Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 14:45 Tim Barclay Memorial Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.25s
  • Off time: 14:45:11
14:45 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Black Baron (IRE) 9/1
2nd Three Chords (IRE) 11/2
3rd The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-254F5 Black and orange (quartered), striped sleeves The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 4
Nag me
11 11-12 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 124 40/141.00
2 P66-114 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Honest John 47
Nag me
9 11-8 S Gollings T Scudamore 120 6/17.00
3 P30-2PP EMERALD GREEN, DARK BLUE stars, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BROWN cap Only Vintage (USA) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
13 11-6 p P Henderson Paul Moloney 118 33/134.00
4 51143/P Orange, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Black star Three Chords (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-4 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 116 11/26.50
5 37-4316 Dark Blue, Orange stars, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Fairy Rath (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 N J Gifford D F O'Regan 115 11/43.75
6 314-P4U Black, yellow hoops, armlets and cap The Black Baron (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-11 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 109 9/110.00
7 511646 Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Chasers Chance (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-8 P Henderson T J O'Brien 106 20/121.00
8 7-985P2 Red, Yellow star, halved sleeves and star on cap Special Robon (FR) 8
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-0 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (5) 101 7/42.75

Verdict

Honest John won at Huntingdon and Doncaster in November but looked to be in the handicapper's grip when attempting a hat-trick at Taunton and may not be suited by the drop back in distance. The Thirsty Bricky has struggled recently while The Black Baron lacks consistency and Special Robon was still beaten 15 lengths when second at Huntingdon last week and has a bit to prove over fences. THREE CHORDS will have needed his run at Leicester last month and doesn't have many miles on the clock. He's potentially well treated and gets a tentative vote to land this with Fairy Rath having disappointed at Sandown last time, though the latter had won at Wincanton previously.