Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 13:40 Andy Don Memorial Beginners' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 48.10s
  • Off time: 13:40:10
13:40 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballypatrick (IRE) 10/11
2nd Buck's Bond (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 524-U25 Yellow, Dark Green stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap Baileys Concerto (IRE) 49
Nag me
7 11-0 Miss V Williams S Thomas 115 6/17.00
2 2-U3842 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 8
Nag me
7 11-0 M R Channon C O'Farrell 118 10/111.91
3 U/UP1-17 Brown, Yellow disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Buck's Bond (FR) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-0 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 11/43.75
4 416-346 White, Purple spots, Purple sleeves, White spots Flemi Two Toes (IRE) 38
Nag me
7 11-0 t Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle 15/28.50
5 343280 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Minella Ranger (IRE) 29
Nag me
7 11-0 P Henderson T J O'Brien 50/151.00
6 PP2/37-U EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Watch House (IRE) 45
Nag me
8 11-0 M Gates Adam Wedge (3) 66/167.00

Verdict

Baileys Concerto is probably better than he's shown so far while Ballypatrick was only beaten a short-head at Huntingdon last week. But the interesting one in this is BUCK'S BOND, a strapping gelding who has already won twice between the flags and once over hurdles. Chasing was always going to be his game and he should take all the beating if fully recovered from a hard race in the mud at Kempton. Flemi Two Toes has been a little disappointing over timber this season but is another who could improve for a switch to fences and he's preferred to the maiden Minella Ranger and Watch House.