Fakenham

  • 14:50 Mulled Wine Novices' Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.38s
  • Off time: 14:50:34
14:50 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hopeand 5/1
2nd Looks Like Slim 9/2
3rd Shannon Spirit (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U9/9-874 Royal blue, brown hoops, royal blue sleeves and cap Looks Like Slim 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 p B De Haan Jack Doyle 105 9/25.50
2 P320-FP Emerald green, dark blue stars, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Shannon Spirit (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 P Henderson Ian Popham 103 10/111.00
3 1157-78 Dark green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Rocky Elsom (USA) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 t D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon 103 7/24.50
4 605F76 White, red epaulets, red sleeves, black spots, red cap Bathcounty (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 F Brennan Felix de Giles 100 7/18.00
5 337512 EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Hopeand 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 t C T Pogson A Pogson 100 5/16.00
6 2454U4 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Ninfea (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 11-5 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 98 10/111.00
7 45P051 Black, red seams, black and maroon striped sleeves, red cap Carobello (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-4 bt M R Bosley Nico de Boinville (5) 83 7/24.50
8 6PP644 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Radsoc De Sivola (FR) 54
Nag me
8 10-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 50 33/134.00

Verdict

CAROBELLO only beat three rivals here four weeks ago but jumped well in the hands of Nico De Boinville, who takes off 5lb again here. Obviously, this is a bit more competitive but Martin Bosley's charge is still at the right end of the handicap and should be capable of further improvement. Hopeand won at Southwell last month before finishing second over a longer trip at Market Rasen. She isn't without a chance but Ninfea's jumping remains a problem and Rocky Elson has stopped quickly in both starts over fences, though was taking on better opposition last time. The unexposed Looks Like Slim is probably best of the rest.