• 15:35 Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.52s
  • Off time: 15:36:08
15:35 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Melodic Rendezvous Evs
2nd Zarkandar (IRE) 11/10


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111-151 Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle and armlets, check cap Melodic Rendezvous 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 J Scott Nick Scholfield 156 Evs2.00
2 141-222 Red, pink hoop and armlets Zarkandar (IRE) 45
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 b P F Nicholls D A Jacob 165 11/102.10
3 P36331- Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Golden Chieftain (IRE) 340
Course Winner
9 11-2 pt C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 148 33/134.00
4 131/4-35 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Grumeti 51
Distance Winner
6 11-2 A King Wayne Hutchinson 151 7/18.00
5 310323 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets Notarfbad (IRE) 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 J Scott Matt Griffiths 124 100/1101.00
6 217534 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Riverman 50
6 11-2 v1 N A Twiston-Davies D Crosse 120 100/1101.00


Zarkandar is bidding to win this for the second year running but has developed a case of seconditis this season. That said, he has the highest rating of these and will certainly handle conditions. But MELODIC RENDEZVOUS has Notarfbad to make the pace for him in this and can land his third Grade 2 contest of the campaign en route to a tilt at the Champion Hurdle. Grumeti should be the pick of the remainder as he actually finished ahead of the selection in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle and is no slouch but Golden Chieftain is a staying chaser making his seasonal reappearance and Red Riverman is well out of his depth.