FGR – Best Of The Day
Stephanie Frances was jumping and travelling well at Leicester yesterday, before clipping the heels of the leader turning in, and ended up on the deck. Both horse and jockey emerged unscathed, but unfortunately we can’t say the same thing about our wallets!
Today’s shortlist is Norfolk bound and may well be impacted form-wise by the approaching Storm Barney…
Fakenham 1.40 Ballydague Lady
Fakenham 2.10 All But Grey
Fakenham 3.45 Vicky’s Charm
Ballydague Lady needs soft ground, and the rain may not arrive early enough for her today. Tends to do her winning at a slightly lower grade also but may get away with it given that she only has the three rivals here.
All But Grey benefitted from a faller at the second last when getting off the mark over fences at Wincanton in May. Is not without a chance if straight enough after a 174 day absence, but is arguably better going right-handed.
Vicky’s Charm was on the weak side last season. Scored well enough at Uttoxeter when making most of the running and could well get an uncontested lead here. The only concern would be if the forecast rain gets into the ground.
I’ve decided to weigh in with…
Fakenham 3.45 VICKY’S CHARM @ 9-4 BOG
…as she’s unexposed and is open to further improvement not that she’s strengthened up.