Wincanton

  • 16:05 Higos Insurance Glastonbury Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner £2,277 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.00s
  • Off time: 16:09:22
16:05 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st BallaBriggs (IRE) 10/3
2nd Ohio Gold (IRE) 5/4
3rd Zakatal 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11-114 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Natureofthebeast (IRE) 47
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 123 12/113.00
2 20/3111- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap BallaBriggs (IRE) 296
Nag me
10 11-6 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 140 10/34.33
3 00-00 Dark blue, maroon hoops and armlets Contentwithmyluck (IRE) 72
Nag me
5 11-6 T R Gretton M Bradburne 200/1201.00
4 500 Maroon, Pink Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap No Obligation (IRE) 7
Nag me
6 11-6 B G Powell Matt O'connor (5) 100/1101.00
5 14-333 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ohio Gold (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-6 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 120 5/42.25
6 P-776 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Robin Will (FR) 29
Nag me
6 11-6 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 10/111.00
7 PP-080 Purple, white stars, purple sleeves, white spots Smoking (FR) 43
Nag me
5 11-6 S Curran Gerard Tumelty 100/1101.00
8 270-235 Black and white check, orange sleeves, black and white quartered cap Smooth Classic (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 11-6 W Greatrex D A Jacob 115 7/18.00
9 3-322 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Zakatal 79
Nag me
5 11-6 bt P J Hobbs R Flint 120 13/27.50
10 00 Orange, Grey cross belts Quiet Alice 51
Nag me
6 10-13 N P Mulholland R Greene 200/1201.00

Verdict

BALLABRIGGS has yet to win over hurdles but showed marked improvement when winning all three starts over fences last year. If he can translate that form back to the smaller obstacles, then Donald McCain's charge is the one to beat on his return to action. Ohio Gold has been placed at Newbury the last twice and can figure while Zakatal ran up to a similar level when runner-up on his latest start at Ludlow. He looks capable of reversing form with the winner Natureofthebeast on better terms here.