• 14:30 Mere Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 47.30s
  • Off time: 14:30:25
14:30 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Volador (IRE) 2/1
2nd Fredo (IRE) 15/2
3rd Corker 10/1
4th Knight In The City (IRE) 40/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13453/6 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Forzy Origny (FR) 28
8 11-12 A King Christian Williams 125 11/112.00
2 6014-F9 Purple, Red halved sleeves, striped cap Darstardly Dick (IRE) 69
Course Winner
7 11-11 V R A Dartnall Harry Skelton (3) 124 7/18.00
3 5PU-287 White, maroon cross of lorraine, maroon sleeves, white stars, maroon cap, white star Attorney General (IRE) 28
11 11-8 t C Gordon C Wallis (7) 121 40/141.00
4 F71/14 Grey and maroon stripes, grey sleeves, maroon armlets Le Commencement (IRE) 68
Distance Winner
8 11-6 Miss E C Lavelle Matthew Clark (10) 119 25/126.00
5 231-32 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Volador (IRE) 26
6 11-6 P J Hobbs R Johnson 119 2/13.00
6 502421 Royal Blue, Emerald Green disc, quartered cap Global Flyer 28
Distance Winner
6 11-5 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 118 8/19.00
7 1P30-79 White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars My Turn Now (IRE) 69
Distance Winner
8 11-5 A B Haynes A Glassonbury (3) 118 40/141.00
8 2-P039P White, Dark Blue stripe, striped sleeves and cap Laustra Bad (FR) 64
7 11-2 pt D Pipe J W Farrelly (3) 115 40/141.00
9 42F-316 Yellow, Black sleeves and cap with Yellow tassel Dance Island (IRE) 59
7 11-2 B I Case C Poste 115 20/121.00
10 961P-03 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Fredo (IRE) 71
6 11-2 Ian Williams Michael Murphy (5) 115 15/28.50
11 133116- White, Purple hoop and sleeves Bally Conn (IRE) 336
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 M Hill B Wharfe (3) 113 22/123.00
12 1-0602 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Badger Foot (IRE) 49
5 10-13 Jonjo O'Neill N D Fehily 112 14/115.00
13 84-745 Royal Blue, Emerald Green cross belts, Red sleeves and cap Knight In The City (IRE) 56
6 10-12 A J Honeyball L Heard 111 40/141.00
14 53RP-77 EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Hohlethelonely 45
6 10-11 Miss V Williams William Biddick (5) 110 33/134.00
15 3232/52 YELLOW, large red spots, red cap Corker 61
8 10-3 Miss S Smith C Bolger 102 10/111.00
16 42P838 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Cannon Fire (FR) 38
Distance Winner
9 10-1 pt Evan Williams Jody McGarvey (10)(ex1) 100 33/134.00


A good mix of some well handicapped experienced campaigner and some up and coming youngsters makes this a compelling contest. Preference is for BADGER FOOT ahead of Fredo and Volador. The selection impressed when winning a point at Lemonfield in March but has taken his time to find his feet under Rules although the market has suggested that little has been expected of him on any of his four starts. However, there was some encouragement to be taken from his run in a novice hurdle at Chepstow where he showed improved form for the step up in trip and he looks to be coming to hand. Fredo has his stamina to prove at this trip but he caught the eye staying on from off the pace over a fractionally shorter trip at Cheltenham when a couple of lengths behind Attorney General who has proved disappointing since. Dastardly Dick took a heavy fall on his chase bow but returned to timber with a vaguely encouraging run at Cheltenham and is worth monitoring for signs of market confidence. Volador found only General Miller too strong in a bumper on debut and has run to a consistent level of form, including in his two starts over hurdles. He shapes as though he'll improve for this stiffer test of stamina and connections can't quibble with his initial mark. Le Commencement has shaped with promise but this is a big ask for his inexperienced jockey whilst the well handicapped pair of My Turn Now and Laustra Bad have yet to suggest that they're on the verge of a return to form. The market may be the best guide to the chances of our pick but there's no doubt that Badger Foot has the potential to play a leading role.