Fakenham

  • 14:30 At The Races Novices' Chase3m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 30.20s
  • Off time: 14:30:22
14:30 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Busker Royal 4/7
2nd Nom de Guerre (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23622-1 Royal Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Busker Royal 25
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-6 N J Henderson A P McCoy 126 4/71.57
2 3145-64 Grey and Light Blue stripes, Grey sleeves and cap Georgian King 149
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 A King W Hutchinson 4/15.00
3 6F4643 EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Musical Weld 8
Nag me
9 11-0 C T Pogson A Pogson (3) 72 40/141.00
4 2/32U2-5 Black and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves and cap Nom de Guerre (IRE) 17
Nag me
7 11-0 B De Haan L Heard 124 4/15.00
5 0-1289P Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 40
Nag me
6 11-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (7) 98 50/151.00

Verdict

With Musical Weld and Phoenix Des Mottes having little to recommend either of them, the finish should be fought out by the other three runners with BUSKER ROYAL looking hard to oppose. Nicky Henderson's gelding was useful over hurdles and looked a decent recruit to the novice chasing ranks when successful in good fashion here last time and he can follow up. Ben De Haan's Nom de Guerre is only rated 2lbs inferior to the selection on official BHA ratings and has had five runs over fences so has the experience but he seems a shade high in the ratings at present and may struggle to get the better of Nicky Henderson's runner. Alan King's Georgian King was marginally better than the selection over hurdles but was well held on his chasing debut and Busker Royal looks the one to beat.