14:10 Wincanton

Sunday 29 October 2017

All13:0013:3514:1014:4515:2015:5516:30

    BT Novices' Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 35y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 5m 12.3s
1st
Horse silk
6
4/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Made all, jumped left throughout, mistake 11th, hard driven after 2 out, stayed on strongly (2 fences omitted) tchd 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
7
8
8/1
T: Katy PriceJ: Benjamin Poste
In touch, mistake 9th, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge 2 out, kept on well op 12/1 tchd 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
6
4
611-12
13/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Killian Moore (3)
In rear, hampered 1st, mistake and hampered 2nd, headway 11th, chased leaders after 4 out, stayed on into 3rd closing stages, never troubled leaders op 8/1 tchd 6/1
4th
Horse silk
8
5
20/1
T: Miss J S DavisJ: J M Davies
Tracked leader, effort after 3 out, weakened before last tchd 16/1
5th
Horse silk
15
3
20/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: R P McLernon
In rear when blundered badly and well recovered 1st, jumped left 4th, weakened 4 out op 16/1 tchd 14/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ¾
7
14/1
T: P J HobbsJ: M G Nolan
Held up towards rear, hampered 2nd, mistakes 9th and 5 out, weakened after next op 11/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
1
13/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost (5)
In touch when fell 6th op 10/1
PU
Horse silk
2
9/2
T: T R GeorgeJ: P J Brennan
In touch in mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, effort approaching omitted 3rd last, quickly pulled up before next op 3/1
F
Horse silk
9
7/2f
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Held up when fell 2nd op 9/2
F
Horse silk
10
50/1
T: B G PowellJ: Brendan Powell
In rear when fell 1st op 40/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.60Pl:£1.70, £2.60, £2.60EX:£33.00Trifecta:£263.90Tricast:£204.59SF:£34.82Swingers:£3.70, £5.40, £5.30

Forecasts

Never Learn (7/2), Wilberdragon (4/1), Boagrius (9/2), Compadre (13/2), Favorito Buck's (13/2), Farm The Rock (8/1), Bradford Bridge (14/1), Ken's Well (20/1), Gold Mountain (20/1), Polkarenix (50/1)

Verdict

A little bit of a mixed bag here and those with chasing form already in the book are hardly the most convincing bunch. Wilberdragon ran a fair race on his return but he’s had plenty of chances in races like this as has Favorito Buck’s although he might just be best caught fresh. Boagrius is worth looking at in the market on his debut for his new yard but he’s hardly one to set the pulse racing on his hurdles form. Gold Mountain should be able to win races off this mark but has an absence to overcome with Compadre respected if his last effort has taken the fizz out of him. NEVER LEARN makes his debut over fences in this but his hurdles form suggested he could win off this mark and the break and a tongue-tie (first-time) suggests that he may well have had his wind tinkered with and might be capable of better.
  1. Never Learn
  2. Compadre
  3. Wilberdragon

Previous Winners

2016
Boa Island
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
1/1

Prize Money

1st: £7,148.002nd: £2,099.003rd: £1,049.004th: £525.00

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