15th Nov 2020

Weatherby’s Raceday – Preview of Tuesday’s Racecard


Jump jockey Tom O’Brien, who enjoyed the finest success of his career on Saturday when landing Cheltenham’s Paddy Power Gold Cup on Coole Cody, can strike again at Fakenham’s third meeting of the 2020/21 season on Tuesday.

O’Brien rides trainer Henry Daly’s Finalshot in the 1.33pm Weatherby’s Racing Bank Novice Chase over three miles, the seven-year-old gelding third at Wincanton three weeks ago over a shorter distance.

Finalshot looks to be one of the better fancied of the six runners although favourite could be Gleno, under Josh Moore for his trainer, father Gary. Gleno won at Lingfield last time and bids to follow up.

The second of the three chases is the 2.03pm feature, the £15,000 Raynham Novice Chase over an extended two-and-a-half miles in which just four go, headed by Paul Nicholls’ Getaway Trump under Harry Cobden, the seven-year-old a Warwick winner before finishing fourth in a higher class contest at Cheltenham three weeks ago.

David Bass rides the Kim Bailey trainer Happygolucky, a Stratford winner last time while Jack Tudor rides the Christian Williams trained Limited Reserve, bidding for a hat-trick after victories at Stratford and Taunton.

The Neil King trained Canyon City, under Jack Quinlan, completes the quartet, the gelding third on chase debut at Fakenham’s last meeting.

The £14,000 Sculthorpe Mares’ Hurdle at 2.33pm sees brothers Dan and Harry Skelton send out Getariver, a recent Stratford runner-up although market leader could be the Alan King trained Midnight’s Gift.

The four-year-old grey filly, under Tom Cannon, was third at Wetherby and fourth at Market Rasen in October, and is expected to go well.

Eight go in the third chase, the two-miler at 3.03pm in which Glimpse of Gold, a winner at Fakenham’s last meeting, attempts to double up under Alexander Thorne for trainer Sarah Humphrey. The nine-year-old faces challenges from Wisecracker, a recent runner-up at Hereford and the Bryan Carver ridden and Martin Bosley trained Champion Chase, third recently at Lingfield.

The card starts with the Novice Handicap Hurdle at 12.33pm in which Mount Windsor tries to replicate last week’s success at Lingfield for trainer Chris Gordon while at 1.33pm eight go in the Mares’ Novice Hurdle in which Bangor winner Timetoroe goes for Archie Watson and faces Nicky Henderson’s Go Chique.

Six debutants contest the finale, the bumper, at 3.33pm, headed by Henderson’s Italian Legend under 10-pound claimer Joe Anderson

To view Tuesday’s Racecard click on the link below:-


Terry Redhead – Racing Pundit

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