Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 13:40 Raynham Handicap Chase2m 110y

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

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 00-4883 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Christopher Wren (USA) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 N J Gifford A P McCoy 115 1001
2 15/38-90 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 O Sherwood L Aspell 115 1001
3 49-6393 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Captain Paulie (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 115 1001
4 178-516 Dark Green, White hollow box, White cap Fulgora 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-13 p1 B G Powell S P Jones 106 1001
5 344602 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Persian Herald 12
Nag me
5 10-10 p N B King A Merriam 103 1001
6 11F4F2 EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Full Ov Beans 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-3 M Gates Mr N De Boinville (7) 92 1001
7 14-1PPP Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 136
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 82 1001
8 2P4/P26 Emerald green, orange star, armlets and star on cap The Black Lion (IRE) 221
Nag meDistance Winner
12 10-0 N Kent Gavin Sheehan (5) 80 1001

Verdict

Captain Paulie is slowly coming down the weights but has only managed one place in six attempts over fences. Fiftyonefiftyone has been very disappointing so far this term and Fulgora ran poorly when favourite at Leicester last month and has a lot to find to overturn that running with C&D winner Full Ov Beans. Persian Herald was second on his fencing bow in a maiden chase over C&D 12 days ago but we fancy CHRISTOPHER WREN to build on his latest third at Warwick and get off the mark over the larger obstacles at the fifth time of asking.