Wincanton

  • 17:30 TurfTV Maiden Open NH Flat Race2m

  • Winner £1,370 2nd £399 3rd £200
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 38.80s
  • Off time: 17:30:53
17:30 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shinko Moon 6/1
2nd Chance Encounter (IRE) 40/1
3rd Suspect (GER) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Grey, Maroon cross belts, Maroon cap Bob Lewis 118
5 11-4 C J Down Timmy Murphy 10/111.00
3 Black, maroon star, striped sleeves and star on cap Chance Encounter (IRE)
5 11-4 Miss L Blackford Danny Cook (3) 40/141.00
4 0 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE collar and sleeves, BLACK and LIGHT BLUE check cap Major Bob 33
5 11-4 N R Mitchell J W Farrelly 100/1101.00
7 0 YELLOW, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Suspect (GER) 72
5 11-4 t1 P F Nicholls R Mahon (5) 9/43.25
9 Red, white hoops, dark blue sleeves, red armlets, red cap Uncle Johnny
6 11-4 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (5) 7/18.00
10 50 Light Blue, Purple hoop, Yellow cap Champagne Rosie 36
5 10-11 R H Buckler Nathan Sweeney (7) 25/126.00
12 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap Titch Strider (IRE)
6 10-11 J F Panvert Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 13/27.50
14 Maroon, white stars, maroon sleeves, maroon cap, white star Pinkneys Prince
4 10-10 Nick Williams Giles Hawkins (5) 7/24.50
15 9 Black, Pink sleeves, Black spots, Pink cap Romany Quest 69
4 10-10 Miss L Blackford A Glassonbury 50/151.00
16 3 Cambridge Blue, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Gold spots Shinko Moon 143
4 10-10 Miss Jo Crowley W Kennedy 6/17.00
17 Dark Green, Yellow epaulets, halved sleeves and star on cap Weebitevil
4 10-3 Matthew Salaman Gerard Tumelty 20/121.00
Non runners
2Buddy Bolero (IRE)511-4W GreatrexT J O'Brien
5Mr Hooper511-4V R A DartnallD F O'Regan
6Sizing India (IRE)611-4N J HendersonA P McCoy
88-4Todareistodo511-4J A B OldR Flint
11Dancing Emily (IRE)510-11G McPhersonJ Mogford
13Barrison410-10Simon EarleJimmy Derham

Verdict

Suspect should have learned plenty from his run behind African Broadway at Newbury and is probably the pick of those with previous experience but this may well go to one of several nicely-bred newcomers. Given Nicky Henderson's record in this type of race Sizing India, a half-brother to several winning chasers, is sure to be popular while Warren Greatrex's Buddy Bolero is a full brother to the smart Fingeronthepulse. But let's take a chance that Victor Dartnall will have MR HOOPER fully primed for his debut. The Karinga Bay gelding is a full brother to bumper winners Earl's Kitchen and Countess Point and his stable has been firing in the winners of late.