Wincanton

  • 13:10 Sherwoods Lettings 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.56s
  • Off time: 13:10:15
13:10 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Water Garden (FR) 5/4
2nd Kavegirl 14/1
3rd Caunay 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 235-80P LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Bobbie Magern 26
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies William Twiston-Davies (7) 104 4/15.00
2 84P53- Brown, Yellow sleeves, Brown armlets, quartered cap Generous Bob 236
4 11-10 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 102 16/117.00
3 140U-3P Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Carrickmines (IRE) 12
Course Winner
9 11-8 Dr R D P Newland S P Jones 100 10/111.00
4 699-442 White, Red chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Black star Cool Steel (IRE) 24
5 11-8 A King R Thornton 100 9/25.50
5 6-121P5 Black, pink seams, pink sleeves, black stars, pink cap Caunay 21
4 11-6 t N P Mulholland T Scudamore 98 16/117.00
6 2548-52 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Water Garden (FR) 11
5 11-4 p D Pipe Timmy Murphy 96 5/42.25
7 444U3-P RED, YELLOW hoops, BLACK sleeves and cap Kavegirl 18
8 11-0 P Gundry Matt Griffiths (5) 92 14/115.00
8 8/69456- Emerald Green, Black diamond on body and cap, diamonds on sleeves Powerfullbeat 466
7 11-0 Mrs K M Sanderson Giles Hawkins (3) 92 80/181.00
9 68-630 Purple, Yellow disc, Yellow cap Aaly 23
4 10-12 t1 Mrs L Richards M Bradburne 90 50/151.00
10 7PP8P0 Red, Royal blue armlets, quartered cap Exiles Return (IRE) 11
9 10-7 Mrs J G Retter Nick Scholfield 85 33/134.00

Verdict

Bobbie Magern looked promising early last year but went backwards and showed nothing on his chasing debut here last month. Carrickmines has won six times over fences but never in 18 starts over timber which is why he's on a 24lb lower mark and is no forlorn hope. COOL STEEL showed absolutely nothing before making his handicap debut at Southwell where he improved dramatically. He's been raised 4lb for that but looks on a very fair mark and can take this. Water Garden looks a major threat as he was conceding 10lb to Azione when staying on into the runners-up spot over 2m1f at Exeter and this trip looks certain to suit.