Wincanton

  • 16:55 Yeovil Town Football Club Handicap Chase3m 2f 162y

  • Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £350
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 36.60s
  • Off time: 16:55:34
16:55 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saroque (IRE) 9/2
2nd Shanann Star (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 334311 Dark green and brown (quartered), purple sleeves, yellow cap Guerrilla Tactics (IRE) 171
Course Winner
8 12-0 J Scott Nick Scholfield 102 1001
2 223-76P Dark Green, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green spots, Yellow cap Saroque (IRE) 18
11 11-12 b1 Miss V Williams H F Nugent (7) 100 1001
3 PP5021 purple, light blue stars and sleeves, light blue cap, purple star Black Narcissus (IRE) 17
9 11-11 pt Alexandra Dunn H Cobden 99 1001
4 43-24P5 White, royal blue cross of lorraine, white and yellow check sleeves, white and royal blue check cap Finish The Story (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
12 11-1 bt J Farrelly Brendan Powell 89 1001
5 435334 Scarlet, Emerald Green sleeves, Black and Emerald Green hooped cap Shanann Star (IRE) 12
Course Winner
12 10-6 p G F Edwards Sean Houlihan (5) 80 1001
6 4-P7643 Purple, mauve stars, sleeves and star on cap Withoutdefavourite (IRE) 32
10 10-2 p Tim Vaughan Alan Johns 76 1001
7 P4P42P Emerald green, black hoops, black sleeves, emerald green stars, hooped cap What Larks (IRE) 11
10 10-0 b1 Dr J R J Naylor Tom Cheesman (5) 72 1001

Verdict

Black Narcissus is back in form and won over a similar trip at Sedgefield last month. A 7lb higher mark is not insurmountable and Alex Dunn’s mare looks a threat to all. Guerrilla Tactics won here and at Warwick in the autumn but has been off since October and today’s conditions have to be a concern. Shanann Star is a previous course winner but will need to bounce back from a poor run at Warwick and Saroque hasn’t fired this season, though is now blinkered. WITHOUTDEFAVOURITE is 0-20 under Rules but has been dropped a further 3lb since last month’s third over these fences and should strip fitter today.