Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 13:00 Wensum Valley Selling Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.40s
  • Off time: 13:00:18
13:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Little Firecracker 7/1
2nd Pipers Legend 9/2
3rd Ruling Reef 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 738P Dark Blue, Beige diamond and armlets Space Pirate 12
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4 11-12 b J Pearce W Hutchinson 93 18/119.00
2 220-P68 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Bru Na Si (IRE) 40
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8 11-10 pt Evan Williams Paul Moloney 91 22/123.00
3 6948R0 EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Kingscourt Lad (IRE) 8
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11 11-9 t C T Pogson A Pogson (3) 90 28/129.00
4 407- Dark blue, red and royal blue striped sleeves, dark blue and red striped cap Tewkesbury (IRE) 224
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5 11-9 K A Morgan Danny Cook (3) 90 7/18.00
5 842222 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Little Firecracker 9
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4 11-9 p N B King Alex Merriam (5) 90 7/18.00
6 P0050-5 Red and Royal Blue diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Pearly Star 15
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8 11-8 b Jim Best A P McCoy 89 15/82.88
7 383F23 Yellow and Maroon diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon star Pipers Legend 7
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10 11-4 p Mrs S J Humphrey P Toole (5) 85 9/25.50
8 36490-4 White, Royal Blue chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, White and Royal Blue quartered cap Ruling Reef 9
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7 10-13 M R Bosley D Bass (7) 80 16/117.00
9 P674U-7 Green, White spots on body and cap Vicentio 44
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10 10-1 T J Fitzgerald A Tinkler 68 15/28.50
10 89P907 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Finnegans Rainbow 24
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-0 M C Chapman S Gagan (7) 67 40/141.00

Verdict

Little Firecracker and Pipers Legend are bound to be popular with backers ahead of this opening selling handicap given their consistent level of form but it may be worth taking a chance with PEARLY STAR. The eight-year-old makes his debut for Jim Best today having made his first start for Seamus Mullins on his recent reappearance at Plumpton and he has solid claims in a competitive event. Jeff Pearce's Space Pirate has given little sign for encouragement in his three runs this term, while Kingscourt Lad has slipped to a decent mark but is hard to back with any confidence on recent form. Ruling Reef ran better at Hereford last time and has to be considered but more solid claims are held by Little Firecracker. Neil King's gelding has found one too good in each of her last four starts so she would not be winning out of turn and she should be involved at the finish again. Sarah Humphrey's Pipers Legend has been running just as consistently well and has every chance but marginal preference is for Pearly Star.