Wincanton

  • 16:35 Countryside Alliance Handicap Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 37.90s
  • Off time: 16:40:50
16:35 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Theatrelands 9/2
2nd Maxi Chop (FR) 7/1
3rd Chemistry Master 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9U16- Pink, Maroon armlets Chemistry Master 208
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-12 t H Fry Mr Martin McIntyre (10) 120 8/19.00
2 3282P- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Maxi Chop (FR) 253
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 120 7/18.00
3 527P14- White, Emerald Green cross belts, White sleeves, Red armlets, White cap, Royal Blue diamond Beside The Fire 356
8 11-12 C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (7) 120 10/111.00
4 P22P7/7 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Soliwery (FR) 21
5 11-10 D Pipe T Scudamore 118 16/117.00
5 2F/4FP-F Yellow, purple chevron, diabolo on sleeves Sleeping City (FR) 176
6 11-5 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 113 13/27.50
6 513-374 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Ladies Dancing 17
Distance Winner
7 11-4 C J Down J M Davies 112 14/115.00
7 386322- Pink, pink and white quartered cap Umberto D'olivate (FR) 196
Beaten Favourite
5 11-2 R Walford Felix de Giles 110 11/26.50
8 352355- Emerald Green, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves Ultravox (USA) 424
Distance Winner
6 11-2 t J Scott Nick Scholfield 110 18/119.00
10 369-091 Red, emerald green inverted triangle, emerald green and red check sleeves, red and emerald green check cap Theatrelands 18
Distance Winner
5 10-12 p C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman 106 9/25.50
12 65P6-63 Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Bold Cuffs 17
4 10-8 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 102 8/19.00
Non runners
92/325-35Looking Hopeful (IRE)710-13N J HendersonD Bass107
111/8435-PPistolet Noir (FR)710-8R WoollacottM G Nolan102
13317-775Khazium (IRE)410-3Miss C DysonGerald Quinn97

Verdict

MAXI CHOP was pulled-up over these obstacles when last at the track but that may have come too soon after a placed effort at Taunton. He's taken to return a stronger animal and is just preferred to Chemistry Master. The latter won a maiden hurdle over track and trip in March and has a conditional's 10lb allowance helping his cause on his reappearance. Ludlow winner Beside The Fire is likely to be winning again this season but this is a big step up in class for Theatrelands, raised 8lb for his recent Towcester success. Looking Hopeful went backwards after going close at Plumpton last year but is not easily dismissed on his return.