Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 14:00 Great Snoring Beginners' Chase3m 110y

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 42.80s
  • Off time: 14:00:23
14:00 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st First Fandango 8/11
2nd Brady (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 112242 Emerald green, white triple diamond, armlets and star on cap Brady (IRE) 17
Nag me
6 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 128 5/23.50
2 42F-5PP Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Eighteen Carat (IRE) 6
Nag me
8 11-2 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 107 100/1101.00
3 404-322 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap First Fandango 23
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-2 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 134 8/111.73
4 1-24833 White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Sainglend 8
Nag me
7 11-2 S Curran Jack Quinlan (3) 11/26.50
5 424218 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Mavalenta (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 9/110.00

Verdict

An interesting novice chase in which FIRST FANDANGO makes considerable appeal to notch a first fencing success. A more than useful hurdler, he has gone very well on both chasing starts to date, running the useful There's No Panic close at Fontwell and hunting up the promising Forgotten Gold at Aintree when last seen. That sets a very decent standard here and he should be too good for Brady, especially with Michael Byrne claiming a valuable 5lb. The latter was beaten over 20l on his Wetherby chasing debut and lacked the talent of the selection over timber too. He needs to improve on what he's achieved to date to figure here, whilst Sainglend and Mavalenta are decent sorts over timber who now make their fencing debuts. Both are worth keeping an eye on and are preferred in that order.