Wincanton

  • 15:20 Carling Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £4,119 2nd £1,217 3rd £608 4th £304
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 44.90s
  • Off time: 15:21:34
15:20 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gibb River (IRE) 1/9
2nd Sunley Peace 14/1
3rd Leitzu (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11 Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap Gibb River (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
5 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 1/91.11
2 0 Yellow, Red spots on sleeves and cap Benozzo Gozzoli 32
Distance Winner
5 11-2 J W Mullins Jimmy Derham (3) 100/1101.00
3 200 White, royal blue hoop, sleeves and cap Charles 29
5 11-2 K C Bailey T Siddall 66/167.00
4 400 Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap E Street Boy 12
5 11-2 D Pipe J W Farrelly 33/134.00
5 780/0 Dark Green, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green stars, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Honest 12
8 11-2 Karen George E Dehdashti (3) 100/1101.00
6 P Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Lang Shining (IRE) 19
7 11-2 J A Osborne R Thornton 14/115.00
7 P LIGHT GREEN, BLACK and LIGHT GREEN striped sleeves, LIGHT GREEN cap, BLACK spots Sunley Peace 15
Distance Winner
7 11-2 G L Moore J E Moore 14/115.00
8 700 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Turf Legends (IRE) 24
5 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 33/134.00
9 600 Dark Blue, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Wosayu 12
5 11-2 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 66/167.00
10 05 Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Admission 21
4 10-6 t Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 20/121.00
11 750 Emerald Green, Orange triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and diamonds on cap Direct Flo (IRE) 12
4 10-0 K C Bailey Sean Quinlan 40/141.00
12 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Leitzu (IRE) 105
4 10-0 M R Channon Hadden Frost 12/113.00
13 60 Black, pink epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, pink star Matrow's Lady (IRE) 31
4 10-0 N P Mulholland D C Costello 25/126.00

Verdict

GIBB RIVER is penalised for his wins at Huntingdon and Plumpton but there appears to be little in this field to threaten Nicky Henderson's five-year-old, who should comfortably complete his hat-trick. Lang Shining and Sunley Peace were once useful on the Flat but both were pulled up on their first start over hurdles though the latter will have needed his run at Newbury, his first since finishing seventh in the 2007 Cesarewitch. Leitzu won twice over a mile on the level and is a rare runner over jumps for Mick Channon but he may just need the experience here.