Today's racecards

Fakenham

  • 14:20 Fakenham Novices' Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £6,823 2nd £2,003 3rd £1,002 4th £501
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 43.24s
  • Off time: 14:20:11
14:20 Fakenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wonderful Charm (FR) 8/11
2nd Bear's Affair (IRE) 85/40

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 21/16P-2 Royal blue, red and royal blue striped sleeves, black and red hooped cap Bear's Affair (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-3 N J Henderson A P McCoy 138 85/403.12
4 4/362-86 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star King Of The Night (GER) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-3 J M Jefferson B Hughes 132 10/111.00
5 3451P1- Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Le Reve (IRE) 192
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 10/111.00
6 213-44P Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Next Exit (IRE) 10
Nag me
8 11-3 t J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 114 125/1126.00
7 2512/18- Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Wonderful Charm (FR) 225
Nag me
5 11-3 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 8/111.73
Non runners
1701-051Bar De Ligne (FR)711-8S GollingsT Scudamore128
24-23414Bracken House (IRE)611-8G McPhersonPaul Moloney117

Verdict

A decent contest for the track and Bar De Ligne may struggle to defy his penalty on his first start since June. Bracken House was well beaten at Carlisle last month and also carries extra while King Of The Night is more exposed than some, though has been highly tried and is sure to appreciate this easier grade. Bear's Affair was sent off favourite at Uttoxeter earlier this month but proved no match for the promising Le Bec. He jumped well, however, and should strip fitter so is preferred to the returning Le Reve but WONDERFUL CHARM won a Grade 2 novice hurdles on his reappearance last year and is clearly useful. He looks a decent chasing prospect and can make a winning start here.