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12:35 Wincanton

Wincanton Interactive Handicap Chase (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,300 added
  • Winner: £2,144
  • 2nd: £630
  • 3rd: £315
  • 4th: £157
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 1.60s
  • Off Time: 12:35:14
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Dark blue, pink chevron
  • Form 0-43965
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 99

held up in rear, took keen hold, headway after 8th, outpaced 4 out, pecked 3 out, weakened next

2
Silk - Dark green, maroon sash and sleeves, white cap

Fuse Wire

14 b BF
4/1
  • Form 844F22
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 94

held up, not fluent 4th, headway from next, 4th and one pace when fell 2 out

3
Silk - Royal Blue, Beige sleeves
7/2
  • Form 4-5F2P1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 84

soon in touch, ridden to chase winner briefly before 3 out, no impression and stayed on same pace from next

4
Silk - Black, maroon star, striped sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 0-3P233
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 87

tracked leader after 1st, led 8th, in command from 3 out, well clear flat, easily

5
Silk - Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap

Pod

36 p BF
8/1
  • Form 6-4551F
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 87

led until 8th, soon ridden, lost place 3 out, weakened from next

6
Silk - Maroon, white stripe, maroon sleeves, white spots, striped cap
  • Form 8448-PP
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 79

chased leaders until not fluent 5th, well beaten 4 out, stayed on flat, no impression

7
Silk - Light Green and White (quartered), halved sleeves
9/1
  • Form 15-7615
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 78

in touch, not fluent and lost place 2nd, not fluent 4th or 5th, soon ridden along, well held 4 out, stayed on flat

8
Silk - Dark Blue, Red hoop, collar and spots on Black cap
4/1
  • Form P/52F5-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 75

held up, took keen hold, headway on inside 7th, went 2nd 3 out, not fluent 2 out, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace

9
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green star on body and cap, halved sleeves
25/1
  • Form 239975
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 71

tracked leaders on outside, not fluent and lost place 7th, weakened before 4 out

In depth

Verdict

Fuse Wire has only found one too good in his last two starts and must have a chance in a moderate opener. Chance Encounter is another for the short-list but Pod fell when favourite at Taunton last time and Withy Mills reverted to type at Fontwell after winning at that track earlier. Connections have had to be patient with SPORTSREPORT but he sluiced through the mud to win with his head in his chest at Lingfield nine days ago and can find the necessary to defy his penalty.

Formwatch

Jackthejourneyman (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, driven to chase leaders 3 out, soon ridden, one pace when not fluent next, weakened last, 5th of 6, 17l behind Dance Floor King (11-4) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.

Fuse Wire 7-2fav (10-11) Chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 3rd, in touch 2 out (usual 3 out), soon outpaced, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Aristocracy (10-10) at Wincanton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.

Sportsreport (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, led 4 out, clear before 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov beating Little Jimmy (10-11) by 8l, 5 ran.

Chance Encounter (IRE) 4-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, hampered 5th, outpaced when left 4th 4 out, ridden next, stayed on to take modest 3rd 2 out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Trickaway (11-11) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.

Pod 9-4fav (10-9) In lead when fell 9th, in a race won by Captain Knock (10-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) fm in Oct, 9 ran.

Tresor De La Vie (FR) 4-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders on outside, not that fluent, lost place 2nd, in rear from 4th, mistake 8th, well behind after, pulled up before last, in a race won by Try Catch Me (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 7 ran.

Withy Mills 6-1 (10-0) Led until approaching 4 out, lost 2nd before next, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 11l behind Somchine (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.

Moonlight Maggie 9-2 (10-11) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway 4th, mistake 7th, 3rd at 8th, 2nd before 10th, ridden and lost 2nd after 4 out, chased leading pair, weakened before 3 out, lost poor 3rd close home, 4th of 6, well behind No Through Road (12-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.

Beauchamp Viking 11-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 3rd 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 6, 39l behind Grand Article (10-13) at Towcester 2m am hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.