Free Tips For Fakenham Races [18th October]
Published on 17/10/19
Sky Sports Racing Raceday Supporting EAAA takes place at Fakenham Racecourse on Friday 18th October, with money being raised for the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity.
If you can’t get there in person, you can still enjoy the day courtesy of our Sky Sports Racing Raceday Supporting EAAA Fakenham free tips.
Sky Sports Racing Supports Air Ambulances Handicap Hurdle 2019 Analysis
14:25 at Fakenham on 18th October
The 2019 Sky Sports Racing Supports Air Ambulances Handicap Hurdle takes place over 2 miles 4 furlongs and 1 yard. This will be the fourth running of the race, with the other three won by horses rated between 110 and 115 and carrying between 11-2 and 11-8. Winners have been aged four, five, and seven, and all three were returned at 5/2 or less. The last two had run in the last two weeks.
The only horse in the field who has run in the last two weeks is Trapper Peak and he’s bidding for a four-timer having scraped home by a nose at Southwell last time. He went up 3lb for that win but is still rated 1lb lower than any of the previous three winners, whilst he’s now a 10-year-old.
That suggests this race could go to Smart Getaway, who has also been in great form of late with a win and two seconds in his last three runs. He also sneaks in on an ideal mark of 110 and carries 11-2. Trainer Olly Murphy loves having winners at Fakenham, and the combination of first-time cheekpieces and the first-time booking of Aidan Coleman suggest he thinks this horse still has a bit of improvement to come.
Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Novices' Chase 2019 Analysis
15:00 at Fakenham on 18th October
The 2019 Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Novices’ Chase is an opportunity for some staying types to pick up a nice prize of £8,187 in this class 3 chase run over 3 miles and 38 yards. Sam Red and Rocky’s Treasure have won this race on their way to better things and it’s interesting that some big stables are represented this year.
Jersey Bean was the highest-rated hurdler in the field, but he flopped on his chase debut in May. He could bounce back, especially as he’s won first-time out in both the last two seasons, but his trainer Oliver Sherwood has been out of form this month.
Redzor needs to improve for fences, as he finished last in a handicap of 130 when last seen over hurdles. Meanwhile, wind surgery needs to have improved the staying power of Rhythm Is A Dancer for his chasing debut, as he was pulled up on his first attempt at three miles over hurdles.
That’s why, hopefully, Olly Murphy will be bidding for a quick double with Angel Of Harlem. He’s the only runner in the field to have won his last race, something which the two previous winners had both done. He won nicely first time out over fences, when beating an odds-on favourite, and his stamina and fitness are assured.