Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 15:20 EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.90s
  • Off time: 15:20:16
15:20 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Doctor Harper (IRE) Evs
2nd Robbers Roost (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 110-115 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Doctor Harper (IRE) 63
Nag me
6 11-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 137 Evs2.00
2 24-6221 Red and yellow stripes, red sleeves, yellow stars Saffron Wells (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 11-8 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 114 7/42.75
3 P333-4 Maroon, White hoop, hooped sleeves, White cap De Kerry Man (IRE) 24
Nag me
6 11-2 Mrs F Kehoe S P Jones 40/141.00
4 5-236 Purple, yellow disc, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow stars Robbers Roost (IRE) 50
Nag me
6 11-2 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 33/134.00
5 329-11 Dark Blue, Beige seams, Beige and Dark Blue striped sleeves, Orange cap Bobble Boru (IRE) 50
Nag me
6 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 4/15.00

Verdict

Bobble Boru won at Wincanton on her hurdling debut having landed a bumper at Ludlow on her reappearance. She is open to further improvement but DOCTOR HARPER looks an above-average novice, despite failing to cope with the step up in grade at Cheltenham last time. He'd won a couple of times at Exeter previously and can get back on track here. Saffron Wells is progressing nicely and won a handicap by 11 lengths at Market Rasen on just his third start over timber. But he needs to find more again to follow up here and De Kerry Man and Robbers Roost could also be found wanting.