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15:45 Wincanton

Smarkets Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 82y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
  • Winner: £9,495
  • 2nd: £2,805
  • 3rd: £1,402
  • 4th: £702
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 51.91s
  • Off Time: 15:45:15
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald Green and White (quartered), Orange and White halved sleeves, Orange cap, White star
  • Form 7141/9-7
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-1
  • Official Rating 132

behind, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

2
Silk - WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap
25/1
  • Form 1415-54
  • Age 8
  • Weight 12-0
  • Official Rating 131

towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace

3
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 723P-56
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 129

led, soon clear, ridden before last, hung left and headed run-in, no extra

4
Silk - Emerald Green, large Royal Blue spots, Emerald Green sleeves, Royal Blue spots, White cap
  • Form 14-1144
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 126

tracked leaders, weakened after 3 out

6
Silk - Black, Red sash and armlets
  • Form 1436-24
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 123

towards rear, headway 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, pulled up

7
Silk - Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap
7/1
  • Form 0PU3/F2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 123

tracked clear leader, ridden before last, soon weakened, pulled up

8
Silk - DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), ORANGE sleeves and cap
  • Form 7124-65
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 122

in touch, ridden before 2 out, soon chased leader, led run-in, kept on

9
Silk - Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap
  • Form P2-422P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 117

towards rear, ridden and weakened from 3 out

10
Silk - Royal Blue, Beige hoop, armlets and cap
  • Form 4017-73
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 114

tracked leader, fell 1st

11
Silk - Dark Blue, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue stars
13/2
  • Form 3304-31
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 111

held up towards rear, ridden after 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off, pulled up

12
Silk - Light green and maroon diabolo, maroon and light green diabolo on sleeves, white cap, maroon star
4/1
  • Form 20/760-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 107

brought down 1st

13
Silk - Maroon, white hollow box, halved sleeves, light blue and dark blue quartered cap
8/1
  • Form 164-412
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 102

towards rear, headway after 3 out, every chance run-in, kept on and held towards finish

5
NR
16/1
  • Form 820P/P-7
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 125

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Winning Spark was only beaten half-a-length over a slightly shorter trip here two runs ago. Taj Badalandabad will have needed his run at Cheltenham and Head To The Stars is also eased in grade. Monbeg Theatre came up against an in-form rival back over hurdles at Bangor but this looks a good opportunity for BALLYHEIGUE BAY, who may have been allowed an easy lead on his return to action at Lingfield but was only headed approaching the last and kept on without being given a hard time. Mon Palois still looks a few pounds too high but only a nose separated Lagavara and Daytime Ahead at Leicester and the return to a longer trip will suit Exeter runner-up Edvardo.

Formwatch

Taj Badalandabad (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, hanging left and weakened before last, 7th of 11, 21 1/2l behind Arthur's Gift (10-11) at Cheltenham 3m hcp (2) sft in Dec.

Bryden Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, went 4th at 4th, ridden and outpaced 4 out, rallied 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 5, 25 3/4l behind Tawseef (11-12) at Bangor 2m 7f hcp (3) hvy in Dec.

Zeroeshadesofgrey (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 33l behind Ice Cool Champs (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 7f hcp (3) hvy in Nov.

Mon Palois (FR) 12-1 (11-5) In touch, left 3rd place from last, kept on, 4th of 13, 14 1/2l behind Red Rising (10-11) at Southwell 3m hcp (3) gd in Dec.

Winning Spark (USA) 9-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders, hit 2 out, ridden before last, no impression in 4th flat, 4th of 5, 5 3/4l behind Stamp Your Feet (10-5) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp (2) sft in Dec.

Monbeg Theatre (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked winner, ridden 2 out, joined winner last, not quicken run in, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Tawseef (11-12) at Bangor 2m 7f hcp (3) hvy in Dec.

Head To The Stars 10-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 20 1/2l behind Holly Bush Henry (10-12) at Sandown 2m 7f hcp (2) gs in Dec.

Waterloo Warrior (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Led narrowly to 8th, in touch, driven and every chance 4 out to next, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before last, at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) hvy in Nov.

Ballyheigue Bay (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Jumped right, led joined 2 out, ridden and headed last, not pace of winner, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Spiritofthegames (11-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Nov.

Lagavara (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, led 2 out, headed run-in, rallied last 100 yards, kept to regain lead post, won at Leicester 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Dec beating Daytime Ahead (11-0) by ns, 9 ran.

Edvardo (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, prominent in chasing group, closed in 2nd place before 2nd, led before 3 out, mistake next, headed approaching last, hung left and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Padleyourowncanoe (10-13) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Daytime Ahead (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) In rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, led run-in, caught post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Lagavara (11-9) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Dec.

Dubawi Island (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, dist behind Buckhorn Timothy (11-12) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Nov.