Fakenham

  • 14:40 Sculthorpe Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 0 Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Aciano (IRE) 25
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5 11-5 t B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 1001
2 8PP0- Royal blue and light blue (quartered), hooped sleeves, red cap Chippy 336
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5 11-5 t J R Holt C Poste 1001
3 304-7 Beige, white sleeves and cap Consigliori (IRE) 24
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8 11-5 N Kent Harry Haynes 1001
4 P Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Corres (IRE) 12
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6 11-5 pt P Fitzsimons Harry Skelton 1001
5 3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Edmaaj (IRE) 12
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5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 1001
6 0 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Emerging Artist (FR) 28
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7 11-5 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 1001
7 23 Grey, Pink epaulets, White cap Fair Trade 25
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6 11-5 A King R Thornton 120 1001
8 U2/45P-0 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap Fraudster (UAE) 54
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10 11-5 t1 Mrs F Hawes A Tinkler 68 1001
9 9/22-32 YELLOW, BLACK stars, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Looking Hopeful (IRE) 55
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7 11-5 N J Henderson D Bass 1001
10 560-P Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars Monzino (USA) 48
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5 11-5 M C Chapman G J Galligan (10) 1001
12 56 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Tackler (IRE) 15
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5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 1001
13 Black, yellow spots on sleeves Our Princess Ellie (USA) 15
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5 10-12 D Shaw Mr O Garner (7) 1001
14 53 Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap Bountiful Catch 70
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4 10-7 Mrs P Sly S Quinlan 1001
Non runners
11Son Vida (IRE)511-5A BaileyNon Runner

Verdict

Edmaaj can only improve on his C&D third on New Year's Day as he was a very decent performer up to 1m4f on the Flat. He's preferred to stablemate Tackler and probably has more scope than Huntingdon third Bountiful Catch but Fair Trade and LOOKING HOPEFUL look useful opponents. Alan King's six-year-old has already been placed at Ascot and Newbury and has his sights lowered here but Nicky Henderson's gelding wasn't unduly punished when second on his hurdling debut at Plumpton and that kindness may be rewarded now.