May 07 / 16.20 Fakenham

16.20

Good

Gamble Plant Norfolk National Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £13007.5
  • 3m 5f 24y
  • Class 3
  • 7 runners
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Gamble Plant Norfolk National Handicap Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2/625- BF

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Has run with credit at Sandown the last twice, but is rated 16lb higher over hurdles (3-11) than he is over fences (0-8) for a reason; has never attempted this far so opposable on balance.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

7

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

19:30 Stratford

Trincomalee

11st 9lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Lucy Wadham

Solid record at about 3m and improved for the step up to 3m5f when winning Fakenham's Norfolk National (good; effective on soft) by more than 5l after travelling strongly throughout; effectively 13lb higher now as he's gone up 6lb and they claimed 7lb last time, so that asks a question of him.

9/4

1st

5

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Trincomalee

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

travelled strongly, towards rear, midfield 4th, went second 16th, not fluent when led 2 out, soon went clear, mistake last, ridden when jockey dropped whip on turn before last, kept on

9/2

1st

5

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Trincomalee

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Lucy Wadham

travelled strongly, towards rear, midfield 4th, went second 16th, not fluent when led 2 out, soon went clear, mistake last, ridden when jockey dropped whip on turn before last, kept on

9/2

7/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: /P575-

Last run: 80 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Stays well and has dropped to an inviting mark, but four starts since returning from six months off in October raise serious doubts as to whether he can capitalise.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

9

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 20y

Class 3

15:07 Perth

Planned Paradise

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, prominent on outer, lost ground but in touch with leaders after 8th

9/2

2nd

7

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Planned Paradise

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

2nd

7

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Planned Paradise

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

Form: 11P33- C

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Completed a hat-trick last year including a win here (2m5f, good) and is back off his last winning mark; may come on from last month's return to action back here (2m5f, good; first start since a second wind operation), but needs to prove his stamina for this sort of trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

12th Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

16:13 Fontwell

Jigginstown King

11st 9lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Oliver Signy

led, mistake 7th, not fluent 8th, increased tempo 13th, headed 3 out, kept on well from 2 out, pressed leader when jockey unbalanced final 110yds, no extra towards finish

3/1

3rd

8

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Jigginstown King

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Oliver Signy

travelled strongly, led, went clear before 5th, reduced lead before 12th, headed 2 out, weakened on turn before last

5/1

3rd

8

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Jigginstown King

10st 10lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Oliver Signy

travelled strongly, led, went clear before 5th, reduced lead before 12th, headed 2 out, weakened on turn before last

5/1

Form: 37P1P- C

Last run: 140 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Bit of a mixed bag in his last few starts, but he won here (3m, good to soft) in November and is 5lb higher than when just beaten in this race last year having returned from an even longer absence; good chance.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

19:30 Stratford

Jony Max

11st 3lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Christian Williams

Capable stayer but hard to predict and has twice performed moderately since winning over 3m at Fakenham in November; bit too risky.

14/1

4th

4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Jony Max

11st 5lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Christian Williams

raced in third, left in second before 11th, lost position 16th

8/1

4th

4

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Jony Max

11st 5lb

J: Elizabeth Gale

T: Christian Williams

raced in third, left in second before 11th, lost position 16th

8/1

Form: 71P74-

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 11lb

12 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Beat two other finishers at Fontwell (3m2f, good) last September and may have achieved more when fourth of 16 on her return from 133 days off at Cheltenham (3m4f, good) last month; ground likely to suit and should go well.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 3

19:30 Stratford

Organdi

11st 9lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Richard Phillips

Three-time chase winner; fourth of 16 at Cheltenham (3m4f, good) before a bad blunder had her on the back foot at Fakenham in the Norfolk National won by Trincomalee; was only 8-1 for that and she could easily bounce back.

12/1

2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Organdi

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

towards rear, not fluent 15th, bad mistake 17th, soon dropped to last and struggling, pulled up before 4 out

7/1

2

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Organdi

11st 11lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Richard Phillips

towards rear, not fluent 15th, bad mistake 17th, soon dropped to last and struggling, pulled up before 4 out

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 402P7- C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Off 637 days before returning in October, but seems to retain ability; runner-up in one of two previous goes over C&D and drops in class; one for the shortlist; stable triple-handed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Strictlyadancer

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

in rear, not fluent 7th

8/1

3

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Strictlyadancer

11st 9lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Christian Williams

in rear, not fluent 7th

8/1

7th

6

16th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:55 Kempton

Strictlyadancer

11st 5lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Christian Williams

Below his most recent winning mark, in late 2021; has shown signs of a revival in recent starts, including over C&D (good to soft) after Christmas, but he was beaten and pulled up a long way out at Doncaster next time; sometimes wears aids but not today; others higher up the list.

8/1

Form: 329PP- CD

Last run: 140 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
C&D winner in March 2022 and 6lb lower than when third in this race last year (Jony Max second), but he has been pulled up the last twice including back here; has won fresh, but has a bit to prove.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Wake Up Early

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

raced in second, pulled up quickly before 11th

12/1

6

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Wake Up Early

11st 0lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

raced in second, pulled up quickly before 11th

12/1

0

2

19th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 24y

Class 4

13:40 Fakenham

Wake Up Early

12st 2lb

J: Cillin Leonard

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Scored over C&D (good to soft) in 2022 and was placed in Norfolk National over C&D (good) in May; disappointed on both appearances last month but returns here on a good mark and is sure to appreciate the ease in grade.

12/1

Non-runners

Court Master

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £12.80
Straight Forecast £11.84
Tricast £53.85
Trifecta £39.10

Selections

LAMBOURN:

Jigginstown King

WEST COUNTRY:

Organdi

The Guardian:

Trincomalee

RP RATINGS:

Wake Up Early

SPOTLIGHT:

Court Master

TOPSPEED:

Planned Paradise

The Times:

Jony Max

The Star:

Strictlyadancer

Daily Mail:

Jigginstown King

D Express:

Jigginstown King

Daily Mirror:

Trincomalee

POSTDATA:

Wake Up Early

Telegraph:

Organdi

Daily Record:

Organdi

The Sun:

Court Master