14:10 Wincanton

Carling Johny Whitcombe Fan Club Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 6.70s
  • Off Time: 14:10:41
  • 4 Ran
Silk - Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves
  • Form 0P9-614
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 138

tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd after 7th, not fluent 11th, pushed along and every chance when hampered and unseated rider 3 out

Silk - Maroon and Grey diabolo, Maroon cap
  • Form 12511-5
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

led, jumped slightly right 3 out, jumped slowly and headed next, beaten when left in clear lead and clambered over last, landed in a trot, headed flat, no extra

Silk - Orange, Black diamond and armlets
  • Form 0083-62
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 101

tracked leader until 4th, last next, not fluent 6th, outpaced from 12th, left 3rd 3 out, 16 lengths off leader 2 out, left 2nd as leader clambered over last, led flat, stayed on

Silk - Dark Green, Beige sash and armlets
  • Form 4921/4-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 4th until after 7th, challenged 3 out, led next, clear when slithered on landing and fell last, unlucky

  • Form 359046
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 98


In depth


Robbie Dunne's claim almost halves the penalty Tenor Nivernais collected after winning at Bangor last month but the six-year-old never travelled with any conviction at Newbury next time and could be a little erratic over hurdles. He may not find it easy to give weight to AMBION WOOD, a very progressive staying hurdler last season and entitled to need the run and experience when sent off favourite for his fencing bow at Exeter on New Year's Day. Valoroso may need more time and Milans Well hasn't run for a while but Isthereadifference had a spin in a jumpers' bumper four days ago and is a winner between the flags.


Tenor Nivernais (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Chased leading pair, challenged and hit 11th, weakened 3 out, beaten when mistake last, plugged on to modest 4th post, 4th of 5, 15l behind Module (11-0) at Newbury 2m 2f nov chs (3) hvy in Dec.

Ambion Wood (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Tracked leading pair, mistake 6th, went 2nd next until before 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before 3 out, tailed off and eased, finished very tired, 5th of 8, well behind Buddy Bolero (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f beg chase (4) hvy.

Milans Well (IRE) 3-1fav (10-10) Chased leaders, travelling well 3 out, left 2nd soon after, well held before 2 out, went right last, 2nd of 9, 14l behind Azulada Bay (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jun.

Valoroso 40-1 (10-8) Held up last, mistake 5th, steady headway 8th (water), went 3rd at 10th, no chance with leading duo when went left final 4, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 5, 35l behind Hawkes Point (10-13) at Exeter 3m nov chs (3) hvy.

Isthereadifference (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, led over 7f out, headed over 3f out, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 16l behind Captain Kelly (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std.