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13:37 Wincanton

Betway 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 65y
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
1
Silk - Dark Green and Light Green diabolo, quartered cap
  • Form 2-61
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8

2
Silk - Black, royal blue star
  • Form P-31
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8

3
Silk - Emerald green, white star, emerald green sleeves, pink stars and cap
  • Form 7069
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

4
Silk - Maroon, black chevron and armlets
  • Form 1/98
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2

5
Silk - Yellow, dark green chevrons, dark green and yellow chevrons on sleeves, dark green cap, yellow stars
  • Form P38P/P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

6
Silk - Black, white star, black and red striped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 504
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

7
Silk - Dark blue, red hoops, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap
  • Form F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

8
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoop, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 45-70
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

9
Silk - Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star
  • Form FF1-509
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

10
Silk - Mauve, dark green stripe and sleeves, dark green cap, mauve diamond
  • Form 1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

11
Silk - White, Mauve stripe, striped cap
  • Form 803-89
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

12
Silk - Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap
  • Form 21
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 146

13
Silk - Light Blue, White star and star on cap
  • Form 856
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

After a pipe-opener at Sandown, Black Gerry attracted strong support on heavy going at Lingfield and comfortably beat the odds-on Young Lieutenant. With conditions likely to be in his favour again he has to be respected. Lieutenant Rocco was also well backed to make a successful debut over timber on testing ground at Chepstow and made all for a very convincing victory. That was over 2m3f but dropping back in trip shouldn't pose a problem. The four-year-old SOLO is having his first start for Paul Nicholls after scoring on heavy going at Auteuil by 15 lengths in November. He looks the one to be on in receipt of weight from his two main rivals. Ragamuffin won his only start between the flags by 10 lengths and is one to keep an eye on.

Formwatch

Black Gerry (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up, closed 3rd, led and hung left from 2 out, clear flat, stayed on, won at Lingfield 2m (4) hvy in Jan beating Young Lieutenant (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.

Lieutenant Rocco (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Made all, clear before last, easily, won at Chepstow 2m 3f (4) hvy in Jan beating Islandray (11-2) by 11l, 8 ran.

Apache Creek (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 12, dist behind Allart (11-4) at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Jan.

Captain Aulmes (FR) 100-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, lost place 3 out, well beaten after, 8th of 9, 29 3/4l behind Beaufort West (11-5) at Chepstow 2m mdn (5) hvy in Jan.

Gorcombe's Rascal 200-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, weakened quickly bypassing 4th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, at Exeter 2m 1f mdn (4) hvy in Jan.

How's The Cricket (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Behind, headway before 2 out, plugged on and never dangerous, 4th of 17, 36 1/4l behind Calva D'Auge (11-8) at Wincanton 1m 7f (3) sft in Jan.

Jewelinthename (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, in 7th and well held when fell 2 out, at Wincanton 1m 7f (3) sft in Jan.

Lamanver Bel Ami 66-1 (10-12) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 18, 37 1/2l behind Sporting John (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f (4) sft in Dec.

Larcadio (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Behind most of way, 9th of 14, dist behind Shishkin (10-12) at Newbury 2m (4) hvy in Jan.

Ragamuffin (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Made all; unchall, won at Revesby Park 2m gs in Jan beating Deremich (11-12) by 10l, 7 ran.

Silver Nickel (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Soon behind, struggling 5th, lost touch after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, dist behind Fiddlerontheroof (10-12) at Sandown 2m (3) hvy in Dec.

Solo (FR) (10-10) won at Auteuil 2m 1f sft in Nov beating High King (10-7) by 15l, 14 ran.

Sambella 80-1 (10-9) Prominent, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 17, dist behind Calva D'Auge (11-8) at Wincanton 1m 7f (3) sft in Jan.