Fakenham

Follow Coral racing ambassadors Tom Scudamore, Jamie Spencer and Luke Morris for in-depth previews of their runners every week.

StableTalk: Dan Skelton talks through his 14 weekend runners

| 15.01.2017

Dan Skelton blog on weekend runners at Kempton, Warwick, Wetherby and Fakenham There’s a lot been said and written in reaction to the news that Kempton Park is to be closed by Jockey Club Racecourses. The problem I feel is that professionals feel (and are all encouraged to act) as stakeholders in Racing, and the races, fixtures and the venues, and therefore we are all entitled to our opinions on a... more...

StableTalk: Dan Skelton with the lowdown on his 15 runners on Saturday and Sunday

| 01.01.2017

Saturday 12.40 Newbury – Welsh Shadow We’ve put a tongue strap on Welsh Shadow. This is a very competitive novices’ handicap chase and he’s got to put a bad run behind him but I hope he can do that. I have always thought highly of him. This race is very hot but the handicapper has given him a bit of help so I think he can be competitive. I have spoken to the clerk of the course, Richard Osgood, wh... more...

Exeter and Fakenham previews: The Tourard Man can rule for King

| 03.05.2016

David Metcalf | May 3, 2016 The Tourard Man ticks all the right boxes at Exeter The Tourard Man looks decent value to take advantage of a drop in the weights and land the 2m 7f handicap on this evening’s card at Exeter (18.45). Trained by Alan King, the gelding scored twice over the obstacles in 2014/15 and ran some cracking races in defeat in ultra-competitive handicaps. They included a 2 1... more...

Fakenham and Warwick previews: Girly Girl has plenty going for her

| 28.01.2016

David Metcalf | January 28, 2016 Golden chance for Girly Girl at Fakenham Girly Girl can take advantage of a drop in class to land the 2m 7f novices’ hurdle on today’s card at Fakenham (14.00). The mare was a point winner who showed progressive form in three bumper runs after joining trainer Dan Skelton, winning in good style at Worcester on the last occasion. Girly Girl then made a wi... more...

StableTalk: “We are going there with two equally good chances where the conditions are in our favour so we have to be happy”

| 20.12.2015

It was a terrible shame early this week that the yard lost Baradari. He was such a nice horse with a great character so he going to be missed. Any death, regardless of the horse, always hits the yard. Sadly these things do happen but they are never easy. I am upset for the owner Andrew Brooks and his family more than anyone else because he was going to be a big timer for them. It’s the cruel side ... more...

Fakenham preview: Oscar Jane can land hat-trick

| 17.11.2015

David Metcalf | November 17, 2015 Oscar Jane is in the form of her life at present and can make light of a 7lb penalty to make it three wins on the bounce in the 2m 7f handicap hurdle on today’s card at Fakenham (15.15). Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy, Oi Oi Oi! The Johnny Farrelly trained mare gained due reward for a series of solid efforts when making all to win easing down by six lengths at Towcester off... more...

The Bon Life!

| 20.12.2014

Bon Chic runs at Fakenham on Sunday, giving the Coral Champions Club its first ever National Hunt runner. It’s FREE to join!