Champion jockey Richard Johnson looks set to visit the winner’s enclosure today when the 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way at Fakenham.
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.
National Hunt racing’s big names are out in force on Saturday afternoon when Fakenham stages a seven-race re-arranged card following the loss of Easter Monday’s weather-hit fixture.
While the racing world goes for gold at Cheltenham this afternoon, it’s Silver Cup Day at Fakenham where there is a six-race card.
It’s almost 12 years since trainer Pam Sly, based at Thorney near Peterborough, enjoyed the greatest day of her racing career when Speciosa won the 1,000 Guineas.
Rookie trainer Olly Murphy has entered a host of runners for Fakenham’s six-race card on Monday in a bid to add to his already impressive eight winners from 26 runners in north Norfolk this National Hunt season.
Creep Desbois dropped back in trip to land the feature, the At The Races Handicap Chase, at Fakenham under in-form jockey Daryl Jacob.
Several horses with wins under their belts at Fakenham this season, look set to return to the north Norfolk course for Tuesday’s six-race card (December 19).
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