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12:20 Wincanton

EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 65y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 46.40s
  • Off Time: 12:21:21
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Red, pink hoop and armlets

Marracudja (FR)

13 ht CD
6/4
  • Form 2096-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 138

raced keenly, made all, clear after 4th until before 2 out, pushed clear again between last two, kept on strongly, unchallenged

2
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap
  • Form 21-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

tracked winner until after 2nd, 2nd again before 4th until pushed along in 3rd before 2 out, soon no headway and beaten

3
Silk - YELLOW, BROWN hoop, BROWN and YELLOW quartered cap
14/1
  • Form U1-044
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

off the pace towards rear, struggling 3 out, never involved, tailed off

4
Silk - Emerald green and pink diabolo, pink sleeves, emerald green stars, pink cap, emerald green stars
7/1
  • Form 2233/6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leading trio, 3rd going well after 3 out, 2nd before next, hit 2 out, ridden and no chance with winner between last two, kept on for clear 2nd

5
Silk - Dark blue and beige stripes, beige sleeves and cap
100/1
  • Form 76-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

took keen hold tracking leading pair, not fluent 2nd, chased winner soon after until before 4th, weakened after 3 out

6
Silk - White, Royal Blue spots on sleeves, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 76-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

off the pace towards rear, not fluent 3rd, struggling 3 out, never involved

7
Silk - Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets
  • Form 04-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

held up off the pace in 5th, driven after 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, went 4th after the last but never near leading trio

8
Silk - Brown and Orange diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Orange star
100/1
  • Form 5F-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

off the pace in rear, struggling 3 out, never involved, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

MARRACUDJA and Wishfull Dreaming are both penalised for recent victories but today's opposition is pretty poor and this looks between that pair. Wishfull Dreaming scored at Worcester last month to add to his earlier bumper win but the former made all over track and trip on his reappearance and Paul Nicholls has a good record in the race. Flamenco Lad has gone close in a bumper but never figured on his hurdling bow while Shake Devaney is related to several winners over timber and makes his hurdling debut.

Formwatch

Marracudja (FR) 6-4fav (10-12) Raced shade keenly, led and jumped left early, soon improved and jumped slickly after, clear 3 out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) gd in Oct beating Wade Harper (10-12) by 8l, 8 ran.

Wishfull Dreaming 4-6fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 3rd, challenging when left in lead 3 out, drifted left last, edged right flat, pressed 100 yards out, pulled out enough towards finish, won at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Oct beating Super Scorpion (10-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Bishops Court 20-1 (10-12) Held up in 5th, mistake 5th, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 8, 25 1/2l behind Marracudja (10-12) at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) gd in Oct.

Flamenco Lad 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, closed 4th, tracking leaders going well after 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 22 1/4l behind Simon Squirrel (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (4) gs in Oct.

Get Ready Freddy 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, mistake 3 out, some headway 2 out, no chance with winner, one pace, 6th of 9, 29 3/4l behind San Benedeto (10-7) at Wincanton 2m (4) gd in Mar.

Shake Devaney (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, headway on inside 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, edged left and kept on same pace final 2f, went 3rd post, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 11, 17 3/4l behind Jennifer Eccles (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f (6) gd in Oct.

Westend Prince (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) In touch, lost place 5th, never on terms with leaders after, tailed off, 6th of 8, dist behind Max Forte (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) gd in Oct.

Lady Helissio 66-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 1st, mistake and behind from 4th, last of 5, dist behind Smart Talk (10-10) at Worcester 2m (4) gs in Oct.