Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 13:00 Bet totejackpot Selling Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,053 2nd £598 3rd £299
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.20s
  • Off time: 13:00:23
13:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ruby Valentine (FR) 10/1
2nd Monroe Park (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 459132 White, Dark Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Dark Green diamond Tribal Dance (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 95 Evs2.00
2 01-PP69 Purple, beige stars Arguidos (IRE) 37
Nag me
9 11-7 Mrs D A Hamer A Conlon (5) 90 16/117.00
3 7/00-76 Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Mon Homme 142
Nag me
6 11-6 M G Rimell R Johnson 89 10/111.00
4 P/86-PP4 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Caught By Witness (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 t A Middleton Paul Moloney 85 3/14.00
5 4F6-FF4 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Monroe Park (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse Winner
8 10-5 p A Blackmore Joseph Akehurst (7) 74 25/126.00
6 4P/5-703 Purple, white epaulets, halved sleeves, white cap, purple diamonds Ruby Valentine (FR) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-1 A J Wilson L Treadwell 70 10/111.00
7 F-8FP85 Red, white star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Pennant Dancer 40
Nag me
6 10-0 pt Mrs D A Hamer Trevor Whelan (3)(ex4) 59 16/117.00

Verdict

The traditional seller opens proceedings with Caught By Witness the only course and distance winner on show at this particularly idiosyncratic venue. However, the Middleton inmate has been sadly out of form for some time now and a recent Stratford fourth saw him beaten a very long way, albeit in handicap company. Monroe Park travelled well before fading rapidly here last time in a similar contest whilst Ruby Valentine is unlikely to progress at the age of ten. All of which leaves us with TRIBAL DANCE, a solid, reliable and consistent handicapper, whose runner-up performance at Ludlow in a large-field handicap hurdle just five days ago is the best form on offer by some way.