Big Boy Bobby’s turn to make the headlines at Fakenham

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March 16

Big Boy Bobby has been in the limelight in recent weeks, not least as he has been keeping stable-star Edwardstone company on the gallops in the morning.

However, Big Boy Bobby hopes to enjoy his own moment of glory at Fakenham on Friday in a £25,000 handicap hurdle which has been in Alan’s mind since Christmas.

Alan said:”I’ve won this race twice in the last three years and the prize money is very good for a 0-125. He has been running some solid races through the winter but we’ve given him a break since Boxing Day with this target in mind.

“Big Boy Bobby would not have liked the ground that day at Kempton, but he has strengthened up these past couple of months and, having coped with Brighton on the Flat, he should be ok around a sharp track like Fakenham. He’s not short of speed, and I just hope the ground does not get too soft.”

The Norfolk course should also suit Nothingtochance, who runs in the maiden hurdle. Alan said:”He is progressive and finished off his race well when second at Exeter last time.”

Our other runner on Friday is Saturday Song, who would be interesting up at Doncaster. He has been dropped 4lb to a mark of 105, so ought to be competitive.”