Wincanton

  • 14:45 Finishing Post At White Post Rimpton Novices' Hurdle 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 44.35s
  • Off time: 14:46:51
14:45 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benbecula 10/3
2nd Fair Dreamer 11/4
3rd Verano (GER) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3U56 Yellow, red chevron, red and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Benbecula 25
5 11-0 N R Mitchell R Thornton 110 10/34.33
2 7/8-19 Royal Blue, Orange chevron, White sleeves and cap Fair Dreamer 45
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-0 t H Fry R Mahon 11/43.75
3 258452 Black, large red spots, armlets and cap Focail Maith 9
6 11-0 N B King T E Whelan (3) 110 9/43.25
4 498P Yellow, Red braces, hooped sleeves and cap Home For Tea 27
5 11-0 T Symonds Felix de Giles 50/151.00
5 8/8-S09 Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Indiana Oscar 36
6 11-0 C J Gray Mr J Park (7)(ex1) 50/151.00
6 P White, beige armlets, red cap Medal of Valour (JPN) 54
6 11-0 t1 Mark Gillard T J O'Brien 40/141.00
7 80 Beige and brown (quartered), black sleeves and cap Rocket Scientist 51
5 11-0 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 25/126.00
8 4 Maroon, pink epaulets, sleeves and star on cap Verano (GER) 23
5 11-0 t C J Mann G Sheehan (3) 7/24.50
9 ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap Beauchamp Sunset 24
4 10-7 P Fitzsimons J M Davies 50/151.00
10 88- White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap Loxley Mezile 443
5 10-7 Simon Earle A Thornton 66/167.00
11 P90 Dark green, orange hoops, armlets and cap Sarahs Doll 32
6 10-7 D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 150/1151.00

Verdict

Focail Maith has had plenty of chances but Verano shaped nicely on his hurdling debut at Doncaster while Benbecula was only beaten three lengths over course and distance on his penultimate start before finding handicap company too tough on a return visit. FAIR DREAMER won his bumper here in December and was quite highly tried on his hurdles bow in a race at Doncaster won by a novice that went on to be placed at the Cheltenham Festival. He'll know more today so gets the nod.