: 16:00:35
16:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lamb Or Cod (IRE) 8/11
2nd Next Exit (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 052331- YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Lamb Or Cod (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 11-4 bt P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 8/111.73
2 P/P0PU3- Yellow, Black sleeves, Black cap, Yellow spots First Lad 20
Nag me
7 10-12 N J Pomfret Trevor Whelan (3) 100/1101.00
3 42/2211- Light blue, emerald green hoop, light blue and pink quartered cap Murphys Promise (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 8/19.00
4 44PU03- Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Next Exit (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 t J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 104 50/151.00
5 1P/2462- Mauve, Light Blue stars Superior Quality (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-12 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 128 2/13.00

Verdict

Murphys Promise has won his last two point-to-points and should have a future under Rules but will need to be useful to get the better of LAMB OR COD. Philip Hobbs' charge has to concede 6lb to his rivals but showed much-improved form in blinkers when winning by 18 lengths at Cheltenham and a repeat performance would be good enough here. Superior Quality was only beaten half-a-length at Ascot in March and is also worth a second look, though he possibly lacks the scope of his likely market rivals.