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Nico de Boinville jumped off champion trainer Nicky Henderson’s impressive winner Pistol Whipped and announced he couldn’t wait until the horse went over larger obstacles.

After losing last week’s meeting to the weather, Fakenham will be hoping the same does not happen when today’s six-race card faces a 7am inspection before going ahead.

A classy field of six contest the £15,000 feature chase on a competitive six-race card at Fakenham on Thursday afternoon.

Six-year-old mare Ceara Be took the New Year’s Day honours at Fakenham when claiming her first hurdles success to land the feature handicap, worth almost £7,000 to the winner.

Trainer Paul Webber from Banbury will be hoping his New Year’s Day journey to north Norfolk pays off when he holds excellent chances in the final three contests on Fakenham’s six-race card.

Fakenham racecourse stages its hugely popular New Year’s Day six-race meeting next Tuesday with 19 initial entries for the near £15,000 feature handicap hurdle.

Previous Fakenham winners make up most of the initial 13 entries for the feature race at the north Norfolk course’s next meeting on Tuesday.

Native Robin made a 600-mile round trip from Devon worthwhile when landing the £14,500 feature handicap chase at Fakenham for trainer Jeremy Scott.

Trainer Olly Murphy and Norfolk-based jockey Fergus Gregory look set for a big day this afternoon at Fakenham as the Stratford-based handler targets more glory at the north Norfolk course.

Beau Sancy, having won his last three races, looks to add to trainer Olly Murphy’s superb recent success rate at Fakenham when the course’s fourth meeting of the 2018/19 National Hunt season takes place on Tuesday.

A faller nine days ago at Plumpton, Knocknanuss quickly gained compensation when landing the £14,000 Greene King IPA Novice Chase at Fakenham.

The famous green and gold hoops belonging to JP McManus and carried to glory so many times by retired champion jockey AP McCoy could feature strongly at Fakenham on Wednesday afternoon.

The Greene King IPA Novice Chase over two miles is the feature of Fakenham’s second meeting of the new National Hunt season on Wednesday.

Champion jockey Richard Johnson looks set to visit the winner’s enclosure today when the 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way at Fakenham.

Jane Chappell-Hyam could hardly contain her excitement as Uber Cool won the feature race on Ladies Day, the final day of the Great Yarmouth Eastern Festival.

Former champion jockey Jim Crowley has a hat-trick of chances on this afternoon’s third and final day of Great Yarmouth’s Eastern Festival.

Sheikha Reika confirmed trainer Roger Varian’s belief in her when landing the richest ever race at Great Yarmouth, the £50,000 John Musker Fillies Stakes over 10 furlongs.

Newmarket trainer George Margarson executed a plan when three-year-old Protected Guest landed the £24,000 feature on day one of the Eastern Festival at Great Yarmouth.

Lightning is set to strike for the richest-ever race, worth £50,000, at Great Yarmouth on Wednesday afternoon, on day two of the three-day Eastern Festival.

Richard Kingscote is an infrequent visitor to Great Yarmouth but the Cheshire-based jockey could be the one to follow on the opening day of the three-day Eastern Festival of Racing this afternoon.

Newmarket trainer George Margarson was delighted when his Protected Guest took the £24,000 feature race at Great Yarmouth’s family fun day – but the honours belonged to Jamie Spencer, who rode a treble.

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