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12:25 Wincanton

ROA/Racing Post Owners' Jackpot 'National Hunt' Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 82y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £11,400 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 21.30s
  • Off Time: 12:25:13
  • 8 Ran
1
  • Form: 1/43-23
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-1
  • Official Rating: 121
  • Trainer: N B King
  • Jockey: Mr J Andrews

held up in touch, headway after 3 out, chased winner next, no extra closing stages

2
6/1
  • Form: 24-121
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 118
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: H Cobden

tracked leader, led before 2 out, hard driven when challenged last, ran on well

3
  • Form: 3633-35
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 114
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

held up towards rear, headway 2 out, weakening when mistake last

4

Gulshanigans

594 t
11/2
  • Form: 452239/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 114
  • Trainer: Jack Barber
  • Jockey: Nick Scholfield

held up, headway before 2 out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on under pressure into 2nd after last, never reached winner

5
13/2
  • Form: 31/2635-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: Richard Spencer
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

behind, under pressure 2 out, never dangerous

6
7/2
  • Form: 5374-04
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 108
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Jockey: R M Power

chased leaders, driven to challenge 2 out, stayed on same pace

7
  • Form: 6/0532-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: Mrs F M Shaw
  • Jockey: Mr M Legg

led until approaching 2 out, weakened before last

8
12/1
  • Form: 7869-34
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: R J Hodges
  • Jockey: Bryan Carver

keen in rear, outpaced 3 out, rallied before next, soon weakened

9
NR
  • Form: 4542-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 104
  • Trainer: R Walford
  • Jockey: Matt Griffiths

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Bumper winner RHYTHM IS A DANCER opened his account over hurdles with a victory over track and trip a fortnight ago. Further progress looks likely from Paul Nicholl's charge now handicapping for the first time. The Brothers posted a better effort at Chepstow last time without threatening and Midnight Midge was placed in novice company here on his penultimate start but Stylish Moment disappointed when sent off favourite at Hereford on his handicap debut. Myplaceatmidnight and Gulshanigans have bits of form though both are returning from lay-offs.

Formwatch

Myplaceatmidnight 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led before 4 out, hung badly right on bend and headed before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 3rd of 7, 25l behind Champ (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f (4) gs in May.

Rhythm Is A Dancer 1-7fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led 4th, pushed along off last bend, ridden after 2 out, drew clear flat, won at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) gf in Nov beating Legend Of Zorro (10-12) by 7l, 5 ran.

Stylish Moment (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Chased leaders on inside, outpaced after 2 out, soon no impression, 5th of 14, 22l behind Samson's Reach (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Gulshanigans 6-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out to chase leaders, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 15, 32 3/4l behind Beer Goggles (11-12) at Ayr 3m hcp (3) gs in Apr.

Aptly Put (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced in 5th when went left 3 out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 12, 28 1/4l behind Jersey Bean (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 3f (4) gs in Feb.

The Brothers (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Chased clear leader (winner), lost place 3 out, no impression when not fluent last, 4th of 7, 9 3/4l behind Solstice Star (11-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gd in Oct.

The Mighty Ash (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) In touch, under pressure 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 11th of 17, dist behind Radical Archie (11-8) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Midnight Midge 33-1 (11-5) In rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 14 1/4l behind Norse Legend (11-7) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Chloe's Court (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 5 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 13, 32 1/4l behind Solstice Star (11-11) at Chepstow 3m hcp (4) gs in Nov.