Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 15:00 Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Beginners' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £4,094 2nd £1,202 3rd £601 4th £301
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 55.23s
  • Off time: 15:01:13
15:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Savant Bleu (FR) 10/3
2nd Arbeo (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2778-5U Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Arbeo (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-1 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 105 10/34.33
2 4983/54 Royal blue and white stripes, light blue sleeves, white cap Mariinsky (GER) 11
Nag me
6 11-1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 11/112.00
3 21-B2F3 Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Savant Bleu (FR) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-1 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 110 10/34.33
4 144-P72 GOLD, BLACK sleeves, BLACK and RED check cap Shockingtimes (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 p1 C J Mann D A Jacob 110 2/13.00
5 0/5334-5 DARK GREEN and YELLOW (halved), hooped sleeves, BROWN cap Tricky Tree (IRE) 29
Nag me
6 11-1 Mrs P Sly W Hutchinson 107 11/26.50
6 329042 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Xenophon 18
Nag me
4 10-7 t M C Chapman G J Galligan (10) 110 16/117.00

Verdict

This looks between Savant Bleu and SHOCKINGTIMES. Of similar ability over hurdles, it worked out that way over fences too with Charlie Mann's charge finishing just ahead of the former when runner-up at Taunton last month. He gets the nod to confirm running on only his second start over fences. Mariinsky and Xenophon make their chasing debuts and may well figure if taking to the larger obstacles as neither Arbeo or Tricky Tree have shown much so far.