Fakenham

  • 13:30 Fakenham, Diana And Tony's Favourite Racecourse Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.40s
  • Off time: 13:31:48
13:30 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Peak Seasons (IRE) 17/2
2nd Roc De Guye (FR) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U32U-P5 Red, white disc, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Al Amaan 58
Nag me
7 11-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 95 12/113.00
2 122201 Black, yellow stars, black and white striped sleeves Escardo (GER) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 p D G Bridgwater Tom Bellamy (5) 88 8/19.00
3 0/4F7P-1 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Benny The Swinger (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 C Gordon Brendan Powell 84 5/42.25
4 3-36471 Yellow, Purple sleeves, Yellow stars, Purple cap, Yellow star Roc De Guye (FR) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-13 p H J Evans Adam Wedge 82 2/13.00
5 333653 Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Mad Professor (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-4 b J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (3) 73 20/121.00
6 F65251 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Peak Seasons (IRE) 1 (ex7)
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-0 M C Chapman G J Galligan (10) 62 17/29.50

Verdict

Al Amaan has plenty to do at the weights and seems to have lost his edge at present so this looks between the trio who have all posted victories in the past month. Benny The Swinger's Huntingdon success came in a modest and severely depleted contest and a 15lb rise seems awfully harsh here, whilst David Bridgewater has impressed greatly with his handling of Escardo throughout the summer and into the jumps season proper. This recent winner seems sure to go well again on a track that should suit but the vote goes to ROC DE GUYE. James Evans has his string in good nick at present and his charge was a smooth winner at Stratford last time for which a 3lb rise seems perfectly acceptable. The fact that he also has a success to his name around this idiosyncratic venue is a further plus.