• 17:15 Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 28.24s
  • Off time: 17:15:27
17:15 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saddlers Encore (IRE) 20/1
2nd Southfield Vic (IRE) 5/6
3rd Monksgold (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U15/P12 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE triple diamond, ROYAL BLUE cap Saint Breiz (FR) 19
Course Winner
8 11-7 C J Gray Robert Hawker (7) 114 16/117.00
2 1245-86 Black, Red sash and armlets Absolutely Bygones (IRE) 119
6 11-1 Miss J Du Plessis James Best (3) 20/121.00
3 154890 Royal Blue and Yellow check Bostin (IRE) 35
6 11-1 B Barr D Crosse 100/1101.00
4 5-62 YELLOW, MAUVE spots and sleeves, MAUVE and YELLOW quartered cap Demographic (USA) 101
5 11-1 Miss E C Lavelle Richie O'Dea (10)(ex1) 8/19.00
5 5-74 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Fourth Act (IRE) 44
5 11-1 C L Tizzard P J Brennan 4/15.00
6 2/11-149 Light blue, dark blue stars and sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue stars Kudu Shine 42
Beaten Favourite
8 11-1 R Woollacott C O'Farrell 13/27.50
7 2-40 Black, maroon spots, black sleeves and cap Malibu Rock 35
6 11-1 Miss S Smith T J O'Brien 50/151.00
8 320-6 Maroon, White hoop, halved sleeves, quartered cap Monksgold (IRE) 22
6 11-1 A King Jack Doyle 20/121.00
9 58P Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Saddlers Encore (IRE) 36
5 11-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 20/121.00
10 1-257 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Southfield Vic (IRE) 51
Beaten Favourite
5 11-1 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 5/61.83


Fourth Act is a probable improver but winning pointer Kudu Shine has shown little under Rules so far and Monksgold was well beaten on his hurdles bow. Saint Breiz won at 66/1 over 2m here last month but was then well beaten in a three-horse race at Exeter and may struggle under a penalty. SOUTHFIELD VIC never looked comfortable on the Polytrack at Kempton last time but was earlier beaten less than 10 lengths behind Red Sherlock in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham and should be tough to beat if translating that form to hurdles. Demographic was second over 3m1f at Huntingdon in December but probably needs more here.