Newmarket trainer Lucy Wadham and Bryony Frost team up with Fakenham double
The combination of Lucy Wadham and Bryony Frost came up trumps at Fakenham with an exciting double on Weatherbys Race Day.
The trainer’s good record at the track was enhanced in the opening Mares Novices Hurdle over two miles when her newcomer Terresita showed a fine turn of foot from the last to overcome long-time rival Miss Mulligan who had been well ahead rounding the home turn.
There was further success for the Newmarket-based trainer and Frost in another two-mile challenge, with Sorbet in the British Racing School Course Mares Hurdle.
Their cause was helped by a poor run from favourite Megan under Ciaran Gethings who made no sort of impact.
Sorbet took control at the head of affairs and would not be denied in the final stages under a driving ride from Frost to see off Voice Of Calm under Adam Wedge.
Trainer Olly Murphy also does well at Fakenham and he too collected a double on the day.
First up was Dubai Guest ridden by Norfolk-based jockey Fergus Gregory to take the Racing Partnership Conditional Jockeys Chase over a testing three miles.
Relishing the good conditions the six-year-old tracked the early leaders before storming home by 18 lengths from Bill And Barn under Kevin Jones.
In the following Peter Charter Memorial Hurdle, also over three miles, Murphy struck again thanks to an aggressive ride over the final mile by jockey Katie O’Farrell.
She guided the fancied Sally Gardens to a three-length win over Presenting Yeats, ridden by Tom O’Brien.
Warm favourite Sabbathical, ridden by Adam Wedge for Welsh trainer Evan Williams, made the 500-mile round trip more than worthwhile to win the Weatherbys Chase over two miles.
The pairing were 21 lengths clear of second-placed Little Light with the fancied The Some Dance Kid having pulled up with problems in the second mile.
Making his chasing debut, Major Dundee won the Weatherbys Hamilton Novices Chase under a strong ride from Tom Cannon for trainer Alan King. They beat The Golden Rebel by three lengths.
In gathering gloom the final Sky Sports Racing ‘Newcomers’ Flat Race over two miles was a closely-contested affair with Gallopade under Caoilin Quinn breaking free of the pack to beat Sea The Clouds by a comfortable seven lengths.
Racing resumes at Fakenham for its Christmas meeting on Sunday, December 19.