16:10 Wincanton Thu 16 January 2020
- Swinton Insurance 'Newcomers' Standard Open NH Flat Race (Class 5)
- 1m 7f 65y,
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Arakan newcomer out of a point winning half-sister to French 2m1f-2m3f hurdle/chase winner Sakura Des Bieffes represents a yard always respected in bumpers. Market a good guide here.
Midnight Legend a brother to 2m-2m3f hurdle winner Midnight Midge out of a winning dam over hurdles. Yard hardly known for bumper success so probably best watched.
Newcomer by Shirocco out of a Bob Back mare is a half-brother to one winner although there have been 11 winless foals out of the mare. Market can guide for highly respected yard.
Newcomer by Fracas is a half-brother to point, hurdle and smart chase winner Drovers Lane and bumper/hurdle winner Thats My Rabbit. Yard have occasional bumper winners so market support would be noted.
£17,000 Scorpion gelding, half-brother to 3m chase winner Oneida Tribe. Yard currently in fine form and always capable in bumpers; highly respected.
Debutant by Yeats out of a bumper/2m-2m5f hurdle winning half-sister to Paisley Park. Rivals represent more prolific yards so others are preferred.
Last Year's Winner
|Faire Part Sivola||4||10-7||3/1|
|T: Nick WilliamsJ: Chester Williams|
Lydford Lad (15/8), Pol Crocan (7/2), The Big Sting (4/1), George Of Naunton (11/2), That Ole Chestnut (8/1), Presenting Yeats (14/1), Majestic Merlin (25/1)
- Lydford Lad
- George Of Naunton
- Pol Crocan
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