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15:10 Wincanton

Racing TV HD On Sky 426 Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 3)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 149y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,800 added
  • Winner: £7,408
  • 2nd: £2,175
  • 3rd: £1,088
  • 4th: £544
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 48.40s
  • Off Time: 15:10:10
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - Yellow and royal blue diamonds, royal blue sleeves, white stars, white cap
  • Form 316025-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 126

raced keenly, led, joined 4 out, headed briefly next, soon hard pressed, headed last, ridden and no extra flat

2
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap
7/2
  • Form 623-523
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 123

tracked leader, challenged 4 out, led briefly when blundered next, soon driven and no impression, not fluent last, lost 3rd flat

3
Silk - Black and orange (quartered), checked sleeves, orange and black quartered cap
  • Form 522-F21
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 120

not always fluent, in touch in rear, reminder after 7th, struggling 5 out, ridden after 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no impression

4
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets

Oleg (GER)

186 D
Evs
  • Form 212-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 120

tracked front pair, driven into 2nd after 3 out, soon challenged, led last, ridden out flat, kept on

In depth

Verdict

Oleg ran just twice for Paul Nicholls last season, winning at Kelso and finishing second at Chepstow. He’s had only six career starts and connections are wasting no time putting him over fences but another four-year-old, ISAAC WONDER, already has vital experience over the larger obstacles and races off the same mark. Majestic Touch was third at Worcester on his chasing bow but Vinnie The Hoddie may have more scope.

Formwatch

Vinnie The Hoddie (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Pressed leader, led after 4 out, not fluent 2 out, ridden and headed narrowly before last, no extra flat, 5th of 12, 9 3/4l behind Humble Hero (11-0) at Newbury 2m (4) gs in Mar.

Majestic Touch (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up, pulled hard, closed after 5th, mistake 6th, struggling after 9th, well beaten 4 out, awkward and took remote 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 24l behind Mellow Ben (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f (4) gd in Sep.

Isaac Wonder (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Held up, closed after 5th, went 2nd before 6th, led 2 out, driven flat, just held on, won at Warwick 2m hcp (4) gs in Sep beating Twasn't The Plan (11-7) by shd, 5 ran.

Oleg (GER) 7-2 (11-0) Chased winner throughout and clear of field, pushed along before 3 out, well held before next, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Khage (11-13) at Chepstow 2m (4) gs in Apr.