Wincanton

  • 13:20 Bathwick Tyres Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 33.10s
  • Off time: 13:20:55
13:20 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harry Topper 13/8
2nd Monturgeon (FR) 3/1
3rd Holmwood Legend 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-51 MAROON, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Harry Topper 22
5 11-12 K C Bailey Sean Quinlan 13/82.62
2 2F112-0 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Holmwood Legend 56
Course Winner
11 11-6 K Burke Mr S Clements (7) 130 7/24.50
3 282 Red, black seams, black and red check sleeves, black cap, red star Isleofhopendreams 19
5 11-6 Miss H C Knight W T Kennedy 12/113.00
4 3-322 Black, Red epaulets, check cap Monturgeon (FR) 25
5 11-6 A King Peter Hatton (7) 121 3/14.00
5 279/0- White, black seams, hooped sleeves, white cap Padre Eterno 374
7 11-6 Mrs H Main J M Davies 100/1101.00
6 5 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Prime Location 33
6 11-6 W Greatrex N D Fehily 20/121.00
7 43-24 Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Redbridge Rebel 30
6 11-6 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 8/19.00
9 5/0 Beige and emerald green stripes, beige sleeves Yellow Printer 8
6 11-6 Mark Gillard T J Phelan (3) 150/1151.00
10 24850 Brown, light blue braces Lucy's Legend (IRE) 170
6 10-13 P Henderson J E Moore 66/167.00
Non runners
859Storm Alert511-6Mrs S GardnerNon Runner

Verdict

Subsequent Grand National hero Ballabriggs won a division of this race last year and another chaser reverting to hurdles takes his chance here in HOLMWOOD LEGEND. He was the surprise winner of a Grade 3 chase at the Festival in March last year, but has since gone close again back at Cheltenham off a 20lb higher mark than today's. With a conditional taking a further 7lb off his back, he gets the nod ahead of recent hurdle winner Harry Topper, who carries a penalty for his win at Uttoxeter last month. Monturgeon looked a bit laboured in the closing stages when second over a longer trip at Folkestone last time and he could figure along with Redbridge Rebel, who is having only his second start under Rules for Philip Hobbs after a fourth at Taunton last month.