Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 14:00 Betfair Commits 40 Million To British Racing Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.65s
  • Off time: 14:00:36
14:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cross Of Honour (IRE) 15/8
2nd Frontier Spirit (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2U303-5 Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Spirit (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 126 5/23.50
2 54P-5P7 Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Fine Parchment (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-11 pt C J Mann Mr H A A Bannister (7) 125 8/19.00
3 217-321 Emerald Green and Red check, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Cross Of Honour (IRE) 8
Nag me
5 11-11 t C E Longsdon R Johnson 125 15/82.88
4 P11-4U7 Royal Blue, Emerald Green disc, quartered cap Global Flyer 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 b Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 123 16/117.00
5 PP90-51 Red and White check, White cap Camden (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-8 O Sherwood L Aspell 122 5/23.50

Verdict

A tight handicap on official ratings but CAMDEN arrives in the best form. Without a win since April last year, he'd slipped down the weights and took advantage when scoring at Plumpton last month on only his second start over fences. Cross Of Honour is also unexposed over fences and won a bumper on the all-weather at Kempton last week while Frontier Spirit's jumping was a little rusty on his comeback run at Wetherby and he should be sharper today. Fine Parchment finished a close-up fourth to Aerial at Newbury earlier this year but has been in woeful form since and Global Flyer has shown little in a couple of recent starts.