March 17 / 13.40 Fakenham

13.40

Good To Soft

GB Driveways Surfacing Norfolk & Suffolk Novices’ Handicap Chase (For The Prince Carlton Cup)

  • Prize money: £4488.85
  • 3m 0f 38y
  • Class 5
  • 5 runners
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GB Driveways Surfacing Norfolk & Suffolk Novices’ Handicap Chase (For The Prince Carlton Cup)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 5-4221 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Narrowly beat Doireann in handicap hurdle here (2m7f, good; off 4lb lower) six weeks ago, opening her account; in-form mare who has possibilities if proving as effective back over fences (third attempt).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 44y

Class 5

12:40 Fakenham

Brandisova

11st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Lucy Wadham

prominent, led 4th, headed 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, weakened approaching last

4/1

3rd

4

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:15 Market Rasen

Brandisova

11st 6lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

led, not fluent 2nd

11/2

11/4

  • Place: £1.40

Form: -73411 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Seeking a hat-trick having won novice handicap chases at Leicester (2m6f) and Market Rasen (3m) last month, both on good ground; bred to rate higher still (from a family that has served his trainer well; includes several multiple winners); appealing.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

6th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

15:35 Market Rasen

Mixedwave

10st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

in touch with leaders

4/1

1st

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:20 Huntingdon

Mixedwave

11st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

First past the post in three of his eight attempts over fences; ran creditably off this mark at Market Rasen (3m, soft) most recently and, being a consistent sort, looks set to go well again.

7/2

2nd

5

7th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

14:15 Market Rasen

Mixedwave

11st 1lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Pam Sly

raced in second, not fluent 3 out (usual 4 out)

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: -861P1

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Seemingly unsuited by heavy ground on penultimate start; that is flanked by wins over hurdles and fences, latest in comfortable fashion at Fontwell (2m5f, good to soft; chase debut); unexposed in this sphere and should be as effective back at 3m; respected.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

8

15th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 3

13:50 Cheltenham

Mad About Sally

11st 4lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

Two chase wins over about 2m6f last winter but she showed something new when easily accounting for her four rivals over about 3m at Chepstow (soft) on reappearance three weeks ago; 9lb higher today and back down in trip but she did it well last time.

11/2

1st

2

24th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:50 Chepstow

Mad About Sally

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

Two chase wins last winter over shorter; hasn't looked the strongest stayer in three runs over 3m under rules and she'll need to be cherry ripe to take this back from 232 days on the sidelines.

7/1

Form: 7-2P26

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Sole maiden in the field but is suited by Fakenham; close second in two handicap hurdles here (2m7f, good/good to soft) this season, beaten short head by Brandisova two starts ago; return to this venue looks a plus on chase debut; showed promise in point; could go well.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

17th Oct 2023

Good

2m 7f 129y

Class 5

15:13 Huntingdon

Doireann

10st 9lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Maiden with placed form over hurdles; below par when last seen in early summer and she jumped moderately on her previous chase start; more new headgear tried.

20/1

11th

6

6th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

15:50 Uttoxeter

Doireann

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Runner-up twice over this trip at Fakenham last season, losing out only by a short head off today's mark in first-time cheekpieces on latter occasion; below form on recent outings, though, and needs today's headgear switch to give her a boost.

14/1

5th

6

30th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:00 Warwick

Doireann

11st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Runner-up here once last term; now a 12-race maiden under rules, with two close seconds at Fakenham (2m7f, good/good to soft) as this season's easily best efforts; pulled up on chase debut 13 days ago; this trip looks worth a go and there are no ground worries but she's been inconsistent.

14/1

Form: 061223 C BF

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
In good form last month, winning here (2m5f, good) then runner-up twice at Leicester (2m4f/2m6f); disappointing favourite at Huntingdon 12 days ago but the February performances give him a fighting chance.
Place /
No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:55 Southwell

Cloudy Wednesday

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Caroline Fryer

Both chase wins (2m5f and 2m4f) and all his placings have come on good ground; only just above his latest winning mark but there will be less competitive races in this grade coming up; cheekpieces refitted.

12/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £9.60
Straight Forecast £10.43
Trifecta £25.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Mad About Sally

SPOTLIGHT:

Mixedwave

TOPSPEED:

Cloudy Wednesday

The Times:

Doireann

NEWMARKET:

Brandisova

Telegraph:

Mixedwave

D Express:

Mixedwave

The Star:

Mixedwave

Daily Record:

Mixedwave

Daily Mail:

Cloudy Wednesday

POSTDATA:

Mad About Sally

LAMBOURN:

Mad About Sally

The Guardian:

Mad About Sally

Daily Mirror:

Mad About Sally

The Sun:

Mad About Sally