Talented teenage jockey James Bowen got home in the final strides on grey gelding Fifty Shades to win the three-mile chase on a dramatic day at Fakenham yesterday.
It’s good to know that horses running at Fakenham will handle the tight track – for Monday afternoon’s feature race three of the six runners return having previously won in north Norfolk.
After losing last week’s meeting to the weather, Fakenham will be hoping the same does not happen when today’s six-race card faces a 7am inspection before going ahead.
The Queen has an outstanding chance of taking the honours in Fakenham’s feature race this afternoon on a six-race card which champion jockey Richard Johnson and trainer Olly Murphy could dominate.
Previous Fakenham winners make up most of the initial 13 entries for the feature race at the north Norfolk course’s next meeting on Tuesday.
The Greene King IPA Novice Chase over two miles is the feature of Fakenham’s second meeting of the new National Hunt season on Wednesday.
Grey mare Actinpieces will try to repeat her feat of a year ago on Friday when Fakenham Racecourse’s 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way with a six-race card.
The ladies have their day in the limelight at Fakenham on Sunday afternoon when the Jarrold-sponsored Ladies Day completes their 2017/18 National Hunt season.
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