29th May 2023

5 Day Entries for Jarrold Ladies Day, Sunday 4th June.


Fakenham Racecourse’s 2022/23 season ends on Sunday with the annual Jarrold Ladies Day meeting featuring the £25,000 Jarrold Handicap Chase at 4pm.

Three last time out winners are in the list of 13 entries for the competitive race over two miles and five furlongs.

Dr Richard Newland’s Yccs Portocervo won last time at Uttoxeter having previously been third at Fakenham while Brendan Powell is booked to ride David Bridgwater’s Pawpaw, the six-year-old a Fontwell winner on May 10. La Domaniale, for Jonjo O’Neill, won last time at Aintree on May 19 and all three will be looking for further success in a race for which old favourite Tommie Beau, the 2022 Snellings Norfolk National winner, is also entered.

The supporting card is also competitive, no race more so that the 4.30pm Racing TV Handicap Hurdle over two miles for which Fakenham regular Glimpse of Gold goes for trainer Sarah Humphreys, the 12-year-old gelding having won at the north Norfolk track five times.

Four other entries won last time out. They are Lipa K for Evan Williams, Neverdon for Alex Dunn, Pak Army for Brian Barr and the Milton Harris trained Sisterandbrother for whom Harry Cobden is booked to ride, the gelding a Huntingdon winner a fortnight ago.

Welsh trainer Christian Williams has two entries among the 11 for the three-mile Queen’s Dragoon Guards for the Prince of Wales Cup Chase at 5pm. He has both Call of the Loon and Joey Steel while Oliver Sherwood has entered Southwell winner Mystic Man.

The 3pm Jarrold Norwich, Cromer and Wymondham Chase sees Wymondham trainer Caroline Fryer’s Cloudy Wednesday among the entries, the gelding a winner at Huntingdon last time and a former Fakenham scorer.

The British Racing School 40th Anniversary Female Jockeys’ Hurdle opens the day at 2.30pm with Gina Andrews booked to ride recent Huntingdon winner Enthused for James Owen. Enthused was fourth at recently, behind two other rivals in the contest, Baby Sham and Scudamore.

Book of Secrets is interesting in the 3.30pm Sworders Property Maiden Hurdle. Runner-up at Stratford last time for Dan Skelton, Book of Secrets has his first run for Charles and Adam Pogson while Skelton himself, has entered Thorpeness.

Action closes for the season at 5.30pm with the Fakenham Races on Friday October 20 Novice Hurdle in which If Karl’s Berg Did, a runner at the previous Fakenham meeting, is interesting for Milton Harris.

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