Today's Horse Racing Tips: Role Model sets the standard

Today's tip on Monday 4th of January comes from Fakenham.
Today's tip on Monday 4th of January comes from Fakenham.

Yesterday’s selection (Benevolentdictator) finished strongly to take third in the Sussex National and shaped as though there are decent staying chases to be won with him. Even though he had won at Plumpton previously, he did not seem completely at ease on the track, so it will be interesting to see where he lines up next.

There is just one bet for today’s racing at Fakenham.

Fakenham Tip

13:25 – 2m4f Fakenham Racecourse Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

This does not look a strong Class 3 contest and I fancy the well handicapped NOT A ROLE MODEL (NAP – 1 point win bet at 3/1) to record a first win over hurdles. His only three previous starts in this sphere were back in 2017/18 with his best effort coming at this course. He has since done well over fences with his 12 races resulting in four wins and three seconds. 

His latest success came in good style 58 days ago at Wincanton. He won by 2.25-lengths despite repeatedly jumping to his left, so the return to a left-handed layout should suit him, as should the 2m4f trip on a sharp track like Fakenham. 

Although he’d arguably prefer faster ground, he has run well on soft and the forecast is for a dry, windy day. His Wincanton win came off a handicap mark of 124 and he lines up off 123 for this switch back to hurdles today. Factor in the 5lb claim of jockey Jordan Nailor, who was aboard last time out, and he looks to have a strong chance at the weights. 

The biggest danger is the David Pipe-trained Paricolor, who is on a four timer. However, his last three wins have all come in sellers and he is 14lbs higher than when he won in a lower grade handicap back in 2019.

13:25 Fakenham
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