Through The Card: Fakenham, Tuesday 17 December

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There is jumps racing from Fakenham on Tuesday

Timeform take you through the card at Fakenham on Tuesday...

"...appeals as the sort who could take his form to another level now tackling fences..."

Timeform on Speedy Cargo

12:40 - Second on her penultimate outing over C&D, EVA'S DIVA (4) ran at least as well when filling the same position at Market Rasen last time, keeping on well to be beaten only seven lengths by one well ahead of his mark. That form comfortably sets the standard now back in novice company against her own sex, and, placed in six of her eight starts to date, this looks a good opportunity for her to gain a thoroughly deserved win. Molly Ollys Wishes and Stacey Sue head the list of dangers.

13:10 - TODD (1) resumed winning ways with a comfortable success in selling company here last month, always looking in control after hitting the front three out (won by three lengths). That was his first win since landing this race 12 months ago (and his third course win overall), and, while he has tended to struggle from marks as high as this in the past, a repeat of the performance he produced to score last time may well suffice here. Perfect Moment also won well on his most recent outing over C&D and can give the selection most to do.

13:40 - KILBREW BOY (5) stepped up on the form of his chasing debut to get off the mark at Wincanton last time, quickly asserting on the run-in to win by a length and a quarter. The six-year-old has a 5 lb higher mark to contend with here, but he remains open to more improvement in this discipline and looks sure to mount a bold follow-up bid for the Ben Case yard that continues in excellent heart (63% of horses running to form). Paul Webber also his string in good order at present and will be hoping for a big run from Volt Face, who returns on a good mark and looks best of the rest ahead of Thomas Todd.

14:10 - SWILLY SUNSET (7) could be worth chancing here in an open heat. He took a step back in the right direction when fourth at Market Rasen 12 days ago and the fair level of ability he showed on the Flat suggests that this mark shouldn't prove beyond him on another day, making just his second start for the Alex Hales yard that has hit the target with its last three runners. Olympic Honour and Highway To Success are others with claims.

14:40 - SPEEDY CARGO (1) showed fair form in six starts over hurdles and will find few weaker races than this for his introduction to fences. Indeed, most of his rivals bring more exposed profiles into this race, whereas Warren Greatrex's charge appeals as the sort who could take his form to another level now tackling fences for the first time, having had experience in Irish points before embarking on a career under Rules. Agent Westy and Soarlikeaneagle can battle it out for the minor honours.

15:10 - A useful performer in bumpers, STRONG GLANCE (4) failed to meet expectations in three hurdling starts last season, but this looks a good opportunity for him to at least get back to winning ways. Indeed, the form of his fifth (beaten over 17 lengths) in a Grade 2 at Kelso in March is still the best on offer in this line-up, and there should be more to come from him having changed yards in the intervening period, now representing the Olly Murphy team that has an excellent record when it comes to reviving the fortunes of horses who have lost their way. Xcitations and Young Offender complete the shortlist in this concluding leg of the Placepot.

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