15th Nov 2023

5 Day Entries for Greene King Race Day, Tuesday 21st November


Just over a week since its last seven-race card Fakenham Racecourse is set to deliver more competitive National Hunt Racing at its Greene King Raceday on Tuesday.

There are three chases, three hurdle contests and a National Hunt Flat Race (bumper) and this season’s leading female rider, Lilly Pinchin will be hoping to carry on where she left off on Monday, when she rode a double.

Pinchin has a great chance of starting the day with victory in the 12.20pm Save Our Sport Sign The Petition Conditional Jockeys’ Chase, on the Roger Teal trained gelding Guguss Collognes, successful at Stratford earlier this month, albeit over two furlongs shorter than the planned three miles.

Gavin Sheehan is another jockey amongst the winners and he rides Francina in the 12.55pm Greene King Ice Breaker Fillies’ Junior National Hunt Hurdle. The Jamie Snowden trained filly was second on debut at Hereford in October.

The Greene King Level Head Novice Hurdle at 1.30pm includes, among its initial entries, two horses finishing second and third at Fakenham in June in For Gina for Lucy Wadham and Boleyn Boy for Ben Case. Also among the entries is Star Legend, James Owen’s gelding a winner at Fakenham on Monday under Pinchin.

Second chase of the day is the Weatherbys Hamilton Novice Chase at 2.05pm and among entries are Neil King’s Lifetime Legend who, if taking up the option, will be making a chasing debut. William Ewart, recently runner-up at Wincanton and Joe Tickle’s April Taunton victor School For Scandal, also hold entries.

East End Girl has finished third and fourth at Fakenham when trained by Wadham. Now in Alistair Ralph’s stable, the mare heads the entries for the 2.40pm Greene King Flint Eye Mares’ Hurdle following her success in October at Hereford. Among possible rivals are Georgi Girl for Philip Hobbs and Wadham’s grey mare Pretending, runner-up when last seen at Cheltenham in April.

The two-mile Weatherbys Hamilton Chase at 3.15pm sees David Bridgwater’s Extraordinary Man, last seen when winning at Hereford last week, among the 11 entries while the programme ends at 3.45pm with the Save Our Sport Sign The Petition Newcomers Flat race for which there are 12 entries, 11 of whom are yet to see a racecourse.

Evan Williams, a successful and frequent visitor to north Norfolk from his stables in Barry in Wales, has three of the debutants in Juby Ball, Mount Washington and The Big Man.

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