Fakenham

  • 13:10 Your Favourite totepool Bets At totepool.com Selling Handicap Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.40s
  • Off time: 13:10:35
13:10 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King's Road 3/1
2nd Unwanted Gift (IRE) 7/1
3rd Mezarat (ITY) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 636438 White, Dark Blue spots, hooped sleeves and spots on cap Unwanted Gift (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 p A Hobbs Donal Fahy 92 7/18.00
2 4-F5338 Royal Blue, Yellow hollow box, checked sleeves Thank You Joy 42
Nag me
5 11-9 J R Jenkins Sam Twiston-Davies 89 14/115.00
3 P4063F EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Hopeand 45
Nag me
8 11-6 t C T Pogson A Pogson 86 10/111.00
4 07/0-532 Yellow, Brown chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Brown star King's Road 37
Nag me
8 11-5 t Mrs A L M King T Messenger 85 3/14.00
5 86U78P/ Black, Red star, checked sleeves Aim 671
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8 11-5 v S Curran D A Jacob 85 18/119.00
6 233P55 Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves Dalrymple (IRE) 6
Nag me
7 11-3 t P Gundry T J O'Brien 83 15/82.88
7 5-50540 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Monroe Park (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-1 A Blackmore Miss E Crossman (7) 81 20/121.00
8 4FP56P EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Mezarat (ITY) 73
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8 10-12 v M Gates Adam Wedge (3) 78 6/17.00
9 096-P0P Red and emerald green stripes, royal blue sleeves and cap Onwards'n'upwards 31
Nag me
5 10-8 Mrs C A Dunnett C Bolger 74 100/1101.00

Verdict

Nothing leaps off the page in this very modest opener but King's Road, only 3lb higher than when second at Market Rasen on Boxing Day, must have a decent chance. Hopeand drops into a seller for the first time but hasn't shown much since the summer, though was well ahead of Thank You Joy at Worcester in August. UNWANTED GIFT is hardly a confident selection as most of his recent form has been over fences but he seems suited by 2m on a sharp track and this won't take much winning. Monroe Park has won here in the past but that was over 3m and on a fast surface.