20th May 2022

Declared Runners for Jarrold Ladies Day Race Meeting


Trainer Laura Morgan is hoping seven-year-old gelding Percussion can bang the drum for her small stable and land the feature £20,000 Jarrold Handicap Chase on Fakenham’s final card of the 2021/22 season on Sunday.

Morgan, who trains at Waltham, has has four winners from her last 12 runners, runs Percussion, who bids for a hat-trick after two victories at Southwell.

Morgan has her stable in fine form. Next month it will be 10 years since she was working in Australia for trainer Peter Moody who sent over Black Caviar, a horse she was very much involved with, to win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Adam Wedge rides Percussion who faces six rivals in the 4.25pm feature of the Jarrold Ladies Raceday at the Norfolk course.

Main threat looks to be Al Roc under Philip Armson for trainer David Pipe, the 11-year-old a Newton Abbot scorer just a fortnight ago while Dr Richard Newland runs Shetland Bus under Lee Edwards. The gelding was second last time and may have more to offer for a trainer who has done well at Fakenham this season.

The action starts at 1.50pm with the Female Jockeys Handicap Hurdle in which Wymondham trainer Caroline Fryer legs up Tabitha Worsley for the ride on Cloudy Wednesday, second at the last Fakenham meeting.

Hey Bob, a winner at that same meeting, returns again for trainer Jake Coulson, bidding for a hat-trick after also scoring at Sedgefield. Charlotte Jones rides.

Six go in the 2.20pm Jarrold Novice Chase including Becky Smith on Micky Hammonds Sedgefield runner-up Getaway Jewel, William Shanahan on Henry Oliver’s Sedgefield runner-up Ar Mest and Jack Hogan on Mike Sowersby’s Market Rasen second, Rana of Kutch.

Sweet Moon is likely favourite for the 2.50pm Maiden Hurdle under Tom Cannon for Alan King, the filly second at Newton Abbot in her only run for King since joining from Guy Macaire’s stable in France. Pure Bubbles for Gary Moore and Barenboim under Paddy Brennan for Fergal O’Brien, an ex-Michael Bell flat horse, are the key rivals.

Fryer runs veteran grey mare Goodnight Charlie in the 3.20pm Queen’s Dragoon Guards Prince of Wales Cup Chase and faces runner-up at the last meeting Dubai Guest for Jake Coulson, while at 3.52pm eight go in the three-mile Novice Hurdle including Dinah Washington for Phil York and Lakeside Lad for Seamus Mullins.

Four complete the day in the 4.55pm Handicap Hurdle, headed by Tom Scudamore on Sarah Humphrey’s Glimpse of Gold, who at the last Fakenham meeting completed his fourth win from 10 runs at the course.

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