Wincanton

  • 15:10 Carolyn Brown Celebration Veterans' Handicap Chase3m 1f 110y

  • Winner £12,021 2nd £3,530 3rd £1,765 4th £882
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 23.10s
  • Off time: 15:10:27
15:10 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Master Overseer (IRE) 10/1
2nd Desperate Dex (IRE) 7/2
3rd Mon Mome (FR) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/0P1-2P RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Michel Le Bon (FR) 26
10 11-12 p1 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 143 3/14.00
2 6P1-P1P Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Master Overseer (IRE) 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-11 pt D Pipe C O'Farrell 142 10/111.00
3 183P-P0 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Tamarinbleu (FR) 26
13 11-6 p D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 137 33/134.00
4 9-77016 White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) 21
Beaten Favourite
10 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 131 5/16.00
5 F354-15 Yellow, Purple chevrons, Yellow cap Richard's Sundance (IRE) 33
Course and Distance Winner
11 10-12 p V R A Dartnall R Mahon (3) 129 13/27.50
6 P0P-068 Emerald Green, Purple armlets Mon Mome (FR) 26
Distance Winner
13 10-8 Miss V Williams Harry Challoner (5) 125 20/121.00
7 13150P Light Green, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Sea Saffron 19
Course and Distance Winner
12 10-7 Mrs S Gardner R Johnson 124 16/117.00
8 42-4320 Dark Blue, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue stars Jaunty Journey 21
10 10-0 t1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 117 13/27.50
9 3P-1122 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Desperate Dex (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
13 10-0 T R George P J Brennan 113 7/24.50
10 4868-65 Black and Yellow diabolo, halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Black star The Sawyer (BEL) 26
13 10-0 t R H Buckler J E Moore 110 16/117.00

Verdict

Some old favourites line up here and four of them have already scored over today's course and distance. Desperate Dex has been in terrific form but is racing from out of the handicap in this higher grade, as is The Sawyer. Master Overseer is a bit of enigma but can be tough to pass if in the mood, though is likely to be taken on for the lead in this by Richard's Sundance. Pentiffic is probably the pick of Venetia Williams' pair ahead of former Grand National winner Mon Mome but he disappointed off a lower mark at Catterick last time while Tamarinbleu and Sea Saffron have started to show their age lately. MICHEL LE BON was pulled up in the Welsh National but was second in a Listed handicap over track and trip on his reappearance and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice today.