14:45 Fakenham
British EBF "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (3) 4-7yo
British EBF "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (3) 4-7yo
Going:
Soft
Soft
Distance: 2m 4f 1y Runners: 5
Hurdle Turf
Soft 2m 4f 1y
With Aptly Put likely to be happier on a sound surface, this could rest between DASHING PERK and Whiskey In The Jar. Dashing Perk ran well for a long way in a hot Sandown handicap 13 days ago and is marginally preferred, although his Olly Murphy-trained opponent won't be an easy nut to crack receiving a chunk of weight.[Paul Smith]
RP Ratings Whiskey In The Jar
POSTDATA Dashing Perk
SPOTLIGHT Dashing Perk
TOPSPEED Whiskey In The Jar
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
4
Whiskey In The Jar
F Gregory/O Murphy
Age: 6
Weight: 11-2
Spotlight Form: 21-2P1
143 8/13, 4/6
8/11
SP
Easily drew clear to win soft-ground Warwick bumper for Dan Skelton last March; promising second at Bangor on stable/hurdle debut and, after flopping at Ascot in December, he showed his true colours with easy win at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) 20 days ago; never saw a rival on that occasion and looked a good prospect but this will be a stiffer test of his credentials; should stay this trip, especially around here.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/01/18
    UTT 15Hy Cl5 CdMdHd,3K
    10-12
    1/10 32l, Fort Jefferson[1/2F]10-10
    Fergus Gregory
    115
    130
  • 22/12/17
    ASC 21Sft Cl3 MdHd,8K
    11-0
    PU/10 Clondaw Native[11/2]10-11
    Richard Johnson
  • 02/12/17
    BAN 16Sft Cl4 NvHd,3K
    10-12
    2/8 1 3/4l, Don't Ask[5/6F]10-12
    Ian Popham
    101
    118
  • 30/03/17
    WAR 16Sft 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-2
    1/7 7l, Samburu Shujaa[2/1F]10-9
    Harry Skelton
    92
    123
  • 17/10/16
    ROS 16Hy 4yNHF,4K
    11-0
    2/8 5 1/2l, Monbeg Worldwide[12/1]11-7
    Mr S Connor
    31
    101
1
Dashing Perk
H Cobden/Dr R Newland
Age: 7
Weight: 11-8
Spotlight Form: 32-F18
137 2/1, 15/8
7/4
SP
Point winner who got off the mark under rules with emphatic display from the front at Wincanton last month; showed up well for a long way in competitive handicap at Sandown last time and should make a bold bid to give the weight away all round back in a novice event.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 03/02/18
    SAN 23Sft Cl1 G3HdHc,56K
    10-6
    8/17 11 1/2l, Topofthegame[7/1]11-7
    Jamie Moore
    127
    86
    123
  • 06/01/18
    WCN 21Hy Cl4 NvHd,4K
    11-2
    1/4 22l, Criq Rock[6/4]11-2
    Harry Cobden
    40
    131
  • 28/10/17
    CHL 23Gd Cl3 NvHd,6K
    10-12
    F/6 Calett Mad[11/2]11-3
    Sam Twiston-Davies
  • 20/01/17
    CHP 23Sft Cl4 MdHd,3K
    11-6
    2/9 4l, Imperial Bay[7/2]11-6
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    101
    121
  • 26/12/16
    WCN 15Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-2
    3/12 8 1/2l, Lalor[11/4F]10-9
    Brendan Powell
    41
    106
  • 16/12/16
    ASC 15GS 4-6yCl1 LisNHF,17K
    11-4
    5/12 10 1/2l, Western Ryder[16/1]11-4
    Sam Twiston-Davies
    41
    110
3
Benechenko
Miss B Hampson/F O'Brien
Age: 6
Weight: 11-2
Spotlight Form: 84-233
126 7/1, 8/1
12/1
SP
Point/bumper winner who has been placed in all three maiden/novice hurdles this season; remote at Chepstow on most recent occasion, though, and the addition of cheekpieces need to give him a lift.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/12/17
    CHP 23Hy Cl4 NvCdHd,2K
    10-12
    3/9 27l, [5/2]
    Bryony Frost
    117
    20
    93
  • 15/11/17
    BAN 23Sft Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-0
    3/8 2 1/2l, Shannon Bridge[11/8F]11-0
    Paddy Brennan
    113
    109
  • 20/10/17
    WCN 21Gd Cl5 MdHd,3K
    11-0
    2/6 6l, White Moon[5/1]11-0
    Paddy Brennan
    46
    109
  • 10/03/17
    SAN 15Sft Cl4 NvHd,5K
    11-1
    4/8 20l, Azzerti[7/1]11-7
    Paddy Brennan
    78
    94
  • 12/02/17
    EXE 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-4
    8/15 17 1/2l, Air Navigator[16/1]11-4
    Miss Brodie Hampson
    59
    106
  • 31/12/16
    WAR 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    11-7
    5/17 9l, Marten[5/1]11-0
    Paddy Brennan
    40
    106
2
Aptly Put
B Powell/Richard Spencer
Age: 6
Weight: 11-2
Spotlight Form: 31-26
108 25/1, 20/1
16/1
SP
Point winner; encouraging rules debut when second in Aintree bumper last May; fared better than the distance beaten would suggest at Hereford on last month's hurdle debut but would be more appealing on a sounder surface.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 29/01/18
    HER 21Sft Cl4 MdHd,4K
    11-5
    6/12 30l, Fleminport[12/1]11-5
    Brendan Powell
    55
    96
  • 19/05/17
    Ain 16Gd 4-6yCl3 NHF,6K
    11-12
    2/10 11l, Station Master[4/1]11-5
    Mr R O Harding
    70
    99
5
Strawberry Spirit
J Quinlan/A Murphy
Age: 5
Weight: 10-9
Spotlight Form: 57U4
104
50/1
SP
Has not shown enough in two bumpers or two hurdle starts to think she was poised to strike; tongue-tie added now but she is likely to find handicaps more suitable after this.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/01/18
    FAK 23Hy Cl3 NvHd,6K
    10-5
    4/6 30l, Piri Massini[33/1]10-5
    Jack Quinlan
    85
  • 12/01/18
    HUN 20Sft Cl4 MdHd,5K
    11-4
    UR/15 The Vocalist[66/1]11-4
    Jack Quinlan
  • 31/12/17
    UTT 15Hy 4-6yCl6 MdNHF,2K
    11-2
    7/8 25l, Queens Cave[14/1]11-2
    Jack Quinlan
    2
    79
  • 29/11/17
    WET 16Sft 4-6yCl6 NHF,2K
    10-12
    5/10 23l, Harrisons Promise[8/1]10-7
    Jack Quinlan
    19
    90
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