23rd Jan 2021

Preview of entries for Thursdays 28th January Race Meeting

MUD-LOVING LILY AIMS TO KEEP HER WINNING RUN ON TRACK

Trainer Venetia Williams has entered her in-form mare Kapga De Lily in the feature race on the seven-race card set for Fakenham on Thursday (January 28) behind closed doors.

Officials are hopeful racing will go ahead after the last meeting, planned for Tuesday, was abandoned due to parts of the course being waterlogged.

Highlight of the day is the 1.55pm King’s Lynn Chase worth around £15,000 which has attracted 18 entries, including Kapga De Lily who won at Chepstow of Wednesday.

That success completed a four-timer for the exceptional eight-year-old who had previously scored this campaign at Bangor in October, at Chepstow in November and at Hereford in December.

Two other last time out winners are also entered, in the shape of Olly Murphy’s Dundrum Wood, a Newcastle scorer in December and Evan Williams’ Ludlow winner Golden Whisky.

Murphy has Ripper Roo entered in the 1.23pm RMA Sandhurst Louts Maiden Hurdle, the grey gelding a runner-up at the north Norfolk course on January 4 behind Sopat. Top trainer Nicky Henderson has two leading contenders with Ahorsewithnoname, the mare second to Pink Sheets in a class one contest at Newbury in November, and Whitlock, a Lingfield bumper winner three weeks ago.

Christian Williams’ Goldencard will be looking to break a string of second places in the opening Hunstanton Selling Chase at 12.53pm., the gelding runner-up at Catterick just after Christmas, and at Fakenham twice, over course and distance, in November.

Four of the entries for the 2.28pm Tote Mares’ Hurdle were second last time. Michael Scudamore has Sashenka, second at Catterick and Wincanton recently, Alastair Ralph has 10-year-old Llantara, a Haydock second in December, Page Fuller has been booked by Andy Irvine to ride Plumpton runner-up Mon Petit Cheri and Lucy Wadham, who always does well at Fakenham, has Shantung, second at the track on January 4.

There are 11 entries for the Brancaster Mares’ Chase  at 3pm in which Christian Williams has Jack Tudor booked to ride Barden Bella, a Catterick winner just after Christmas.

Chester Williams is booked to ride trainer Jane Williams’ After The Fox in the Gateley Hurdle off at 3.35pm, the gelding a Warwick winner on New Year’s Eve, although Sawpit Sienna, second at Wincanton after winning at Fakenham for trainer Sam Drinkwater, is also entered to run.

The finale, the 4.05pm Sky Sports Conditional Jockeys’ Hurdle has 20 entered, including Tim Vaughan’s Madera Mist, the mare a Cheltenham scorer mid-December.

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