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13:30 Wincanton

Connaught Gas Force Novices' Chase (Class D )

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Soft
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 48.50s
  • 5 Ran
1st
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2nd
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1
Silk - Beige and Dark Blue (quartered), Beige sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Beige spots
3/1
  • Form 30-51F2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 115

held up in mid-division, headway 13th, ridden 3 out, challenged 2 out, driven out from last

2
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow chevrons on sleeves
66/1
  • Form 0/UPP43
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 73

held up last, mistake 6th, some headway 4 out and mistake, beaten when mistake 2 out

3
Silk - Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves
11/8
  • Form 21222F
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 120

led to 5th, led 6th to before 10th, led 3 out and mistake, headed 2 out, no extra flat

4
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue star, armlets and star on cap
6/1
  • Form P3U22/5-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 115

prominent, chased leader 13th, going well and challenging when mistake 3 out, rallied and ran on well to go 2nd flat

6
Silk - Dark Blue, Red cross belts, halved sleeves, Dark Blue and Red quartered cap
  • Form 61-233
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 114

chased leader, led 5th to 6th, led before 10th, ridden approaching 3 out and headed, held when mistake last

5
NR
  • Form 13-1020
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 113

In depth

Verdict

Le Jaguar can recoup some of the sponsors' money by beating Calvic, with Shalako, Shareef and Kentford Grebe other noted rivals. Although the Paul Nicholls camp has been rather quiet of late, there is no better trainer to follow at this track and now would be a good time for the yard to bang in a few winners. The five-year-old Le Jaguar is well treated here on account of the age allowance, and he will be suited by the step up in trip today judged on the evidence so far. Third behind his stablemate Le Passing at Chepstow on his third start in Britain, the ex-French performer, successful in testing conditions in his native land, he may well have been plotted up for this as he is owned by Mark Tincknell whose company Connaught sponsors the whole card. Calvic could be the fly in the ointment as he will be suited by the slight drop back in trip after running out of steam at Wetherby. Shalako has the potential but needs to bounce back after falling at Newbury, while Shareef has a long absence to overcome. Kentford Grebe is interesting back up in trip, and it must be remembered that he was a very useful hurdler, but we shall side with Le Jaguar in the opener.