Wincanton

  • 17:25 Wincanton Racecourse Conference & Events Open NH Flat Race1m 7f 65y

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.40s
  • Off time: 17:26:45
17:25 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Unwin Vc 9/4
2nd Lamanver Pippin 7/1
3rd Kauto The King (FR) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 1 Yellow, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Unwin Vc 45
4 11-1 R H Buckler Sean Houlihan (5) 1001
2 6 Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Corsecombe 45
6 11-0 Mark Gillard Alan Johns 1001
3 34-14 Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Getaway Trump (IRE) 59
5 11-0 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 1001
4 Red, White hoops, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White stars Lamanver Pippin
5 11-0 H Fry Kieron Edgar (3) 1001
5 Royal Blue and White check, Orange sleeves Nifty At Fifty (IRE)
5 11-0 J Scott Mr Robert Hawker (5) 1001
6 Mauve, Dark Blue epaulets, hooped sleeves Officernisi (IRE)
5 11-0 J W Mullins Kevin Jones (5) 1001
7 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Carrick Roads (IRE)
4 10-8 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 1001
8 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Dusky Hercules (IRE)
4 10-8 D Pipe T Scudamore 1001
9 Brown, Yellow disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Earth Moor (IRE)
4 10-8 P J Hobbs M G Nolan 1001
10 34 Orange, Dark Blue cross belts and sleeves, Dark Blue and Orange quartered cap Kauto The King (FR) 44
4 10-8 t C L Tizzard H Cobden 1001
11 6-0 Black, maroon star, striped sleeves and star on cap Celtic Style (IRE) 45
5 10-7 Miss L Blackford Conor Shoemark 1001

Verdict

Unwin Vc made a winning start at Exeter, despite taking a strong hold, and holds Corsecombe and Celtic Style on that run, though will do well to defy a penalty against several nicely-bred newcomers. Dusky Hercules is a half-brother to four winners, including the smart Black Hercules, but LAMANVER PIPPIN may have more speed. He’s by Apple Tree and a half-brother to three winning hurdlers including Lamanver Odyssey, who also won a bumper. Carrick Roads cost £90,000 and is a half-brother to two winners so adds to the interest and Getaway Trump and Kauto The King have already shown signs of ability. Earth Moor’s stable has a healthy strike-rate in bumpers this season but he looks more of a long-term prospect.