It's the start of the winter season at Fakenham and Olly is back with a bang with seven runners – and with a 26% strike rate at the track is hopeful of a successful Friday
“Calipso Collonges runs in a high-quality 3m Handicap Chase, has won over hurdles on this track, seems in very good form, and is a horse that could run a big race at a decent price.”
13:55 – Some Boy McCoy
We start Some Boy McCoy in the conditional jockey's selling hurdle, he has plenty of ability, but getting it out of him hasn't always been straightforward. He runs in first-time cheekpieces, and would have every chance if he puts his best foot forwards.
14:25 – Todd & Smart Getaway
We have two runners in this Handicap Hurdle. Firstly, Todd, a dual course winner, seems in great form with himself and Callum McKinnes gets on really well with him and takes a useful 7lbs off. Smart Getaway has her first run in a Handicap here, with Aidan Coleman aboard. Her mark seems about right and I would not be surprised to see either of them filling the place spots.
15:00 – Angel of Harlem
Angel of Harlem lines up in a really tight looking five runner race, where a case could be made for the quintet. She has a penalty for her previous win at Uttoxeter, which won't make life easy for her.
15:30 – Notre Paris
Notre Paris takes his chance in the 2m Novice Hurdle for J P McManus, and we are glad to see Barry Geraghty make the journey for the ride. He ran with great credit on debut at Warwick, seems a sharp type so should be suited by the track. I would hope he will run very well.
16:05 – Calipso Collonges
Calipso Collonges runs in a high-quality 3m Handicap Chase, has won over hurdles on this track, seems in very good form, and is a horse that could run a big race at a decent price.
16:35 – The Wolf
The Wolf has his first run for us, in what looks like a match between him and the Paul Nichols-trained Dragon. The track may not be ideal, but a four runner race is a good place to start, he's an exciting prospect and I am very much looking forwards to running him.
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