Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 15:20 Joanne Banks Lifetime In Racing Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.60s
  • Off time: 15:20:18
15:20 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mush Mir (IRE) 8/13
2nd Russian Flag (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 317392 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots Monroe Park (IRE) 77
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 A Blackmore Miss E Crossman (7) 97 12/113.00
2 1 Purple, Yellow hoops Mush Mir (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-5 b N J Henderson A P McCoy 8/131.62
3 036- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Black Cache (IRE) 185
Nag me
5 10-12 Mrs A L M King R P Mclernon 20/121.00
4 7042 BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap Lieutenant Dan (IRE) 16
Nag me
4 10-12 M Appleby R J Killoran (3) 33/134.00
5 451P16- White, Dark Blue stars and sleeves, Red cap Russian Flag (FR) 181
Nag me
8 10-12 N B King A Merriam (3) 105 9/43.25

Verdict

Alan Blackmore has a good strike rate at Fakenham but his Monroe Park was beaten in a seller at Worcester on his latest start and faces a tough task off level weights against MUSH MIR. Nicky Henderson's four-year-old, successful four times on the all-weather, was a smooth winner on his hurdles debut over this trip at Bangor and is the type to run up a sequence before some of the better novices appear. Russian Flag has won five times over fences but hasn't raced since April and may be treating this as a pipe-opener.