Wincanton

  • 15:50 Collect totepool Winnings At Betfred Shops Intermediate Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,624 2nd £477 3rd £238 4th £119
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 35.70s
  • Off time: 15:51:40
15:50 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zulu Oscar 5/1
2nd Inner Drive (IRE) 12/1
3rd River Deep (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Ulzana's Raid (IRE) 180
Distance Winner
4 11-11 A King Wayne Hutchinson 14/115.00
2 0-43 Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Bandol (IRE) 154
5 11-4 Mrs L J Young D C Costello 100/1101.00
3 0- White, Purple hoop and sleeves Beat The Bounds 238
4 11-4 M Hill Hadden Frost 66/167.00
4 29- Dark Blue and Red (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Beaujolais Bob 305
5 11-4 t R G Hawker Mr Robert Hawker (7) 50/151.00
6 3 White, red chevron, halved sleeves and star on cap Definite Future (IRE) 152
4 11-4 Dave Roberts Mr Alex Edwards (7) 40/141.00
9 1- Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap Inner Drive (IRE) 216
5 11-4 D E Cantillon Conor Shoemark (7) 12/113.00
10 8- Red and White check, White cap Morning Reggie 211
4 11-4 O Sherwood L P Aspell 25/126.00
12 1- Yellow, Light Blue hooped sleeves Now Ben (IRE) 251
5 11-4 N J Henderson A Tinkler 5/23.50
13 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap River Deep (IRE)
4 11-4 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 16/117.00
14 2 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Royal Ripple (IRE) 28
5 11-4 P Henderson P J Brennan 40/141.00
15 8 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Spending Time 28
4 11-4 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 20/121.00
16 9- Brown and Orange diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Orange star Starship Trouper 381
5 11-4 N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (3) 100/1101.00
17 1-3 Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Vazaro Delafayette (FR) 21
4 11-4 D Pipe T Scudamore 6/42.50
18 6-2 Royal blue, white hoops, royal blue sleeves, red armlets, pink cap Zulu Oscar 179
Beaten Favourite
4 11-4 H Fry N D Fehily 5/16.00
Non runners
5Clancy's Cross (IRE)411-4Miss R CurtisA P McCoy
75Eddy411-4J F PanvertC O'Farrell
8General Montgomery (IRE)411-4N P MulhollandSam Twiston-Davies
119-Mr Bridger411-4P F NichollsNick Scholfield

Verdict

Some useful types have won this bumper in the past and Paul Nicholls has won three of the last six renewals, though Mr Bridger didn't show a great deal here in April. Vazaro Delafayette has obvious claims on his third at Cheltenham while Zulu Oscar was favourite when second over this course and distance in the spring. Royal Ripple was second at Hexham last month but winning pointers Inner Drive and Now Ben may have more scope. Ulzana's Raid won at Towcester in May but may struggle to give weight to a few of these, which includes newcomers CLANCY'S CROSS and River Deep. Rebecca Curtis' gelding has a solid NH pedigree and can make a winning start.