• 13:50 E.b.f Mares' 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.47s
  • Off time: 13:50:32
13:50 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Topsham Belle (IRE) 1/4
2nd Over The Flow 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-21 Beige and Red diamonds, Red cap Topsham Belle (IRE) 49
6 11-6 N J Henderson A P McCoy 121 1/41.25
2 447-6 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Douryna 86
7 11-0 R H & Mrs S Alner D A Jacob 66/167.00
3 3-4 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Far From Blonde (IRE) 49
6 11-0 P F Nicholls Christian Williams 8/19.00
4 UP11-48 Grey, dark blue cross belts and armlets, dark blue and grey quartered cap New Mill Moll 36
7 11-0 N J Hawke Mr M Griffiths (7) 50/151.00
5 0/3U-453 Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap Over The Flow 10
8 11-0 R H Buckler Nathan Sweeney (7) 95 9/110.00
6 PPP-80 Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Pink cap Silver Emblem 49
5 11-0 p1 C Heard L Heard 200/1201.00
7 1-35 Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap Willow Wren 49
5 11-0 Mrs P Robeson S P Jones (3) 22/123.00


TOPSHAM BELLE is a confident choice to take the opener, while Far From Blonde and Over The Flow look the other two to concentrate on. The Nicky Henderson-trained selection has shown good form in all three career starts to date, winning a bumper and also a novices' hurdle last time out at Ludlow. Trip and ground suit and the manner of her win last time suggested that she would be capable of defying the penalty that she carries today. Far From Blonde was never really in it last time after making a mistake, but she had shown promise on her debut over this course and distance, and there is every chance that she can improve with a better round of jumping and take a close hand. Over The Flow has made the frame in half of her 12 starts, but not yet won. She is clearly vulnerable to a more lightly-raced type, and another finish in the first three is probably her best hope again today. Willow Wren looks potentially best of the remainder, but she has 56 lengths to find with our pick from their running at Ludlow and so we will stick with Topsham Belle.